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“Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest-hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge. We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September. The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.”
Department for Education website, 2020
Pupil Premium Grant Funding
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a Government initiative that is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), children who have been ‘Looked After’ (LAC) by the Local Authority and children from a service family. The premium is provided to support these children in reaching their full potential and to narrow the attainment gap between themselves and their peers. Schools have the freedom to spend the premium in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment of those children who are entitled to the premium. The Pupil Premium Grant for 2021/22 is £1,345 for those eligible for FSM (free school meals), £2,345 for Looked After Children and £310 for children from a service family.
From April 2015 schools have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children who meet the eligibility criteria. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.
The Pupil Premium Grant for Tilery Primary School 2021&22 is £208,300
Provision for 2021/22
In order to meet the requirements of the Pupil Premium Grant and to raise the attainment of pupils who are eligible for it, the priorities for Tilery Primary School are:
- Personalised Learning Reviews (PLR) , where staff meet with pupils on a 1:1 basis to discuss targets and to provide developmental feedback to support improvements in learning;
- providing 1:1 and small group work with experienced teaching staff or external agencies ;
- providing additional teaching and learning opportunities through interventions;
- providing opportunities and experiences to enrich the curriculum and to raise the aspirations of pupils;
- purchasing resources and equipment to support teaching and learning ;
- providing relevant training for staff ;
- sponsoring places at After School Club;
- financial support for Breakfast Club and After School Club;
- to employ a Pupil and Family Support Worker to work directly with parents, children and families and in partnership with Health and Social Care, Health workers and other outside agencies;
- to employ a mentor to work with pupils to engage and motivate them with their learning, to raise self-esteem and confidence and to help develop and improve social skills.
At Tilery Primary School all members of staff accept responsibility for, and are committed to, meeting the academic, pastoral and social needs of all children.
Pupil Premium Grant Report for 2020&21
Tilery Primary Schools Pupil Premium Grant for the academic Year 2020/21 was £210,720.
In 2020&21 66% of pupils were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.
This was used to:
- employ teaching staff to deliver high quality teaching and learning;
- enable teachers to undertake Personalised Learning Reviews with individual pupils each term;
- provide 1:1 and small group work with experienced staff or external agencies;
- purchase resources and equipment to support teaching and learning ;
- provide training for staff ;
- employ Pupil and Family Support Workers to work directly with parents, children and families and in partnership with Health and Social Care, Health workers and other outside agencies.