Pupil Premium

• The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

• In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

• Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the Government will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

Barriers to Learning at St Anne's

In­school barriers 

Behaviour and emotional barriers to learning and emotional well being

 

Some children are coming into school at all ages with a very low understanding of the English language and poor oracy.

 

The new national curriculum is more demanding so there are areas to secure the new expected standard with all children.

 

Low ability levels and experience of the world exist when some  children start the school in nursery / reception

 

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

Lack of structure and routine.

 

Lack of independence and aspirations

 

 Numbers of PP children at St Anne's

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
66 68 74 57 55

 


• For general information about Pupil the Premium, see

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b0076063/pp

Our Pupil Premium Funding

2016/17

St Anne's Catholic Primary School has received £71,280 from Pupil Premium Funding during the 2016/17 Financial Year. Whilst continuing to consider other ways in which to ensure our Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact, we have continued with the successful strategies from previous years. Other areas that the funding is proportionately targeted at this year include: 

  • Support Staff led Intervention Groups (£1200)
  • Our Learning & Behaviour Mentor providing one-to-one support where required (£22,000)
  • Other one-to-one and targeted small group support (£5000)
  • Drama, speech and language enrichment activities (£4800)
  • Catholic Care Services (£8000)
  • Community support and family learning initiatives (£25000)
  • Ensuring access to enrichment activities, uniform, school visits and parenting courses make up the remaining costing which is further supported by school funding to ensure all our pupils fire their potential at St Anne's.

2015/16

St Anne's Catholic Primary School has received £72,820 from Pupil Premium Funding during the 2015/16 Financial Year. Whilst continuing to consider other ways in which to ensure our Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact, we have continued with the successful strategies from previous years. Other areas that the funding is proportionately targeted at this year include: 

  • Support Staff led Intervention Groups
  • Our Learning & Behaviour Mentor providing one-to-one support where required
  • Other one-to-one and targeted small group support
  • Catholic Care Services
  • Community support and family learning initiatives

2014/15

St Anne's Catholic Primary School has received £80,805 from Pupil Premium Funding during the 2014/15 Financial Year. Whilst continuing to consider other ways in which to ensure our Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact, we have continued with the successful strategies from previous years. Other areas that the funding is proportionately targeted at this year include: 

  • Support Staff led Intervention Groups
  • Our Learning & Behaviour Mentor providing one-to-one support where required
  • Other one-to-one and targeted small group support
  • Catholic Care Services
  • Community support and family learning initiatives
2013/14

St Anne's Catholic Primary School has received £61,500 from Pupil Premium Funding during the 2013/14 Financial Year. Whilst continuing to consider other ways in which to ensure our Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact, we have continued with the successful strategies from 2012/13. Other areas that the funding is proportionately targeted at this year include: 

  • Support Staff led Intervention Groups
  • Our Learning & Behaviour Mentor providing one-to-one support where required
  • Other one-to-one targeted support including Catholic Care Services
2012/13

In the 2012/13 financial year, St Anne's Catholic Primary School received £40,910. Whilst continuing to consider other ways in which to ensure our Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact, we have continued with the successful strategies from 2011/12. In addition to this we have created 2 new Support Staff Positions - A Learning and Behaviour Mentor and a Community Liaison Worker - who provide support to the qualifying pupils and their families.

We regularly review the impact of the measures listed to ensure they represent both value for money and have played a direct role in improving the achievement of students of all abilities.