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 £1,320 for the year 2017/18 and estimated to also be £1,320 in 2018/19
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 2017/18, of the children that are eligible for FSM, 5/6 children made expected or better progress in Maths and 4/6 made expected or better progress in Reading and Writing.
PE & Sports Premium
In the academic year 2017/18, we received a total of £16,720 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.
As part of a major school drive on activity in the playground for children, the school is spending half of the PE grant on the active play areas within the school grounds. This is intended to further encourage positive and engaging play among the children and can also be used during curriculum time to enhance the physical experiences of all of our children.
Alongside the other cluster primaries, we have financially supported a Schools Sport Coordinator from Chenderit Academy to organise competitions and training for staff etc.