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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant is funding given to schools to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

How do we make use of the pupil premium funding at St. Dunstan’s?

St. Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School is committed to meeting the needs of our disadvantaged learners through our culture of high expectations, carefully planned quality first teaching and a challenging curriculum based on prior knowledge. Where there is an identified need, children will be supported through targeted pastoral, social and academic support at the right time. We expect school staff to develop strong and positive relationships with all pupils and their families. We hope that each child will develop a love for learning and acquire skills and abilities commensurate with fulfilling their potential and as an adult finding employment. We strive to do all that is within our powers to ensure that any barriers to learning are broken down and the children are not limited by their social-economic backgrounds. We aim to provide an equity of experience through our curriculum, as well as access to extra-curricular activities and experiences.

Our key principles are to ensure that any gaps between all pupils and those considered to be disadvantaged are closed, in particular that:

  • All children leave St. Dunstan’s with a vocabulary that enables them to access all aspects of learning and articulate their thoughts and opinions.
  • All children leave St. Dunstan’s seeing themselves as readers, who read for pleasure.
  • Through quality first teaching and dedicated pastoral support, all children leave St. Dunstan’s well prepared for the next step on their educational journey.

All children leave St. Dunstan’s confident in their own abilities to achieve and with well-established behaviours for learning.

“The hallmark of an advanced education system, whether at school or national level, is how it deploys its resources towards the most vulnerable.”

Marc Rowland

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