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 children who are from service families. At Hillocks 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.

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.

Find details of our plans below.

Sports Premium – plan of spend 2020-21

Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium

The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The following information details how we will use our funding at Hillocks Primary Academy.

How we intend to use the grant

Quality first teaching and intervention:
The EEF recommends a tiered approach to closing the gap. Tier 1 is high quality teaching for all, tier 2 is targeted support using teaching assistants (TAs), high quality one to one and small group interventions and planning for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) with tier 3 offering support in pastoral aspects, attendance and social and emotional learning.

Tier 1

  • CPD support to ensure reading teachers are equipped to address gaps in phonics knowledge.
  • Maths text books to ensure consistency of approach
  • Devices and the infrastructure to ensure high quality remote learning

Tier 2

  • One to one and small group intervention to address gaps in mathematics, reading and phonics in Key stage 1 and lower key stage 2.
  • Support for one to one tutoring to ensure upper key stage two children catch up on lost learning

Tier 3

  • Targeted therapies to support mental health

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

Data points:

  • Pupil progress and attainment will be tracked through the three formal data points that we have during the year, this will allow us to track overall progress and attainment of pupils. A detailed analysis will be presented to senior leaders after each data point, this will include analysis of all groups so trends can be spotted and acted upon.
  • Internal tracking of the small group intervention will be used to track progress, these will be reviewed at the end of each term.