Pupil Premium

Use of the Pupil Premium in previous years

Use of the Pupil Premium in previous years

Details of how we have used the Pupil premium in previous years can be found here.

In 2016-17 the School received £40,920 in Pupil Premium. The details of the targets and spend and the impact can all be found in the 2016-17 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

In 2015-16 the School received £43,560 in Pupil Premium. The funding was budgeted against the following areas:

  • Providing additional adult support for those children with special educational needs including social groups, improving the adult to child ratio in classrooms for children in receipt of the Pupil Premium and providing focussed intervention programmes as necessary in order to help reduce the Attainment gap. The special educational needs support is specific for the individual child based on their own individual support profiles. The additional funding will be used to help maintain intervention programmes in reading, writing, maths and social skills (helping children build their self esteem and to develop positive relationships with others (including at playtime)).

£25,000

  • Funding for the employment of the School’s Home School Link worker and Emotional Literacy support Assistant (ELSA), helping with a variety of our families to ensure the very best for their children in school and supporting in particular through the transition stages for vulnerable pupils, safeguarding of vulnerable children and families, additional emotional and social support

£14,000

  • Helping to provide staffing for, and access to, the Breakfast and After School clubs and other costed co-curricular activities including educational visits so that no child is left out because of their family’s financial position.

£4,000

  • Helping to provide uniform and cover other expenses that allow all our children to take a full and equal part in the life of the School and build their self esteem and confidence.

£560 Inevitably we will add to this funding to ensure every child has an equality of opportunity at our School.

Measuring the impact – targets for 2015-16

In measuring the impact of our use of the Pupil Premium for 2015-16 we set ourselves the following aspirational targets:

  • 100% of Pupil Premium children will meet the national expected thresholds in reading, writing and maths.
  • 100% of Pupil Premium children will meet their school based end of year targets.
  • The gaps in attainment for Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children will continue to close across the curriculum and in every year group across the School.
  • All Pupil Premium children will have full access to the extended school provision irrespective of means.
  • All Pupil Premium children will have access to all educational and residential visits irrespective of means.
  • All families will continue to have access to the services of the Home School Link worker.

The impact of the Pupil Premium against these targets is detailed in our 2016-17 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement which can be downloaded here.

Use of the Pupil Premium for 2014-15

In 2014-15 St Thomas’ received £55,900 in Pupil Premium. We added to this figure to ensure that all our targeted pupils are supported. Our support included all the children identified as eligible for Free School Meals (including Ever 6) but extended beyond that to ensure all our children have an equality of opportunity at St Thomas’. During 2014-15 we were part of Surrey’s No Child Left Behind Project.  The question for our project was Can enhanced Quality First provision, focused teaching of the key skills and promotion of strong home school links close the gap in achievement? The answer as shown in the data below was a clear yes. Measuring the impact In 2014-15 the funding was earmarked for the following support:

Support Aim Cost Impact
Funding for the employment of a Home School Link Worker To support in improving transition for vulnerable pupils  £9,500 Sandie Norton, our Home School Link Worker had a consistent caseload of between 10 and 15 families in the school and provided invaluable support for children and parents in crisis. Support was given to vulnerable children at each transition phase.
Additional teacher for KS1 To increase progress made by children achieving below age expectations for KS1 £21,000 98% of children achieved a Level 2 or 3 in reading in Year 2; 93% in writing; and 95% in mathematics
Additional teacher for KS2 To increase progress made by children achieving below age expectations for KS2 £15,000 84% of children achieved a Level 4 or above in Mathematics, Reading and Writing in Year 6; 87% in Mathematics; 89% in Reading; 89% in writing; and 86% in SPAG.
Phonics and numeracy interventions To increase progress for targeted pupils in reading and mathematics £14,000 100% of FSM children and 100% of disadvantaged pupils met the Year 1 Phonics threshold in 2015. The gap between the School’s FSM and Disadvantaged children and non FSM/Disadvantaged in all areas at KS1 was smaller than national. At KS2 there was no gap at all in attainment in reading and writing between the School’s FSM/Disadvantaged children and non FSM/Disadvantaged. In SPAG there was a gap but it was 4% smaller than nationally. In maths the gap was 1% greater than nationally.
Staffing of lunch time clubs and support with play To increase positive interactions and play between peers £2,000 Lunchtime support and play opportunities were increased and there were less incidents of poor behaviour.

 

Use of the Pupil Premium for 2013-14

In 2013-14 St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School received £45,744 for Pupil Premium. Other funding was added to this to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils. Measuring the impact In 2013-14 the funding was earmarked for the following support:

Support Aim Cost Impact
 Funding for the employment of a Home School Link Worker To increase attendance  £9,500  Attendance improved for focus children to over 95%
Additional teacher for Literacy To increase progress made by children achieving below age expectations for writing in KS1 £25,000 Over 95% of children achieved a level 2 or 3 in writing in year 2
Additional teacher for numeracy To increase progress made by children achieving below age expectations for numeracy in KS2 £20,000 Over 86% of children in year 6 achieved a level 4 or above
Additional teaching assistant To increase progress made by children achieving below expectations for reading in KS1 £4,500 96.5% of children in year 2 achieved level 2 or above in reading in year 2