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Pupil Premium 2013-2014

Pupil Premium Allocation 2013-2014  £269,112

The school is using this funding to support the education and help to improve/increase the attainment of disadvantaged and/or underperforming students in the following ways:

  • Using robust reporting and monitoring systems to identify need and determine the necessary interventions.
  • Extra tuition after school, on Saturdays and during School Holidays - subject specific and exam syllabus - including small groups and 1 to 1 sessions.
  • English classes after school, on Saturdays and during School Holidays for those with little or no English.
  • Cross Curricular Literacy and Numeracy programmes.
  • Weekly After School Youth Club with various sports and other activities.
  • Daily Homework Club to allow students to complete their work in a quiet environment with staff on hand to support.
  • Mentoring and counselling.
  • Dedicated Learning Support staff to allow disruptive pupils to learn in a supported environment until they are ready to reintegrate.
  • EPraise reward system to encourage effort and attainment.
  • Gifted and Talented workshops.
  • University visits and taster days including Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Free breakfast for students arriving early to ensure that they are sufficiently nourished to aid concentration during lessons.
  • Working with Universities to provide the school with students to work in class with the pupils to mentor, support and inspire them.

 

Impact of our initiatives

  • In the Government's Performance Tables we are the Most Improved School in the Country.  2010 - 31%, 2013 - 91%.  An increase of 60% in three years.
  • Fantastic exam results in 2013 - 91% A*-C including English and Maths.
  • Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals achieved comparable or better exam results than pupils not in receipt of Free School Meals.
  • Progress between Primary School and end of Secondary School (Value Added) showed outstanding progress.  The national average is 1000.  St Thomas More Catholic School was 1052.

 

Estimated Pupil Premium Allocation 2014/2015 - £272,085

 

Plans for the Future

  • To continue with the current initiatives.
  • Enable more pupils to participate in extra-curricular offsite educational visits.
  • Establish International links, including possible pupil visits.
  • Increase access to ICT resources outside of school.
  • Expand provision of technological material and ensure no pupils are disadvantaged when materials need to be purchased.