Pupil Premium, Sports Premium Grant and Catch up Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Children who have been entitled to receive Free School Meals, ‘Looked After Children’ and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces are all eligible for the funding.
Schools can choose how to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to identify the barriers facing their pupils and the provision that will support them. By meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, we are enabling the successful education of all children.
At Sedgeberrow CE First School, we have focused our additional Pupil Premium funding on:
- Providing support for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Ensuring adequate deployment of support children in receipt of the Pupil Premium to achieve their full academic potential.
- Providing support for Speech and Language, reading and writing
- Enabling children, whose families may otherwise be unable to afford it, to partake in school trips, residential trips, music lessons and a wealth of other enrichment activities on a case-by-case basis.
We are required to publish information about how we have used the Pupil Premium grant: please see the links below:-
What catch-up funding is for?
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
- A one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- A £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help,
- Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education. To read more about Covid Catch Up please click the link below.
Sports Premium Grant
How to use the PE and Sport Premium Grant
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity they provide.
This means that you must use the PE and sport premium to:
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
- develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that your school provides.
How our school achieves this is within the Schools PE Grant document below in detail.
Our approach to sustainably is:
- We aim to provide Continuous Professional Development training to staff.
- We aim to employ specialist people to deliver high quality physical activities at school teaching in year R-5 that teachers can learn from.
- We aim for teachers and Teaching assistants to go to events and learn more about how to deliver high quality PE lessons.