The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. For more information from the Department of Education, click here.
Our parents' guide to the Pupil Premium is available by clicking here.
Each year, schools must produce, and then review, an action plan for how they will spend their Pupil Premium funding.
The Badsey First School Pupil Premium Statement for 2021-24 is available here.
The Badsey First School Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2020-21, including the review of 2019-20's plan, is available by clicking here.
The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance holds an overall policy outlining the principles around Pupil Premium for all schools in the Trust. To access it, click here.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the Government have provided schools with additional funding to support the recovery of education lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding consists of Catch-Up Premium funding not spent in 2020-21, National Tuition Programme School Led Tutoring funding and Recovery Premium funding. Combined, these funds are used to both enhance and support the recovery of education for pupils identified through schools systems and procedures as needing it the most. Further detail of the Recovery Premium for 2021-22 is provided in the Pupil Premium Statement for 2021-22 which is linked above.
Catch-Up Premium 2020-21
In August 2020, the Government announced additional funding for schools to deliver Catch Up funding following the COVID-19 national lockdown measures. This amounted to £80 per pupil.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has provided early research evidence around projections for the impact of school closures during lockdown. The GLA’s strategic response to devising and implementing the Catch-Up programme fully takes these findings into account.
Effective home-learning during lockdown have been found to mitigate the impact. Whilst the GLA schools provided a standard and fluid home-learning offer for all pupils, there is an acknowledgement that a significant number of pupils have had a prolonged period without face-to-face teaching and learning.
This Action Plan reports how the Catch-Up premium money for 2020-21 was spent over the academic year and enable us to inform parents, carers and trustees of the impact it had on pupil achievement.
The Badsey First School Catch-UP Premium Plan 2020-21 was reviewed termly and is available here.
Pupil Premium Plus
Pupil Premium Plus is a payment made to schools to help raise the attainment of children in care. From 1 April 2014 all children in care, who have been in care under the Adoption & Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under Special Guardianship or Residence Order, are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus. The school work in partnership with all families of pupils who are adopted to collaborate on the most effective way to spend this additional funding.