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Pupil Premium

The Government believes that Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of service children personnel.

In 2017/2018 the school received £47200 in pupil premium money. Due to this we have employed a senior teacher for 1 days a week and given her the responsibility of coordinating Pupil Premium throughout the school. (Mrs Rathbone srathbone@stmarysnewman.co.uk can be contacted for any queries related to how the school spends its resources) (13,101). We are continuing to run the better reading programme. This runs for 10hrs each week of Teaching Assistant time. (£4533). In addition to this we are now employing support staff to work between 8am and 9am. Children for whom Pupil Premium provides support are being invited to the breakfast club for free where they receive a free breakfast and then a Teaching assistant will work with these children supporting their reading (£4533) (Teaching Assistant) + £1110 (Breakfast Club). Due to an increase in funding we also run a breakfast maths club ran by the school’s HLTa (£5475) and TA (£4533) both support identified pupils for 1 hr each morning. We have now also employed a Higher Level Teaching assistant who will work full time focusing support on children who are entitled to pupil premium. This will mean working towards targets set out in RAP (Raising Achievement) plans set by class teachers. (£22,002). Meaning that £55,287 is spent directly raising the attainment of our pupil premium pupils.

 

In 2016/2017 the school received £42240 in pupil premium money. Due to this we have employed a senior teacher for 1 days a week and given her the responsibility of coordinating Pupil Premium throughout the school. (Mrs Rathbone srathbone@stmarysnewman.co.uk can be contacted for any queries related to how the school spends its resources) (13,101). We are continuing to run the better reading programme. This runs for 10hrs each week of Teaching Assistant time. (£4533). In addition to this we are now employing support staff to work between 8am and 9am. Children for whom Pupil Premium provides support are being invited to the breakfast club for free where they receive a free breakfast and then a Teaching assistant will work with these children supporting their reading (£4533) (Teaching Assistant) + £1110 (Breakfast Club). Each child who attends this will then be given a free box set of books (£270). We have now also employed a Higher Level Teaching assistant who will work full time focusing support on children who are entitled to pupil premium. This will mean working towards targets set out in RAP (Raising Achievement) plans set by class teachers. (£22,002). Meaning a total of £45,559 is spent directly raising the attainment of our pupil premium pupils.

Half-Termly monitoring of FSM children ensure that any areas of concern are identified quickly and strategies put into place to address any areas of concern.

If you would like any further information on how St. Mary’s utilises its pupil premium money then please contact the school office.

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