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St Edward's

Catholic Primary School

01937 843946

Through God's Grace we grow and learn.

Pupil Premium Funding 

 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding on top of the main funding which a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

In April 2018, we received Pupil Premium of £1320 for each child on roll who is currently or was previously registered for Free School Meals in the past six years. We received £3960 in total of Pupil Premium for FSM children. 

We also received an additional £4600 Pupil Premium Funding for children adopted from care; this equates to £2300 each for two pupils.

 The funding has been used to provide both one-to-one and small group support by teaching assistants, for pupils who are funded. 

 

This support has had a positive impact on the attainment of these pupils, enabling them to make increased progress in the core subjects of literacy and numeracy. Pupils who are pupil premium funded make as much progress across the curriculum as other pupils. 

It has also had a positive impact on pupil behaviour, attitude and confidence, which again impacts positively on learning. 

We measure the attainment of Pupil Premium funded children as a group, separately to other groups in school.

 

Some of this funding for our adopted pupils is currently being spent on Play Therapy for two pupils; this has a positive impact on their self-esteem and social skills.

We review the school's pupil premium strategy annually, in the summer term.

 

Last Academic Year:

In April 2017, we received Pupil Premium funding of £1320 for each child on roll who was or was registered for Free School Meals in the previous six years. We received £3960 in total. We also received an additional £3800 Pupil Premium Funding for two children adopted from care.

During last academic year (2017-18) we spent this money on one-to-one and small group interventions with teaching assistants, for pupils who are funded. This has a positive impact on the attainment of these pupils, enabling them to make increased progress in the core subjects of literacy
and numeracy. 

We also provided Play Therapy for one child who is funded, and "Think Like a Pony" sessions (outside of school hours) for another child. These sessions had a positive impact on self-esteem, emotional literacy and social skills, as well as building confidence.

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