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Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Pupil Premium Expenditure

 

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years.  The funding also includes looked after children and those with a parent in the armed forces. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

 

Pupil Premium at Holy Cross Catholic Primary:

 

  • We organise teaching and learning at Holy Cross Catholic Primary in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Not all children receiving free school meals will receive pupil premium interventions at any one time.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-17

 

  • Our current allocated amount for 2016-17 was £88,440

 

Provision

Approximate Costings

Potential Impact

Evaluation

Providing targeted one-to-one tuition focusing on mathematics for Year 6 children working below expectations using the Third Space Learning computer tuition programme.

£2000

All children to achieve age-related expectations.

Pupils did not want to stay after school for sessions. Those who did achieved age related expectations.

To provide access to the national Scholars Programme through running the Brilliant Club for 12 highly able upper key stage 2 pupils.

£2500

Children to exceed age-related expectations.

These pupils exceeded expectations and Year 5 pupils are on track to exceed expectations.

Support staff training on how to support pupil’s social and emotional well-being.

£1000

Needs are identified quickly and intervention put into place allowing children to deal with social and emotional issues which may affect their learning.

Social and emotional needs are recognised and addressed quicker so that they have a lessening effect on pupil progress.

Senior Leadership Team training on how to support pupil’s social and emotional well-being.

£800

Leaders can effectively manage the needs that are identified quickly allowing children to deal with social and emotional issues which may affect their learning.

Social and emotional needs are recognised and addressed quicker so that they have a lessening effect on pupil progress.

1:1 Tutoring for selected pupils to rapidly raise attainment in English and Maths

£10800

Children to achieve and exceed age-related expectations.

All pupils made good or better progress than non-PP pupils.

Additional 1:1 support for Statemented pupil premium children

£5280

Allowing pupils greater opportunity to close the gap between themselves and their peers.

SEN pupils made good or better progress than non-SEN PP pupils.

Purchase RM Easimaths computer programme

£800

For all children to achieve age-related expectations in Maths.

All pupils made good or better progress than non-PP pupils.

Pupil Premium Training for Lead Teacher

£370

To ensure effective implementation, provision and outcomes.

Needs of pupils are more accurately and swiftly addressed in the most cost effective ways.

CGP Science Homework Books

£1000

To ensure all children have access to the same opportunities to complete homework.

All pupils have the opportunity to complete homework, regardless of the equipment they do or don’t have at home.

CGP English Homework Books

£2000

To ensure all children have access to the same opportunities to complete homework.

All pupils have the opportunity to complete homework, regardless of the equipment they do or don’t have at home.

Additional 1:1 support for EAL pupil premium children

£10000

Allowing pupils greater opportunity to close the gap between themselves and their peers.

EAL pupils made good or better progress from their starting points than Non-EAL PP pupils.

Enabling all children to access enrichment opportunities such as cool milk, residential trips, swimming, extra curricular clubs and activities as well as replacement school uniform where there is need.

£1500

Inclusion helps to combat disaffection and encourages good attendance.

All school trips were attended well, with the significant majority of pupils (often all pupils) taking part in off-site activities and events. The limit on price also supported other pupils in attending, meaning that no trips were cancelled due to lack of financial support from families. This further benefitted disadvantaged pupils who were able to take part in a range of experiences that may otherwise be unavailable to them.

Providing increased access to counselling through Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society.

£5436 (£1812 for 1 day a week per term)

To provide a safe place for children to deal with particular issues so that they are focussed and ready to learn, combatting disaffection and encouraging good attendance.

Social and emotional needs are recognised and addressed quicker so that they have a lessening effect on pupil progress

Increased use of teaching assistants in the classroom to provide high quality support.

£24562

Children to achieve in line with their peers.

All pupils working with the Specialist intervention TA/LSA made progress in a range of areas. Many progress steps were measurable in terms of increased ability to interact and engage in classroom activities and tasks with great understanding and application of skills.

Running costs and implementation of Speech and Language Link Intervention.

£365(intervention cost)£100 (resources)£2427 (£809 termly staffing costs)

Improved speech and language. Children being able to communicate appropriately and access the curriculum.

Last year 59 children were identified as having speech and or language needs. After intervention 38 children passed and no longer needed input.

Behaviour support from ThurrockTurnaround Centre.

