Seend C of E Primary School receives the pupil premium and sport premium from the government. This funding is granted to the school in order to support those children who are entitled to free school meals or who in the last six years have had entitlement to free school meals. Here is the outlay of the pupil and sport premium spending for our school, together with the impact we feel it will have on the children.

Pupil Premium

Is your child eligible for an extra £1,320 worth of funding at school?

There is much evidence that shows children from lower-income families achieve comparatively poorly in school. To help combat this, the government gives schools an extra £1,320 per year for each pupil from a low-income family. Schools can spend that money on extra resources and staff, as well as helping parents or carers pay for school trips, breakfast and after-school care, and extracurricular activities.

Our school is currently receiving approximately £11,000 for this, and is spending it on:

  • Contributing toward residential visits, school trips, and clubs.
  • One-to-one and small group support.
  • Resources to support emotional needs.
  • Extra TA hours to meet with the class teacher each morning to discuss focused support for the day ahead.

How do you know if your child is eligible?

If you are in receipt of one of the following benefits, you can register with the local authority:

  • Income support.
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance.
  • Income-related employment and support allowance.
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit.
  • Child tax credit (with no working tax credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190.
  • Working tax credit run-on.
  • Universal credit.

If eligible, your child will also be entitled to a warm, nutritious, free school meal provided without any awareness from other children that this is a free meal.

Click here for information regarding eligibility and how to claim free school meals for your child/ren.

Below, you will find a copy of our pupil premium policy and a copy of our pupil premium statement for the 2017/18 academic year. The statement details how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent; and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

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Sports Provision and Funding

Seend C of E Primary School provides two hours of sports provision a week as part of the curriculum, as well as a range of extracurricular sporting activities. Seend Primary School prides itself on the value it places on sport and physical education, which boost self-esteem and confidence, reinforce teamwork, provide an outlet for built-up energy, and improve health and fitness — all of which can only have a positive impact on the children’s general education.

We enter a range of local competitive events, tournaments, and leagues, covering football, netball, swimming, and athletics. Our large hall, playground, and field also provide ample space for a variety of physical activities throughout the day.

The Curriculum

Our PE curriculum covers knowledge, skills, and understanding within the areas of games, gymnastics, dance, athletics (KS1 and 2), swimming, and outdoor/adventurous activities (KS2 only). These lessons are delivered in two one-hour sessions each week over the course of a year.

As well as the class teacher delivering PE lessons, we also employ a qualified PE teacher to not only deliver part of the curriculum, but also to lead the development of the subject within the school and advise and support the school in delivering best practice. Additionally, our PE teacher runs an after-school club and accompanies the children to all tournaments.

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Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium

Catch-up funding allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis providing each school with £80 per child from Reception to Y11. The funding is designed to mitigate the effects of the unique and disruptive effects of the global pandemic.The planned expenditure of the catch-up funding is linked to the recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) COVID-19 Support Guide for schools. Supporting great teaching and small group tuition are the priority strategies for all primary schools in The White Horse Federation.

‘Great teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils’

‘There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high quality one to one and small group tuition as a catch-up strategy’, (EEF COVID-19 Support Guide for schools 2020)

The White Horse Federation has worked with the school to ensure the funding:

  • Allows pupils to access technology in the event of remote learning and facilitating access to support in school.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for middle and senior leaders to support leading and planning of the curriculum.
  • Provides teachers with training and support through the system leader networks to improve the quality of teaching.

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