The Pupil Premium at St Giles’ Catholic Academy
The Pupil premium is extra funding of up to £1320 to support your child’s education. At St Giles’ we use the extra funding to provide pupils with fair and equal opportunities so that they achieve well in all areas of the school.
How we use Pupil Premium funds at St Giles’
Our aim is to provide first class education to develop and fulfil the potential of all pupils in our care, and faith development of our pupils is of paramount importance.
‘In our school we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow together in faith, and love’
At St Giles’ we are passionate about the educational and personal development of your child. Pupil Premium funds are used to help the pupils in a lots of ways including academic and non-academic areas. A financial plan lists the different ways in which funds are used in school. This is used to help with attendance, attainment and progress of our pupils. These include:
Senior leaders, class teachers, the Educational Welfare Officer and the office team all care for Pupil Premium pupils in our school. They support with excellent attendance at school, as attendance is strongly linked with academic progress.
This includes extra staffing, intervention opportunities, and educational equipment. Teaching Assistants help with pupil progress alongside the first class teaching in our school.
Funding is used to help with the delivery of literacy and Numeracy skills of Pupil Premium pupils in our school. It is also used to help with the provision of home learning for pupils as effective homework is strongly linked to academic progress.
Funding with uniform, transport to and from school and stationery, where needed, so that the individual needs of our pupils are met.
This will make sure that pupils have access to opportunities to help their educational and personal development.. This also includes sporting and theatrical events, art experiences and musical opportunities.
Funding to provide advice for Pupil Premium pupils so that they can make good choices about their futures. This also helps pupils to aspire to fulfil their potential to use their God given gifts and talents.
If your child gets the Pupil Premium, then you will receive a letter and have a meeting with your child's class teacher telling you about further details of how the funding is used to support your child. You can find our financial plan for the year ahead is available on the website with an evaluation of the financial plan from 2017/18.
Pupil Premium Outcomes
This year Pupil Premium pupils have achieved positive results in their Key Stage 2 SATs (August 2018). These results are in line with the new measures and curriculum that has been introduced in UK schools. For example;
Who can get the Pupil Premium Funds?
Pupils can get the Pupil Premium if certain criteria are met. These are:
•Ever 6 Free School Meals Children- children who get, or have had, free school meals in of any the last six years
•Looked after Children in the care of the local authority
•Children who are no longer looked after by the local authority due to adoption, guardianship or residence order
•Ever 5 Service children- children who get the service child premium in any of the previous 4 years as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time this year.
Can your child get the Pupil Premium?
If you think that you may be entitled to receive the Pupil Premium for your child please contact Mrs Gordan in the school office. She will provide you with a form to complete as well as guidance on the completion of the form. More information can be found with the link to the eligibility for additional funding letter.
If your child does qualify for the Pupil Premium you will have received a letter about this. A link to the letter is also available on the school website.
Please contact the Vice Principal about the Pupil Premium and she will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about how our school can best support your child.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information and for working with us to best support the education of your child.