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. For more information from the Department of Education click here.
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 Cleeve Prior CE Primary School, we have focused our additional Pupil Premium funding on:
- ensuring adequate deployment of Teaching Assistants to support children in receipt of the Pupil Premium to achieve their full academic potential.
- Providing support for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Providing support for Speech and Language
- 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:-
COVID CATCH UP FUNDING
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, which includes:
- a schools programme for 5 to 16-year-olds – for more information, see the National Tutoring Programme FAQs
- an oral language intervention programme for reception-aged children Funding allocations School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive. For our School £2720 Using catch-up funding Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.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.