I would like to introduce myself as the Pupil Premium Lead at St. Osmund’s. I have taught for over twenty five years and have been hugely fortunate to enjoy many of them here at St. Osmund’s. This is a really exciting post which will help ensure that the progress and well-being of all pupils, in receipt of pupil premium support, is very much in the forefront of everything we do here. I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe that every child should be given every opportunity to succeed.
Working alongside me is Mr Tayler as Pupil Premium Learning mentor. He is an experienced TA who is determined to do his utmost to support your children. His role includes supporting pupils in the classroom, co-ordinating well-being support, running breakfast, homework and lunch time clubs, liaising with parents and many other things.
We believe in holistic and individualised support for each child and their family so do get in touch.
Pupil premium support is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible. It helps to narrow the gap in achievement which can occur between them and their peers.
At St Osmunds we provide:
Year 5 welcome pack (stationary, folder, PE bag, Waterstones book voucher)
Curricular: DT ingredients and materials, DT yearly contribution, Year 6 SATS packs, Year 7 calculator, school water bottle and all curricular day trips are funded automatically.
Uniform: £50 Year 5 and Year 7, £30 Year 6 and Year 8. £50 shoe voucher for Year 5
Music lessons: 50% funded for two terms. The Richard Ely trust can then be approached to support further lessons and the purchase of musical instruments.
Sports clubs: any linked to St Osmund’s but run by external providers e.g tennis are funded in full.
Other: Year 8 Leavers book and hoodie and other discretionary support is available.
If you think your children may be eligible for free school meals it’s quick and easy to check. Go to ‘Dorsetcouncil.gov.uk’ type free school meals into the search bar and then apply or click the link below.
Cultural Capital and Pupil Premium
‘As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life. Ofsted’s understanding of this knowledge and cultural capital matches that found in the aims of the National Curriculum’.
At St. Osmund’s we are committed to increasing all children’s access to a wide range of experiences and skill development. However we recognise that children and families in receipt of pupil premium funding, are often less able financially to provide a wide range for their children. Listed below are a number of initiatives that aim to ensure greater parity between children in receipt of pupil premium support and their peers.
St Osmund’s automatically funds the following for families in receipt of pupil premium support and pupil premium plus. This does not include services pupil premium.
A residential trip is paid for in full in either Year 5 or 6 (KS2) and either Year 7 or 8 (KS3). The money can be split between trips in each Key Stage if you would prefer.
By funding in this way we hope to increase parental choice and most importantly ensure that all pupils can experience a residential school trip in each key stage. A contribution of £500 is available towards the KS3 ski trip.
Curricular (day) trips
For example, Year 6 Learn to Sail, Year 7 geography field trip, Year 8 end of year trip.
A residential trip paid in full in either Year 5 or 6 (KS2) and either Year 7 or 8 (KS3). By funding in this way we hope to increase parental choice and most importantly ensure that all pupils can experience a residential school trip in each key stage. A contribution of £500 is available towards the KS3 ski trip.