What is the Pupil Premium Funding?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium has risen over the last few years nationally, with schools attracting £2300 per looked-after child, £1345 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years and £310 for service children. For the 2021-22 academic year schools have also been awarded catch up funding.
How will we use it?
At East Cowton and Kirkby Fleetham CE Schools we realise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be registered for free school meals, we use our Pupil Premium and Recovery grants to ensure that the needs of every individual learner can be met and that any barriers to education or development resulting from socio-economic disadvantage are identified and effectively addressed. In this way, we ensure that any difference in achievement and opportunity between those children who are disadvantaged and other leaners, is diminished.
We are passionate about children’s social and emotional development and believe that all children should be offered opportunities to ensure that they leave our school with high aspirations for their future.
We want our disadvantaged pupils to:
- Develop high levels of literacy, language and communication skills
- Attain at least in line with their non disadvantaged peers in all subjects
- Be ready to learn, be happy and able to access their learning with confidence
- Attend school regularly
- Access a broad and balanced curriculum
- Develop high levels of cultural capital
- Be supported and nurtured at home by parents who understand and are confident in addressing their child’s needs
We achieve this through an approach that has high quality teaching at it’s heart, with a focus on the areas of learning in which our pupils require the most support. We provide strong pastoral support for all families. This strategy is integral to our plans for wider education recovery for all pupils, notably through the whole school and targeted approaches we use.
East Cowton CE School will receive £2690 in pupil premium funding plus £2000 Catch-up funding for the academic year 2021-22. Kirkby Fleetham CE school will receive no pupil premium and £2000 catch up funding.
Please see below for our strategy and impact statements: