Present and Past Use
Below are examples of the ways Bishop Justus uses its Pupil Premium funding in 2016/17.
Twenty-five students with lower than average attendance are invited to receive ‘free breakfast’ three times per week from the schools canteen. Support staff are present to encourage their attendance, and provide a mentoring role to the students.
Targeted attendance support
Each Year Co-ordinator identifies the students in their year who have less than average attendance. One-to-one meetings with a co-ordinator rather than Learning Director, provides the opportunity for the co-ordinator to foster a coaching relationship with each student. Subtle support and guidance is provided.
WPA Education Welfare Services
WPA’s experienced and highly trained staff support Bishop Justus to further improve overall attendance and subsequent outcomes for students. WPA utilises its strong partnerships with all key stakeholders, including staff, students and families with the aim to further increase the life chances of our young people.
Suitable students in year 11 receive one to one tuition in selected GCSE subjects. Extra support is required by some students that cannot be accessed through home in order to support securing intended future pathways Post 16.
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Selected students throughout the school are given the opportunity and resources to complete their ECDL GCSE. The course provides access to key computer skills in order to bolster student’s broad variety of qualifications and suitability in the work place.
There is a small fund set-aside specifically for subject leaders to access where key areas of impact are highlighted, where PP students may not have access to the required resources.
To ensure students are able to access IT systems, printing and even have a little bit of help with their homework, the school offers a staffed room of computers daily to students who may wish to complete homework onsite. Teachers and teaching Assistants are present at every homework club.
On rare occasions the school may consider alternative off-site educational provision for very specifically selected students.
Pupil Premium students are provided with top-up printer credits at the end of Term 2 and 4 to be used within school. This allows students to print off homework’s and resources required to excel in their studies.
Staff are regularly updated on school progress, strategies running, future projects and areas to think about with regards to Pupil Premium