The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Cockton Hill Junior School currently receives Pupil Premium Funding for 51.5% of its pupils. The categorisation changed in 2012 – 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.
Catch Up Premium Funding
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 are 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 should 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 can use their funding flexibly to suit their individual cohorts and circumstances.
At CHJS, we have 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 is targeted. Please note this is a working document which will be added to throughout the year as needs are responded to and evaluation takes place.
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
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.
This means that the premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Sport Premium funding must be used to make improvements based on the following key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
See details on our Sport Premium here:
Our aim is to maintain the quality and quantity of sports events and after school clubs, continue to participate in intra and inter school competitions, as well as to raise the opportunities for pupils to try different activities whilst increasing participation in physical activities. Through sports and physical activities we aim to develop a greater awareness in pupils of health dangers such as obesity, poor diet and other factors which have a detrimental effect on health and well-being. We are working to give our children a solid grounding in sports whilst raising their understanding of the crucial role sports activity has in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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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