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.
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.
During the academic year 2018 - 2019, 345 pupils were eligible for sports premium funding. The total amount payable to school was £19,450. Over the year the money was spent on:
- Providing pupils with high quality teaching from a specialist PE coach.
- Providing pupils with the opportunity to take part in sporting activities that they would otherwise be unable to experience.
- Providing pupils with the opportunity to take part in sporting competitions with pupils from other settings.
- Providing pupils with the opportunity to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport & physical activity within school.
- Training lunch time supervisors to lead physical activities at lunchtimes.
The impact of these initiatives can be seen in the document below: Sports Premium 2018 - 2019.
During this academic year, 324 pupils are eligible for sports premium funding. The total amount payable to school is £19,460. Over the year the money will be spent on:
- Embedding physical activity into the school day through active playgrounds.
- Engaging all pupils in regular physical activity.
- Giving pupils the opportunity to take part in sporting activities that they would otherwise be unable to experience.
- Ensuring sporting activities are delivered by a qualified and experienced professional sports coach who is able to develop pupil’s skills.
- Ensuring pupils have opportunity to take part in sporting competitions with pupils from other settings.
To see a breakdown of the sports premium expenditure for this year please see the document below: Sports Premium 2019-2020.