At St Mary's, we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils including those who belong to vulnerable groups, such as those who generate the pupil premium.
- To ensure that provision is appropriate for these pupils, we carry out thorough needs assessments and produce individualised prorgrammes of support for each child. These are reviewed three times a year.The progress of pupil premium pupils is also reviewed six times a year, rather than three, to ensure that the support is focussed and impactful.
- In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged whilst at least 70% of any group will be made up of pupil premium children.Please see our costed provision map for more details of how the school spends its allocated pupil premium grant. Please see our impact statement for more details of how the pupil premium grant impacts positively on the attainment and progress of our pupil premium pupils.
It is the responsibility of the Headteacher, currently delegated to the Deputy Head Teacher, to produce regular reports for the Governing Body on the progress and attainment of this group of pupils.
A Pupil Premium Link Governor is also appointed to monitor the quality of provision for this group.
The Governors of the school also ensure that there is an annual statement which outlines how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for these pupils.
The use and distribution of Pupil Premium Funding is carried out within the statutory requirements published by the Department for Education.