"Behaviour is good. Pupils say that they feel safe in school. They have positive attitudes to their learning and apply themselves diligently to their work."
Covid and Pupil Premium strategies
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. This now ties in to our pupil premium policies and strategies.
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 as additional funding to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding applies to children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children, and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. Due to the numbers on roll, we are unable to disclose any additional information.
From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in additional to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore, can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Initially the funding was only to be provided for 2013-14 and 2014-15, however since that time Prime Minister, David Cameron has committed to keeping the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.
Principles for allocating funding
To ensure that our PE & Sport Premium is spent in the most effective ways the following principles have been agreed upon.
- Provide high-quality PE teaching delivered by an experienced PE teacher.
- Monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate the impact of spending on the outcomes for pupils.