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What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care of the local authority (Looked After) or have parents in the Armed Forces.
In 2015/16 the funding allocated was £1320 per child and £1900 for Looked After Children, and this has remained the same for the 2016/17 academic year.
Pupil Premium Spending:
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website
At The Crescent we continually review the progress and attainment of the children in our care. Senior leaders and class teachers regularly analyse how well our disadvantaged pupils do compared with those from more affluent backgrounds. Decisions are then made based on identified priority areas.
Pupil Premium spending is reviewed in an on-going way as each year progresses in light of regular evaluations. Future priorities are made in response to new research as well as the school’s rigorous self-evaluation processes.
Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching, are having a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief.
Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.
Why have we got this extra money and how can we spend it?
In April 2013, as a legacy from the success of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Government announced funding of £150,000,000 for PE and sport in schools. This funding ‘must be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision’ (Ofsted, funding guidance statement 2013). This means that the school can only use the money to fund sport related activities and must be accountable for its use. Ofsted inspections of primary schools have raised concerns that too little strenuous exercise is observed in PE lessons. The updated PE curriculum therefore has that expectation to:
‘… Inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.’
The curriculum expects all pupils:
- To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
- To engage in competitive sports and activities.
- To lead healthy, active lives
All schools that have primary age pupils (between the ages of 4 and 11 years old) received the money from 1st September 2013with a typical primary school receiving approximately £9250.
How much money have we received?
We have received as expected, and outlined above, £8000 + £5 per pupil, a total of £9350. The money is allocated in two payments, one in September 2014 and one in April 2015. You can see how we spent our money last year by clicking on the link below.
How can I find out more?
The Beyond 2012 Ofsted survey report: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141124154759/http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/beyond-2012-outstanding-physical-education-for-all
PE National Curriculum:
We have two subject leaders for PE in the school. They are Miss Levene and Mrs Morss. Please feel free to contact them if you have any specific questions about PE and Sport in the school.
Please click on the link below to find out more about our allocation and how we spent it:
Arrangements to Meet the Needs of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The Crescent Primary School values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils, and is committed to providing for each child, the best possible environment for learning.
We are a safe and caring school where children are happy, confident, well motivated and love to learn; They will be challenged and achieve high standards through a fun and creative curriculum.
We are a learning community where all stakeholders enjoy equal access to opportunities to develop and learn together.
We do this best when we work together with you to support your child!
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