Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding distributed to schools to support specific groups of children. These include children from families whose parents serve in the armed forces as well those families eligible for Ever 6 free school meals and looked-after children.

Please click on the links below to see what we will be and what we have spent this additional funding on:

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The Purpose of Service Pupil Premium

“Eligible Schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and help to mitigate the negative impact on service children of mobility or parental deployment.

Mobility is when a service family is posted from one location to another, including overseas and within the UK.

Deployment is when a service person is serving away from home for a period of time. This could be a 6-9 month tour of duty, a training course or an exercise which could last for a few weeks.”

How Service Pupil Premium differs from the Pupil Premium

“The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children, whereas the Pupil Premium was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups.”

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Sports Funding

The DFE has made available a PE and sports grant to be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sports in schools. This grant has been allocated to schools since 2013 and is designed to improve the quality of sports and PE teaching and increase the participation of children. The advantages of this have been increased health benefits, greater enjoyment levels, and increased participation in a wider variety of sports and physical activities.

Please click on the links below to see how we have used this additional funding and the impact we hope this will have on your child:

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Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium

Catch-up funding allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis providing each school with £80 per child from Reception to Y11. The funding is designed to mitigate the effects of the unique and disruptive effects of the global pandemic.The planned expenditure of the catch-up funding is linked to the recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) COVID-19 Support Guide for schools. Supporting great teaching and small group tuition are the priority strategies for all primary schools in The White Horse Federation.

‘Great teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils’

‘There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high quality one to one and small group tuition as a catch-up strategy’, (EEF COVID-19 Support Guide for schools 2020)

The White Horse Federation has worked with the school to ensure the funding:

  • Allows pupils to access technology in the event of remote learning and facilitating access to support in school.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for middle and senior leaders to support leading and planning of the curriculum.
  • Provides teachers with training and support through the system leader networks to improve the quality of teaching.

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