Pupil Premium & Sport Premium
At The District CE Primary School, we are committed to ensuring all our children have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential. To ensure this happens, schools in England are provided with additional funding through a pupil premium grant.
Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. It is used to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, adopted from care or are the children of service personnel.
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made in supporting individual pupils and they use this to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students. The 2021/22 pupil premium funding in primary schools is £1345 per child.
At The District CE we aim to provide quality first teaching as a priority to support pupils to further develop and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding. We invest in improving the quality of teaching and learning, and providing research based interventions to diminish the difference in the attainment gap between our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. We aim to develop practice and provision of the highest standard to enable all pupils to achieve their potential through a relentless focus on the attainment and progress of our disadvantage pupils and an awareness of their needs in everything we do. Our Pupil Premium Strategy documents in detail how we plan to spend our additional funding.
The Sports Premium is additional funding from the Government that is allocated directly to primary schools across England to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of PE and school sport for all their children.
The additional funding must be spent on improving the provision for physical education and sport. The school will be held to account for how we spend the sport funding. An online document is available with details about how we look to improve the provision of PE and sport at The District CE Primary School.
Our school recognises the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details and details of Y6 pupils who can swim 25 metres. Please download report for further details.
The District will receive an estimated amount of £18,799 for the 2021/22 school year.
We will spend the Sports Premium funding to make further improvements to the curriculum and opportunities for pupils by:
• Providing additional PE and sport activities to further improve our school offer.
• Participation in a broad range of competitions.
• Providing continuing professional development opportunities for staff through a team teaching approach.
• Purchasing specialist sports equipment and teaching resources to improve the quality of the PE curriculum.
We have undertaken a PE and School Sport audit and developed our Sports Premium plan to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school. Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is that it must be used so that all pupils benefit regardless of sporting ability, they are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools and staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
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