The Pupil Premium Grant and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
It is legal requirement that we publish details of our Pupil Premium allocation outlining the spending of this money and the impact of this spending on the educational attainment of the pupils for whom the funding was allocated
The Headteacher, Janice Shields and Acting Deputy Headteacher are the lead staff members for disadvantaged pupils and Michelle Croughan is our Link Pupil Premium Governor.
For the academic year 2017-18, St Anne’s has received funding of £131,460 to date for the PPG. In order to use the funding effectively, we have reviewed last year’s strategies, the children’s barriers to learning and also referred to the Sutton Trust toolkit.
When considering how we should allocate the funding to ensure the best outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils, we referred to the Education Endowment Fund (formerly Sutton Trust) and Learning Toolkit as it provides guidance for teachers and schools, based on educational research, on how to use resources to improve attainment and progress.
The impact of each strategy is given in “potential gains” on a child’s learning in terms of months by Sutton Trust, which is detailed below in the anticipated outcomes.
Support measures for individual children will be reviewed in response to our HUBS (the pupil progress meetings with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and teachers, progress data and in discussion with parents and carers.
We believe that it is important to build some flexibility into our spending, so as to make funding available during the year if our support and strategies are not proving effective and needs to be changed quickly to accelerate progress of the Pupil Premium Children.
The impact of the support measures will be reported formally to the Link Governor and at Governors Committee Meetings on a termly basis. The rationale for spending is discussed at Governors Meetings and after HUB reviews by teachers and SMT.