Pupil Premium funding: £17,160
Proportion of cohort: 9.5%
Number of disadvantage pupils: 14
Pupil Premium Lead: Mr N. Jones
Date of next strategy review: Spring 2020
At St Nicholas CofE our vision and motto, is caring and preparing for a confident future. This is at the core of everything that we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. We firmly believe that every child should be given opportunities to experience the cultural capital which will enable them to have fulfilling lives.
We have three school values which underpin everything that we work to achieve.
Respect. We respect all learners’ beliefs and different needs and work to meet these.
Responsibly. We ensure that all members of the school take pride in their work and know what they need to do in order to move the learning on for all members of the school community.
Integrity. We work to ensure that all members of the school community are honest and build strong moral principles.
At St Nicholas CofE Primary school we understand that challenging socio-economic circumstances can create additional barriers that may hinder children in their learning. However, we believe that these barriers can be overcome. In order to overcome these barriers we believe that excellent teachers can inspire and move all pupils' learning forward. Through the use of professional development, sharing outstanding practise and collaboration with other teachers, our teachers continue to grow and help children overcome their own barriers to learning. We believe that all children need to have opportunity to take part in a variety of different experiences.
Through the use of excellent classroom teaching children that are in receipt of pupil premium, have access to a high quality education and allow them to achieve the best possible outcome based on their individual starting point.
To meet the different needs of all children, we have identified a range of different barriers to learning. We work with pupils, parents, teachers and families to identify individual barriers to learning and success which we then address. It would be inappropriate to comment on these individual barriers. However, there are several that have become a whole school focus. These are:
Strategy (2019- 2020)
At St Nicholas CofE Primary we will work to tackle barriers by:-
The progress and outcomes of pupils that receive pupil premium funding is closely monitored and tracked to ensure that we are working to close the gap between these pupils and all other pupils.
The Assistant Headteacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies that are put into place and report to the governing body about the impact of spending, the progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium and the outcomes.
As part of our commitment to ensure impact we undertake regular monitoring on all levels as set out below: -
Pupil progress meetings
Challenge and Support Meetings for teachers
Regular moderation meetings
Discussions with the children with regards to their work
SLT meetings looking at impact and data
School improvement plan written by staff, pupils and governors
The governing body in turn, will use a variety of systems and processes (including, where necessary, external review) to review the reports and to hold the school to account.
The Pupil Premium provision is reviewed annually in the Autumn Term and monitored termly thereafter. The data and the development plan are also reviewed termly.
What if I believe my child is entitle to Free School Meals and, therefore Pupil Premium?
Your child may be eligible for free schools meals if you are receiving any of the following:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16, 190
Pension Guarantee Credit
Employment and Support Allowance, income related
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999
Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for working Tax Credit
Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,4000 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Please click on the link to the Essex County Council Website which gives you further information on how to apply:
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