National data and research tells us that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, for example in 2014, 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children. The Pupil premium grant provides schools with extra funding to close this gap.
- Ensuring they all receive consistently high quality personalised teaching and learning.
- Children's independence, resilience, confidence and vocabulary.
- Parental engagement and pupil attendance.
- Access to a wide variety of life experiences and extra curricular activities.
Pupil Premium at St Chad's
At St Chad's, our school vision, LOVE, underpins everything that we do. Every child in our care is valued and respected so that they will flourish and have an abundant life. As a Church school, we are deeply committed to serving the common good and thus we ensure well-planned and considerate spending of our Pupil Premium funding.
- We organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all of our children in the best way possible.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.
- Not all interventions are measurable in terms of attainment outcomes, but research shows that wider opportunities and extended provision can raise self-esteem and increase learner confidence.
At St Chad's, we are committed to raising the awareness of the Pupil Premium grant through our comprehensive school induction procedures. We have recently used some of our Pupil Premium funds to help purchase new software so that we can better identify families that are entitled to Pupil Premium funding without delay.
At St Chad's, every child who receives Pupil Premium funding is entitled to:
- Free breakfast club every day
- Free school visits and trips for the academic year
- Free school uniform (school logo jumper and book bag)
- Free PE uniform (t-shirt and shorts)
- Priority places in our after school clubs and extra-curricular activities
- Extra teaching support and tuition throughout the year
Our tracking and monitoring systems are designed to ensure that all children attain to their potential and we place a particular focus on tracking the progress of our disadvantaged children. Below you will find our Pupil Premium Action Planner for 2018-19 and further details on how we are using our allocated money to support our Pupil Premium children this academic year.
Summary of outcomes for 2018
|National Results 2018|
|Disadvantaged children||Non disadvantaged children||Non disadvantaged children|
|Good Level of Development||40%||57%||74%|
|Key Stage 1 Phonics|
|Year 1 Phonics Pass||25%||77%||85%|
|Year 2 Phonics Pass||91%||79%||92%|
|Key Stage 1|
|RWM Expected Standard||55%||49%||65%|
|Reading Expected Standard||60%||58%||79%|
|Writing Expected Standard||60%||49%||74%|
|Maths Expected Standard||60%||58%||80%|
|Reading Greater Depth||9%||11%||Not yet available|
Writing Greater Depth
|9%||8%||Not yet available|
|Maths Greater Depth||9%||16%||Not yet available|
|Persistent Absentees > 10%||6.8%||10%||8.8%|