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Pupil Premium

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for Free School Meals (FSM) and for each child who was registered during the previous six years and for those who have been in continuous care for six months or more.  We received £1,320 per child for 2015/16 and this has remained the same for 2016/17 and 2017/2018.  St Thomas’ received a further £1,900 (Pupil Premium Plus) for 2015/16 for children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order, Children Looked After).  From April 2015 the Government have also introduced Early Years Pupil Premium (Nursery) which equates to £302 per pupil.

2017/2018 Allocation:                     £3,960 (3 pupils from funding formula – actual September 2017 is 6 plus 1 Early Years Pupil Premium child)

Pupil Premium Statement September 2017

Pupil Premium Policy 2016

2016/2017 Allocation:                     £5,280 (4 pupils)

St Thomas of Canterbury continues to use a number of strategies and activities in raising attainment and progression and supporting disadvantaged children eligible for Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus funding.

The table below shows the range of strategies and desired outcomes we endeavour to deliver:

 

Strategy: Desired Outcome:
1:1 tuition with the teacher or HLTA Targeted teaching to ensure all Pupil Premium children make at least age related expected progress in all areas
Additional teaching support for pupils including small group work Support work focussed to ensure the attainment gap is closing and as above
Teaching Assistant support for Pupil Premium with emotional and behavioural needs Emotional, behavioural and educational needs of the children are addressed, particularly through our Rainbows Pastoral Support programme
Teaching Assistant support to deliver interventions to small groups and 1:1 support for pupils Support work focussed on ensuring the attainment gap is closing and children are making age related expected progress
Training / supply / development CPD on emotional and social needs of children adopted from care.  Rainbows Pastoral Support programme training for all staff.
Monitoring During our termly Pupil Progress meetings, all vulnerable groups are separately tracked and monitored for anticipated progress
Extra-curricular activities and trips All children have access to an enriched curriculum, which may be subsidised for Pupil Premium/Plus children
Milk/Fruit To fund milk and fruit for Pupil Premium/Plus children to provide a healthy supplement to their diet

Pupil Premium Policy 2016

2015/2016 Allocation:                     £13,620 (9 pupils)

Strategy: Impact:
1:1 tuition with the teacher or HLTA

Additional teaching support for pupils including small group work

Teaching Assistant support to deliver interventions to small groups and 1:1 support for pupils

One Year 6 Pupil Premium child made the expected progress in Reading, Writing, Maths as did one Pupil Premium Plus child.  One SEN Pupil Premium Plus child did not achieve age related expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths but did achieve an age related score in GPS.

All Years R to 5 Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus children achieved broadly in line with age related expectations with the exception of one SEN child.

Teaching Assistant support for Pupil Premium with emotional and behavioural needs  All Pupil Premium children that were part of our Rainbows pastoral programme successfully completed a twelve week programme aimed at building and raising self esteem.  This will continue next academic year.
Training / supply / development One member of staff attended Inset focussing on supporting children with attachment disorders.  Three members of staff are now trained facilitators for our Rainbows Pastoral Support programme.
Monitoring  Successful termly Pupil Progress meetings, all vulnerable groups are separately tracked and their progress is monitored thoroughly.
Extra-curricular activities and trips Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus children were supported for payments at varying degrees including class / residential visits, offsite sports activities, swimming and dinner money.  All children have access to an enriched curriculum, which may be subsidised for Pupil Premium/Plus children.
Milk / Fruit Milk and fruit funded for Pupil Premium / Plus children to provide healthy supplement to their diet.