All St Paul's School Policies can be obtained from the main school office. Please write or e-mail with a request for these. If you should require a paper copy of any documents held at school please write in with the request and they will be produced free of charge. Below we have highlighted some of the policies.
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a financial grant based on the number of pupils who have ever been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). Parents can register for FSM by completing the form below and producing the evidence required.
The aim of Pupil Premium is to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in their educational attainment. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils who are eligible for FSM and those who are not by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantaged reaches those pupils who need it most. This funding varies from year to year as the number of pupils eligible varies.
How is Pupil Premium Funding used at St Paul’s?
Assessments are made of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium in order to offer the correct additional provision that they each require. The strategies put in place to support the pupils vary from day to day work in the classroom, to small group work, to individual one-on-one tuition.
In the year 2016-2017 the Pupil Premium funding received was:
We have continued with previously successful strategies of direct support for our Pupil Premium children through:
In addition, funds are being used in four new initiatives specifically to raise attainment in reading and Maths as well as technical equipment to facilitate the use of new and innovative teaching strategies to engage children.
The amount of money received at St Paul's is relatively small and requires sensitive targeting. To prevent identification of pupils, specific information about the initiatives is held within school.
St. Paul's school is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all those associated with it regardless of race, religion, gender or ability. We actively promote inclusion and seek to provide a learning environment accessible to all.
St Paul’s school is an anti-racist establishment. Racist behaviour or abuse will not be tolerated.
To promote cultural understanding through a rich range of experiences
The issue of developing a deeper awareness of diversity remains a challenge in our largely mono-cultural school. The links with other cultures we have are exploited fully and enrich many aspects of school life including PE lessons, assemblies, class trips and music experiences.
To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling.
We are currently engaged in developing positive attitudes to learning and the notion of 'growth mindset' through the Great Learners' Project. Children are encouraged to see struggle as part of learning and develop perseverance and determination.
Applications for Reception class September 2018 are open on: https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place/
Deadline 15th Jan '18