As a non-maintained school, Peterhouse has only received limited Pupil Premium payments in previous years and no Pupil Premium payments were received for 2019/20.
With effect from Sept 2020, Pupil Premium is being paid directly to non-maintained special schools and our allocation is as follows:
- 2020/21: £24.050
- 2021/22: £24.050
As of Sept 2021, 33.8% of pupils at Peterhouse are eligible for Pupil Premium. Eligible pupils fall into the following categories:
FSM (Primary School age): 13.6%
FSM (Secondary School age): 77.3%
Looked After Children: 9.1%
We are employing an additional member of staff to provide support and training to identified families, to ensure that strategies utilised at school can be implemented at home to ensure consistency of learning across all environments. This is co-ordinated and monitored by the Young Person and Family Support Co-ordinator.
Peterhouse received £3,360 Covid Catch-Up Premium in November 2020.
We have used these funds to purchase:
- 4 laptops
- 6 webcams and microphones
This equipment will be used to facilitate remote learning for pupils who are required to self-isolate. Following the lockdown period from March until June 2020, remote learning was identified as an area for development, following consultation with parents. The equipment will enable us to deliver lessons remotely and to improve access to IT equipment at home for families. Development of our remote learning provision forms part of our Recovery Development Plan, which is monitored by the Governance Committee.
A further allocation of £11,280 was received in August 2021. The school is assessing the impact of Covid on pupils to date in order to identify priorities and draw up an action plan to ensure that these funds are used to best effect. Covid has impacted both the education and the mental wellbeing of pupils, and pupils have been affected to varying extent.