Huthill Lane, Great Wyrley, Staffordshire WS6 6PG

01922666335

office@st-thomasmore.staffs.sch.uk

Pupil Premium Info

Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2017-2018 is £23,670.

The main barriers to learning for some of our pupils in receipt of this funding (and others) in 2017 / 2018 are:

  • Attendance & punctuality.
  • Support at home.

These issues will be / have been addressed by:

  • Increasing communication with parents / carers in regard to attendance and punctuation and ensuring all pupils want to come to school to learn
  • Pupil premium pupils are given  CGP homework books in where appropriate.

Other uses of the funding include:

  • Continuing to fund a sign language teacher (approximately £5 k per annum.)
  • To fund residential visits and school trips to those pupils in receipt of Free School Meals. (approx. £1 k per annum.)
  • Provide a reading intervention programme for some pupils in Upper KS2
  • Funding reading programmes for use in school such as Bug Club and Education City.

The next review of PP spending will be in the summer term 2018

 

In 2016 2017 the school’s total pupil premium was allocated as follows…..

This £26,400 allocation has been used for:

  • Employing a sign language teacher across school from Nursery to Year 6.
  • To fund residential visits and school trips to those pupils in receipt of Free School Meals or Ever 6 funding.
  • Providing an interpreter in school for parents that require it.
  • Funding a new teacher to split all classes into single age groups.
  • Some 1:1 tuition took place by a qualified teacher in Year 6 during Spring Term.
  • Senior lunchtime supervisor undertook training in becoming a mentor for pupils in general, but has been pivitol in supporting several FSM pupils with their pastoral needs.

In 2015 2016, the school received a total of £26,400 in pupil premium.

This has meant that the school has increased the number of Teaching Assistants across school by 2 x 15hr posts – allowing more support to go into classrooms. 

Some of the money was also used to purchase resources for children with EAL needs.

Residential trips for PP children in years 5 and 6 were also funded.