St. Bernard's R.C. Primary School, Bolton, BL3 4RX

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Pupil Premium Grant Statement

 

The pupil premium is additional funding that the school receives from the Department for Education (DfE) for students on free school meals (FSM) and Children Looked After (CLA). The pupil premium is used to provide additional support and assist in raising achievement for those students that need it most, for example meeting all or part of the cost of educational trips, resources and extra-curricular activities for children on FSM or CLA. We have also targeted specific learning support for those children in small group sessions and one to one work. Parents are encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSM, if applicable, as this will mean that the school receives its maximum entitlement and also children on FSM can access additional support and resources.

This year the Government have introduced free school meals for all KS1 pupils this is referred to as the ‘Universal Free School Meal Offer’. PPG funding only applies to those pupils who are registered as FSM.

  

This ‘Universal Free School Meal Offer’ for KS1 pupils is a government initiative for all KS1 pupils PPG funding only applies to those pupils who are registered as FSM.

 

Pupil Premium Grant/PPG report - 2016-2017

‘A unique family in faith, love and learning’

The Pupil Premium is additional funding that the school receives from the Department for Education (DfE) for pupils on free school meals (FSM), Children Looked After (CLA)and children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, special guardianship order, child arrangements order or residence order. The pupil premium is used to additional support or resources and assist in raising achievement for those pupils that need it most, for example meeting all or part of the cost of educational trips, resources and extra-curricular activities for those children. We have also targeted specific learning support for those children in small group sessions and one to one work. Parents are encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSM, if applicable, as this will mean that the school receives its maximum entitlement and children on FSM can access additional support and resources.

 

This ‘Universal Free School Meal Offer’ for KS1 pupils is a government initiative for all KS1 pupils PPG funding only applies to those pupils who are registered as FSM.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING 2016-2017

Allocation: £ 25,080

 

Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils in our school

  • Economic difficulty for families in terms of funding extra-curricular activities, trips and experiences outside school that can help build self-esteem, confidence, skill and engagement.
  • Support for learning at home in terms of reading and weekly homework.
  • Support for emotional and mental health in terms of having the opportunity to talk to a trusted adult in school.

 

How we spend PPG to address the main barriers

  • Additional Teaching Assistant support in place to provide class and pastoral support.
  • We will continue to fund extra-curricular activities for those pupils and any new PPG pupils.
  • Each new child who accesses PPG will be assessed individually as to their needs and additional support that is needed.
  • After school study sessions will be delivered as and when needed, delivered by an experienced Teaching Assistant and focussed on English and maths.
  • Additional extended provision will be organised and funded as and when needed i.e. holiday camps.
  • Further development of the Orchard Group to include more trips/therapies over the year and additional specialist PE.

We use a personalised approach to tailor support for individual pupils via PPG in response to their individual needs. For example a pupil who needs one to one tuition support for English and maths would attend an after school session once a week.

 

Measuring impact

 

The school maintains a tracker for all PPG pupils. This tracker is part of the whole school assessment tracking system. The PPG tracker profiles each pupil and tracks their attainment and progress throughout the academic year. This tracker is updated and evaluated every half term. Class teachers are fully aware of the PPG pupils in their class and ensure that mini-action plans or provision maps are in place where needed.

 

The Leadership Team prepare and present a report to governors in the summer term regarding the impact of PPG. This report includes the attainment and progress of PPG pupils to inform the PPG plan for the following year.

 

The PPG governor visits school in the summer term and undertakes pupil interviews with PPG pupils to ask them how they feel additional support has helped them. The PPG governor records their evaluation notes and these are kept in the Governors Log they also give feedback at the next full governors meeting.

 

Next review of PPG strategy will be undertaken initially by the Leadership Team in the summer term 2017 and then reported to and discussed with governors at the Finance committee meeting in June 2017.

 

 

2015-2016 Pupil Premium

Allocation: £ 25,080

We spent PPG in the following areas:

  • Paying for extra staff for both academic and pastoral support: Teaching Assistant support daily in class and during break and dinnertimes.
  • Additional 1:1 sessions after school with an experienced Teaching Assistant to support learning, focussed on need and including homework support where needed.
  • Supporting the funding and resourcing of the school nurture group ‘The Orchard Group’ that provides small group intervention, social interaction skill development and life skills every afternoon. PPG pupils and CLA pupils access the Orchard Group every week.
  • Paying for educational visits such as the Y6 PGL weekend residential to Winmarleigh and various class trips over the year.
  • Individual music lessons provided by the music service every week.
  • Funding extra-curricular activities such as the Jujitsu Club and providing the necessary clothing.
  • Funding extended school and holiday provision: place in the ‘Sporting Breakfast’ daily provision delivered by Elite Coaching and holiday camp when needed for PPG pupils.
  • Funded ‘Bolton Lads and Girls’ holiday camp to promote self-esteem and engagement.

Summary report

All of the PPG money was spent this year on providing the additional support outlined above and all PPG and CLA pupils are tracked so the impact of interventions, support and spending can be evaluated in terms of progress and well-being.

 

  • Progress seen overall for all PPG pupils in reading, writing and maths. 58% of those pupils have made 4 points plus progress in reading, 42% in writing and 33% in maths. 4 points plus is judges as good progress.
  • 50% of the PPG pupils are also SEND.
  • 50% of the CLA pupils made outstanding progress in reading, writing and maths. The other 50% made outstanding progress in reading but slow progress in writing and maths. CLA pupils are also on the SEND register.
  • Increased confidence levels and engagement.
  • Improved social skills and attendance

 

2014-2015 Pupil Premium

In total our PPG allocation this year is £14,300. Schools can choose how they will use this money to best support their pupils. The areas in which we will be spending will include:

 

* Paying for educational visits

* Funding of Volunteer Reader Scheme that provides 1:1 reading sessions of 30 minutes per child twice a week

* Individual music lessons

* Funding extra-curricular activities such as the Jujitsu Club and providing the necessary clothing.

* Funding extended school and holiday provision

* Paying for extra staff for both academic and pastoral support

* Supporting the funding and resourcing of the school nurture group ‘The Orchard Group’ that provides small group intervention, social interaction skill development and life skills every afternoon.

 

Other specific spending will take place as needs become apparent. At the end of the academic year a report is presented to Governors to be evaluated and in order to plan for the next year. This Statement is then updated and published on the school website to show how funding is spent and future plans to benefit those pupils.

 

PPG and CLA pupils are tracked so the impact of interventions, support and spending can be evaluated in terms of progress and well-being.

 

Plans for next year 2015-2016

 

  • The areas of spending will reflect this year as those areas are the key areas for additional support.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant support in place to provide class and pastoral support.
  • We will continue to fund extra-curricular activities for those pupils and any new PPG pupils.
  • Each new child who accesses PPG will be assessed individually as to their needs and additional support that is needed.
  • Further development of the Orchard Group to include more trips/therapies over the year and additional specialist PE.