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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 2020/2021 the school will receive £45,365 in pupil premium money. Due to this we have employed a teacher for ½  day a week and given them the responsibility of coordinating Pupil Premium throughout the school  (Miss Bird jbird@stmarysnewman.co.uk can be contacted for any queries related to how the school spends its resources) (£3978). Each class has designated time – a minimum of 2 hours per day – devoted to ensuring that pupil premium children are supporting in accessing quality first teaching under the direct deployment of the class teacher and where appropriate delivering interventions (£48, 216). Meaning that £52, 194 is spent directly raising the attainment of our pupil premium pupils.

 

In 2019/2020 the school received £54,760 in pupil premium money. Due to this we employed a teacher for ½  day a week and gave them the responsibility of coordinating Pupil Premium throughout the school  (Miss Bird jbird@stmarysnewman.co.uk can be contacted for any queries related to how the school spends its resources) (£3978). We employed a member of support staff to work between 8am and 9am. Children for whom Pupil Premium provides support were invited to the breakfast club for free where they receive a free breakfast and then a Higher Level Teaching assistant worked with these children supporting their reading  as we saw this key to them having access to a broad and balanced, knowledge reach curriculum.  (£4145) (Teaching Assistant) + £1110 (Breakfast Club). We also continued to run a breakfast maths/English club facilitated by a higher level teaching assistant (£4145) and TA (£2908) who both supported identified pupils for 1 hr each morning. In addition each class had designated time – a minimum of 2 hours per day – devoted to ensuring that pupil premium children were supported in accessing quality first teaching under the direct deployment of the class teacher and where appropriate delivered interventions (£48, 216). Meaning that £64,502 was spent directly raising the attainment of our pupil premium pupils. 

 

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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