St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been at any time over the last six years.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

2018/19

Number of Pupils eligible

57

Amount of PPG per pupil

£1320

Total amount of PPG in budget

£75240

2017/18

Number of Pupils eligible

54

Amount of PPG per Pupil

£1320

Total amount of PPG received

£71280

The funding received from Pupil Premium is utilised in the following ways:

Provision

We are investing Pupil Premium Grant in enabling the school leadership to develop our Curriculum, in order  to ensure every opportunity is taken to improve pupil engagement.  Enrichment activities are partly subsidised by PPG such as  whole school events,  visits, clubs, residential trips and visitors.

We have invested in Teaching Assistants through recruitment and CPD to provide tailored support in addressing the needs of individual pupils.  This is aimed at closing the gaps in their learning and raising attainment, thus ensuring that disadvantaged children make at least good progress, in line with their peers.

Tailored support includes:

  • Small group targeted teaching of synthetic phonics and early reading through the “Read, Write, Inc.” programme.
  • Targeted “catch-up” literacy and maths intervention for all pupils.
  • Targeted 1:1 and group intervention to address underachievement through our “second tier” provision (2TP).
  • Targeted intervention to address specific difficulties e.g. motor co-ordination.
  • Targeted 1:1 mentoring support.

Investment has been made to ensure that staff, including Teaching Assistants, are highly trained in delivering quality, proven, intervention programmes, such as Toe by Toe Reading programme (1:1),  BLAST (Speech and language), Jump Ahead (coordination), Sensory Circuit, therapeutic play and social skills.

Learning Mentor

The school has invested in a learning Mentor to support children in removing any barriers to their learning.

Family Liaison Officer

The school employs a Family Liaison Officer to support pupils and families with their social, emotional and academic needs.  This is jointly funded through the Pupil Premium Grant and the school budget.

Educational Visits

Every class undertakes an educational visit once per term.  Pupil Premium Grant is used to subsidise the cost to parents to ensure disadvantaged pupils have equal access to all learning and enrichment opportunities.

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