Present and Past Use
Please click here for present and past Pupil Premium Strategy Statements:
Below are examples of the ways Bishop Justus has used its Pupil Premium funding in the past:
All students in receipt of free school meals are invited to receive ‘free breakfast’ every morning from the school's Bistro. Support staff are present to encourage their attendance, and provide a mentoring role to the students.
Targeted attendance support
Each Year Coordinator identifies the students in their year who have less than average attendance. One-to-one meetings with a Coordinator rather than Learning Director, provides the opportunity for the Coordinator 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, particularly 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.
There is a small fund set-aside specifically for subject leaders to access where key areas of impact are highlighted, where students in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 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 specifically selected students, for example through our Gateway and Pathway centres.
Students in receipt of PPG are provided with top-up printer credits 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.
Students in receipt of PPG also receive specialist careers guidance during their time here but especially in Year 11 and Sixth Form.