Joseph’s Catholic Primary School actively promotes equal opportunities for all
learners whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, attainment and
background. We will pay particular
attention to the provision for and achievement of all in our school policies
and action plans.
a school our ethos is that all learners should be able to achieve together,
uniqueness and successes are celebrated and that children will thrive through living
with the gospel values. The targeted and
strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.
ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the
ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable
groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
are adequately assessed and addressed.
making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all
pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are
registered or qualify for free school meals.
We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support
any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being
socially disadvantaged. At least 70% of
any group will be made up of free school meal children.
premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will
identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not
all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium
interventions at one time.
range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could
class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating
small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in
teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained
TAs or external agencies.
the enrichment of the curriculum through workshops, visitors and subsidised
school support e.g. subsidised residential visits, after school clubs.
financial assistance for equipment/resources needed to support pupil's learning
e.g. ICT equipment, school uniform
our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress
moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in
communication, English and maths.
premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve
ARE or GLD.
will not be aimed for SEN provision, for which other funding is available, it
will be used to provider wider opportunities for these children.
will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff,
to produce reports for the Governors on:
progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially
outline of the provision made using Pupil Premium funding
evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the
pupils receiving a particular provision.
Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to
parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of
'narrowing the gap', for socially disadvantaged pupils.