Our mission is the same for all children and encapusalted in our St Swithun's motto:
Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith.
All schools receive additional funding known as Pupil Premium Funding. Pupil Premium Funding is to be used to put in place strategies which help raise the attainment of schools most vulnerable children diminishing the differences between them and other pupils. A schools allocated pupil premium funding is calculated by the number of children in our school who are eligible for free school meals, who are looked after in care or from an Armed forces family.
All schools in receipt of pupil premium funding are required annually to publish on the school website a 'Pupil Premium Strategy Overview' explaining how the schools current pupil premium allocation is spent.
Our objectives for spending pupil premium is raising attainment and achievement of pupils to ensure they make at least expected progress through:
1. Enhanced curriculum provision to engage all pupils and to increase progress in Literacy and Mathematics from childrens relevant starting points.
2. Providing social and emotional support / interventions to maintain our good attendance and behaviour
3. Enhanced curricular opportunities which continue learning and social interaction beyond the school day.
4. Personalised learning – including intervention linked to academic, social and aso mental health and well-being.
The allocation of Pupil Premium Funds in the Academic Year 2019-20 was £47,520
Below is a breakdown of how the school used the grant:
|Intervention teacher (1:1 and small group precision teaching)||£7,854|
|Teaching Assistants (Nurture, 1:1 and small group precision teaching)||£29,655|
|Updating synthetic phonics reading scheme||£1,500|
|Purchase of PSHE and Music schemes||£699|
|Further Big Maths training||£1,000|
|Further English CPD (vocabulary, reciprocal reading, spelling/phonics||£2,000|
|Contribution towards Partnership Collaboration events||£1,500|
|Extra-curricular Computing club||£900|
|Subsidy for Homework Project resources||£500|
|Marvellous Me App to improve parental engagement||£400|
|Behaviour, attendance and achievement awards/rewards||£1,500|