Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure to Parents
All schools are allocated funding to support pupils eligible for free school meals, there is further information on the Department for Education website to explain how schools decide how this pupil premium funding is spent.
At St Paulinus our additional Pupil Premium funding helps us to offer personalised support for some pupils.
Pupil premium money is spent on booster groups and a Higher Level Teaching Assistant is deployed to work with these groups during the week. These groups target children who have been on the free school meals register any time within the last 6 years and are focused mainly on ensuring those children make at least good progress across the curriculum.
The pupil premium money is also spent on interventions specific to the children's needs (social/emotional, behavioural or speech and language). Groups are identified by the class teacher, Head Teacher and Inclusion Manager during pupil progress meetings and a concept is chosen in order to “fill the gaps” in the pupils learning and addressing their overall developmental needs.