Our school mission statement and intent is:
‘To educate each and every unique child in our care
to hear and respond to what God is calling them to be’.
This means we aspire to give every pupil the opportunity to explore their vocation in life and achieve their best both academically and personally within a framework of spiritual and moral guidance. We adopt a three year and tiered approach that is linked closely to our School Improvement Plan and it will help to create part of the whole-school ethos. Our spending plans are based on academic research on positive impact on disadvantaged students and their progress including outcomes and destinations.
The progress of disadvantaged pupils at Saint John Wall Catholic School has shown consistent trends of being above the progress of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally and this can be referenced in DfE performance tables:
The aim of our strategy is to ensure that the progress of disadvantaged pupils in our school continues to be at the levels we expect. We will use the context of our school and the challenges pupils face to make decisions about the spending of our funding and this will be accountable to parents, governors and the DfE. Value for money will be a priority. We will use research conducted by the EEF to support decisions around the usefulness of different strategies and their value for money.