As detailed in the Education Funding Agency’s Guidance – Pupil Premium Conditions of Grant 2017-18 published April 2018:
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 2018.
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 2017 to 2018 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
- £1,900 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£1,900 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 5 Service Child or in receipt of a Child Pension from the Ministry of Defense
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.
Heatherwood has 28 pupils who are eligible for Sports Premium which, with an added carry forward of £3,840 from the previous year, equated to £23, 534 (Sports Premium is paid over a financial year rather than an academic one)
Over the course of the funding period Heatherwood has allocated the funds to benefit as wide a group as possible. This has taken the form of staff training to facilitate additional swimming session (Halliwick and pool responder courses alongside Liquid Vibration); the purchase of E-Pacers and pelvic support, active vests, a comparator pool water testing kit, various additional pool related items including torpedo buoys and finally access to ‘Get Cycling’ where pupils were able to experience specially adapted cycles. Additionally there have been extra – curricular clubs in the form of Wiggle and Jiggle Dance (in conjunction with DARTS) which have provided opportunities for pupils to develop their sensory, communication and social skills.
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.