Schools get an annual budget, plus two “Premiums”:
- Pupil Premium, including the COVID Recovery Premium (for eligible students)
- Sports Premium (for all primary-aged students)
This money is for schools to work with students who are entitled to receive free school meals, are Looked After Children, have been Adopted from Care or are children of Service Personnel. The government believe that these children are at a disadvantage when compared to their peers and that they need extra help.
We receive this money for over half of our students, but we also consider all of our students to be disadvantaged because of their learning difficulties or disability. We have therefore chosen to supplement this grant with money from the school budget to ensure that all children benefit from the full range of interventions we have developed with this funding.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2024 (includes Recovery Premium funding)
How do we know what difference this funding makes to our students?
We carefully monitor the impact of interventions to ensure that we are using funds wisely and that any investment has the maximum impact on student attainment, linked to our curriculum drivers. We use an evidence-based approach with specific reference to the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)'s Implementation Guidance Report. The pupil premium strategy is embedded within a broader strategic implementation cycle and approaches adopted are selected on the basis of strong educational evidence.
We can measure the impact of pupil premium funding through our assessment cycle which includes regular monitoring of student progress, behaviour data, attendance, progress towards Personal Learning Goals (PLGs) and Annual Reviews.
Prior to its cessation in 2020, the school was in receipt of funding from the Year 7 Catch-up Premium. This premium was paid to give schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). At Lampard this applied to all our year 7 students.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, this was replaced by a Covid Catch-up Premium.
These premiums are now both redundant and have been replaced by the Recovery Premium, which is to be reported within the Pupil Premium Strategy document for 2021-2022.
Covid Catch-up Funding - 2020-2021 (Replaced Year 7 Catch-up funding for 2020-2021)
The Sports Premium is designed to help schools with primary aged children, improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer students. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
For example, we can use our funding to:
- Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Run sport competitions
- Run sports activities with other schools