Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools by the government to address any inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.
PE and Sports Premium is funding provided by the government to encourage children to lead more active lives.
PUPIL PREMIUM 2017 / 2018
During the academic year 2017/2018, 248 pupils were eligible for Pupil Premium. Each eligible pupil received the equivalent of £1,320. The total payable to the school for this year was £327,360. Over the year the money was spent on:
- Staffing resources in order to provide smaller teaching groups and intervention support, particularly in year 2 and year 6.
- New maths materials – Singapore ‘Maths No Problem’ for all year groups and associated training for staff to enable children to apply their basic maths skills to problem solving situations.
- Support from a literacy specialist focusing on writing skills in years 3-6.
- Attendance worker and 97% attendance incentives.
- Employing a speech therapist to promote speech and language skills in the Early Years.
- Purchasing iPads to support with spelling and grammar in Years 5 and 6.
SPORTS PREMIUM 2017 / 2018
During this academic year, 343 pupils were eligible for sports premium funding with each receiving the equivalent of £28.13. The total amount payable to school was £9,650. Over the year the money was spent on:
- A coaching programme for teachers to develop their confidence and ability to plan, teach and assess a range of PE skills.
- A range of a lunchtime and after school sports clubs to encourage pupils to be more active.
- Play Leaders training for 16 year 5 pupils to further increase fellow pupils’ participation in active sports and games at lunchtime.
National Curriculum Requirements for Swimming 2018-2019
Children in years 3-6 go swimming for half the year at Kingstanding Leisure Centre. Of the 60 children in Year 6, 55% were able to meet 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.