Pupil Premium funding is an important tool for St. Bernard’s to live out our mission Statement by ensuring every student is “educated in a nurturing community where each person is loved and valued”. By using this funding effectively, we are able to demonstrate our commitment to the preferential option for the poor so that nobody is left behind.
The indicators used to identify students who can benefit from this support are:
- Students eligible for free school meals
- Students who have been eligible for free school meals during the past 6 years
- Looked after children who are in care for more than 6 months
- The children of service personnel.
OUR STUDENTS AND STRATEGY:
We avoid making generalisations about the cohort of students because it is part of our Catholic mission to treat each student as an individual and to have particular concern bringing about justice for all by meeting their individual needs. This means that we ensure funding is available to support students where they face a specific barrier, as well as putting in place resources more widely to make provision equitable.
The school undertakes a three year strategy with annual reviews by governors and both academic and pastoral leaders. The current three year strategy, aims, rationale behind spending choices, and assessment of the impact for each year of the strategy can be seen below:
The document below details our school’s use of Pupil Premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
Details of how the School spent Pupil Premium money in 2018-19 and its plan for spending Pupil Premium money in 2019-20 can be found in the Pupil Premium link below.