Pupil Premium Funding
At Rosary, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, ensuring that each child reaches their full potential, both academically and socially regardless of their home background. In order to do this we engage in a range of strategies to ensure challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning.
In 2011-12 Pupil Premium funding was launched to help schools support vulnerable children at risk of underachievement. The amount we receive is based on the number of pupils eligible for free school meals (including those who have been entitled to FSM over the last 6 years), looked after children and service children.
Common barriers for vulnerable children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”.
When we make decisions about how to use additional funds to increase pupil progress and attainment we consider the following:
• The context of the pupils; their age, their level of attainment, social context
• The quality of teaching; teachers and support staff knowledge and experience in the school
• The School improvement Plan; areas for improvement that we have identified
Previous years’ results and intervention programmes are monitored and evaluated so that we can ensure that we spend the money on those strategies that have the biggest impact on the children’s progress and attainment.
Taking account of this, we use our Pupil Premium Funding in the following ways:
• direct teaching and learning
• resources to support teaching and learning
• infrastructure (building and ICT) to enable teaching and learning
In the financial year 2017-2018 the school received a total of £117,090
For full details of pupil premium spending and its impact, please open the pdf document below