Funding and Impact - Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium

West Lancashire Community High School receives the following funding to support pupils in school:

1. Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is funding that schools receive that is in in addition to the school budget. The funding is to support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils with the aim of closing the gap between themselves and their peers.

Schools are free to decide how to manage this funding. Pupil Premium is not an individual budget allocated to a family for their child’s education. The Governing Body makes the decision on how Pupil Premium should be targeted to ensure efficient and effective outcomes for children who are eligible

Schools must publish details on how the funding allocation:

  • will be spent for the current year
  • was spent in the previous academic year
  • has made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

Secondary schools receive pupil premium funding for each child from Year 7 to Year 11.

West Lancashire Community High School’s objectives for pupil premium funding to support :

  • Social and emotional development and maturity of pupils

  • Every pupil engaging with books by ‘reading for pleasure’ within every department

  • Welfare of pupils which includes their personal development, behaviour and  attendance

  • Extended learning- ‘Beyond the curriculum’

  • Staffing interventions to support individual pupil needs

The statement of how the current and previous year's allocation of funding is spent and its impact,  please see document below.

Further information on the Impact of Pupil Premium can be found here.

2. Catch Up Funding

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure.

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 curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

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.

To support schools to implement their catch-up plans effectively, EEF has published the school planning guide: 2020 to 2021. This will provide further guidance on how schools should implement catch-up strategies and supporting case studies to highlight effective practice.

To review the statement of how the current year's allocation of catch up funding will be spent, please see document below.

These documents are reviewed annually.

Funding and Impact - Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding

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