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Definition and Eligibility: Currently schools receive a payment or Pupil Premium, for each child who:

  • is registered for free school meals or
  • has been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (the ‘Ever-6s’) or
  • has been in care for a period of 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care and those who leave care under a special guardianship order or residence order or
  • is recorded as ‘ever 6 service, or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Also the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

3 and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if their family receives at least 1 of the following: Income Support; Jobseeker’s Allowance; Employment and Support Allowance; support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit; Child Tax Credit (provided they’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 (during the  4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit); or Universal Credit or they fulfill any of the qualifying criteria for full Pupil Premium (above).

 

Objectives and actions:  Deprivation is a powerful factor in predicting a child’s future life chances. Attainment gaps between pupils from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers persist through all stages of education, including entry to higher education. A pupil from a non-deprived background is more than twice as likely to go on to study at university as their deprived peers.

Schools are held accountable for their use of this finding to support pupils from low-income families.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At St. Andrew’s we take into account the following factors when deciding how to spend Pupil Premium funding:

  • Research findings that demonstrate the relative effectiveness of different interventions e.g. Sutton Trust
  • How to adapt high quality whole class teaching to meet the needs of all pupils, and especially those eligible for Pupil Premium funding
  • Careful identification of the right provision for Pupil Premium pupils: what is effective for one might not be so effective for another
  • Awareness of how to enhance provision if the pupil also has special education needs or disabilities (SEN/D)
  • The training of teachers and teaching assistants so that the needs of all pupils, especially those eligible for the Pupil Premium, are met
  • How to engage with parents so that school and home can work together to meet needs

 

Accounting for the Pupil Premium

2015 – 2016

Final allocation:

2015 – 2016 Funding
Number eligible for PPG 24   @ £1320 £31,680
1  post LAC (adopted) £1,900
2 x EYPP £302
Total amount received £33,882

 

 

How the money was spent:  In 2015 – 2016 we spent the Pupil Premium funding as following:

 

£33,882 allocated
Proportional contributions towards:
Staffing:
Teaching:  SENCO (0.2 i.e. 1 day) £7257 and booster teaching £7434 = £14,691

Boosting by Teaching Assistants: £17,703 support for focused booster groups – intervention/personalisation, individual/small group

£32,394
Staff training:
Developing counseling skills (2 staff) £200
Protective Behaviours – level 2 (£395) plus expenditure for whole staff INSET (£594) £989
Resources:
Including % contribution towards revision resources, talking tin strip sentences, praise certificates, phonics resources, reading assessments, maths planning/assessment –  FS/KS1/KS2,     extending Rapid Maths resources,  progress tests SPaG KS1, £672
Initiatives:
YCT individual counseling £2434
Other:
Extra-curricular activities, enriched curriculum, visitors to school etc.(% of) e.g. Anti-bullying
Subsidised Breakfast Club £906
Extra-curricular clubs £28
Workshops (anti-bullying, RE Barnabus, RE Easter Story, visiting author) £188
School day trips £616
Residential trips (Y5 and Y6) £586
School uniform £31
Expenditure £39,044
Predicted expenditure exceeds allocation by £5,162 approx.

 

Impact:  

School self-evaluation, including rigorous assessment, tracking and monitoring, ensures that the needs of all our children – including those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding – are met. We are satisfied that, in comparison with the 2014-2015 outcomes, the vast majority of these pupils have made good progress.  However the exceptionally challenging measures of Age Related Expectation set by the Government, which are far in excess of the 2014 – 2015 standards – mean that this is not reflected in the outcomes in all instances. Analysis of outcomes has enabled clear identification of need and in all instances these have been addressed and are planned in for continuing support as necessary in the new academic year – 2016-2017.

 

2016 – 2017

Predicted allocation:

2016 – 2017 Funding
Number eligible for PPG 24   @ £1320 £31,680
Post-LAC (adopted from care) t.b.c.
EYPP £302
Total amount received £31,982

 How the money will be spent: 

In 2016 – 2017 we will be using the Pupil Premium funding as following:

 £31,982 allocated
Proportional contributions towards:
Staffing:
Teaching: 1 day of SENCO £7257

TA boosting £12,367 support for focused booster groups – intervention/personalisation, individual/small group

Family Support Worker (50%)  £625

£20,249
Staff training:
Staff training relating to provision for children in receipt of Pupil Premium. £1,000
2Resources:
Including % contribution towards:

ICT: £900 software, £230 hardware EYFS

Learning resources:

 

 

£1,130

£5,000

Initiatives:
YCT individual counseling £3250
Other:
Subsidising: – in order to ensure full participation by children in receipt of Pupil Premium – including to Breakfast Club, Extra-curricular clubs, Workshops, School day trips, Residential trips (Y5 and Y6), School uniform £2,200
Expenditure £32829
Predicted expenditure exceeds allocation by £847 approx.
NB: Where a % is attributed to a cost for Pupil Premium children, it is assessed as 15%.

