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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.

At Our Lady of Grace, we pride ourselves on the individual curriculum we are able to offer all of our children. The introduction of pupil premium has enabled us to do this even better.

 

In 2020/2021 the school will receive £44,550 in pupil premium money. Due to this we have employed a senior teacher for 1 day a week and given them the responsibility of coordinating Pupil Premium throughout the school (£11, 589).

(Mrs Statham dstatham@stmarysnewman.co.uk can be contacted for any queries related to how the school spends its resources). We have also employed a teacher to work both within classes and with small interventions groups to support pupil premium children across the school for 3 days a week (29,000). In addition to this, each class has a teaching assistant (one of which are higher level teaching assistants) that have 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 (£5,212).

Financial support for those children who are entitled to pupil premium with trips, after school clubs and peripatetic music lessons (£2,000). In total, we are spending £47,801 on additional support for our pupil premium children.

 

In 2019/2020 the school received £52, 800 in pupil premium money. Due to this we employed a senior teacher for 1 days a week and gave her the responsibility of coordinating Pupil Premium throughout the school (£10, 919). (Mrs Stonier mpiva@olognewman.co.uk can be contacted for any queries related to how the school spends its resources). We also 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 Teaching assistant worked with these children supporting their reading as we see this key to them having access to a broad and balanced, knowledge reach curriculum (£4145) - Teaching Assistant) + (£1,724 - Breakfast Club). We continued to run the better reading programme. This ran for 10hrs each week of Teaching Assistant time. (£6, 000). In addition, each class had a teaching assistant (two of which were higher level teaching assistants) that had designated time – a minimum of 2 hours per day – devoted to ensuring that pupil premium children were supporting in accessing quality first teaching under the direct deployment of the class teacher and where appropriate delivering interventions (£28, 824).

Financial support for those children who were entitled to pupil premium with trips, after school clubs and peripatetic music lessons (£2,000). In total, we spent £53, 622 on additional support for our pupil premium children.

 

 

Children with whom pupil premium is attached are welcome to ask the school for support with school trips and events.

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.

Data for individual children is monitored and annual reports are produced.

If you would like any further information on how Our Lady of Grace utilises its pupil premium money then please contact the school office.

 

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