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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Pupil Premium

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

At The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The school’s Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. The tables below show where the funding was spent and the overall impact it has had.

 

Financial Year

Pupil Premium Grant

% of pupils receiving Pupil Premium

Grant used to fund…

Cost

Impact on FSM children

2013-14

£64,751

17%

Child & Family Action Worker

£23,150

Better than expected progress

Booster Groups

£3,200

Better than expected progress

Teaching Assistant Support

£23,401

Better than expected progress

1:1 Tuition

£15,000

Better than expected progress

2014-15

£90,200

14%

Child & Family Action Worker – to improve pupil self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment. To support parents in enabling their children to achieve full potential.

£27,103

Better than expected progress

Booster Groups – supporting children to reach potential in reading, writing and maths.

£4,500

Better that expected progress

Teaching Assistant Support – intervention programmes in small groups or 1:1 to support across the curriculum.

£43,597

Better than expected progress

1:1 Tuition – accelerating progress in maths and English.

£15,000

Better than expected progress

2015-16

£98,222

18%

Child & Family Action Worker Team

£30,016

Better than expected progress

Booster Groups

£4,900

Better than expected progress

Teaching Partner Support

£48,306

Better than expected progress

1:1 Tuition

£15,000

Better than expected progress

2016-17

£92,620

15%

Child & Family Action Worker Team

£36,000

Better than expected progress

Teaching Partner Supported Interventions

£46,620

Better than expected progress

1:1 Tuition

£10,000

Better than expected progress

2017-18

£79,240

14%

Child & Family Action Worker Team

£39,166

 

Teaching Partner Supported Interventions

£30,074

 

1:1 Tuition

£10,000

 

 

In our school, we measure progress using tracking points (TP). In 2016-17, expected progress was 3TP. The following shows how our disadvantaged children compare in their progress with all children across the school in each aspect of the curriculum.  In fact, disadvantaged pupils at our school progress well compared with other children.

 

 

 

Disadvantaged Children  2016-17

Other Children 2016-17

Differential in school terms

Writing

4.0

3.8

In line

Reading

3.8

3.9

In line

Maths

3.5

4.0

Broadly in line

Average across curriculum

3.7

3.9

In line

 

Using national comparative data (2016-17 KS2 SATs), our disadvantaged children in Year 6 (2016-17) compared well with other pupils nationally in reading and made similar progress to others in maths:

 

Disadvantaged Children (our school)  2016-17

Other Children (nationally) 2016-17

Writing

-2.5

+0.2

Reading

+3.0

+0.3

Maths

+0.1

+0.3

 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18 (inc review of 2016-17 expenditure)

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