 This allocation builds upon approaches that have previously had a positive impact for our children in receipt of Pupil Premium, but is also mindful of economic pressures and the importance of ‘living within our means’ whilst maximising the impact achieved by this funding.

We continue to work very closely with these families, as with all members of our school family, in order to provide the very best opportunities and outcomes for these and all of the children in our care.

Sports Funding – September 2014 (222KB)

Sports Funding – 2015/2016

Sports Funding – September 2016

What is Sports Funding?

The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum for each academic year from 2013/2014 to the present, to provide ‘additional and sustainable improvement to the quality of provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary aged children, encouraging the development of healthy, active lifestyles.’ This funding will be paid by the Secretary of State directly to the Local Authority who then distribute it to maintained schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The school has the freedom to choose how to do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work with teachers, specifically in order to up-skill them
  • Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them to teach PE and Sport more effectively
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more children to take up sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by running and extending school sports club, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • Run sports competitions
  • Increase children’s participation in the School Games and
  • Run sports activities with other schools.

Each school will receive £8, 000 plus an extra £5 per Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupil each year for these two academic years.  The sports funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

 

What does this mean for our school?

For the financial year 2016-2017 we anticipate that our school will receive £8,880 in Sports Funding.

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability;
  • that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments;
  • that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development in order to improve confidence in the delivery of high-quality PE lessons and sports provision across the school;
  • to improve resourcing – including on-line resources to enhance and assess teaching
  • to extend extra-curricular sporting opportunities and to
  • increase uptake in these.

We feel that these are the most effective and efficient ways for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.

 

How we plan to spend the money (2016 – 2017) ….

BUDGET – £8,880

£1900 membership of the Herts and Ware School Sports Partnership (PE consultancy) who provide:

  • in-house Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – advice and support (e.g. on planning and assessment), staff meetings, demonstration lessons and team teaching
  • off-site CPD (e.g. courses such as ‘Teaching Good or Better PE Lessons’)
  • inter-school competitions (e.g. Sportshall Athletics)
  • Gifted and Talented opportunities
  • Young Leaders’ training (training children in Year 5 to work with younger children)

In addition to this core cost schools then ‘buy in’ services in a bespoke manner.

£250  Online Assessment Package

Impact and sustainability: knowledge, skills and resources are accessed by all staff > upskilling

Children of all groups and abilities have access to inspirational sporting provision.

£1,000 training and supply cover to release PE Subject Leader and identified staff for upskilling

Impact and sustainability: high quality PE is taught in all year groups

£50      entry fees for sporting events (beyond the Herts and Ware Sports Partnership

£1,000  coaches to convey children to sporting opportunities

£100    additional staff hours to support pupils at events

£1000  Staff hours to run after school football and netball clubs (Autumn and Spring Terms/Athletics and Rounders (Summer Term)

Impact and sustainability: children of all groups and abilities take part in sporting events that they   

      would otherwise not experiences, leading to improved self-confidence and future health.

£250    Playground supervisors/MSA training opportunities.

Impact and sustainability: increased staff skills, increased children’s participation in physical    activity and enjoyment at lunch times. Skills to be used on a continuing basis > improved future health.

£1,000 Playground markings

£400     Playground resources (disposable)

£100     Installation of netball hardware (purchase 2015-2016)

      Impact and sustainability: encourage physical activity and enjoyment at lunch and playtimes,    

      improving the future health of pupils.

£1000     Funding for Healthy Week – including inspirational athlete £368, and Archery workshops £385

£500     Challenge Sport Fitter Futures – differentiated daily fitness programme for all children KS1 and 2 including timetabled activities for curriculum and unstructured times as well as accessibility at home.

