Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018

Pupil Premium funding is used to accelerate and support our most vulnerable children’s learning and development. We believe in investing in the whole child so that every child is supported and extended in their learning journey in their own unique way. We evidence the impact of the use of our Pupil Premium Funding and ensure that all expenditure adds significant value to each child.

There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium funding:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) See below
  • Children looked after by the Local Authority
  • Armed Forces children

The total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received this year is £5280 (£1,320 per pupil).

Do you think your child might qualify?

As we are an infant school, all of our children receive free school meals. However, the school may also be able to obtain extra funding to support your child’s learning if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed at least annually with the next review due September 2018.

If you think you may be eligible, please contact the school or apply online:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals

Pupil Premium Objectives 2017 – 2018

1. For children receiving Pupil Premium funding to make accelerated progress in all curriculum areas
2. To ensure that attendance of children receiving Pupil Premium funding is in line or above other children
3. To ensure that all children can access extra-curricular and curriculum enrichment activities
4. To raise attainment of children entitled to the Pupil Premium funding in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
5. To improve social and emotional involvement and well-being of children who are entitled to receive the Pupil Premium funding

Sports Funding

2017-2018

Sports funding ensures that our provision for Physical Education is as effective as it possibly can be. We ensure that it is used to sustain a rapid increase in high quality PE teaching and learning and that involvement in sport is high both in and outside of the curriculum. Over the past years we have employed a specialist teaching service to upskill our team and transform our PE provision. We now have skilled teachers teaching all our children and providing them with a rich and balanced PE curriculum. For 2017-2018 we will be holding in house and external infant competitions to further raise the profile of Physical Education and Sport.

Staff Development

2016-2017 saw the specialist teachers leading lessons with our teachers observing. For 2017-2018 our teachers will take the lead and the specialist teachers will be coaching and mentoring our teachers weekly to continue their professional development. Alongside this our new PE subject leader will receive weekly mentoring sessions with the  lead specialist teacher to ensure the approaches to school improvement in this area are rapid and sustained.

Children’s Development

The specialist teaching company will be training Play Leaders in Year 2 to help support the TAs in developing playground games during playtimes and lunchtimes. Our children will now be participating in termly in house competitions as well as inviting local schools to attend our events as well.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Throughout the school year the children have opportunities to sign up for:

  • 2 Dance clubs – by specialist teachers including musical theatre, ballroom, Latin, disco and street dance and dance and gymnastic moves
  • Gymnastic club – by specialist teachers, whereby they can obtain their own badges/grades.
  • Football club – by specialist coaches
  • ActivKids breakfast multi-skills sports club – by specialist coaches

Resources

 

The Sports Premium is £ 9225 for this academic year. £9000 has been allocated for funding a specialist teacher in PE for 1 day a week and a specialist teacher in Dance for half a day a week.

The use of funding and the impact of funding will be monitored by the PE Leader and the Finance Committee.

Measuring the impact throughout the academic year:

  • Speak to the children; measure the interest of children in different areas of the PE curriculum.
  • Receive feedback from the teacher on the quality of support offered by the specialist teachers.
  • Request feedback from the specialist teachers on the level of engagement by teachers.
  • Lesson observations to measure the impact on learning and teaching.
  • Use questionnaires to ensure we are narrowing gaps and developing the right skills for our pupils and our staff.
  • Monitor the finance effectively to ensure value for money and impact on children’s learning.