Gorse Hill Primary School and Nursery receives the pupil premium and sport premium from the government. This funding is granted to the school in order to support those children who are entitled to free school meals or who in the last six years have had entitlement to free school meals. Here is the outlay of the pupil and sport premium spending for our school, together with the impact we feel it will have on the children.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
Covid-19 Catch-Up Plan
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.