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 irrespective of their home background or the challenges they face. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.
We receive additional funds, known as the Pupil Premium, to help us to support vulnerable pupils at risk of under attaining. Since Pupil Premium funding has been in place we have significantly reduced the attainment gap between vulnerable pupils and others.
In the financial year 2021-22 the school received a total of £103,565
Additional Recovery Premium Funding
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
In the financial year 2021-22 the school received a total of £11,165
Use of Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Funding
Rosary School spends this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. In line with the Education Endowment Foundation’s pupil premium guide, activities include those that:
· support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
· provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
· deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
As with pupil premium spending, and in line with government guidelines, we:
· spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
· direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest