Pupil Premium Expenditure
Pupil Premium Spending 2018 -2019
What is Pupil Premium?
The Government introduced Pupil Premium in April 2012 for school to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point during the previous 6 years. Funds are also allocated to children who are looked after and those children who have a parent in the armed forces.
In making provision for those pupils qualifying for Pupil Premium we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for or qualify for free school meals.
It is vitally important that if your child qualifies for free school meals that you apply for them, even if they are in Key Stage 1 and therefore are entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meals initiative, or you choose to provide them with a packed lunch, as this will enable the school to obtain £1300 of funding to benefit your child.
We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil the school has legitimately identified as requiring support.
St Thomas’ Pupil Premium Allocation 2018 – 2019 – £133540
The governing body and senior leaders utilise pupil premium spend, and where possible try to link this to the School Development Plan whilst recognising the needs of the school community at any given time.
St Thomas’ Pupil Premium Spending April 2018 – March 2019
• £10277 – Employment of a Speech Therapist (0.2) to assess and improve the Speech and Language of pupils + resources.
• £14760 – Employment of an experience Learning Support Teacher (0.4) + resources
• £16547 – Employment of an LSA to provide follow-up work for children in receipt of support from the Learning Support Teacher.
• £22191 – Employment of a Pastoral Lead to support children and our families, addressing their pastoral issues, attendance and punctuality and having her own caseload as part of the school Safeguarding team + resources.
• £10995 – Subsidising extra, trained support staff to deliver interventions throughout school.
• £10000 – To subsidise/pay for school educational visits organised to enhance children’s learning and life experience.
• £12770 – To pay for Breakfast Club staffing, resources and subsidise food to enhance the opportunity for children and families experiencing deprivation/social/behavioural/financial issues ensuring they are in school ready to learn.
• £22000 – To subsidise the involvement of an Education Consultant develop a Narrative immersion curriculum and to raise standards of reading and parental involvement in the teaching of reading, working initially in EYFS. Including bespoke individual and whole school CPD and resources.
• £3000 – To provide specific training for staff to enable them to support children with mental health issues creating barriers to learning. Including CBT and Mental Health training.
• £6000 – Involvement in Art Mark Award including two major public art exhibitions at Stockport Art Gallery, and further community arts projects in both Stockport & Manchester(Manchester Bee Project participant) including cost of resident artist and art materials (in addition to school requisition).
• £3000 – Specialist Music teaching and free to attend after-school club.
• £1000 – Visiting music/arts groups.
• £1000 – Basic First Aid Training and involvement in Crucial Crew for Y6 pupils.