The government has allocated a specific grant to every school, called Pupil Premium. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. In 2015 -2016 our Pupil Premium allocation was £24,000.
The funding was used to employ a SENCO, Learning Support Assistants and Teaching Assistants who supported children in class and delivered small group and one to one interventions. Funding was also used to purchase equipment and resources to support interventions and to support families with the purchase of school uniform, trips and outings and after school activities.
The interventions focussed on phonics, tricky words, early literacy skills, speaking and listening activities, maths, social and emotional and behavior support.
The impact on this identified group of children is as follows:
- All children have made progress in Literacy and Maths.
- All children now know an increasing number of their letter sounds and an increasing range of tricky words.
- Several children entered school with very little English language. The speaking and listening focus groups have aided their language acquisition.
- A group of children have benefited from social and emotional support which has enabled them to access the curriculum more readily.
For 2016/17 our Pupil Premium allocation will be £22,440.
Sport Premium Funding
We are delighted to see that the Government will continue investment in the Primary PE and Sport Premium, as announced in December 2015 through ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation.’ The provision of the ring fenced funding, specifically to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport schools offer, demonstrates the importance placed on PE and school sport and this is something we very much support.
The funding is allocated to each school and is dependent on their number of pupils.
For 2016/17 our Sports Premium allocation will be £8,890.
Alban City School aims to:
- Engage all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- Raise the profile of PE and sport across the school.
- Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Offer children a broader experience of a range of sports and activities.
We have allocated the funding in a number of ways:
- Provision of sports coaches.
- Training for both teaching and support staff.
- Additional resources for both the PE curriculum and for lunchtime activities.
- After school activities.
What is the impact of the funding so far?
- Sports coaches have been working with six classes of pupils per week.
- All teachers and support staff have attended training on health and safety in PE, supporting in PE lessons and playground games.
- Additional sports equipment has been purchased for lunchtimes to encourage children to be active in their play.
- A number of after school sports clubs have been provided for the children.
Dates for your Diary
- 29 May 2017 - Half Term
- 05 Jun 2017 - Inset Day
- 21 Jul 2017 - End of Term
- 24 Jul 2017 - Occasional Day - School Closed
- 01 Sep 2017 - Term Dates 2017/18 in School Calendar, Office hyperlink
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