Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
The Government’s current measure of disadvantage is any child who is or has been eligible for Free School Meals in the past six years. Evidence suggests that the average performance of disadvantaged children is below that of non-disadvantaged children and that progress is slower. The Pupil Premium, introduced in April 2011, seeks to address these inequalities by providing schools with additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
PE and Sports Premium
In March 2013 the Government announced a major new funding initiative to support the delivery of physical education and sport in primary schools. Allocations for the academic year 2020 to 2021 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2020 census.
How will we be spending the PE and Sport Premium Funding?
At Tollgate Primary School, we adopt an inclusive approach to the development of physical activity and sport for our pupils. We are working to enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
We have started, and will continue, to use the PE and Sport Premium funding in the following ways, so that:
- All of our pupils benefit, irrespective of sporting ability
- All of our pupils have the opportunity to take part in competitive activity whether through intra or inter school competition.
- All of our pupils understand the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Our most able children are given the opportunity to compete in local and national tournaments.
- Our staff have access to training and relevant CPD opportunities.
- Our staff are able to develop their subject knowledge and confidence in order to teach high-quality PE through team teaching with our PE specialist.
With the above rationale in mind, in 2021/2022 we will continue to use the PE and Sport Premium funding effectively so that:
- Our staff continue to benefit from CPD
- We continue to develop a number of after school sports clubs so that pupils are able to compete against each other and those from other schools.
- We continue to enhance our playgrounds, enhancing our provision of PE & Sport as well as health and well-being.
- We develop more opportunities for intra-school competition.
- We continue to provide opportunities for inter-school competition.
- We continue to stock fit-for-purpose PE equipment and facilities.
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding and consider the efficacy of the funding in improving the quality and breadth of our PE and sporting provision.