Pupil Premium & Covid Catch-up Premium

It is our responsibility to ensure that every child leaves Pot Kiln Primary School excited about learning  and determined to succeed.

Pupil Premium:

It is our responsibility to ensure that every child leaves Pot Kiln Primary School excited about learning and determined to succeed.

Pupil Premium will be used and managed to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.

• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.

• We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils that belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.

• In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for free school meals (or who have been eligible in the last 6 years) are socially disadvantaged.

• We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school can legitimately categorise as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis. This will identify priority groups and classes. Progress and attainment data will be fundamental in identifying need. Teaching staff regularly review progress and attainment with senior leaders in order to ensure the targeted provision which is funded by Pupil Premium is relevant, accurate and impactful.

Covid Catch-up Premium:

Due to unprecedented need from our children suffering from gaps in their education due to Lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the government has granted the school additional funding. We have chosen to plan for this sum of money separately to the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). The plans are centred around the needs of our children in terms of their learning gaps particularly in reading, writing and Maths.

Guidance is as follows:

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 guidance on 
curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has
published a 
coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all
students. Schools should use this document to help them direct their additional
funding in the most effective way.

School leaders must be able to show they are using the funding to resume teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible
following partial or full school closure.

Governors and trustees should scrutinise schools’ approaches to catch-up from September 2020, including their plans for and use
of catch-up funding. This should include consideration of whether schools are spending this funding in line with their catch-up priorities, and ensuring
appropriate transparency for parents.

 

From DfE guidance 19-11-2020.