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Mr. Stephen Barker, Headteacher, St. Pancras Catholic Primary School, Stratford Road, Ipswich. IP1 6EF.

Telephone: 01473 742074. Email: ad.st.pancras.p@talk21.com.

The School Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

 

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Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium grant and how we allocate the funding.

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING AT ST. PANCRAS

 

This is specifically targeted money aimed at ensuring that pupils in particular vulnerable categories proportionately make the same progress as other pupils in the school.

 

It is intended that pupils who are in the care of the local authority (Looked After Children), pupils whose parents are in the armed services and pupils who are – or have been – eligible for Free School Meals (on the basis of financial circumstances) should receive additional educational provision as a result of this funding.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING 2014-15

The school has an impressive track record which staff and governors are determined to sustain and build upon.

 

Following analysis of the performance of Pupil Premium children in 2014-15 the school was one of only two schools in Suffolk to be awarded £1,000.

 

HOW THE SCHOOL USED PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2015-16

The school received £72,340. There were 41 eligible pupils.

 

It spent this money as follows:

 

Providing effective leadership of Pupil Premium provision in the context of the school’s ‘Every Child Matters’ matrix of barriers to learning

Additional (supply-based) time allocated to the Assistant Headteacher (ECM Leader/SENCO - IC) to organise provision, to monitor effectiveness and to receive relevant professional development

£14,000

IMPACT:

Well-coordinated provision was targeted on the eligible pupils.

  • Teachers were acutely aware of who their Pupil Premium children were
  • High performing teachers / assistants were deployed and their performance monitored

Teaching Assistants employed, optimising pupil progress, especially in reading, writing and mathematics

Two full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching assistants (3 staff – LK, CS & WT) working with 36 pupils from Year 1 to Year 5 inclusive:

 

£26,000

IMPACT:

Given their starting points pupils made good progress

 

(See table summary below)

 

Teaching Assistant employed to help with playtime behaviour

1 teaching assistant (MF)  @ 1 h per day x 36 weeks – for 1 LAC pupil

£1,640

IMPACT:

This pupil constantly presented with challenging behaviour. As a result of the action taken, incidents were minor at worst and there were no exclusions

Communicate & Care (Speech & Language Therapy)

6h pw @ £30 per hour x 24 school weeks – for pupils in Years R, 1 and Year 2

£8,250

IMPACT:

Evidence from half termly monitoring reports suggests that the progress secured for all the pupils supported represents good value for money

Expert Y6 teacher for Year 5 and 6 pupils

The cost of an expert teacher, working twice or three times weekly with nine specified pupils

£14,000

IMPACT:

The 9 eligible pupils gained considerably from this highly focused and disciplined provision: 5 of the eligible pupils reached or exceeded expected levels in all three of the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics; 2 pupils reached expected levels in at least two of these areas

School uniform

Contributions to the cost of uniform and PE kit for eligible pupils

£600

IMPACT:

These pupils were able to attend school / participate in PE and sports with dignity

Attendance at After School Club / Before School Club

Support for eligible families to alleviate work / transport / medical difficulties and provide a suitable window for doing homework

£2,000

IMPACT:

  • Sustaining good attendance and punctuality
  • Easing home life stresses and anxieties
  • Sustaining good homework return rates

Attendance at clubs

Enabling eligible pupils to attend sports clubs / events

£690

IMPACT:

Enabling several eligible pupils to represent the school at tennis, cross country, football, netball and athletics events

Choir expenses

For eligible pupils - the cost of transport to and from events / t-shirts

£360

IMPACT:

Enabling several eligible pupils to benefit from a full part in the widely acclaimed school choir

Visits

For eligible pupils – the cost (or part cost) of educational / class visits

£5,200

IMPACT:

Enabling a significant proportion of eligible pupils to benefit from a wide range of educational opportunities throughout the year

 

YEAR GROUP

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PUPILS

OUTCOMES

RECEPTION

4

Two pupils made good progress overall; two pupils made outstanding progress

YEAR 1

9

Eight pupils made good progress overall; one pupil made outstanding progress

YEAR 2

6

Five pupils made good progress; one pupil made relatively poor progress

YEAR 3

7

Six pupils made good progress; one pupil made relatively poor progress

YEAR 4

5

One pupil made good progress; two pupils made outstanding progress; two pupils made relatively poor performance

YEAR 5

7

Six pupils made good progress; one pupil made relatively poor progress

YEAR 6

3

One pupil made good progress; two pupils made relatively poor performance

 

The phrase ‘good progress’ means more than expected progress and / or progress enabling the pupil to narrow the gap between him / her at higher attaining peers.

