At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we use the Pupil Premium to support individuals and groups of pupils who fall into the categories outlined above. The school also uses the Pupil Premium to support other individuals and groups of children who the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged. This is done through a needs analysis.
The academic progress of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium is carefully monitored using an internal tracking system which informs decision making regarding appropriate interventions.
Wider school experience such as attendance at clubs and opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities is also carefully monitored to ensure pupils at a social disadvantage have a rich and varied school experience.
The school works in partnership with external agencies, to signpost and refer families with issues related to: Financial Support; Housing; Mental Health; Domestic Violence ; Substance Abuse; Respite; Parenting; Attendance; Social Isolation.
Where the needs of the family are more complex, they are referred to Early Help, the first point of call for Social Care.
The Headteacher attends meetings related to Safeguarding and Social Care, including Case Conferences, Core Group Meetings and Early Help meetings
The school team offer substantial support every year for parents with regards to transition to and from Primary school:
Child-based support and intervention - Enrichment activities
The children have the opportunity to participate in many creative activities and trips throughout the year, benefiting all children in the school.
The school enjoys a rich variety of music tuition, which includes: keyboard, guitar, recorder, violin and drumming.
Pupils have the opportunity to take part in Judo and cheerleading activities the benefits of which include - enhanced self-esteem by heightening pupils’ physical skills and mental awareness.
Breakfast Club and After-School Clubs
We provide a daily breakfast club for all pupils. The school staff ensure that pupils enjoy a positive and healthy start to the day, as part of our healthy schools programme.
Pupils enjoy a rich and varied range of after-school clubs, which run daily during term time. Clubs include: Lego, Gardening, Coding, Netball, Craft, Reading Judo Football, Multi-skills and Gymnastics.
We also provide a daily after-school club offering childcare to pupils throughout the school. Children are provided with a healthy snack and can access a range of activities which are child initiated.
Each year we subsidise residential trips for a number of pupils who would not be able to attend otherwise. We also subsidise after school club places, class trips and uniform.
Holy Family takes the mental health of all pupils seriously. We work in close partnership with a therapeutic service to provide sessions for any child who is identified as needing support. WE also have strong links with our CAMHS School Link Nurse who supports children and their families when the need is identified.