Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are, or have been entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

The additional funding can be spent by the school on any support, resource or intervention that improve the performance of the pupils for who the grant was allocated.

The table below shows the allocation of Pupil Premium by academic year.

The planned expenditure for this allocation will be to provide additional support by teaching assistants in the classroom, in small group tuition and on a 1:1 individual basis.

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Sports Premium

Sports Premium

The Government is providing additional funding for academic years 2013 - 2016 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is allocated to primary school Head Teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

At St Mary’s C.E. (A) Primary School when deciding on how to invest this primary school sport funding the Governors considered 2 important areas:-

 a)    the impact that a high quality PE and school sport experience can make on young people’s physical, social and cognitive development, their well-being and level of achievement.

b)    the need to increase the participation of competitive sport

Therefore to impact on the attainment and progress of pupils and offer sustained improvement in the provision of PE and sport at St. Mary’s, we are spending the government funding on 2 qualified PE sports technicians to assist, support and coach members of our staff to improve their subject knowledge and practice in delivering outstanding high quality PE.

Teachers plan, deliver and assess PE with the support and guidance of Mr Kirk and Mrs Kipling. Below is a breakdown of the PE and Sport funding for our school along with the total cost for the provision which we have chosen.