The school is currently in receipt of three Premiums, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Catch-Up Premium (for 2020-21 only.) Below are reviews of our spending on these three Premiums and the impact seen,
Pupil Premium is an amount of money which the Government allocates to school as part of the total school budget and which is based on the number of children who are in receipt of or have been in receipt of Free School Meals.
We receive the money in the April of any given year, which means that allocated budget help to fund 5 months (April to August) of one academic year and 7 months (September to March) of the next.
At Crossley Fields we utilise this money in a number of ways:
- On staffing to support learning and pupil well being
- Staff training and consultancy relevant to pupil need
- Curriculum provision
- Enrichment activities
From September 2021 - July 2022 we received £143,915
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
The Government has given every Primary School funding to develop Physical education and competitive sport.
In our school we are using this funding by working with the Pennine Sports Partnership to:
- Increase the amount of competition sport in which our children participate.
- Make links to other community sports providers.
- Develop additional clubs and activities for children, outside the curriculum.
- Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport.
- Give extra support in PE to our most talented children and include those with special needs in sport.
At Crossley Fields we have received £21108 for April 2021 to March 2022 which has been used to bring PE and sports specialist teachers and coaches in to work alongside class teachers in lessons, through our membership of Pennine Sports Partnership. In this way, our children will gain new skills and experiences and teachers will learn new techniques and knowledge to aid them in teaching sport and PE. The long term aim is higher quality lessons and improved learning for all children.