Stubbins School Pupil Premium Policy
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The money is allocated based on the numbers of pupils in school who children who have been eligible for free school meals(FSM) within the last six years or who have left local-authority care (LAC) because of 1 of the following: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, a residence order. This funding currently stands at £1,320 per FSM child and £1,900 per LAC child.
Main Barriers to Education Faced by Eligible Pupils in School
Some pupils may:
- become disengaged; they may not attend after school activities or school visits. This can lead to friendship issues and social isolation. Pupil premium funding is used to ensure that no child misses out on extra-curricular activities due to restrictions on family finances.
- lack confidence; they may need encouragement of join in social games during playtime or participate in sporting events. Pupil funding is used to purchase playground equipment and train playground leaders aimed at including less confident pupils.
- fall behind in class. Pupil premium money is used to fund additional TA hours to facilitate small group intervention or 1:1 support for targeted children so that every child in school is able to achieve to the very best of their ability
- have attendance issues or struggle to get to school on time. Pupil Premium money is used to assist families by helping with travel expenses or child care costs in order to get children to school on time.
- Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget
- The headteacher, in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils
- The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.
- The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims.
- From September 2012, we will publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
- We will ensure that parents, governors and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
- We will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.
- We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
- We will monitor evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding. (Reviewed November 2016)
Sports Premium Allocations
Stubbins School Sports Premium Policy
Physical Education and School sports is an area where all pupils can enjoy and achieve, building a platform for life long physical activity in an environment where all our pupils can succeed and thrive.
Our school receives a Sports Premium Grant. We will ensure targeted and strategic use of the Primary School Sport Premium Funding to support us in achieving and sustaining our vision for Physical Education and the vision of the school.
The purpose of this funding is to ensure improvement in the quality of sport and PE provision for all children. (Department for Education, March 2013).
We will ensure that our school's Physical Education provision addresses the needs of all of pupils, including those who belong to disadvantaged, vulnerable and gifted groups. We will ensure that the vision gives opportunities for all children regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnic background.
- To increase pupil participation in extended school sports activities.
- To ensure more pupils are being physically active.
- To continually improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school.
- To raise children’s self-belief and self-worth through celebrating success for all.
Our Primary School Sports funding has been allocated following a whole school review and as part of the School Improvement Plan. Looking at needs analysis we have identify priority classes, groups and individuals. In order to address any (identified) areas of need, this funding may be used across particular classes, key stages and for whole school use.
The range of Provision that we will use at Stubbins Primary School could include:
- Opening up opportunities for school representation in a variety of physical activities
- Use of dedicated specialist Physical Education teacher
- Whole school and Key Stage sports competitions.
- Focused teaching working with target groups of children who are reluctant to engage in sport
- Transport provision to support achievement of the aims of the policy
- High quality staff continued professional development
- Cover release for professional development
- Specialist sports coach expertise
- Lunchtime activity provision
- Further develop out of hours learning
- Involvement in sports competitions and festivals.
All our work will be aimed at increasing attainment, increasing participation, improving pupil confidence, developing skills, developing social confidence and promoting a life-long love of sport or physical activity, together with an understanding of the health benefits that participation in sporting and physical activities brings.
It will be the responsibility of the Head teacher & PE Co-ordinator to collectively report back to the Governors on;
- Levels of impact and outcomes of the Sports Premium
- Progress made towards improvements
- Cost effectiveness of provision
An annual ‘Sports Premium Report & Plan’ on how the Primary Sport Premium Funding has been used to improve the uptake and outcomes for PE/sports both within and beyond the school day will be published on the school website. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.