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 teacher is employed for one and a half days to deliver these. These groups target children who have been on the free school meals register any time within the last 6 years and this term are focussed mainly on ensuring those children make at least good progress in reading (which is our key priority of development this year). The booster groups are carried out in Year 1-6 in the Autumn and Spring term, and then include Reception in the summer term.
The pupil premium money is also spent on the employment of one of the schools Teaching Assistants who supports children in reading, writing and mathematics by use of various interventions. 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.