Reporting to Parents

Pupil Premium Grant 2019/2020

Pupil Premium

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Pupil premium grant expenditure: Report to parents: 2018/19


Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting certain pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as other children. There are three categories that qualify for Pupil Premium:


  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked after children
  • Armed forces children.

Principles and Aims

  • At St Thomas More RC Primary School, it is our responsibility to ensure that all children in our school achieve their potential and in order to do so we seek to meet the individual needs of every child. Pupil Premium will be used and managed by us to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations.
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on free school meals to achieve higher levels.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2018/2019

Amount of PPG received per pupil

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EYPP (3 year old funding)




Rationale for spending


  1. Ensure that all children are making at least expected progress in reading, writing and Maths
  2. Increase number of children achieving phonics mark in KS1
  3. Develop robust assessment strategies to reduce under performance in key subjects and record concerns and behaviours that could be barriers to learning
  4. Develop a curriculum that is broad and balanced with enrichments
  5. Support the more vulnerable children in school and reduce their barriers to learning


  • For KS2 to continue to close the gaps based on assessment – Teaching assistants facilitate groups.
  • Pre-teaching groups delivered by teachers to give targeted support.
  • Intervention groups effectively resourced with high quality resources.
  • Pre- morning targeted phonics booster delivered by teachers
  • Consultant support from RWInc consultant
  • RWInc resources to support effective teaching of phonics
  • Purchase Assertive Mentoring assessment scheme
  • Purchase CPOMs online system to record safeguarding concerns, behaviour and racist reports
  • Consultant support to develop broad and balanced curriculum
  • Resources to support curriculum
  • Employ a learning mentor to support vulnerable children, specifically mental health needs and reduction of barriers to learning.
  • Subsidise residential trips to ensure participation
  • Subsidise range of tuition including music tuition and Tutor Trust



  1. Identified children at ARE by the end of the curriculum year.
  2. Number of children achieve National Phonic score in Year 1 (KS1) will increase
  3. Using assertive mentoring, any gaps in learning will be identified to ensure children are at ARE by the end of the curriculum. CPOMs will be used to record concerns to allow appropriate support to reduce barriers to learning.
  4. The 2 year curriculum overview will be broad and balanced, also built on knowledge and skills form National Curriculum and resourced effectively to maximise learning.
  5. Vulnerable children will be supported by a well-trained Learning mentor to ensure that they can effectively make progress with their learning.

Funding Breakdown

  1. £26,791
  2. £3,550
  3. £3,200
  4. £2,000
  5. £24,753


July 2019

Pupil Premium

PE AND SPORT GRANT - 2019/2020 £18,620

PE AND SPORT GRANT - 2018/2019  £18,662

Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children.


  • Offer a wide PE Curriculum
  • Increased staff skill base
  • Offer Extra-Curricular activities and lunch time provision
  • To offer activities that appeal to all  ages and abilities of children
  • Participation and success in competitive school sports
  • To be receive the Bronze Level Award with the schools games partnership
  • Partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
  • Links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills (SMSC)
  • Ensure that PE contributes to whole school improvement


  • Employing a specialist Sports Coach to deliver part of the P.E. curriculum, alongside the class teacher, to all classes throughout the academic year. This provides children with the varied National Curriculum expectations as well as develops the subject knowledge and confidence in staff.  This will improve the attainment in PE and also sport participation as pupils now involved in more extra-curricular sporting events. Pupils engage in up to 2 hours of P.E. every week. Pupils are provided with a variety of P.E. lessons and different disciplines which relate to the National Curriculum 2014.
  • Lessons that are planned which are modified and adapted for pupils with additional needs
  • Paying for the Subject Leader to attend appropriate training to develop PE and to then share the gained knowledge with staff during a staff meeting.
  • Photos on school website / Twitter feed show pupil engagement in P.E.
  • Pooling funding with local Catholic Primary Schools to employ a specialist PE teacher to work alongside teachers in lessons to further develop subject knowledge and aid transition to High School
  • Buying into Rochdale School Sports partnership to enable participation in inter school competitions.
  • To provide additional swimming lessons for KS2 pupils.
  • Participation within Middleton Primary School Sports Association

Funding Breakdown

School Sports Coach - £14,012

Cardinal Langley - £2000

Sports Partnership - £700

Swimming - £1900

Middleton Primary School Sports Association - £50


  • Standards raised in teaching and learning of PE through working with Sports coach.   More confident and competent staff.
  • Enhanced, inclusive, more exciting curriculum provision.
  • To aid a smooth transition to Cardinal Langley
  • Positive attitudes to health and well-being.
  • Significant number of KS2 children involved in Football, Netball, Dodgeball, Cross Country and Swimming competitions via the Rochdale School Sports Partnership.
  • Membership in Middleton Schools Sports for access to competitive sports/competitions
  • Established swimming programme in place for Y4 children during the Autumn Term 
  • Large number of KS2 children involved in  competitive sport (Football, Swimming, Netball, Cross Country, Dodgeball) due to the schools long established involvement in the Middleton Primary School's Sports Association.
  • Broad range of Sports offered to all children in games encourages children to seek new sporting activities outside school
  • Tournaments for academic year 2018/2019 are all still ongoing.
  • Train Lunch Time Playground Pals to provide extra sports activities at lunch time.
  • Improved positive attitudes to health and wellbeing.
  • Enhanced citizenship skills in today’s society as a result of competitive competitions e.g. teambuilding, fairness, ability to succeed/lose.
  • Pupil concentration, commitment, self-esteem and behaviour enhanced.
  • Positive behaviour and a sense of fair play enhanced.




July 2019