OUR LADY AND ALL SAINTS Catholic Primary School

In the Light of God's Love, Together We Will Grow.

Brandreth Drive, Wigan, Lancashire WN8 7HD

01257 462 466

head@ourladyallsaints.lancs.sch.uk

  1. School Information
  2. Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially 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 identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) and accelerating progress
  • Provided professional development opportunities for staff aimed at increasing attainment and accelerating progress
  • Providing small group work with a focus on overcoming gaps in learning
  • additional learning opportunities provided by external agencies, educational visits etc...                                                                                                                 

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Our Lady and All Saints School is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of that process.

 

 In 2016-2017 the school received £5280 in Pupil Premium allocations. This is £1320 per child.

 

The Pupil Premium has been used in a variety of ways. These included:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) and accelerating progress
  • Providing professional development opportunities for staff aimed at increasing attainment and accelerating progress
  • Providing small group work with a focus on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Supplementing or paying for additional learning opportunities provided by external agencies, educational visits etc...

 

The impact of Pupil Premium was that:

 

  • Identified pupils made at least expected progress with some exceeding their school targets
  • The gap between the attainment of the most vulnerable pupils and their peers has been reduced.

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress thus moving children to at least age related expectations primarily in maths and English and addressing individual needs as they are identified.