Pupil & PE Premium
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools must publish online information about how they have used the Premium for the previous academic year and the planned spending for the current year. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium. (www.education.gov.uk)
PE & Sport Premium
The Government provides every Primary School with PE and Sport Premium funding. We must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.
This means that we use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the school games
- Run sports activities with other schools
The documents below details how Nacton spent our allocation last year, and how we plan to spend this year’s allocation.
We are delighted with the swimming proficiency of our current Year 6 class:
- 92% can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over at least 25m
- 92% can use a range of strokes effectively
- 85% can perform a safe self rescue in different water-based situations.