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Pupil Premium Evaluation 2019 (Junior School)

Context of School

St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School is a two form entry school in Southwark. We are currently working in Federation with St. Joseph’s Catholic Infants’ School as part of St. Joseph’s Camberwell Catholic Schools’ Federation.

We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.

At St. Joseph’s we have high percentages of FSM, SEN and EAL pupils. However we see our diverse community as a strength and we are committed to ensuring that the challenges we face are mitigated so that all pupils can reach their full potential. It is essential that we identify individual barriers in order to provide personalised targeted support to ensure our children can flourish.

This year we have seen a decline in our PP allocation whilst the level of needs is increasing. This year our PP fell from £117 000 to £87 000 and next year this is set to fall to £62 000.

Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.

Objective of Pupil Premium Spending

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we aim to ensure that children make at least good progress, and historically our children have, through targeted interventions, made good progress. We are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations + as they move through the school.

This year’s cohort were assessed

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount PPG received per pupil



£1,600 x 2

Total amount of PPG received

£87 680

Nature of Support 2017/18

Focus on Learning in the Curriculum

Focus on social, emotional and behaviour

Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum

Focus on families / Community





Curriculum Focus:

Increase % of children working at age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.

Impact on PPG Grant Spending

(See end of year evaluation)

Record of Pupil Premium Grant spending by item/project 2017/18


Year Group







Year 6 Maths GNT focus group/ smaller math classes.




Small group booster with a focus on the more able including pp, to ensure children reach full potential


Smaller focused groups led to rise in maths Sat’s results for the more able and working on closing of PP GAP -0.6

Booster classes after school – 8 teachers




Provide small group support to ensure gaps are diminished and progress is accelerated. Ensuring pupils are giving the best opportunity to achieve their potential


Small based groups of children led to rise in reading, writing and maths progress over the year greater for pp than non-pp.







Non pp


Booster Easter holiday classes


Extended Learning Time:

Programme of revision for SATs

Results as above-14 chn. Mainly PP chosen to do SAT’s Boosters. SAT’s scores

SPAG Intervention


Small group booster with a focus on the working towards

X2 per week



Reading Intervention


Small group booster with a focus on reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation


Small group/ 1:1 targeted support

Maths and English


Small group work to extend children’s writing and maths skills





Yr. %

English as an additional language Intervention


Small group support for advanced EAL learners, with a focus on vocabulary.

Yr. 5





Subsidising the cost of

Year 6 residential and other trips


Enable all pupils to access residential visit for outdoor and adventurous learning and team building.

Children in all years benefit from participating and experiencing trips.


Small group targeted Maths Intervention


To improve

Individualised support for maths.




Whole school

Free school uniform


To ensure all premium pupils have access to uniform.

Ensuring all pupils have the access to correct clothing and feel part of community. Supporting parents.

Additional Speech and Language support


Targeted speech and language support and educational psychology assessments

Clear focus on supporting those chn. who require SaLT- reducing barriers and ensuring they make good progress.

Increased no. having access to SaLT to support learning across curriculum.

EAL Intervention


Targeted support for pupils with EAL. Focus on improving writing and vocabulary for pupils at different stages of language acquisition.

Increased confidence and acquisition of language for new arrivals and those more advanced learners.

Library Development:

Additional resources for EAL


Develop the language skills, support transition of new joiners to the school, especially in development of early language and friendship building

Opening up of library and resourced with bilingual books and it has helped new arrivals settle in quickly and form friendships.

Music Tuition

£10 000

Increase access of all pupils esp.premium pupils to individual and small group music tuition. Enabling them to develop their musical skills and talents

Improve self esteem, fine motor skills, confidence and maths. Providing a range of opportunities that many children wouldn’t get.

Learning Mentor


Providing additional support for children with a range of needs – emotional, social, behavioural, attendance/ punctuality etc.

Targeted children improved performance and confidence. Help break down barriers and build up resilience.

Educational visits throughout the school year


Enable all pupils to access outdoor and learning and team building

All PP children able to access trips on science, history, geography, art, PSHE and music Increased knowledge, understanding and team building / collaboration.


£3 000

Enable all pupils to engage in talking and exploring ideas. (stopped in Autumn term)

Verbal improvement by children allowing them to express themselves and articulate better.

Total PPG received

£87 680

Total PPG expenditure

£87 680

PPG remaining



The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking progress over time for each pupil is thorough, so we can quickly identify any dips and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement.

The impact on interventions is analysed half termly as assessment data is gathered and input/ follow up is put in place if an intervention is not having the desired impact.

In 2017, we used a range of data to analyse impact of spending:

End of Key Stage data

Current Data

Intervention analysis

Outcomes of observations, work scrutinise, learning walks

School Council

Other stakeholder feedback

Information above has been updated based on KS2 outcomes

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