The pupil premium grant was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support vulnerable pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years.
What are Free School Meals?
It is the entitlement for your child to receive a free two course meal each school day.
Am I entitled to Free School Meals?
Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible. This includes nursery children who attend full days and also sixth form students. Meals are not available for students at further education level. You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
Why should I register?
How will the information I provide be used?
If you think you could be eligible for Free School Meals, click the link below and complete the form:https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-meals
CONTEXT OF OUR SCHOOL
St Michael with St John CE Primary School is situated in an area of high deprivation, whereby:
42% of pupils live within the 10% most deprived areas nationally;
72% of pupils live within the 20% most deprived areas nationally;
- 98% of pupils live within the 33% most deprived areas nationally.
As a result of this, our disadvantaged pupils may experience the following circumstances:
- low income households;
- poor or overcrowded housing;
- low levels of communication, language, literacy and numeracy;
- a lack of nursery provision leading to them being socially, emotionally and academically ill-prepared for learning;
- speaking English as an additional language due to them coming from homes where little or no English is spoken;
- restricted opportunities to enrich and extend learning outside of school due to attending mosque every evening.
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2019/20 - STRATEGIES IMPLEMENTED TO NARROW THE GAP
Target all pupils eligible for PP funding to attend the Breakfast Club to improve attendance.
Focused ‘Narrowing the Gap’ intervention support including talk-tastic and pre-teaching groups.
Well-being support provided at lunchtime by the Safeguarding and Welfare Officer.
Increased targeted support from a teaching assistant or class teacher for phonics, reading, writing and mathematics.
Additional reading, writing and maths sessions to pre-teach gaps and provide additional support by KS1 and KS2 Team Leaders and Inclusion Manager.
Close tracking and monitoring of data - impact of support and intervention for PP pupils to be discussed at termly PPMs.
Broaden range of experiences to impact on learning through access to activities through the Children's University, the school's club offer and trips/visits.
Inclusion Manager to closely monitor and report on the impact of provision for PP pupils at termly Governors’ meetings.
Safeguarding and Welfare Officer to monitor and report on the impact of attendance at Breakfast Club and overall attendance. Robust approach to absenteeism - Safeguarding and Welfare Officer to take a more rigorous approach with families, with support from Local Authority Inclusion Officer. Attendance meetings to be held with parents of persistent absentees and those at risk of low attendance.
Morning sessions to enable increased targeted support from a HLTA or class teacher for reading, writing and mathematics (Year 6).
Further information regarding strategies that are implemented using pupil premium funding can be found in our Pupil Premium Strategy below. This document includes details of the impact of Pupil Premium funding for the year 2018/19 and details of the planned spending for the year 2019/20.