Pupil / PE Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils in school.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
  • All our work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress so that children’s attainment is at age related expectations or above, initially in Literacy and Numeracy. It may also be used to target more able children on free school meals to achieve greater depth at the end of Key Stage 1 or greater depth at the end of Key Stage 2.

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider includes:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or teaching assistant, focussing on overcoming their specific gaps in learning;
  • 1-1 or small group classroom support;
  • Additional support and learning opportunities through after school clubs, including homework club and drama club;
  • Small group work with the Family Learning Mentor;
  • Workshops for parents/carers;
  • Subsidising educational visits;
  • Subsidising private music lessons.

The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2017-18: £73,620

The Governors have targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing, maths and fine motor skills.
c) Employ a part-time teacher to work with groups.
d) Provide ‘Talk Boost’ training for two teaching assistants who will carry out this programme throughout the year in order to improve speaking and listening in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2;
e) Provide staff to supervise two homework clubs;
f) Provide workshops for parents for maths.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016-17: £73,624

The Governors targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing, maths and fine motor skills.
c) Purchase Booster Phonics software to improve standards in phonics.
d) Subsidise school trips by paying for coach hire.
e) Purchase RM Maths software to facilitate personalised learning for children in Maths;
f) Provide staff to supervise a homework club;
g) Subsidise private music lessons.

The impact of the PPG for 2016-17:

a) Behaviour has continued to improve on the playground and around school.
b) The majority of children on Free School Meals continued to make at least expected progress.
c) The children are enthusiastic about using RM Maths both at home and at school.
d) All children in Key Stage Two last year enjoyed a visit to Liverpool Museums.
e) Homework club was well attended by FSM children.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015-16: £93,337

The Governors targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing and maths.
c) Subsidise trips by paying for coach hire.

The impact of the PPG for 2015-16:

a) Improved behaviour on the playground and around school.
b) The majority of children on Free School Meals made at least expected progress.


Sports Premium 2017

As Lancashire and Wyre Sports School of the Year 2014, we believe that sport is a vital part of every child’s education and well-being.
We aim to provide all children with a wide range of sporting opportunities both during school, and in after school clubs.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

We are using the funding (£9020) for:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new and additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2016-2017:

Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE

The school has bought into Wyre Sports premium packages, who deliver some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff including: invasion games, gymnastic, striking and fielding games. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Each term the coach will work with a different key stage, attending most Tuesdays throughout the academic year 2016-2017. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of staff and other coaches, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.

Providing places for pupils for after school sport club

Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before, with no charge to parents. We host lots of clubs, purposefully to engage new participants and beginners in a variety of sporting activities.

Increasing participation in school sport

As well delivering high quality PE lessons alongside the class teachers, we will also deliver lunchtime sports clubs. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6; each term the he will work with a different key stage. The lunchtime clubs may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! We will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support. We will also be running lots of inter-house competitions in school, in a variety of sports and activities.

Development of the School Hall

We have developed the school hall in order to provide a space to be able to effectively teach most sports and activities, aswell as using our extensive grounds. We have also invested in resources and equipment, to give the children the best chance to succeed in developing their sporting skills.

Development of the Sports Court / MUGA

We have invested in the development of a sports court, and the Governors have committed a substantial sum of money to further extend the sporting facilities at our school.

Our key targets are:

  • To have at least 75% participation from children in KS2 in extra –curricular activities across the year in a variety of sports
  • To focus our curriculum teaching on developing skills
  • To offer a variety of sports and sporting skills across the curriculum and through sports clubs, before, during and after school
  • For every child to have a minimum of two hours PE per week