How the Pupil Premium is used at St John Fisher Catholic School
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Funding is allocated on the basis of eligibility for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Funding is currently set at:
- £935 per eligible pupil in years 7 to 11
- £2300 for each pupil who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
- £2300 for each pupil identified as having left local authority care
- £300 for each pupil identified as Ever 6 Service Child
Click HERE for our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-21
Our pupil premium journey over the last 12 months.
At St John Fisher School we believe the needs of Pupil Premium students are rarely the same and as such we work hard to identify the barriers that may be affecting students’ progress. Much of this work is undertaken by Student Support Officers who work closely with students, parents and staff. This detailed knowledge allows us to tailor the use of the pupil premium allocation so as to best aid individuals.
A major focus is on quality first teaching. Getting it right in the classroom negates the need for undue out of class intervention. We also recognise that students who are pupil premium are not necessarily low ability and therefore should not be treated as such. We have worked at subjects developing and sharing in class strategies and subsequent interventions and used appropriate CPD as a way of developing this aspect and will are looking to build on this in the next academic year.