Pupil Premium, Covid 19 Catch Up and Primary Sports Funding
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.
At Soundwell, we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The Strategic Leadership Team and Academy Council monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
Covid 19 Catch Up
Soundwell Academy receives Covid 19 Catch-up Premium Grant and this should be used for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months. The academy is able to allocate the funding as it sees fit in order to meet support these students to catch-up with lost teaching, with specific focus on reading and/or maths and are held accountable for the impact of this funding. This may include, for example, resources and specific literacy and/or numeracy programmes, external services and materials, intensive small-group tuition and on occasion, individual tuition.
Primary Sports Funding
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
Soundwell will use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.
The Allocated Funding Strategy will be reviewed and reported back to the Academy Council regularly. The strategy has left room for development, which will be clear while we get to know the new pupils.