Pupil Premium funding is allocated for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. Pupils are classed as free school meals (FSM) if they have been eligible for and claiming FSM at any time in the last 6 years. We assure parents that all matters regarding the use of this funding are treated with discretion and in confidence.
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school. This document includes details of Recovery Premium.
Catch Up Premium Funding (2020-2021)
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on partial school closures, the government announced funding to support children to continue to make progress with their education. Schools’ allocations were calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil from Reception to Y11 for the academic year 2020-2021. Schools were directed to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools were able to use their funding flexibly to suit their individual cohorts and circumstances. At CHJS, we assessed the needs of our pupils on their return to school from partial school closures and identified emerging needs to target our catch up premium spend.
Please see our Catch up Premium Document to demonstrate where our premium spend was targeted and the appropriate impact analysis.
Here at Cockton Hill Junior School we believe that Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) play a vital part in promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyles and self confidence in our pupils. We want all children to enjoy sporting activities and continue to engage with these throughout their lives.
The government provides additional funding to improve PE provision and sport in all primary schools. This funding is allocated to primary head teachers and is ring fenced so can only be spent on provision of PE and Sport in school. The use of Sport Premium supports our commitment and delivery of PESSPA. School receive Sport Premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered.
Sport Premium funding must be used to make improvements based on the following key indicators:
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
See details on our Sport Premium here:
Additional information, including swimming and water safety publications can be found on our PE page.
Whilst the funding is a welcome contribution to the promotion of sports, PE and healthy lifestyles, the school makes significant additional contributions to the promotion of this area of the curriculum.
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