At St Francis Primary we have high aspirations and ambitions for all of our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that makes the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that all our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. We recognise that every child regardless of their background should have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life in Britain today.
The Pupil Premium Grant is a Government initiative which targets extra money to pupils from poorer backgrounds in order to 'close the gap' between richer and poorer children and those who have parents serving in the armed forces by improving academic performance. Schools that are awarded the funding by the government are given the freedom to spend the money the best they can to plan for and make provisions for their pupils. The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is primarily measured through Ofsted results, pupil attainment and progress and the emotional and social outcomes of our children.
We are an inclusive school which works exceptionally hard to make sure all of our children achieve their potential through extending their knowledge and skills and providing them with a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum. Our ‘Pupil Premium’ children, along with the rest, are very closely monitored to ensure they are making very good progress each year. We also make sure that we document any extra provision (which is then linked to finance) they are receiving to help close any gaps they may have in their learning or development. We adopt a plan, do, review cycle to ensure wave one teaching and interventions are having the required impact on each child’s progress. Each class teacher produces a detailed provision mapping document which provides details about the barriers to learning and support provided for all targeted children. These are regularly updated and monitored by SLT. Our Pupil Premium children make progress and achieve well, leaving our school with the skills to cope with their next stage of their education.
Pupil Premium Expenditure Reports
Our Pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of targeted interventions across our school to eliminate the barriers to learning and progress. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gaps between pupil groups.
Pupil Premium Governor Reports
Our designated governing body lead is Mrs E Foley.
Please find below annual governor monitoring reports:
Governor report July 2023
Governor report December 2022
Covid 19 Catch Up Premium
The Government has given all schools a Covid 19 Catch up premium as part of their catch-up strategy.
This document explains:
- how the grant will be spent
- how the impact on the educational attainment of pupils will be assessed
This document demonstrates the impact the grant has had on our targeted children.