The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to support the school to raise standards. The amount of funding relates to Free School Meal numbers. The funding is targeted on a range of initiatives which help to improve achievement and narrow the gaps. In this financial year the £49,600 funding has been targeted to raise standards with Pupil Premium children by supporting the following:
- Reducing class sizes in Key Stage 2 so that all children in school are taught in their specific year group – 71% of Pupil Premium children are in Key Stage 2
- Funding towards a Attendance and Inclusion Worker
- Funding towards The Centre which support a range of social and emotional needs
- Funding specific small group literacy/numeracy interventions across the school
- Subsidising school visits to ensure all children can access an enriched curriculum
- Further curriculum enrichment for all as funding is used to subsidise additional activities e.g. Expochef/Arty Theatre/Robinwood
- Additional support time – additional Teacher Assistant time to support individuals, groups and classes
- Funding additional lunchtime support to specific individuals and groups
- Funding Team Teach Training which is used to support specific groups
- 1:1 and booster support for SATs
- Breakfast club subsidy to reduce the cost and encourage punctuality and attendance
- Funding Pupil Premium peripatetic music tuition
- Purchasing additional resources for Read Write Inc to improve reading and writing across the school with a focus on EYFS and Key Stage 1
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school:
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The grant has vastly enhanced the quantity and quality of PE provision in school. Throughout the last year more children attended after school and lunchtime clubs, children experienced a wider range of new sports including golf and judo, an increased amount of coaching was brought into school, the school took part in an increased number of intra school and inter school activities, staff training was increased and more resources were purchased. The school won a significant number of local competitions and took part in more level 3 competitions than before. We were awarded the Gold Sports Mark which recognised the quality of PE currently going on at Copeland Road Primary School.
The grant paid for the increased coaching, training, resources, travel to sports events and competitions, booking venues such as the Alun Armstrong Centre and booking new sports in school, such as golf.
The PE Sports Grant for the 2014 – 15 financial year was £8565. Due to the successful achievement and progress in PE throughout the previous year, the funding was allocated to the same areas and initiatives and was again very successful.
As CPD and resources had been build up in the previous years it was agreed by the Governing Body that the funding should be used differently in 2015 – 16. It was decided to focus the funding on a Sports Apprentice who could support the children and continue the previous developments. A Sports Apprentice, Mr J Plews, was appointed in November 2015 and has continued to work with the school throughout 2016.
The good work of 2015 – 16 was built upon and the school achieved increasing success with PE in 2016 – 17. The good work by the PE co-ordinator and staff, including the sports apprentice, ensured that PE continued to progress. More children were involved in festivals and skills continued to improve.
The good work has been continued in 2017 – 18. This has included the receiving of awards recognising the very good. The school was awarded the Primary Contribution to Physical Activity and Sport Award and the Sports Leaders Award in 2017.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
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