Pupil Premium and Other Premiums
GREAT ARLEY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM
The Pupil Premium is national funding and is allocated along with the school budget. The purpose of this funding is to support the most vulnerable pupils in school with the aim of narrowing the attainment gap and raising the achievement of pupils who are disadvantaged.
At Great Arley School we also use this funding to impact on the additional barriers to learning which our pupils face and support activities, so that there are no inequalities between any groups of pupils within school. We allocate the funding to academic work, sporting activities and cultural opportunities, as we believe that for our pupils this holistic approach is the most appropriate way to improve overall progress and attainment.
Pupil Premium Strategy
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
Please open the document below for details of how we spent the Pupil Premium funding in 2019-20, the impact of the funding and how we intend to spend the funding in 2020/21.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PE AND SPORT PREMIUM 2020-21
For the year 2019-20 the school received a grant of £16300 to support primary PE and sport. We also carried over the sum of £1390, making a total of £17690.
The purpose of this grant is to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. We aim to achieve this by:
- Increasing participation in sport and physical activity.
- Providing a wider range of appropriate resources to encourage participation and enjoyment.
- Improving pupil fitness and overall health.
HOW WE SPENT THE PRIMARY SCHOOL PE AND SPORT PREMIUM IN 2019-20
We spent £5334 of the total budget as follows:
- £2760 Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership to provide access to pupils to a broad range of specialised sporting and recreational activities both in lessons and after school.
- £1294 for continued provision for swimming lessons for Primary pupils to provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
- £341 for miscellaneous PE resources
- £663 for sporting events
- £276 towards staff training
Total expenditure: £5334
Carried forward: £12356
THE IMPACT OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL PE AND SPORT PREMIUM
The effect of the funding has been significant for pupils’ development in a wide variety of areas. As a result of the swimming provision 42% of Year 6 students can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres and 8% can use a range of strokes effectively.
The Impact of Swimming Lessons
- Water confidence
- The ability to listen and follow instructions
- Development of basic swimming skills
- Improvement of basic swimming skills
- Learning how to stay safe in and around the swimming pool
The Impact of the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership
- Children have developed a variety of fundamental movement skills e.g. running with skill, jumping etc.
- Increased confidence in PE sessions
- Learning to work with a partner and in groups
- Development of listening and attention skills
- Development of the ability to follow instructions
- Continuing Professional Development for teaching and support staff
The Impact of Additional Resources
- These resources have allowed pupils to access an extended range of sporting activities during PE lessons and at recreational times and have enabled them to develop team skills, cooperative skills, social skills and motor skills
The Impact of Participation in Sporting Events and Tournaments
- The experience develops social, emotional and physical learning for each student in each school team both individually and as a group.
- For many students the experience of travelling may be the only sporting excursion that they have the opportunity to be involved in.
- Development of a sense of belonging, which is vital for the emotional health of young people
- Learning how to cope with the pressure of competition
- Sharing with and considering others
The Impact of Professional Development
- This had led to improved teaching and learning, a broader and more diverse curriculum with greater depth of pupil experience and content
HOW WE INTEND TO SPEND THE PRIMARY SCHOOL PE AND SPORT PREMIUM IN 2020/21
The school expects to receive an allocation of £16500 for the financial year 2020-21. In addition, there is a carry forward of £12356 creating a total of £28856.
We intend to allocate this grant as follows:
- £2800 Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership to provide access to pupils to a broad range of specialised sporting and recreational activities both in lessons and after school.
- £3400 for continued provision for swimming lessons for Primary pupils to provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
- £5300 for resurfacing of Trim Trail
- £15000 for the regeneration of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area).
- £500 for repair and maintenance of cycles
- £500 for sporting events
- £1000 for miscellaneous PE resources
- £500 for staff training
Total expected expenditure: £29000
YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH-UP PREMIUM 2020-21
For the year 2019-20 the school received £5200 to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). We aim to accelerate pupil progress in these areas by:
- Selecting programmes and approaches that we know are effective.
- Increasing participation in literacy and numeracy activities.
- Providing a wider range of appropriate resources to encourage participation and enjoyment in maths.
- Improving pupils’ phonic skills.
- Improving pupils’ speech, language and communication skills.
HOW WE SPENT THE YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH-UP PREMIUM IN 2019-20
We received an allocation of £5200 for the financial year 2019-20. We spent the funding as follows:
- £654 for literacy resources (reading books, independent readers, home readers), continuing professional development
- £1151 for numeracy resources (practical resources e.g. base 10 equipment, 100 squares, 2D and 3D shapes, time, money, measurement, games)
- £1000 towards CPD maths and English network meetings
- £2400 for speech, language and communication provision in small group and one-to-one settings
- Total expenditure: £5205
THE IMPACT OF THE YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH-UP PREMIUM
The effect of the funding has been:
- Annual Review documentation, Speech and Language reports and staff observations show that pupils are developing into more confident communicators as they need to be in order to lead happy, fulfilled and successful lives.
- Reports also suggest an improvement in social skills to establish and maintain relationships. The ability to communicate is the basis of social and emotional well-being.
- Improved ability to access the national curriculum since “almost every educational skill presupposes the use of language” (Dockrell and Lindsay, 1998).
- Improved motivation to learn and engage in literacy activities.
- Improved levels of motivation, engagement and progress in numeracy activities.
- Improved attendance and retention in learning programmes.
- Raised educational outcomes and achievement in literacy and numeracy.
- 88% of pupils in Year 7 made at least expected progress in Language and Literacy compared to national data for pupils with similar needs and starting points (2018-19 pupil progress data).
- 100% of pupils in Year 7 made at least expected progress in maths compared to pupils with similar needs and starting points (2018-19 pupil progress data).
HOW WE INTEND TO SPEND THE YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH-UP PREMIUM IN 2020/21
We expect to receive an allocation of £4000 for the financial year 2020-21. We intend to spend the funding as follows:
- £1000 for literacy resources (reading books, independent readers, spelling programme) and continuing professional development
- £1000 for numeracy resources (practical resources e.g. base 10 equipment, 100 squares, 2D and 3D shapes, time, money, measurement, games) and continuing professional development
- £2000 for speech, language and communication provision in small group and one-to-one settings
- Total expenditure: £4000