Covid Catch Up Funding
In June 2020, the government announced £1billion of funding to support children and young people to catch-up learning lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes a £650 million one off premium during the 2020 – 2021 academic year to support schools in identifying the children that have lost most during the school closure and put catch-up programmes in place to best support them.
Linton Heights Junior School are eligible to receive this premium up to a maximum of £80 per child from Year 3 through to Year 6.
Below is our plan of how we plan to spend it. This will be reviewed and impact measured.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
PE and Sport Premium
The PE and sport premium is additional governmental funding that is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
We use the school swimming pool for the second half of the summer term and weather permitting the first half of the autumn term.
Schools need to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The percentage of our 6 cohort for 2020-21 who could swim 25m was 70%.