St. Patrick's is a Catholic School.
We are a loving and happy community following Christ's way, educating children and adults to develop their talents and share them for the good of others.
Together with parents/carers, we are at the foundations of our children's future.
Pupil Premium received in 2015/16 was £156,498 and in 2016/17 it was £161,908.
The anticipated Pupil Premium for 2017/18 is £131,120
The targeted and specific use of our Pupil Premium will help us in achieving our vision.
At St Patrick’s we want to support all children who are disadvantaged or underachieving. We recognise that not all children on FSM are disadvantaged or underachieving and that some children who are disadvantaged or underachieving are not having FSM.
At St Patrick’s, we believe that children need to be emotionally receptive to learning. To this end, school has used the pupil premium to employ a Child and Family Worker whose role is to work with children and their families on a one to one basis, including in the home. (10% of Pupil premium funding) She also works with groups of parents to deliver programmes of support, e.g. Triple P, Family SEAL. The Rainbow Room is used to engage children in nurturing activities, to deliver programmes to develop social skills and behaviour management interventions.
The school also pays for a play therapist for one day each week, to work with individual children to support their emotional well-being. (5% of Pupil premium funding)
It is imperative that children get off to a good start with their learning so all classes in Early Years are supported by a TA. This ensures that children can be taught in small groups, targeting their individual needs. In Middle Years, an additional teacher has been appointed to enable smaller group teaching and this structure is reflected in both Upper Years and Seniors. TAs have been trained to deliver programmes that support children with additional strategies to support their individual learning needs. (78% of Pupil premium funding)
At St Patrick’s, we have a clear philosophy, we want to provide children with opportunities and experiences that they may not always have access to. We enhance our curriculum with subsidised visits to places of interest and invite visitors into school to extend the children’s range of experiences. The children in Year 6 also have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit. Pupil premium is used to ensure that all children who want to participate, are able to do so. (7% of Pupil premium funding)
The effectiveness of all these interventions is measured through assessments of individual pupils and careful tracking of the progress of individuals & groups of pupils.