As detailed in the Education Funding Agency’s Guidance – Pupil Premium Conditions of Grant 2019-20 published September 2019:
The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1st April 2019.
PPG provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The PPG per pupil for 2019 to 2020 was as follows:
- £1,320 Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM)
- £935 Pupils in Years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM
- £2,300 Looked After Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English Local Authority
- £2,300 Pupils who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
- £300 Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a Child Pension from the Ministry of Defence
PE and Sport Premium
The Department for Education remains committed to improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools therefore those schools with 17 or more eligible pupils received £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
A variety of initiatives have successfully implemented this year ranging from additional rebound therapy and pool responder training for staff to a 'Get Cycling' day where pupils experienced a selection of three wheeled machines either self (wherever possible) or adult propelled.
Two members of staff have completed the Active Fusion training. This is an exciting opportunity for these two staff to have a positive impact on PE and motor development throughout school.
Other monies went on the school's MOVE subscription for the year 2019-2020.
Other monies help fund staffing cost to facilitate the pool and rebound therapy training; being able to release between 10 and 12 staff on any one day places significant strain on the daily running of the school.
Finally, funds were allocated to extra-curricular dance in the form of the Wiggle and Jiggle' club run by a private provider formerly of DARTs.
Year 7 Catch Up Allocations
The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Grant 2017 to 2018 is paid under Section 14 of the Education Act 2002.
Year 7 catch up grant
We have been allocated £3,000 this year for our six Year 7 students. The specific needs of the students have been targeted and items purchased for them according to their needs and interests. Here is a breakdown of the students and their targeted areas.
Student 1: Area: Sound and texture Items: sensory curtain for sensory environment.
Student 2: Communication and Numeracy Items: a range of numeracy supporting items, Makaton signing materials and sensory Literacy stories.
Student 3: Area: Sensory environment and Softplay Items: Supportive soft play and floor work.
Student 4: Area: Music and communication Items: Musical instruments.
Student 5: Sensory engagement Items: Sensory practical toys and light projection equipment.
Student 6: Physical and sensory engagement Items: Practical musical instrument and soft play equipment.