“You use the pupil premium grant well to provide a range of support for disadvantaged pupils and their families. The wraparound care provided by leaders and the additional health and welfare workers employed at St Margaret’s ensure that disadvantaged pupils’ needs are met and that these pupils are consequently well-placed to learn effectively”.
Ofsted Report 2018
We know we use our Pupil Premium budget to support our PP pupils to achieve well.
The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the government allocates to each school to support children, who may be vulnerable to under achievement, to reach their full potential. It is particularly aimed at pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
How have we spent the money at St Margaret’s?
The money we receive is spent on Staff and resources that directly impact on Pupil Premium children.
Examples of spending include:
- Our Pupil Premium Tutor
- Our counselling team
- Resources such as laptops, iPads and books that support
and enhance learning
- Funding for school trips and residentials
- Payments for Music lessons
- Funding for curriculum enrichment activities
Is my child eligible?
If you think you are eligble for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium funding, please speak to Ms Lacy or apply via the Medway Council website:
Read on to find out about how the pupil premium funding will be spent in 2018/2019
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/19
Barriers to Learning and Educational Achievement at St Margaret’s C.E Junior School
As a school, we have summarised the main barriers to learning faced by some of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and list them in our strategy (see below).
- Learning delays- a large number of our children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are also on the SEN register for cognition and learning. Many others may find that they make less progress in a particular subject due to many different reasons
- Emotional or behavioural delays- we have many children with specific social and emotional needs which may have a negative effect on their learning
- Access to extra-curricular activities – trips, music lessons, travel arrangements and additional resources
- Other individual needs – we take pride in knowing all our families well and this enables us to provide individualised support, in whatever form that might take.
Strategies being used to overcome barriers for 2018/2019:
Intervention support for targeted groups of children needing extra help to boost their progress and help them reach their potential led by our our PP team.
Pastoral support for our pupils and families led by our Pastoral and Well-being Lead including our Counselling service.
Financial support available to children from families where circumstances are particularly challenging, to enable them to participate fully in a wide range of enrichment opportunities such as school trips and residentials.
Provision of other clubs and staff such as Typing Club and Lunchtime Club
How will Impact be Measured?
At St Margaret’s, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of our pupils’ attainment, are used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention for our PP children.
These processes take the form of
- Pupil Progress meetings held with class teachers and SLT termly
- Rising Stars termly assessments
- Specific individual assessments e.g. Sandwell Early Numeracy Test, PIRA test
- End of Year standardised tests
- School based support plan targets
- Any targeted intervention which takes place has its impact measured by entry and exit data
Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meetings
Review meetings will take place at the end of every seasonal term.
At each meeting, we will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.
Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item in Governors Meetings.
Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Review:
Designated staff member in charge: Mrs J Smith
Pupil Premium Governor: Mrs L Probert