Sports Premium & Pupil Premium
Below you will find the key information about Sports Premium funding and the school Pupil Premium Funding. This information explains how, as a school, we use this money to help the children within our school.
Pupil Premium Statement 2017/18
The pupil premium grant is funding provided to schoosl in addition to main school funding. It is awarded on the basis of the number of children eligible for free school meals (FSM), those who have been eligible for FSM in the past six years, pupils who have been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residential order, and children who are designated as CLA (Looked After Children) for more than six months. A smaller amount of funding is allocated for pupils from service families.
The government believes that it is for schools to decide how the Pupils Premium Grant is spent as we are best placed to assess the necessary provision to support pupils and families. However, we are rightly held accountable for how we have used the additional funding.
Our priority for the academic year 2017/18 is on narrowing the gap for those pupils in any year group who are achieving below their peers. The main barriers to learning facing our Pupil Premium children are:
- Difficulties in language development
- Difficulties with social interaction
- Lack of readiness for school
It is recognised and agreed that these are the 'target' pupils but that other pupils will also benefit from the improvements in provision. The majority of funding is planned to be used in this way, and we also plan to use some funding to ensure that all pupils are able to access the curriculum and are ready to learn.
For a full copy of this Pupil Premium statement for this academic year 2017/18 click here.
Pupil Premium Plan 2017/18
Review Date: July 2018
A copy of this Pupil Premium Plan can be downloaded here.
To view last years reviewed Pupil Premium Plan click the link here.
Sports Premium Spending
Sports Premium funding is money that we are given by the Government that is ring fenced for the use of promoting and developing sustainable PE provisions within the school. This money is allocated annually and is used in which ever schools decides best meets the criteria. The provision map for last years spend can be seen below. This outlines the key things that this funding has been spent on in the year, along with the aim/outcome for each spend and how this has will develop sporting within the school. At the end of each year, our Governing Body meet with Mr Matthews, the PE Leader, to review the years spending, while looking at the impact that this spending has had on school sport.
To download a copy of this please click this link.
We ensure that the improvements made through Sports Premium spending are sustainable through having a focus on staff development and resources for long term use, as well as investing in pupil attitudes to sport.