We have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.
As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.
In order to meet the above requirements, the LAB will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. They will feed back to the Trust.
Our priorities at St. Mark’s C of E Primary School are:
- To increase the number of disadvantaged pupils who will meet national expectations for attendance.
- To achieve and sustain improved wellbeing for all pupils in our school.
- To increase and sustain parental involvement in their child’s learning.
- Improved % of disadvantaged pupils achieving national age-related expectations (including greater depth) at the end of all key stages. Gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils to have closed.
- Pupils develop stamina and independence to achieve targets and are prepared for success in later life.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 – 2024
Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 – 23
Covid Catch Up Premium Plan
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. This funding includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for missed learning.
Further details are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/catch-up-premium-coronavirus…
This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.