At All Saints’ Catholic Primary School we believe that children, parents and all those who work here belong to our school family. We show compassion, love and respect for each other and the world in which we live. We were each made unique, and we try to treat everyone as an individual to meet their needs both socially and educationally.
Members of staff and governors accept responsibility for all pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs, regardless of background. This is an essential, integral part of the spiritual development of the whole school community. A child who is deemed to be “socially disadvantaged” is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/ her true potential, irrespective of need.
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative providing extra funding for pupils from low income backgrounds.
Research shows that in general, these children underachieve compared to children from higher socio-economic groups. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. The government have used entitlement to free school meals as an indicator of deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools based on the number of pupils eligible for FSM.
At All Saints’ we will be identifying the pupils who are eligible for FSM or have been so in the last six years, making sure that as they move through the school, their attainment is at least in line with national expectation for their age, and ideally above it.
Our priorities at All Saints’ are:
To narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve age related expectations at the end of KS2 by funding extra support from specialist teachers and teaching assistants
Provide funding and resources to enable pupils eligible for free school meals to take part in day and residential trips. Where appropriate, provide equipment and materials to enable children to access as wide a curriculum as that of their peers.
Termly pupil progress meetings will enable the school to assess the pupils’ progress for those entitled to FSM.
The Head teacher will report to the Governing Body each term on the progress of the identified children in the previous year.
- Early intervention and support for children on FSM.
- The vast majority of children on FSM will meet their individual targets.
- An effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils in place.
- The majority of children on FSM leave All Saints’ with levels at, and in some cases above, those achieved nationally.
Reviewed January 2021