Pupil & Sport Premium
Pupil Premium Funding Information
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment. In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
This has been used as follows:
- To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
- To engage an additional teacher in Year 6 to provide a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so as they can make the progress expected of them.
- To contribute to the payment of school trips and residentials.
- To access music tuition
- To increase Emotional Literacy Support Assistant hours providing a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so that they can make the progress expected of them.
The impact of this work was evident in:-
- Improved attainment at the end of Key Stage Two.
- Increased and sustained attendance across school.
- Increased in-year progress from pupils on intervention programmes.
- We also part-funded residential visits so that these children could attend. This resulted in increased self esteem and confidence.
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium are treated with discretion and in confidence
Sports Premium Funding Information
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.
Funding was allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive £9250 annually in the academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the breadth of PE and sports provision’ source Ofsted briefing for section 5 inspection. Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding.
Great consideration was given at Kempshott Juniors about the spending of our sports premium and how it could have the greatest impact on: teaching and learning in PE lessons; to increase the participation in sport, out of school hours; to improve the health and fitness of the children; to improve the equipment and resources and to increase the range of sports on offer.
The first stage in this process was to undertake an audit of teaching staff regarding the different aspects of PE.