School Premiums

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding 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 and those looked after by the local authority. There is also a smaller amount for children of armed services personnel. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

“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” Dept of Education

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.

Pupil Premium Spending

2015-2016

In 2015 there are 63 pupils (19%) eligible for free school meals which is a total of £81,000.

The funding will be spent as follows:

  • Additional teacher in Year 6 (£35,000)
  • KS1 Maths Intervention: (Magic Maths / Magic Maths 2) (£5000)
  • Writing Intervention (additional teacher) (Year 5) (£2000)
  • Rainbow Writing Intervention (Lower Key Stage 2) (£3500)
  • Inference Reading Intervention (Lower Key Stage 2) (£3500)
  • First class at number maths intervention (Lower Key Stage 2) (£5000)
  • 15 Laptops to enhance interventions in reading, writing and numeracy (£6000 – including charging trolley)
  • Read and Write A to Z foundation stage intervention (EYFS)(£3000)
  • Talk Partners (language and communication intervention) (£2000)
  • BLAST (language and communication intervention) (£3000)
  • Artist in residence (£3000)
  • Phonics (interventions and staff training) (£2000)
  • Wider opportunities Violin Tuition / Violas (£4000)
  • Sense of place art project (£3000)

Pupil Premium  Impact 

In order to track the progress of children to whom the additional funding applies, all class teachers complete on going assessments which are monitored by the assessment coordinator and the wider Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Every term, the staff meet with the SLT in Pupil Premium progress meetings where the progress of individual children is discussed and challenged to ensure they make good or better progress. Our lesson observations, learning walks and visits from our School Improvement Partner include a specific focus on the progress of children eligible for FSM.

Our internal data indicates that pupils in receipt of the PP funding are making good or better progress in all classes in relation to the children not in receipt of the PP grant funding. Results from the end of KS2 in 2014/2015 prove that all children on FSM made at least 2 levels of progress from the end of KS1 to the end of KS2.

You can also find more information regarding pupil premium in our ‘Pupil Premium Policy’ on the school policies page.

For more general information regarding Pupil Premium funding for schools, you can read more here on the government website.


PE and Sports Premium

Overview

Following on from the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Corpus Christi Primary School endeavours to create inspired and enthusiastic pupils through our Physical Education and School Sports offerings. The required number of Physical Education hours per week is consistently carried out across the school, with additional sessions taking place where opportunity arises.

As the school is a feeder school of Newman RC College and in a cluster with other Catholic primary schools in the local area, we have taken part in many competitions throughout the year, with much success and with children ranging from Year Three to Year Six. The competitions include boys’ football, girls and boys sports hall athletics festivals for years 3, 4, 5 and 6, and cross country

To cater for these competitions, the children’s interests and their health needs, there are a wide range of PE extra-curricular clubs put on across the course of a year. These include: Tag Rugby, Football, Athletics, Martial Arts, Irish dancing, and Cheer leading.

Sports festivals organised in conjunction with Newman RC College and the Catholic school cluster have provided opportunity for competition and participation for children across a range of sports.

An additional event, taken part in by the school yearly, is the Catholic School’s Sports Day competition. The schools form a committee which comes together many times over the year, with differing responsibilities in order to organise the event, which is held in July, and is a culmination of the children’s hard work in athletics over the year. A team of children from throughout school are chosen to represent the school at this event.

We have also organised and played Inter-school friendly boys and girls football matches with a number of local schools.

As in previous years, there were many Play Leaders trained and put into practice. These children were taken from Year Six, trained and were able to take responsibility for the planning, resourcing and organising of both competitive games and skills based activities with groups of children at lunchtimes.

In the year 2013, the school also took part in National School Sport Week, holding sports days for separate Key Stages.

PE and School Sport Funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Some evidence of ways the money is being spent throughout the school:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE:  Soccer Stars – specialist sports coaches delivering a range of sports through school including multi skills (KS1), rugby (KS2), football (KS1/KS2 and invasion games (KS1/KS2)
  • Martial Arts Provision: Martial Arts themed days as a taster session for children throughout school. This led many children to take part in a weekly extra – curricular club. The funding has also been used to purchase Gis once the children had completed level one of the programme.
  • Irish Dancing: Technical dance sessions for children in KS2 during lunchtimes.
  • Additional sports resources for the Foundation Stage: Due to a lack of quality sports resources for the foundation stage, a range of equipment was purchased to enhance fitness and fine motor skills (including throwing and catching).
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs:  Invited club for children on a lunch time for engage in fun and inspiring physical activity- changing regularly to inspire different types and ages of children.

The Use and Impact of Sports Premium 2014/2015

Background

The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils will receive the funding.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Corpus Christi Primary School.

Allocation

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

For the academic year Sept 2014 – August 2015 (based on 330 primary aged pupils) we received an amount of £10,000.

How we are spending the Sports Premium funding

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.

We will be undertaking a PE and School Sport audit and developing our Sports Premium plan to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school.

Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • Children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints.
  • We make use of collaborative and partnership working

Impact of the Sports Premium

We evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

Interim analysis of impact and identification of further areas of development (March 2014)

A wider selection of sporting provision has been made available throughout the school. There has been increased participation in after school sporting activities, with a wider range of children accessing these clubs. P.E. and school sports registers show a decrease in the number of children regularly missing out on weekly P.E. sessions and clubs, which suggests developed self-esteem and confidence.

Areas in need of further development

  • Further investment in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come. This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by Newman College.
  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for short PE modules.
  • Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs- through ‘Sports Ambassadors’
  • Developing intra-school competitions.

For more general information regarding PE and Sports Premium funding for primary schools, you can read more here on the government website.