£600     Maths of the Day – (Youth Sports Trust) online resource using PE and active learning to raise attainment  in maths

     Impact and sustainability: encourage physical activity and enjoyment throughout the day; enliven the mind as well as the body; give a concerted fitness message at home and school > improving the future health of pupils

Total:   £9150 approx.            (potentially £270 overspent)

 

How will the impact be measured:

  1. Teachers demonstrate confidence in planning and delivery of Scheme of Work.
  2. Observations of children and staff during PE lessons and extra-curricular activities
  3. Teachers use professional development training to run own clubs.
  4. Equipment will be used even more effectively to maximise learning in both lessons and clubs.
  5. Assessment of pupils skills and development in PE, by teachers and children in PE lessons, using internal tracking.
  6. Increased after school clubs and participation in PE and sport
  7. Increased links with specialist organisations and coaches.

 

How the money was spent (2015-2016)….

BUDGET – £8,880

£1900 membership of the Herts and Ware School Sports Partnership (PE consultancy) who provide:

  • in-house Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – advice and support (e.g. on planning and assessment), staff meetings, demonstration lessons and team teaching
  • off-site CPD (e.g. courses such as ‘Teaching Good or Better PE Lessons’)
  • inter-school competitions (e.g. Sportshall Athletics)
  • Gifted and Talented opportunities
  • Young Leaders’ training (training children in Year 5 to work with younger children)

This reduced cost (£4,300 2014-2015) reflects a new approach whereby schools pay a core cost and then ‘buy in’ services in a bespoke manner.

£1300   Part-funding of temporary TLR (to support the whole school development of PE and Maths)

£372    supply cover (2 days) to release PE Subject Leader

£900    coaches to convey children to sporting opportunities

£110    additional staff hours to support pupils at events

£840    Up-skilling for all teachers in Dance – delivered by DanceJam Academy

£800    Schemes of Work – Primary Schools’ Premier Dance Package

£150     Fitball PE demonstration (netball) – up-skilling

£700    Coaching in ‘minority sports’  for competitive entry – children in years 3-6, delivered by Challenge Sport

£500     Replacement and new PE equipment

£940     New team kits – football and netball team kits and unisex ‘emergency’ kit

£505     Socketted netball posts (2, Fixed wall-mounted) netball posts, fold-up football goals

 

Total:   £9017 approx.             £137 overspent

 

Impact from 2015 – 2016 ….

  1. CPD from DanceJam Academy and Challenge Sport has increased subject confidence for staff and teachers are now teaching a broader and enriched PE curriculum and assessing achievement in PE.
  2. New, purchased dance scheme of work is being widely and has greatly enhanced confidence in teaching the dance aspect of the PE curriculum.
  3. Challenge Sport used to identify talent in ‘minority’ sports and coach for competitive entry e.g. table tennis, basketball etc. Some new talents discovered and hobbies institigated.
  4. Liaison with Amwell View Special School (SLD) – Year 6 children supporting pupils in PE lessons.
  5. Year 5 children are trained as Young Leaders and support children at playtimes.
  6. 2 Sports’ Ambassadors and 1 Health Ambassador (all Year 6) have devised a fitness programme and started to deliver it to Year 2 children in the lunch hour.
  7. Sports’ Day (July 2015) was the second that followed the pattern of a morning of games devised by Year 6 on a carousel in School Families – including some paralympic sports e.g. boccia – involvement and accessibility for all. Afternoon of more conventional races again in School Families, largely done as all-age relays, therefore dramatically increasing involvement by all.
  8. Participation in Change4Life games (July 2015) encouraged reluctant sports children – all enjoyed it greatly.
  9. Weekly dance class held as a club for all ages – new provider (DanceJam Academy).
  10. New focus on Healthy Living – including Cookery Club.
  11. Attendance in extra-curricular sporting activity based in school: 139 children (79%) attended at least one after school club. (69% in KS1¯from 81% in 2014-15 and 84% in KS2 ­ from 71% in 2014-’15)
  12. We now have liaison with, or signposting to, more than 10 outside sports providers/clubs
  13. Sainsbury Sportsmark Silver awarded in September 2015 which offers significant evidence of increased impact.

 

Aniticpated future developments in PE – September 2016 on:

  1. Consider extra-curricular sporting activity provision for KS1
  2. Potential funding of TA to undertake Sports’ Youth Trust Level 5 sports leadership.
  3. Further development of outside area including additional benching and an environmental trim trail.
  4. High Quality PE an annual focus for Summer 1 observations
  5. Purchase CPD (Sports’ Partnership coaching) to address action points.
  6. Consider employment of Sports Apprentice.