What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Schools are allocated funds for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment and progress of a particular group of pupils. The funding for pupil premium pupils is allocated to schools in relation to the following:
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds)
- Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
- Children who are looked after by the local authority
- Every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
Parents can inform the school that they are service personnel or have adopted children so that these funds can be claimed by the school, as this particular information is not provided to the school from any other source. Any information provided will, of course, be treated in the strictest confidence.
Funding is specifically allocated to raise the attainment of these groups of pupils and to close the gap in attainment and progress between them and other children in their year group both within the school and nationally. Whilst schools are free to spend these funds as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funds and the impact it has had upon attainment.
Vision for PE at Hexham Middle School
Physical Education is one of the most powerful mass movers in changing and improving the lives of young people. As such, a key aim of the physical education department is to develop a strong “sporting culture” within school for both participation and excellence, for all pupils. Through this culture we aim to “create a sporting habit for life.”
As a department, we aim to develop pupils who are physically literate. We aim to do this by providing a challenging, disciplined and safe environment for high quality teaching and learning. This is achieved through creating an enjoyable and productive atmosphere for staff and pupils, where we strive to inspire and engage students to participate and achieve. This will enable all pupils to have the motivation, confidence, understanding, knowledge and confidence to make positive lifestyle choices and choose to be active for life.