Pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools so that they can suport specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals or who have been registered fer free school meals at any point in the last six years.Schools also rreceive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium, and are held accountable for the decisions they make. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Pupil Premium is a key focus for school leaders to ensure that children eligible achieve in line with their non-eligible peers both nationally and within the school setting.
SPORTS PREMIUM OBJECTIVES
We are very keen to promote all forms of sport and encouraging a healthy lifestyle at Bawdsey School. We are proud to enter our teams in as many sporting competitions as possible and the results we have achieved in the last two years are truly exceptional for such a small village school. I feel it reflects the level of commitment we put into our sport and how the money that we have been allocated has been put to good use. We believe in access for all so all our children take part in at least two hours of high quality PE every week. Having said this, most of our children attend many of our after school clubs (we often have more than one club running each night) and you can clearly see how well attended these clubs are below. This reflects not only the emphasis we put into our PE provision but also the high level of enjoyment the children get out of attending these clubs when you consider how high the percentage of children attend.
"The P.E. and Sport Premium funding has allowed us to enter many sports competitions, including those in the Farlingaye Pyramid, county competitions, and Change4Life. As a result, ALL pupils in Year 6 had represented the school in at least one sporting competition when they left Bawdsey!
In order to sustain this achievement, and make further improvements, we are keeping records to ensure that all children are provided with adequate sporting opportunities. We shall continue to offer and enter a broad range of competitions that will appeal to more children, including competitions that we have not previously entered e.g. the School Games Sportshall Athletics."