Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Pupil Premium - What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months.
Eligible Pupils Criteria:
- Eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM) in the last six years; or
- Looked after continuously for 1 day or more
- Adopted from care
- Children of Armed Forces personnel
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is 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. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
What we do at our school:
At Saint Joseph’s Infant and Junior Schools our Mission is to ‘Follow Christ’s Footsteps in Love’. Through our curriculum, we strive to develop the skills, knowledge and learning attitudes of all of our pupils so that they may become the best that they can be.
Our Catholic values help children to develop their social and moral code, as they build their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as an individual. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to nurture their individual talents and to achieve their true potential.
At Saint Joseph’s Infant School, we aim to strategically use pupil premium funding to achieve our vision and ensure all children achieve excellence and reach their full potential. The school draws from national research alongside analysing individual and group school data to identify barriers to learning and ensure money is used appropriately to work towards overcoming these.
At Saint Joseph’s Infant School:
We have high expectations for all pupils.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
Current Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium Statement 2018 - 2019