The pupil premium strategy is reviewed annually in the autumn term of each academic year. It is up to individual schools how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At St Dominic's Catholic Primary School, Pupil Premium is used to help our most vulnerable children to close the gap with both their emotional and academic needs. We prioritize our support of children who are at risk of not achieving their potential through removing barriers to learning: either financial, emotional or in terms of gaps in their learning.
What are our priorities?
- Ensure at least good progress for all pupils
- Ensure that financial barriers do not exclude pupil access to the wider curriculum
- Support pupils with emotional / mental health issues
- Improve attendance and prevent exclusions
What we do.
- Employ Teaching Assistants to run interventions and provide extra support in and out of the classroom
- Employ an Educational Psychologist or Play Therapist to support pupils when needed
- 1 to 1 tuition for identified pupils, including music lessons.
- Provide Intervention resources
- Subsidised attendance at Breakfast Club and After School Club when needed
- Subsidised funding for extra-curricular activities
- Subsidised funding for school uniform
- Provide termly pupil progress meeting to review progress and highlight areas for concern
- Evaluate impact of interventions on individuals
Please read the information below which gives further details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we have allocated the funding.