£2000

To manage behaviour and allow children to access the curriculum.

Needs are recognised and addressed quicker so that they have a lessening effect on pupil progress

Purchase of computer tablets for research purposes and for those who do not have access to the internet at home.

£5000

Boost basic skills and provide opportunities not necessarily available at home.

All pupils have the opportunity to complete homework, regardless of the equipment they do or don’t have at home.

Focused Year 2 SATS booster groups for reading, writing and maths.

£3250

All children to achieve age-related expectations.

All pupils made good or better progress than non-PP pupils.

Focused Year 6 SATS booster groups for reading, writing and maths.

£3250

All children to achieve age-related expectations.

All pupils made good or better progress than non-PP pupils.

Educational Psychologist Visits

£4000 (10x £400 visits)

To ensure appropriate provision for children with additional or special needs.

Needs are recognised and addressed quicker so that they have a lessening effect on pupil progress

TOTAL COST:

£88440

 

 

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Spend 2016-17

 

Good progress is measured as 6 steps or more.

 

Pupil Premium pupils make the same or better progress than all pupils and not Pupil Premium in all subjects.

 

Age Related expectations are for pupils to be at the secure level for their year group.

 

 

Pupil Premium pupils do not attain as highly as all pupils or not Pupil Premium pupils. However, they do make better progress from their starting points and the gap is closing.

 

The next Pupil Premium review will take place in September 2018

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017-18

 

Our current allocated amount for 2017-18 is £61,280. Our predicted spend and impact is detailed below.

 

There are several key barriers that our disadvantaged pupils face:

  • Unemployment in the home or parents in low paid jobs so pupils do not have access to 'homework resources, uniform or trips'.
  • High levels of child protection resulting in children having a high level of complex social and emotional needs.
  • Children who are 'more able' but the family circumstances means there is a lack of aspiration.
  • High levels of EAL (56% of pupils).
  • Families do not engage with the school or attend parents evenings.

 

Provision

Approximate Costings

Potential Impact

To provide access to the national Scholars Programme through running the Brilliant Club for 12 highly able upper key stage 2 pupils.

£2500

Children to exceed age-related expectations.

1:1 Tutoring for selected pupils to rapidly raise attainment in English and Maths

£10000

Children to achieve and exceed age-related expectations.

Additional 1:1 support for Statemented pupil premium children

£5280

Allowing pupils greater opportunity to close the gap between themselves and their peers.

CGP Science Homework Books

£1000

To ensure all children have access to the same opportunities to complete homework.

CGP English Homework Books

£2000

To ensure all children have access to the same opportunities to complete homework.

CGP Maths Homework Books

£2000

To ensure all children have access to the same opportunities to complete homework.

Reading Journals

£650

To encourage all pupils to read at home.

Additional 1:1 support for EAL pupil premium children

£8000

Allowing pupils greater opportunity to close the gap between themselves and their peers.

Access to Family Support Worker

£5000

Family Support Worker will create a family hub and support our disadvantaged families into education and employment.

Enabling all children to access enrichment opportunities such as cool milk, residential trips, swimming, extra curricular clubs and activities as well as replacement school uniform where there is need.

£1500

Inclusion helps to combat disaffection and encourages good attendance.

Providing increased access to counselling through Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society.

£5436 (£1812 for 1 day a week per term)

To provide a safe place for children to deal with particular issues so that they are focussed and ready to learn, combatting disaffection and encouraging good attendance.

Increased use of teaching assistants in the classroom to provide high quality support.

£8522

Children to achieve in line with their peers.

Running costs and implementation of Speech and Language Link Intervention.

£365(intervention cost)£100 (resources)£2427 (£809 termly staffing costs)

Improved speech and language. Children being able to communicate appropriately and access the curriculum.

Behaviour support from Thurrock Turnaround Centre.

£2000

To manage behaviour and allow children to access the curriculum.

Focused Year 2 SATS booster groups for reading, writing and maths.

£1250

All children to achieve age-related expectations.

Focused Year 6 SATS booster groups for reading, writing and maths.

£1250

All children to achieve age-related expectations.

Educational Psychologist Visits

£4000 (10x £400 visits)

To ensure appropriate provision for children with additional or special needs.

TOTAL COST:

£61,280

 

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