St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST

01246 232170

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Without seeking to generalise, Pupil Premium pupils may encounter greater barriers and have more limited life chances than other students. This is not fair.

Our aim is to address the key barriers of low attendance, limited aspiration and opportunity for enrichment to enhance pupil engagement and end a situation where disadvantaged pupils do not achieve in line with their peers.

Our ultimate objectives are:

  • To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • For all disadvantaged pupils in school to make or exceed nationally expected progress rates.
  • To support our children’s health and wellbeing to enable them to access learning at an appropriate level.

Our strategy is to refine the barriers to learning for each Pupil Premium child so that progress can be accelerated. We will be using the new tracking sheets in the staff planner to rigorously monitor the progress of PPG children: using the data to analyse the impact of targeted support and adapting as necessary. A named staff member has been allocated to every year group to target PPG children during the quality first teach or through small group/1:1 interventions to accelerate their progress.​ We will also aim to expose children to cultural experiences that will equip them with the knowledge to propel them further in their education.​ All staff see themselves as the champion for the Pupil Premium children in their care. They have been tasked with doing all they can to improve their life chances and ensure a level playing field.

We aim to do this through:

  • Ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils
  • Ensuring that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • When making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

Pupil Premium Grant:

PPG Strategy 2022 - 2025

PPG strategy 2021 2022 and review of 2020 2021

PPG strategy 2019-2020

PPG Review 2018 2019

PPG strategy 2018-19

Pupil Premium Grant Strategy Statement 2017-2018