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Pupil Premium Report

PUPIL PREMIUM STATEMENT 2017-2018

For the financial year 2016-17 St John Evangelist Catholic Primary School has been allocated £168,220 Pupil Premium funding. Primary schools receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Primary Schools receive £1900 for Children who are Looked After.

 Overview of the school

St John Evangelist Catholic School is a one and a third form entry primary school in Islington. The majority of pupils come from Islington and the local area. Twenty five different languages are spoken in the school but only a few children are at the early stages of learning English. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average, and the percentage with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above average. The school takes pupils from the age of 3 years to 11 years. The school provides a breakfast club and after-school clubs.

 Summary of the barriers to learning:

Deprivation – The school serves a community which reflects social and economic challenges. 33% of children eligible for free school meals (ever 6).

Social Care needs
-A proportion of families have historically or currently been supported by Social Care.  Many parents need support from school to help them to address their needs and to support their children’s learning.

Behavioural, Mental and Social health and wellbeing needs– Many of our children and families have challenges with routines, parenting capacity, mental health, and managing emotions.

Diversity – 50% children from minority ethnic families, 35% speak English as an additional language. Some of these children as well as those from white British backgrounds need targeted support in order to catch-up with their peers in terms of language and oracy.

Start Points – Assessment on entry to the foundation stage, show many children have poorly developed communication skills, personal, social and emotional development. Attainment on entry is below developmental milestones for many of our children. Many of children coming in below or significantly age related expectations in language and communication.

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-2018

PLANNED EXPENDITURE

1. Core Subject Support

Desired Outcome

  • Core Subject Support
  • All children including Pupil Premium children make at least expected progress from their starting points.

Chosen Action /Approach

  • Booster classes for Year 6
  • Targeted maths teaching in KS2 & KS1
  • Teacher intervention for each Key Stage targeted at PP pupils not on track.
  • Volunteer reading programme
  • Training for teachers and TA’s to allow enhanced tracking of pupils progress in order to target intervention Teaching Assistants training to provide targeted support in literacy and numeracy lessons after training by teachers.
  • EYFS projects
  • After School support for core subjects.
  • Support for more able in mathematics to accelerate learning.

What Is The Evidence & Rationale For This Choice?

  • Focussed intervention based on accurate teacher assessments and tracking have allowed us to achieve good outcomes for our children at the end of key stages.

How Will You Ensure It Is Implemented Well?

  • Careful timetabling and staff allocated to deliver sessions.
  • Resources appropriate to tasks.
  • Prioritise timetabled interventions to ensure they are not disrupted by other events.
  • Secure monitoring and regular meetings to quantitatively measure value for money against outcomes.
  • Secure monitoring on attainment before and after groups.

Staff Lead

  • Inclusion Leader Headteacher
  • Deputy & Assistant Headteacher

When Will You Review Implementation?

Each half term

Budgeted Costs (including resources
£87,500

2. Building Social Capital

Desired Outcome

  • Building Social Capital
  • All children given opportunities to access all educational enrichment activities available particularly which may support parents and improve engagement.

Chosen Action /Approach

  • Ensure educational visits are timetables to enhance topics covered and give children ‘first hand’ experiences Workshops schedule in school and provided by local agencies.
  • Access the theatre, music performances etc which would normally not be within children’s usual experience.
  • Subsidised places in after school, breakfast and activity clubs.
  • Subsidies for school journey.

What Is The Evidence & Rationale For This Choice?

  • Children engage more readily when they have tangible experiences they can relate when learning about new topics. Some of our children have limited access to some experiences parents need support to enable their children to access these.

How Will You Ensure It Is Implemented Well?

  • Educational visits scheduled with planning of topics, costs and teachers supported in facilitating necessary preparations. Money available to make sure all children are able to attend. Careful supervision of attendance and monitoring of after school and other clubs.

Staff Lead

  • Headteacher
  • Class Teachers

When Will You Review Implementation?

Termly

Budgeted costs (including resources)
£32,000

3. Improving Behaviour, Well Being & Attendance

Desired Outcome

  • Improving Behaviour, Well Being & Attendance
  • For attendance to be in line with national average or better.
  • To reduce the number of persistent absenteeism Improving behaviour management strategies for SEND & PP pupils with marked difficulties and/or abilities.
  • Development of opportunities to improve physical health.

Chosen Action /Approach

  • Continue to employ additional Education Welfare support.
  • This person will work with parents and carers to improve the punctuality and attendance of children, particularly those from vulnerable groups.

What Is The Evidence & Rationale For This Choice?

  • Outcomes for children cannot improve if they are not attending school regularly and on time.

How Will You Ensure It Is Implemented Well?

  • LTM to ensure early identification of children with attendance issues.
  • Regular review of attendance data.
  • Systematic calling for children who have not attended school.
  • Workshops and parent meetings to promote and support good attendance and punctuality.

Staff Lead

  • Headteacher
  • Inclusion Leader

When Will You Review Implementation?

Spring 2017

Budgeted costs (including resources)
£45,500

Total Budgeted Costs

£165,000