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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-2018

What is the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils. St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care; children whose parents are in the armed forces; and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years.

How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. Please come in and talk with a member of the office staff by calling 737221, who will be able to assist you through this process. All enquires will be treated in confidence.

Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support with the cost of school visits, PTFA events and extra-curricular clubs, as well as raising additional funds for our school.

How is the funding used?

St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and staff to ensure everyone has high aspirations for all.

What support can be available for your child?

 Enriching the Curriculum

  • Whole school enrichment days
  • Subsidised class trips
  • Theatre performances and workshops
  • Free places given to after school enrichment clubs
  • Use of specialist staff: Art, Music and PE coach

    Targeted Support

  • Tailoring each intervention to suit each pupil
  • Reading Support with Teaching Assistants
  • Small group and 1:1 support
  • Booster groups
  • Speech and Language support
  • English as an additional language

     Well-being Support

  • Family worker
  • Counselling
  • Nurture group/ Thrive Programme
  • Rainbows Programme

     Staff Training

  •  Training for Support Staff – E.g. Thrive
  • Regular staff training e.g. Attachment Training

    Extending School Support

  • Funded Year 6 school residential camping trip
  • Subsidised music support
  • Subsidised after school club and breakfast club places

    Parental Engagement

  • Reading and Maths workshops in KS1
  • EYFS phonics workshop
  • Internet safety workshop