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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

Pupil Premium Statement 2016/17

Mission Statement: 

At St John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School we seek to recognise the worth and dignity of all people to deliver a challenging, high quality education which enables everyone to grow as balanced individuals, intellectually, spiritually and morally.  We seek to provide a secure, supporting and stimulating Christian environment within the context of Catholic tradition, in which justice, tolerance, forgiveness and generosity are practised with courtesy, consideration and common sense and celebrate together our reasons for living and hoping.

We are determined that every pupil will reach their full potential and the provision of the Pupil Premium to help close the gap in life chances between the most advantaged and the most disadvantaged members of our community fits well with our ethos.

In the financial year 2016/17 the school has been allocated £166,430 which was based on 178 pupils eligible for Free School Meals (including FSM Ever6) @ £935 and 5 Children Looked After @ £1900.  

Provision Year Group Number of PP Students involved Details/Notes on cost Impact Actual Cost
KS3 Literacy intervention 7-9 57 April-July tuition by JW (specialist English teacher) for PP pupils who are not on track to achieve target To keep the levels of progress in English  above the national average for this particular focus group and to improve year on year 7020.00
KS3 Numeracy intervention 7-9 57 April-July tuition by MA (specialist Maths teacher) for PP pupils who are not on track to achieve target To keep the levels of progress in maths above the national average for this particular focus group and to improve year on year 5124.00

Booster sessions

10-11

67

Intervention by Curriculum Leader for maths during morning registration.

£90 on revision workbooks + £250 on photocopying of examination resources

To keep the GCSE results and 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group

1440.00

 

340.00

KS4 mentoring 10-11 67 Working with PP pupils to boost attainment – JG (Learning Mentor) To keep the GCSE results and 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group 25983.00
Pupil Premium Co-ordinator 7-11 178 DS - Leading on Strategic Management of PP students.  Element of salary costs specific to PP work The achievement of academic goals by the students and the closing of the gap between pupil premium students and none pupil premium students 12000.00
Pupil Premium Support worker 7-11 178 CC – to provide support of PP students.  This will include, where necessary, intervention both pastorally and academically The achievement of academic goals by the students and the closing of the gap between pupil premium students and none pupil premium students 13915.00

Additional curriculum support

11

39

To ensure that the PP pupils have the same opportunities as the non PP pupils:

£150 for additional revision booklets

£300 for additional photocopying of examination materials

£100 to ensure the pupils have the correct equipment

To look at a year on year improvement in academic outcomes in the subject areas for this particular focus group and above the national average for this particular focus group

550.00

Breakfast Club

7-11

178

Two TA3s running a 40 minute breakfast club

£12 per day x 190 days 

To improve attendance and attitudes

2280.00

Homework Club 7-11 178 To ensure that all PP students have an opportunity to complete work that they might not be able to do at home – 2 members of staff - £15.20 x 5hours - 38 weeks  To focus the students’ attitude to their learning 2888.00
Showmyhomework 7-11 178 To ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to receive suitable support both inside and outside of school including allowing key staff to work with PP students on a 1-2-1 basis.  To ensure students do not feel out of place in the school community 4650.00
School web-site 7-11 178 Improved communication with PP parents, links to social media To ensure better communication with parents 7995.00

Attendance Improvement Worker

7-11

178

Working to improve the attendance of PP students – looking at raising all students above 95%

To increase attendance figures, as students have a person who is not a member of the school teaching staff to whom they can discuss issues and feel secure in school.

 

22614.00

EAL Manager 7-11 178 To ensure that all EAL students achieve the support required to make expected progress To maintain the average points score for each student above the national averages for this particular focus group 23415.00

Pupil Progress Leader – Year 7

7

28

New appointment of non-teaching Pupil Progress leader for Year 7 – element of salary cost specific for PP work

To look at a year on year improvement in academic outcomes for this particular focus group and above the national average.

11927.00

Pastoral rewards 7-11 178 Subsidy to Rewards budget to enable FSM pupils to be targeted in rewards system To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards 2500.00
Music tuition 7-11 7 Free music tuition for FSM pupils To allow pupils an opportunity to raise aspirations  600.00

Enrichment activities

7-11

47

Lightwater Valley 12 x £25

Blackpool Pleasure Beach 30 x £25

Blood Brothers 3 x £22

Inspector Calls 2 x £30

Menai Trip March 2017 5 x £95

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards

300.00

750.00

66.00

60.00

475.00

Provision of free fruit and salad 7-11 178 £40 per week x 38 weeks To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards 1520.00
Provision of exotic fruit for nurture 7-11 178 £14 x 38 weeks.  Offering a different experience for students. To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards 532.00

Pupil Premium Curriculum Learning Resources

7-11

178

Doddle Learn

Pupils’ abilities of all levels, including PP children, are catered for to facilitate access to the ICT curriculum

To keep the GCSE results and Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group

750.00

Pupil Premium Curriculum Learning Resources

7-11

178

Food Technology Ingredients for PP students

To focus the students’ attitude to their learning

500.00

Pupil Premium Curriculum Learning Resources 7-11 178 Languages – Active Teach To keep the GCSE results and Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group 1000.00
Pupil Premium Curriculum Learning Resources 7-11 178 Incentive Prizes used for encouragement of PP students to attend after school revision To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards 1600.00
Pupil Premium Curriculum Learning Resources 7-11 178 Element of curriculum fund allocated to departments specific to PP students  To keep the GCSE results and Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group 13636.00
TOTAL 166430.00