What is the Pupil Premium fund and who is eligible for it?
The Government gives all schools additional money, known as the Pupil Premium, specifically to support the educational achievement of children who are in the following groups:
- Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children whose family is on a low income;
- Year 3-6 children who receive free school meals, or have done so in the previous 6 years;
- Children who are, or who have been, ‘looked after’;
- Children who have been adopted.
How much money does the school receive in Pupil Premium funding?
It varies each year depending on pupil numbers, but in the 2022-2023 school year the school will have a sum of £59,488 to spend, including some funds carried forward from the previous year.
What does the school spend the money on?
The money may be spent on individual, group or whole school provision, but it must always benefit the learning, progress and educational achievement of Pupil Premium eligible children.
Who should I contact for further information about the Pupil Premium fund?
Miss Westley is the Lead Teacher for Pupil Premium. She liaises with the Headteacher and other staff to assess the children’s needs and to plan the appropriate support. She also tracks the educational progress and achievement of each child who is eligible for Pupil Premium fund support. Please do not hesitate to contact her should you have any further enquiries.
The Power of Yet
At St Mary's we use 'The Power of Yet' to help us to keep trying in all areas of school life.
We recently had a visit from Terry Price, who is a World and European Champion in scooting. Terry shared his story about how he didn't fit in and how he learned to channel his passion by blocking out critics and developing perseverance to land some 'world first' tricks in his sport.
The children really enjoyed listening to Terry and watching some tricks, and some year groups went on to do workshops with him. Terry also taught us all that 'Practice makes Progress'.
Here is some feedback from the children about the Scooter Days at St Mary's.