St Rose’s School in the financial year 2015/2016 received £1,320 as part of the Pupil Premium. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between looked after children (LAC) and children eligible for free school meals (FSM), and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are accountable as to how the funding has been used to support students and low income families.
This is the first year of Pupil Premium funding at St Rose’s School. We have identified one student eligible for free school meals and through discussion with class teachers, students, parents and other educational and health professionals have created a bespoke package of support based on educational need. Concentrating on literacy and numeracy, progress data is analysed to identify areas for development and teaching strategies determined to ensure progress. Additional speech and language input from a therapist has been put in place. Teaching strategies, overseen by the class teacher, are delivered in one to one sessions or small group sessions. In addition, teaching is enhanced by the use of ipads, and literacy and numeracy resources to engage and assist students in their understanding of concepts and skills. Pupil Premium funding has therefore been used to:
The results for our student are shown in the table below:-
|End of KS2||2014-15 Result||Target 2015-16||Result 2015-16|
|Maths||7.0||7.6||8.2 Upper quartile progress|
Focussed interventions for our Pupil Premium student are now in place. Our aim is for Pupil Premium students to make outstanding progress.
In 2016-17 Pupil Premium will be used to support our pupils through the following interventions:
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The government has spent over £450 million on this funding over the three academic years 2013- 2014, 2014- 2015 and 2015-2016.
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage participation by removing barriers and offering opportunities to pupils to experience a range of sporting activities.
Our rationale for the spending of the funding is:
In the academic year of September 2015 to August 2016 we received £1,000
We spent our funding as follows:
In the academic year of September 2016 to August 2017 we expect to receive £1,000
We intend to spend our funding as follows:
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.