Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (for more information click here), children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Its purpose is to address inequality, ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage and support emotional and social wellbeing, reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit and are held accountable for how they have used the funding. The designated teacher for looked after and pupil premium children at St. Joseph's is Mrs Rebecca Thomas.
The additional funding is used in our school in the following ways:
The support provided for Pupil Premium pupils across the school, aims to ensure that they make expected progress with many making better than expected progress in every year group.