Pupil Premium Policy
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 in addition to main school funding. The government believe it is the best way to address the current underlying 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.
Our Pupil Premium Policy and Pupil Premium Report are available as a download or for more information please refer to the Department of Education website.
At Brantridge we understand the importance of PE and Sport on the health and well-being of all children. As of this year the government have provided schools with additional funding for PE and Sport, giving schools the autonomy to spend the money in the most appropriate ways to ensure the greatest impact. With this funding we hope to provide a sustainable PE provision that has a long lasting effect.
What is the PE and Sport Funding? The government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. They will allocate this extra funding directly to primary schools. The dedicated primary PE and Sport Premium, which was announced in March 2013 and began the following September, goes directly to primary school head teachers so that they can decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Find out more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-for-primary-school-sports Here at Brantridge we will be receiving £8135 throughout the school year. How do we aim to spend the PE and Sport Funding?
- Activate resources and training. (Activate is a nationally recognised programme which gives pupils regular opportunities for ‘brain gym’ exercises.
- Provide Inset training and resources for staff to teach PE
- Purchasing a range of resources both for the PE curriculum and extra curricular activities e.g. archery and go- karts.
- Pupil opportunities to visit centers and experience new sports e.g. golf
- Safe and accessible storage for new and existing resources In addition to this we hope to arrange further CPD support for all members of staff. We also plan to implement a more extensive and varied PE curriculum for the children.
Year 7 Catch Up Funding.
“The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.” Department for Education. (March 2014)