 

Overall, school performance can be summarised thus:

 

Good Progress

Outstanding progress

Relatively poor progress

29 pupils

5 pupils

7 pupils

71%

12%

17%

                                                             83%

17%

 

HOW THE SCHOOL HAS PLANNED TO USE ITS PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2016-17

 

The school has received £64,972. There are 42 eligible pupils.

 

The school plans to spend this money as follows:

 

Providing clear and effective leadership Pupil Premium provision in the context of the school ‘Every Child Matters’ matrix of barriers to learning

Additional (supply-based) time allocated to the Assistant Headteacher (ECM Leader/SENCO - IC) to organise provision,  monitor effectiveness and receive relevant professional development

£14,000

EXPECTED IMPACT:

Well-coordinated provision targeted on the eligible pupils.

  • Teachers acutely aware of who their Pupil Premium children are
  • High performing teachers / assistants deployed and their performance monitored

 

Teaching Assistants employed optimising pupil progress, especially in reading, writing and mathematics

Two full-time equivalent (FTE) TAs (3 staff – DD, CS & WT) working with 32 pupils from Year 1 to Year 5 inclusive:

 

£24,000

EXPECTED IMPACT:

All pupils will make at least good progress relative to their starting points

 

 

Communicate & Care (Speech & Language Therapy)

6h pw @ £30 per hour x 24 school weeks – for pupils in Years R, 1 and Year 2

£8,245

EXPECTED IMPACT:

Progress secured for all the supported pupils represents good value for money in terms of progress in speaking and listening

 

Expert Y6 teacher for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils

The cost of an expert teacher, working weekly with twelve specified pupils

£14,000

EXPECTED IMPACT:

All pupils will make at least good progress relative to their starting points

 

School uniform

The cost of uniform and PE kit for eligible pupils

£400

EXPECTED IMPACT:

Pupils will be able to attend school / participate in PE and sports with dignity

 

Attendance at After School Club / Before School Club

Support for eligible families to alleviate work / transport / medical difficulties and provide a suitable window for doing homework

£1000

EXPECTED IMPACT:

  • To achieve and sustain good attendance and punctuality
  • To ease home life stresses and anxieties
  • To sustain good homework return rates

 

Attendance at clubs

Enabling eligible pupils to attend sports clubs / events

£177

EXPECTED IMPACT:

To enable eligible pupils to represent the school at a wide range of sporting events

Choir expenses

For eligible pupils - the cost of transport to and from events / t-shirts

£650

EXPECTED IMPACT:

To enable several eligible pupils to benefit from a full part in the widely acclaimed school choir

Visits

For eligible pupils – the cost (or part cost) of educational / class visits

£2,500

EXPECTED IMPACT:

To enable a significant proportion of eligible pupils to benefit from a wide range of educational opportunities throughout the year

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPORTS GRANT

 

The school has been given £8,925 this year to improve its Physical Education and sports provision and to help pupils to develop healthy lifestyles.

 

Senior staff and governors considered at length the best way to use this  funding in order to optimise its benefits for as many pupils as possible. They listened to parents and carers too who, in the annual consultation undertaken by governors, have consistently said that they want more extra-curricula activities for their children, with a particular reference to sporting opportunities.

 

Staff and governors considered several models for spending the funding and concluded that the most cost effective way to expand sporting provision, to improve the quality of Physical Education and to help pupils to engage readily in healthy activities would be to invest in a professional sports coach, an experienced and successful teacher who would be wholly committed to raising expectations of our St. Pancras children and would work tirelessly to increase – and improve the quality of – PE and sporting provision.

 

We continue to employ Mrs. Sarah Rafferty. The Pupil Premium P. E. and Sports grant supports her salary.

 

After just two years we can confirm that the impact of this investment has been dramatic to say the least. We achieved Sainsburys-sponsored Sports Mark Bronze in 2014, got Silver in 2015 and secured Gold in 2016. Unprecedented numbers of pupils have enrolled in lunchtime and after school clubs across a wide range of sports, including athletics, basketball, cricket, tennis, football, netball, handball, tag rugby, table tennis, karate, futsal, badminton, rounders, cross country, fitness and dance.

 

We are keeping detailed records of participation rates and can confirm that virtually all the children in the school have access to higher quality PE sessions and additional club activities.

 

The school is engaging in an ever wider range of inter-school competitions. Pupils across the year groups in Key Stage 2 are enjoying opportunities to represent the school in tournaments across a number of sports. The school is performing very well in these competitions and is establishing a reputation for its sporting prowess. 

 

For information on how we use our Pupil Premium funding for P. E. and Sports please go to Teaching and Learning / Physical Education.

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