Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium funding is aimed at “closing the gap” between pupils that are seen to be disadvantaged, and those that are not. There are different categories under the heading of Pupil Premium including; Free School Meals, Looked After Children, Adopted Children and Service Families. Each group with a different amount allocated for different needs but all focused on improving outcomes for these pupils and “giving them the best possible start in life”.
At Cove, we allocate funding in a fair and equitable way that benefits all of the pupils and the whole school community to ensure equality of opportunities and academic progress. KS2 SATs attainment and progress data is published on our website which demonstrates the impact of this funding on pupil achievement.
Current funding allocated for targeted learning support may take the form of group or individual tuition from a teacher; one to one or small group support from a learning support assistant or HLTA; specifically designed support materials and learning resources and pastoral support from specialist trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
Covid Catch-up Funding
The catch-up premium was allocated to mainstream schools to be used to mitigate the effects of the disruption to learning caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The grant was a one-off
payment in the 2020-2021 academic year. Schools had the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
Sports Premium Funding
The government has provided additional funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport at school. It is designed to develop and add to sporting activities and events within the school. It is used to ensure that improvements made will benefit current pupils and those in the future to develop healthy lifestyles.
Our aim is to ensure that we promote and develop a curriculum that is enriched in building skills through sports that the children can use to develop lifelong healthy lifestyle choices. They will have to opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities and compete in a range of sports at different competitive levels.
Swimming Provision and Outcomes
As part of the National Curriculum for P.E., pupils are expected to be able to swim 25m unaided by the time they leave junior school. This is usually taught in a block of 6 sessions in year 5 using qualified swimming teachers at Camberley Leisure Centre. In September 2021, swimming lessons were provided for both year 5 and 6 as our current year 6 pupils missed out last year due to the National Lockdown when swimming pools were closed.
The outcome for year 5 and year 6 pupils in 2021 are as follows.