Pupil Premium at St John Fisher

We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.

Background to Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is a  government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. 

2015/16

Pupil Premium funding is allocated based on historical and current free school meals data. St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy's allocation for 2014/15 was £29,620. This funding is being used to provide small group intervention work, one to one tuition and targeted classroom support. It will also be used to fund school swimming, trips, Breakfast Club, extra curricular activities and school uniform.

 

·          

Intervention and Guided Work

£17,980

60%

 

Qualified teachers working with individuals and small groups during the school day

 

 

·          

Staff CPD

£841

3%

 

Staff training and development to improve skills and teaching of key curriculum areas which will directly support and target Pupil Premium children.

 

 

·          

LSA one to one direct support programme

£4,000

13%

 

A programme of support during the school day for individual children to help develop numeracy and literacy skills.

 

 

·          

Resources

£2,614

9%

 

Guided reading, Phonics and Numeracy resources which are used specifically for small group support for children eligible for the pupil premium

 

 

·          

Subsidised Trips

£1,757

6%

 

Reduction in cost of residential trip

 

 

·          

One to one tuition

£1,970

7%

 

Teachers working with individual children on targeted programmes

 

 

·          

Music Tuition

£501

2%

 

Pupil Premium children with good attainment scores are offered subsidised instrumental music lessons.  Learning an instrument has been proven to have a long term positive impact on broader academic achievement (www.childrensmusicworkshlp.com/advocacy/best-thing-your-parents-ever-did)

 

 

·          

Counselling

£570

2%

 

ELSA, Regular sessions with a qualified counsellor for children experiencing emotional difficulties

 

 

 

TOTAL

£30,233

102%

Impact

Disadvantaged pupils' progress and achievement listed as a strenght for the school in 2016. Source: OFSTED Dashboard

  • Disadvantaged KS2 pupils’ progress was not significantly below national other overall or for any prior attainment group in any subject.
  • Disadvantaged KS2 pupils had an average scaled score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in reading.  
  • For KS1 disadvantaged pupils, attainment of at least the expected standard in all subjects.

2014/15

Pupil Premium funding is allocated based on historical and current free school meals data. St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy's allocation for 2014/15 was £29,620. This funding is being used to provide small group intervention work, one to one tuition and targeted classroom support. It will also be used to fund school swimming, trips, Breakfast Club, extra curricular activities and school uniform.

 

Please contact the School Office if you think your child may be eligible for free school meals.

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2014-15

 

·          

Intervention and Guided Work

£18,570

63%

 

Qualified teachers working with individuals and small groups during the school day

 

 

·          

Staff CPD

£305

1%

 

Staff training and development to improve skills and teaching of key curriculum areas which will directly support and target Pupil Premium children.

 

 

·          

LSA one to one direct support programme

£3,568

12%

 

A programme of support during the school day for individual children to help develop numeracy and literacy skills.

 

 

·          

Resources

£220

1%

 

Guided reading, Phonics and Numeracy resources which are used specifically for small group support for children eligible for the pupil premium

 

 

·          

Subsidised Trips & Swimming

£2.224

8%

 

Reduction in cost of trips and swimming

 

 

·          

One to one tuition

£1,950

6%

 

Teachers working with individual children on targeted programmes

 

 

·          

Music Tuition

£485

1%

 

Pupil Premium children with good attainment scores are offered subsidised instrumental music lessons.  Learning an instrument has been proven to have a long term positive impact on broader academic achievement (www.childrensmusicworkshlp.com/advocacy/best-thing-your-parents-ever-did)

 

 

·          

Counselling

£570

2%

 

Regular sessions with a qualified counsellor for children experiencing emotional difficulties

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Club

£1,710

6%

 

 

 

 

 

Uniform

£234

1%

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

£29,837

101%