What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The allocation is based on the number of pupils who receive – or have received – free school meals, or have been in public care.
How much Pupil Premium funding does the school receive?
We have relatively low numbers of pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium.
- Our allocation for the financial year 2012/13 was £7200
- Our allocation in the financial year 2013/14 was £9600
- Our allocation for the financial year 2014/15 is £15 500
- Our allocation for the financial year 2015/16 was £18 900 (this was £2640 more than the initial allocation)
- Our allocation for 2016/17 was £20 220
- Our allocation for 2017/18 is £17000
- Our allocation for 2018/19 is £15,160
How is the school using the Pupil Premium Funding?
- The funding is used to:
- Facilitate HLTA provision for Pupil Premium pupils
- Support the effective staffing for Read Write Inc – the phonics, reading and writing programme
- Ensure Quality first teaching in class is enhanced;
- Implement bespoke Interventions to support pupils
- Prioritise Emotional, social and mental health provision
- Enrich the emotional well-being of Pupil Premium Pupils through our extra-curricular activities/clubs
Pupil Premium Strategy
Currently there are 8 pupils on roll who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.
In the 2018/19 academic year, we have considered how we can refine our strategy for supporting and enhancing the progress of children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. As the number of Pupil Premium Children is so low and they are in different classes, subject specific interventions would not exclusively cater for the wide range of needs. As such we have considered what might be the common barriers to progress that these children face.
Strategies for overcoming these barriers:
- Providing time for class teachers to spend one-to-one time with pupils discussing progress and setting short term targets to accelerate learning.
- Engage parents with more information relating to details of the specific barriers to their child’s progress when progress is slower than expected.
- Allocate regular sessions for HLTA led interventions to support Pupil Premium pupils.
PE and Sport Premium
PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ CE VA Primary School and at least two, 1 hour sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport an
d exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
We aim for all of our children to develop active lifestyles. We do this through:
- Encouraging the children to be fit and active and developing their understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
- Providing progression, challenge and high expectations across the key skills in PE, sport and active lifestyles;
- Developing the confidence to take part and enjoy a challenge;
- Providing opportunities for children to work collaboratively;
- PE lessons that are fun, purposeful and engaging;
- Developing each child’s feeling of self-worth and helping them to support and encourage each other.
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is that ALL pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
This means that we should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer;
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
IT IS EXPECTED THAT SCHOOLS WILL SEE AN IMPROVEMENT AGAINST THE FOLLOWING 5 KEY INDICATORS:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Throughout the 2018/2019 academic year, we aim to use the Sports Premium funding of £17,170 to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:
- providing a range of activities throughout the school day to allow children to be active for 30 minutes every school day. particular emphasis will be placed upon integration of activity into classroom activity.
- providing support for our play leaders through the employment of an adult dedicated to this role.
- use high quality sports coaches to deliver targeted professional development for teachers. This year we are focusing on dance, tennis and multisports (EYS and KS1).
- develop the facilities on our playground and school field to provide more opportunities for activity for all at break times.
- purchase additional resources for PE lessons.
- provide opportunities for more outdoor and adventurous activities especially during PE lessons.
- provide opportunities to experience activities normally outside of the primary curriculum (e.g. a cycling day at an approved venue for KS2 pupils)
- participate in a wide variety of sports competitions offered through the Boston Spa Sports Partnership.
- develop the use of house teams for intra-school sports competition.
For a breakdown of how we used the PE and Sports Premium funding in previous years and the impact it has had, please use the links below.