Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Government in order to address the attainment gap between different groups of pupils. The money is sent to schools based in the numbers of pupils in the school who eligible for free school meals (FSM), are in care (CLA) or, from 2012, whose parents are in the Armed Forces. From 2012-13, this has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM in the last 6 years. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. This funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.
We use the premium to:
• develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer;
• build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
There are 5 key indicators that we should expect to see improvement across:
• the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school;
• the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement;
• increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;
• broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils;
• increased participation in competitive sport.
As part of the funding criteria we are required to publish details of how we plan to spend the monies and a review of the impact on pupil outcomes.
Spending Overview and Evidencing of Impact: