Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Extra funding has been made available to support these students.  The Pupil Premium grant is provided for those students who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years or for looked-after children (LAC) or previously looked-after children.

For the year 2020-2021, the Pupil Premium grant is £955 per eligible student (FSM) or £2,345 per student (LAC).  The projected funding amount of £151,970 for St Peter and St Paul, has been allocated to support, challenge and ensure this cohort of students has the opportunity to reach their full potential.  In addition, following a period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be more important this year to ensure our disadvantaged students receive the necessary support to ensure they have the opportunity to close the attainment gap with their peers.

‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’  Source DfE website

It is our intention to remove barriers for our disadvantaged students to enable them to achieve their aspirations.  Achievement should not be determined by prior attainment or background.  St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy will use the Pupil Premium grant to support our students through quality first teaching, targeted support, either 1-1 or groups, as required, and other wider strategies to support attendance and engagement.

 SSPP Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021

SSPP Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

If you think you may be eligible for FSM, please complete an online application though the Lincolnshire County Council Parent Portal.

The Service Premium is not part of the Pupil Premium.   Schools receive additional funding of £310 per student with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence.

This funding is to help with pastoral support.

Catch Up

Catch  Up  Funding  Statement

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides additional funding, to academies and schools, to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2; this is any student with a scaled score of less than 100 in Reading or Mathematics.

St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy uses catch-up funding:

  • to improve basic levels in literacy and numeracy, in order for students to work above functional levels
  • to develop confidence and self-esteem
  • to increase students’ ability to access the curriculum and work more independently
  • to improve levels of progress and achievement for students arriving at the Academy with weak levels of literacy and numeracy

 

The Academy received £11,600 for catch up funding for 2018-2019.

Funding has been spent on providing intervention in literacy, numeracy and guided reading; supporting the LRC manager who provides support for students who are below a certain reading level; Accelerated Reader including new selection of reading books.

Confirmation of the 2019-2020 funding level has been finalised as £11,700 (Feb 20).

Intervention

Strategy

Intended Impact

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader programme improves students’ reading ages.  It also develops a love of reading and increased comprehension skills.  All students in Years 7 & 8 access the programme.

Increased reading age and engagement; to support progress in English and across all subjects.

Literacy Support

LRC manager working with the English Department to provide and coordinate a range of interventions: 121 and small groups: including literacy, guided reading programme, peer reading (Sixth Form).

Increased reading age and engagement; to support progress in English and across all subjects.

Numeracy Support

Mathematics Teaching Support: working with SL Mathematics coordinate and organise a range of mathematics interventions for students below ARE including use of Maths App and small group numeracy skills provided by experienced trained TAs.

SEND Co to work in collaboration with SL Maths.

Improved arithmetic skills to support progress in Mathematics and across other relevant subjects.

 

Evaluation of impact of intervention:

We evaluate the impact through our tracking of progress in English and Mathematics and by testing reading ages at frequent intervals during the year for Year 7 and 8.  The aim is that all students achieve the expected level. Where they do not, the intervention continues.