The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant per child based on school census figures for pupils who have been registered as eligible for FSM during the past six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure). This is for pupils in Reception to Year 6 and is additional to main school funding. Pupil Premium Plus is granted for children in care (CiC), also described as Looked After Children (LAC), including those in foster care, or for those who have been adopted from care, or are under a guardianship order. A premium is also given for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, which is designed to address the emotional and social wellbeing of these pupils.
HOW WILL WE MAXIMISE THE USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING?
1. Pupil Premium funding will be used to provide additional educational support and to raise the standard of achievement of all pupils in receipt of this funding, narrowing the gap.
2. The funding will be used to support mental health and wellbeing challenges, such as attachment, friendships, social skills.
3. It will be used to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and all other pupils in the school.
Schools are accountable to show how the Pupil Premium money has been allocated to enrich the pupils’ personal and academic achievements within school.
The Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team strategically plan the use of the Pupil Premium grant, enabling specific termly Pupil Premium provision which is regularly and rigorously monitored, evaluated and reviewed. Strategies which have been put into place for Pupil Premium children will be reported to the governing body and progress and impact will be analysed.
We need to understand and evaluate all the needs of the children in school, and take an effective, impactful approach based on this knowledge and utilising Education Endowment Fund research. This will also take into account the second tranche of funding for Catch-Up provided by the government.
Please click here to see our original 'Catch-Up' funding plan which provides information on how we used the first grant following many of the lockdowns during the Covid pandemic.
What is the Sports Premium?
In March 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The funding, allocated to headteachers in primary schools is ringfenced and can only be spent on PE and sport in primary schools. We receive £17,551 per year.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
What should schools spend the Sports Premium on?
Schools should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to achieve the following:
- Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Please visit the 'Sports' section on the main page of the website for further information including impact of our funding.