The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children from Services families. This also includes any pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to narrow the gap for these targeted pupils. We are required to publish online how we have used the premium. This is to ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the impact of this additional resourcing on learning and achievement outcomes within our school.
Early Years Pupil Premium:
From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders, academies and any setting registered to provide the 3 & 4 year old free entitlement will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care. Registering to receive Early Years Pupil Premium could provide up to an extra £300 a year for your child’s early years setting to fund valuable support such as extra training or resources to help raise the quality of your child’s early education. The Early Years Pupil Premium is paid directly to your childcare provider as part of their normal funding claim. It is not paid to parents or seen as a monetary amount on invoices.
Please contact us to check if your child is eligible and how to take the next steps.
Please click the links below to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Reports.
- Half termly school monitoring of pupil progress data and progress review meetings
- Progress data analysis by subject leaders
- Termly monitoring by the Governing Body, Data Committee
- Fortnightly monitoring of attendance and persistent absence
- Regular monitoring of pupil participation in sporting activities and after school clubs
- Capture of pupil and parent voice linked to achievement but also linked to wider curriculum initiatives (such as sporting provision and after school provision)
- Pupil voice interviews and surveys
- Strategies will be reviewed annually (July)
The government has announced that it is continuing to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated directly to primary schools. The money must be used to improve the provision of PE and school sport.
This means that we should use the premium to:
Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers,
Build capacity and capability within school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
At English Martyrs we want all children to be proficient swimmers by the time they transition into Secondary School.
Currently, weekly swimming lessons are delivered to children in Year 4 starting in the Spring term. Pupils will continue to access swimming lessons during the Autumn term of Year 5.
As of October 2017, schools have the responsibility of publishing swimming data. This data should express how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations in KS2. By the end of Year 6 children should be able to:
- Swim 25m
- Use a variety of different strokes
- Be able to perform a safe self rescue