Pupil premium

Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and who are children of service families. At Redgate Primary Academy we use our funding for a range of purposes suited to the individual needs of our children.

Please see our spending review for the most recently completed academic year and plans for spending this funding this year in the document below.

Pupil premium strategy statement 2023-24

Sports premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

Sports premium plan 2023-24 and impact statement 2022-23

Sports premium plan 2022-23

Sports premium plan 2021-22 – impact statement

Recovery premium

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (Covid-19). It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these pupils. The following information details how we will use our funding at Redgate Primary Academy.

How we intend to use the grant

  1. Improved parental engagement and communication
    Home school worker
  2. Improved communication skills and interaction with the environment
    ICT camera and microphone
  3. Improved self-regulation and preparation for learning
    Safe spaces and self-regulation equipment for each class
  4. Rapid recovery to pre-lockdown levels
    Creation of a bespoke recovery curriculum that meets the needs of individuals
  5. Minimise disruption to learning and time lost through difficult transitions
    Provide a low stimulus environment in each ASD class and around walkways, clear instructions and timers
  6. Improve overall fitness and wellbeing
    Improvements to outside learning environments

How we will assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our children

We will measure the impact our individual pupils make by:

  • listening to what our pupils and their parents/carers tell us
  • monitoring progress against outcomes from EHCP
  • evaluating progress across curriculum through data capture
  • scrutiny of pupil work and observations of learning

We will measure the progress of our strategic using:

  • termly monitoring visits by the link governor
  • reports to IEB/Governing Body
  • financial monitoring
  • staff reflection and review
  • parental feedback
  • feedback from multi-agency partners, through conversations, reports and tracking