Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting children who are at a greater risk of underachievement. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM); currently there are 137 pupils.

Children looked after by the Local Authority; currently there is 1 pupil.

Armed Forces children; currently there are 0 pupils.

The total amount of Pupil Premium received this year is £227,427 (£1,345 per pupil).

Pupil Premium Pupil Objectives 2020-21

Summary of main barriers to educational achievement 
A. Poor oral/literacy skills and lack of reading opportunities 
B. Low attendance 
C. Ensuring teaching consistency ensures accelerated progress
D.Low level of attainment in entry
E. Social and emotional issues
F. Poor housing 
Desired Outcomes
Desired outcomes and how will they be measured
A. Improved monitoring and targeting of pupil premium pupils for attendance.
B. All teaching to be good or better in whole class teaching and interventions, and assessment information is used by staff to target and close the gap
C. There is effective support in place to support children’s social, emotional and mental health needs
Success Criteria
  • Attendance of pupil premium pupils is in line with or better than national benchmarks
  • There is a reduction in persistent absentees
  • All teaching and interventions are recorded as good or better
  • Attainment of pupil premium pupils is in line with or above national at end of KS2 and KS1
  • Gaps in attainment between pupil premium and non-pupil premium pupils are narrowed or closed
  • There is an increased % of pupil premium children working above national
  • Pastoral care and provision maps reflect the support in place to meet children’s identified needs.
  • Monitoring and tracking shows impact of support
  • Behaviour and exclusion data show impact of effective pastoral care.

There are many ways in which Bannockburn spends this additional funding to meet these objectives. For example:

1.) Extra one-to-one or small group support for children within the classroom.

2.) Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.

3.) Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.

5.) Investing in resources that boost children's learning, such as laptops or iPads.

6.) School uniform grant or discount.

7.) Discounted after-school clubs (but not Play Club).

8.) Discounted Breakfast Club

9.) Discounted school trips.

10.) Free LAMDA classes.

12.) Free milk

13.) Possible theatre/event tickets

14.) Year 5 School Journey Grant

COVID Catch-Up Premium Spending

Inclusion Additional Provision (inc. Pupil Premium)

Pupil Premium Funding Presentation

Early Years Pupil Premium Grant 2018 - 2019

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 - 2021

PE and Sports Premium 2020-2021

In 2013, the Government demonstrated their commitment to improving sport and Physical Education in schools by revealing allocation of funding.  The drive behind this funding has always been to ensure schools can make sustainable improvements and to provide all children with opportunities to develop a lifelong commitment to being healthy and active.  This funding is ring fenced and can only be spent on the provision of Sport and Physical Education in the school.

There are 5 Key Indicators (KI) that school should expect to see improvement across:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. The profile of Physical Education and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff teaching Physical Education and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Please click here to see the PE and Sports Premium 2020-2021 Report