Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Funding
Pupil premium funding has been allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils in receipt of free school meals (FSM). However, the school recognises that not all pupils in receipt of FSM are vulnerable or socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that many pupils not in receipt of FSM may be vulnerable or socially disadvantaged. The governors of all schools reserve the right to allocate pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils that the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
As a school, Rogate is committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, in particular those of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils. One of our key priorities is that any gaps in the performance of vulnerable pupils and that of other pupils nationally is narrowed, and ultimately, closed. We are aware that vulnerable pupils – whatever their levels of ability – remain vulnerable to underachievement and as a result we aim for them to make accelerated progress in order to offset any low starting points and the potential for underachievement at any key stage.
Through regular assessments, observations and dialogue with the children’s family, child and the teacher we are able to identify the main educational barriers faced by pupil eligible for Pupil Premium.
The main barriers within our school include:
- Specific Learning difficulties including dyslexia.
- Lower level of speech and language and comprehension.
- Social and Emotional Difficulties.
- Engagement and participation of families
The pupil premium budget will be used to:
- provide reading, writing and maths interventions for children who are below age related expectation and are eligible for funding
- Providing training for members of staff who deliver the intervention
- Improvement in confidence and social and emotional communication through otherwise unavailable opportunities such as residential school trips.
The impact of pupil premium funding will be measured through:
- Data analysis of progress made through interventions financed by Pupil Premium funding
- Attendance figures for pupils whose barrier to learning may have led to disengagement
The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed annually. The next review date is April 2018
Please find below our current pupil premium allocation and planned spend.
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2016 to 2017. We receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
How we are instructed to use our sports premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that we should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, we can use our funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
We have hired an Aspire coach to deliver one of the 2 sessions of PE that your child receives each week. This not only allows every child to receive coaching from a sports expert but also gives the class teachers an hour of PE CPD each week, as they go with the coach for this lesson and improve their knowledge of PE and develops their toolbox of engaging learning activities.
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
We are planning to hire a dance teacher to provide after school tuition in street dance-an increasingly popular form of exercise.
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
We are offering to pay for Activ8 sports sessions for those pupils who would most benefit from additional exercise opportunities. We also have Activ8 sports clubs running throughout each holiday. (For more details contact the school office.)
- run sport competitions
- run sports activities with other schools
We are involved in tournaments and competitions across the Rother Valley and pay for teachers to be released to take our pupils to these events free of charge.
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
We have replenished our sports equipment ensuring that pupils are excited and inspired by the resources on offer. We have also provided Positive Play Equipment to support team building activities at break and lunch times.
Last year (2015-16) our sports premium spending was £6,000 and we allocated all of it to sports coaching for pupils.
Please see below for our sports premium action plan for the current year (2016-17).
Sustainability and Next Steps for 2017-18
The current investment in sports coaching is building competencies and skills in the children. The staff are also receiving training at the same time, and this investment will ensure that these sporting activities will continue in the next academic year; both in the sports clubs Active8 and engagement in the locality sporting events.