The Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school funding, is allocated to schools to support the learning of children from low income families. These are children who are to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months.
The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012/13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. Schools are held accountable for how they have used Pupil Premium funding in support of the learning of pupils from low income families. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Our pupil premium was £8,017 for the year 2014/15 and estimated to be £1,320 in 2015/16
Pupil premium expenditure has and will continue to include:
· 1:1 teaching
· The use of Mathletics’
· Differentiated Class Groups
· Tracking FSM progress
· Social Groups
· Support for extra curriculum activities
· The School’s data shows that over 2014/15 in some cohorts and subjects the progress of children with FSM was higher than those not eligible.
PE & Sports Premium
In the academic year 2014/15 we received a total of £8,540 as part of the School PE & Sports’ Premium. This money is to support the development of sport provision in schools and is spent at each school’s discretion.
At Culworth CE Primary Academy, we have used this to update our equipment and storage of this equipment and continue to pay for a recommended scheme of work supported by training for staff.
We have been able to buy-in to a specialist PE firm for specialist PE work to help the children in small groups focus on fine motor skills and team skills. Alongside the other cluster primaries, we have financially supported a Schools Sport Coordinator from Chenderit Academy to organise competitions and training for staff etc.