Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. The Pupil Premium (PP) is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. It is also used for pupils who have been on the FSM register but no longer qualify. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most eligible PP pupils.
Pupil Premium Lead - Mr Luke Devine (Senior Leader)
Pupil Premium Governor - Mrs Charlotte Carter
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024
Pupil Premium 2020-2021
Pupil Premium 2019-2020
Pupil Premium 2018-2019
The Government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up following the school lockdown in March 2020. This included a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
The universal catch-up premium funding is available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision.
Funding has been allocated on a per pupil basis, providing the equivalent of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 6. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
In order to support schools with school planning whilst we are in a world pandemic, the Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) has produce two help guidance documents:
These documents suggest schools plan using a tiered approach with respect to school improvement and also with respect to planning how to support children to catch-up.
“Catch-up” in this context refers to the children learning the main aspects of the curriculum them missed when they were in the first lockdown (March-August 2020.)
This, aforementioned, tiered approach describes 3 tiers and the areas of provision within the tiers which schools they suggest should be focussed on to have the greatest impact this year.
It is suggested that school’s focus should also be split ½ on Tier 1 and a ¼ on Tier 2 and a ¼ on Tier 3.
Our school has been allocated a total of for this academic year.
The DFE guidance on catch-up premium references the two school planning documents so we as a school have decided to use the tiers to support our decision-making with respect to how we spend our catch-up premium. The decisions are also guided by the school’s vision and our determination to ensure all our children “catch-up” and we do not allow this pandemic to adversely effect any of our children’s academic or emotional development.
The document below details the additional provision we will be putting in place, which will be funded by our “Catch-up Premium.”