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What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The pupils in this group include all children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years and children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer.  

School priorities/Aims

Guided by our Catholic ethos, Blessed Trinity are fully committed to equality and to developing the talents and abilities of all the pupils in our care.  

Our aims are that:

• the proportion of pupil premium pupils who make expected progress, in the core subjects of English and Mathematics, matches that of their peers

• all pupil premium pupils to achieve a positive progress 8 score

  

And whilst at school we will look to ensure these pupils have:

• improved attendance/punctuality.

• increased enjoyment/engagement of the school curriculum.

• increased participation in a range of extra-curricular activities, clubs, trips etc.

• well informed parents/carers able to support their child’s progress at school  

 

Pupil Premium Allocation

Actual Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17 £364,155

Estimated Pupil Premium Funding 2017/18 £342,565

 

How do we decide where the money is spent?

Our guiding principle is to direct the pupil premium funding towards initiatives that will have the greatest impact on achievement. The use of data, on academic performance as well as possible barriers to learning such as attendance, homework, equipment and behaviour, will continue to steer the allocation of funding.

Targeted interventions and support are based on a needs analysis which has helped identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Teachers are also able to apply for funds to help students both in and outside of lessons.

After each academic year an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of impact upon pupils’ academic performance is carried out to ensure efficient use of pupil premium funding.  

 

Spending

Blessed Trinity twice yearly reviews its pupil premium strategies and how funding is spent.

In September, relevant data drives the review, responding to evidence gained in order to direct action planning for the forthcoming year.

In February, the review is focussed on staffing in preparation for recruitment, retention and deployment of staff in the forthcoming new academic year.

 

Click here for more information about the PP Strategy

 

Impact on Educational Attainment – Summer 2016

Measure     

All Pupils

Pupil Premium

Non-Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium % change from 2014

5 A* - C
(Inc Eng/Maths)

61%

45%

67%

+2%

Progress 8

-0.03

-0.33

0.09

N/A

Attainment 8

50.02 42.29 53 N/A

English
Baccalaureate

28%

13%

33%

-4%

ENGLISH
Expected Progress
(3 levels)

73%

62%

77%

+2%

MATHEMATICS
Expected Progress
(3 levels)

64%

53%

68%

+6%

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