The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 with the aim of closing the achievement gap and the impact of economic deprivation on academic outcomes.
At Perseid, we acknowledge that pupils who are eligible for free school meals make significantly less progress than their peers on average. As a result of this statistic, we are focused on providing a secure and stable environment for our pupils.
Pupil Premium funds are extra to the whole school budget; in order to enhance pupil learning and to tackle disadvantage.
Funds are allocated according to:
- The number of pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point over the previous six years
- Pupils who are categorised as ‘looked after’
- Children of service personnel.
In the financial year 2016/2017, the school received funding for 57 pupils. In order to enhance the learning experience, increase achievement and development.
Perseid School chose to spend the money as follows:
- Intervention by the Educational Psychologist to pinpoint, any blocks to learning the pupil may have to evaluate the school's existing interventions and to make recommendations
- Additional support in core lessons to accelerate achievement
- Behaviour support - either additional support at break and lunchtimes to help those pupils with identified behaviour support needs, so that they have a positive break time and return to the classroom ready to learn, or additional 'Behaviour Focus' interventions
- Enrichment / extension activities (dance, horse riding, mainstream links) for pupils already on track to meet their targets
- Enhanced provision (sensory integration; iPad project) to accelerate achievement
- Family Support worker input
At Perseid School, we have benefitted from PE Premium funding, to improve our physical education provision.
Additional funding has been used:
In the financial year 2017/2018, the school received funding of £16,630 for the primary PE premium.
The additional funding has allowed the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, the profile of PE and sport raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement, increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, broader range of sporting activities offered to all pupils and increased participation in competitive sport.
Funding was used:
- Introduce new, accessible equipment for sports and games activities at playtimes including lunchtimes
- Displays within corridors and key areas display positive images of pupils undertaking sporting activities
- Upskill NQTs and NQT+1 in delivering PE
- Train 2 x TAs as further rebound coaches
- Continue to offer additional swimming to all KS1 and KS2 pupils
- Continue to provide afterschool rebound club at lower school
- Cluster sports event, external motivational speaker
- Coaching for panathalon, transport to 5 x competitions
- To train one of our Sports Apprentices as a Rebound Therapy coach
- To extend our after school rebound club so that it is offered at both campuses
- To purchase specialist input from coaches to support access to PE and sport
- To purchase team tracksuits to wear to competitions
- To support new teachers with the delivery of PE