What is Pupil Premium funding?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding that is provided to schools to support specific groups of children who might be vulnerable to underachievement. Nationally these include pupils who are, or who have previously been, entitled to free
school meals (FSM), those who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been adopted from care and the children of armed service personnel.
Schools are free to decide how to use this allocation, considering how best to support individual pupils with additional provision. All schools are now required to report on the amount of Pupil Premium funding received and how this funding is being used, as well as the impact of this funding on pupil progress. How do we know this is making a difference?
We track the progress of every child at HTPD on a termly basis and we compare children according to several different characteristics, including FSM. We carefully monitor the progress of all children attracting the pupil premium and compare it against the progress of other children in the year group. The small number of children identified as receiving pupil premium in some year groups means that care is taken in determining the statistical significance of this comparison.It is more helpful to look at the individual children involved, to ensure that we identify any child who is not making expected progress and plan appropriate strategies to support them. We regularly assess the impact of any interventions funded by pupil premium in order to ensure that they are effective and targeted towards the children who need them. For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
This is an important source of extra funding for the school and so, if you feel that your child may be entitled to free school meals, please contact the school office so that we can advise you in a confidential manner about how to apply.
Planned Pupil Premium 2016-17
Summary of Pupil Premium 2015-16
End of Key Stage assessment results 2016
What is the PE and sport premium?
The Government has pledged to provide funding of £150 million per annum between 2014 and 2020 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Schools must spend this designated additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Ofsted will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities. The aim of the funding is to ensure that all children leave primary school “physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.” Ofsted.
The Sport Premium funding is allocated to each individual school by the payment of a lump sum. Schools with over 170 pupils are allocated £8,000 and then £5.00 per child in Year 1- Year 6.
In 2016-17, Pewley Down Infant School received £8600 and Holy Trinity Junior School received £9920
At Holy Trinity Pewley Down, we continue to strive for participation, support, encouragement and opportunities for all of our children. We aim to give them a lifelong interest and involvement in sport and physical activity.
We are committed to using the Sports Premium to develop high quality physical education, alongside creating opportunities for all of our children to enjoy and try a broad range of sporting activities
We aim to:
- Engage children in a range of exciting and inspiring physical activities
- Offer a comprehensive list of free clubs
- Help children to understand the benefits of sport and physical activity to a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.
- Develop staff expertise by identifying individual areas of strength and weakness and providing relevant training/professional development
- Fully utilize and develop our facilities to enable high quality sporting opportunities
- Provide competitive sporting opportunities for all
- Support those with less confidence using the Change for Life program
- Support and identify gifted and talented students
How we spent the sports premium in 2015-16
How we intend to spend the sports premium in 2016-17