"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility" Department for Education
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to children from low income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals and Children Looked After by the Local Authority. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012/13 was extended to students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years.
Pupil Premium funding at Kinver High is focused on supporting children from low income families and other target groups (e.g. Service Children) to be fully engaged with school life, raise their aspirations and ensure they make at least similar progress to their peers to achieve their personal best.
The Pupil Premium funding is used to support the following initiatives at Kinver High to raise the achievements and aspirations of our students:
Catch-up Premium: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In Autumn 2020, the government announced additional funding for schools to support children and young people to catch up lost time following school closures due to COVID-19. The funding allocation is calculated on a per pupil basis and will be received in Early 2021 and Summer 2021.
It is expected that schools use this funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up on lost teaching over the previous months. DfE guidance is that Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students. Schools should use this document to help them direct their additional funding in the most effective way.
Details of how this funding will be used specifically at Kinver High to support our students is detailed in the Catch-up Spending Plan 2020-2021.