Pupil Premium & Sports Funding

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools to support pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. It is to be used to raise the achievement and outcomes of the pupils for which the funding is intended. The school is committed to creative and innovative solutions on how such funding can improve provision, achievement and attainment for this group of children and also improve outcomes for all its pupils. This includes using the funding to impact on staffing, resources and enrichment opportunities.

For 2018/19 we received £88,440 and have planned how to spend the funding in the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018/2019

In 2018-2019, the funding is to be used in the following ways:

  • To employ a trainee SCITT teacher in Y6 with Y6 teacher
  • Parent Support Advisor
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • New Curriculum Staff Training
  • Breakfast Club
  • Reading and SEN intervention resources
  • Behaviour reward systems
  • Computing Subscriptions
  • Attendance incentives
  • Enhancement of the wider curriculum
  • Subsidised trips and visits
  • Extra booster afternoon to release teaching staff in UKS2
  • Aspirational program

Children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding in 2018/2019 are tracked for both progress and attainment.

The Impact of Pupil Premium funding

In 2017-18 we received £92,820 Pupil Premium money. Across school, the progress made by children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding was in line with children who do not receive the funding.

The full review of the spend can be read in the Pupil Premium Review 2017/2018

The performance of Year 6 children who receive Pupil Premium funding is shown below:





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Further performance of Pupil Premium children throughout the school can be seen here.

Using the analysis above and other factors such as attendance and behaviour for learning, decisions were made about the 2017-2018 expenditure of pupil premium funding. Several resources were maintained due to previous positive impact.

More direct academic spending was used to fund the implementation of two whole school teaching programs - Big Maths and Reciprocal Reading. To engage the children in the new curriculum, more funds were used to help pupils experience learning by having more visitors into school and more trips out.

In 2017-2018, the funding was used in the following ways:

  • To employ an additional Y5/6 HLTA
  • Parent Support Advisor
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Breakfast Club
  • Lunchtime Playworker
  • Behaviour reward systems
  • ICT Subscriptions
  • Attendance incentives
  • SDI resources
  • Subsidised trips and visits
  • Big Maths resources, training and website
  • School residential subsidy

Sports Funding

From September 2013, the government allocated funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality P.E./Sport. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £4 per pupil each year. Here at Sandal Magna that will mean around £9,000 for 2016/17.

Intended Outcomes for 2016/17

  • Improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. (Well planned and competently delivered curriculum with the use of coaches/teachers where required)
  • Increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. (Emphasis on positive attitudes towards Healthy, Active Lifestyles)
  • Detailed PE Development plan with short and long term targets that enable all pupils (including target groups) to progress and achieve.

Current Spending 2016/17

  1. We have employed a specialist sports coach to work alongside teachers and HLTAs in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE. The sports coach will:

    • Plan, deliver and assess high quality curriculum sessions across the year, covering a range of activities and year groups
    • Provide professional development for class teachers by working alongside them in lessons to increase subject knowledge and confidence
    • Provide good examples of planning and work alongside teachers planning high quality PE sessions
    • Audit current PE resources in school to ensure all the equipment is up to date, safe and appropriate for school PE
    • Work alongside and train both children (playground friends/sports leaders) and adults (lunchtime supervisors) in effective sports games and practice to be used at breaks and lunchtimes.
    • Organise and deliver after school inter-school sports competition through the Kettlethorpe Pyramid.
  2. PE Coordinator to be qualified in sports leadership with Sports England to have the skills to monitor the quality of PE across school including: planning scrutinies, lesson observations, working with sports coach on quality of his provision, provide professional development for class teachers by working alongside them in lessons to increase subject knowledge and confidence.
  3. Coordinator to audit current PE resources in school to ensure all the equipment is up to date, safe and appropriate for school PE and replace equipment when needed.
  4. Engage the least active pupils in after school activities. Sports coach to target children to focus on health and wellbeing in weekly twenty minute sessions.
  5. Improve the extra-curricular opportunities for children across school by offering free after school sports clubs each week from professional coaches (Sport UK).
  6. Improve the range of outdoor activities that children in KS2 can choose from by creating and maintaining a dance zone. Using music and a dedicated area to encourage children to participate in energetic activities at break and lunchtimes.
  7. Use Sport UK coaches to provide high quality sessions to Early Years pupils through the Kidnetics programme on a weekly basis for spring and summer terms.