The Government provides additional ring-fenced funding to support the improved provision of PE and sport in primary schools. Schools should use the funding to secure improvements in the following key indicators: 1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity; 2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement; 3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport; 4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils; 5. Increased participation in competitive sport.
The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools for the specific purpose of ensuring the strong attainment of children from specified groups. Funding is available to support children who: ï‚· were eligible for a means-tested free school meal at any time in the last 6 years ï‚· have been, or are in care ï‚· have been adopted from care ï‚· have parents who are serving in the armed forces
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge. Schools' allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to the schools' baselines in calculating future years' funding allocations.