Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Catch Up Funding
Nationally there is a gap in the attainment of children who have free school meals and those who do not. In response to this the Department for Education provides additional funding for all schools to ensure that these children meet or exceed minimum age related expectations.
At Portishead Primary School ensuring that all children reach their full potential is embedded in the school vision and our practice. We have been able to use this additional funding to further this and extend the size of our inclusion team.
Schools have been asked to communicate how they use their pupil premium so that the community is aware of the steps being taken to close the gap in attainment for those pupils.
Pupil Premium Strategy Meetings and Pupil Progress Meetings
The school holds an annual Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting to agree the allocation of funding for the next academic year. This is held in the summer term. The date of our last meeting was 17th June 2019. Our Pupil premium spending and impact is regularly reviewed by the local governing body and by governors when they meet the inclusion leader 3 x per year.
In addition this our Inclusion Leaders holds termly pupil progress meetings with parents and the teacher of each pupil premium child. These are held 3 x per year.
The following documents contain information regarding our use of the Pupil Premium and Sports Premium funding.
Pupil Premium Funding 2021/22
In 2021/22 the school has been allocated £51,935 for the academic year.
You will can see in the attachments below just how we plan to use this funding to support pupils across our school during this academic year and how we spent the funding last year and it's impact.
You can also find out more about how the LSP Disadvantaged Strategy.
The School Sports Premium Grant is additional allocated funding from the government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also used to improve the health and wellbeing of primary school pupils. Here at Portishead Primary School the money is allocated across the school to ensure that children have access to a broad and balanced PE curriculum and is intrinsically linked to the fourth pupil outcome of our school vision - Resilient, Confident Children.
From EYFS to Year 6 this funding means that children get high quality PE lessons, access to specialist coaches, take part in competitive sport and other exercise (e.g. Weston Dance Festival) as well as funding our healthy schools week.
During the pandemic we have used the money to provide resources and opportunities to exercise and enjoy physical activity at home and in school, including online videos and tutorials, additional PE and gym sessions in school and taking part in virtual competitions.
Catch Up Funding
All schools have been allocated additional funding to support the recovery curriculum for our pupils due to the pandemic. The school has carefully considered how best to use this funding, deploying additional staff and hours to deliver both pastoral and academic support.
This work began very early last academic year has meant that we could provide additional remote learning and smaller school bubbles during the 3rd Lockdown in January.
Since then we have provided additional sessions of forests school activities, wellbeing support and academic interventions to support our pupils academically and pastorally.
You can find out more by reading the document below which outlines our plans and strategy.