Pupil Premium and Sports Premium
At St Benet's we are constantly looking for ways to improve attitudes, achievement and parental engagement for all children, working to ensure all aspects of school life are fully inclusive. To this end, we are committed to ensuring that all our pupils have access to the highest quality teaching and learning and work with teachers committed to high standards for all and a rich and inspiring curriculum.
Our class teachers and Senior Leadership Team track the achievement of children who qualify for Pupil premium closely, ensuring they have their needs clearly identified and their progress closely monitored throughout school; in particular monitoring the ‘gap’ in their achievement and that of their peers.
The funding is used to:
- Support teachers and teaching assistants in developing a full range of teaching strategies and approaches.
- Extend the support for children’s learning by tailoring interventions according to need and ensure they are delivered by highly trained staff including speech and language, Mastering number, reading fluency groups, phonics 'catch up and keep up' groups and ELKLAN.
- Pastoral support.
- Subsidise school trips and other extra-curricular activities and opportunities that boost learning.
- Offer active sessions including Sensory Circuits.
- Supply ICT resources including laptops for home learning.
At St Benet's we encourage children to be active and to enjoy themselves whilst doing so.
Within the formal curriculum all children take part in PE and Games, having opportunities to learn fundamental skills and movements in a wide variety of sports such as gymnastics, football, netball, dance, athletics, tag rugby and many other competitive and non-competitive sports.
They also have a wide variety of opportunities to take part in extra curricular sporting activities both competitively and through a variety of clubs. We regularly take part in the North Suffolk School Games events and our children are proud to represent the school.
Please read the report below to find out how our Sports Premium funding was spent last year:
COVID Catch Up Funding
In the summer of 2020 the government announced £1 billion of extra funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Schools will receive £80 per pupil and this should be used to fund specific resources and activities which will support children to catch up for lost teaching in the previous months.