The purpose of Pupil premium (as outlined by the Department for Education – Pupil premium – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium> ) is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
For each pupil who is eligible for free school meals, their school receives £955 (if a secondary school).
Schools will receive £2,345 for any pupil identified as having left local authority care, as a result of:
* a special guardianship order
* a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
* who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
* recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
The DfE allow the use of pupil premium funding to be directed by school leaders as they are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice.
At All Saints we follow the evidence that suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
· training and professional development for teachers
· recruitment and retention
· support for teachers early in their careers
2. Targeted academic support
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:
· one-to-one tuition
· small group tuition
· speech and language therapy
3. Wider approaches
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:
· school breakfast clubs
· counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
· help with the cost of educational trips or visits
2020-2021 Pupil Premium strategy
The detailed plan and review of how this funding was allocated can be found below:
Spending plan 2020-2021 May review
A summary of some of the impact of this spending can be found below:
2022-2023 Pupil Premium strategy
Whilst there has been some positive impact of the 2021-22 plan, the progress and outcomes for these students from their starting points is one of the main focuses for the academy.
The key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils are summarised below.
* Some pupil premium students do not make the same progress or have the same attendance as non-pupil premium students.
* Some students have behavioural, emotional, social and mental difficulties.
* Some students lack knowledge of knowing what and how to revise .
* Some students’ have low aspirations and do not access in school opportunities to develop their cultural capital.
* Lack of equipment/technology such as Laptops causing a loss in learning.
* Parent/carers’ may be struggling to support pupils financially due to the current increase in living costs.
Our mission is ‘Through Catholic values and principles, every person at All Saints’ will achieve their full potential: spiritually, academically, socially, morally and physically.’
Through our high expectations to maintain the quality of teaching and learning we expect to further improve the outcomes of all the students at All Saints’, demonstrated through our headline figures.
We aim to support all students and overcome individual barriers to allow all to succeed. As a result, the correct systems, processes, and initiatives are in place. Time is now needed to embed and show their full impact on student’s progress at both Key Stages.
The detailed plan of how this funding had been allocated can be found below:
Catch up premium