What is it?
The Pupil Premium Grant is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years. It is also for children who are in care or who have parents in the Armed Forces.
How is the money spent?
Some children may need financial help so that they can take part in school trips, have music lessons, attend sports clubs and other activities. They may need additional PE clothing, school equipment or items of uniform providing.
Some children who are behind in reading or spelling or maths will be given additional support either 1 to 1 or in small groups. These are called intervention programmes. Part of the salary of staff who support children who receive the Pupil Premium grant is paid for from the grant school receives.
Some children may need help with their social interaction and may attend social skills groups, nurture groups or enrichment groups. Part of the salary of staff who support children who receive the Pupil Premium grant is paid for from the grant school receives. Miss Smith is our key member of staff for children who need support in this area.
Some of the grant is also spent on training members of staff to carry out these additional activities to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest knowledge.
How will you as parents/carers know it is working?
The progress of all children is tracked each half term so we can quickly see if a child is not making the expected amount of progress and put support in place.
If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we record their levels at the start and end of the programme so we can measure the difference.
Where can I get more information?
Your child’s progress is reported at Parent’s Evening meetings but please get in touch with school whenever you feel you would like additional information. Please speak first to your child’s class teacher or to Mr Litten who has overall responsibility for monitoring the progress of children who receive the Pupil Premium grant.
Can my child receive the pupil premium money?
If you receive any of the following benefits, your child may be eligible:
If you are in receipt of Income Support
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part IV of the Immigration & Asylum Act
Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, if your annual income does not exceed £16,190
Guarantee element of state pension credit
What should I do if I think my child can receive the pupil premium grant?
Call in at the school office
Email the school office on email@example.com
Ring the school office on 01733 203433
Ring 01223 703 200 (the local authority helpline for Free School Meals))
The best way to find out more is to speak to one of our office staff. They will speak to you in confidence and give you a very simple sheet to complete. If you think your child/children may be entitled to receive the Pupil Premium Grant then what have you got to lose? Pop in to the office at any time and collect a form.
Primary, Physical Sports Education Premium
As a result of our efforts and the way in which we spent our allocated money, over the previous years we have regularly achieved the Bronze School Games Award. This recognises pupil participation, school events, the PE curriculum and the way in which PE is taught.
We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical, social and intellectual development and well-being. We should consider the body as an instrument through which it is possible to learn rather than simply a unit which must be kept fit. As part of the PE curriculum we develop physical skills which can be performed with increasing competency and confidence which contribute to a healthy lifestyle, as well enabling children to make positive decisions about what they eat. Physical education at our school develops a child’s personal qualities in order to promote leadership, positive attitudes and team work. Also we offer opportunities for pupils to compete in a variety of intra and inter school sports as well as promoting opportunities for creative and problem solving activities.
To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency [acquiring and developing].
To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas [selecting and applying] and to develop artistic and aesthetic appreciation within and through movement.
To improve observational skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others’ work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance [improving and evaluating]
To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising [knowledge and understanding of fitness and health] and to promote a healthy active lifestyle.
To develop the ability to work independently, and communicate with and respond positively towards others [working alone and with others].
To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being [applying safety principles].
To develop positive attitudes to physical endeavour including perseverance, fair play and sporting behaviour and the ability to cope with success and failure.
To build self-esteem and self-confidence through the progression of physical activity.
Each year in KS1 pupils will be taught 4 areas of activity: games, gymnastics, multi-skills and dance, using indoor and outdoor environments as appropriate. (See appendix 1 for sequence of teaching (coverage).
Each year in KS2 pupils will be taught 5 areas of activity: 3 must be games, gymnastics, dance and 2 are chosen from swimming, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities. Swimming will be taught throughout KS2 on an annual basis during the summer term. (See appendix 1 for sequence of teaching (coverage).
All pupils to receive at least 2 hours of high quality PE per week. In both key stages the hall will be used for 1 hour per week except during winter months when KS1 will receive 2 hours of hall term per week. The rest of the time is to be made up with use of outdoor facilities and 5-a-day-TV.
Basic skills are continually taught in all year groups to consolidate and underpin essential elements of physical education in our school. E.g. controlling the body’s movements, linking movements together, rules and procedures for safe activity, preparation and recovery from exercise and appraising and evaluating performance in order to improve.
Providing progression in all areas of physical learning e.g. complexity of the task, detail and analysis.
Pupils will be involved in activities for performing, selecting and applying, evaluating and using the information to improve performance and developing their understanding of fitness and health through open/divergent tasks which provide pupils with the opportunity to explore, create, solve problems. Closed/ practice type tasks which enable specific skills to be developed and refined; observation and evaluation tasks which provide the opportunity for pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of what makes an effective performance and use the information to improve.
Every attempt will be made to fully integrate children of all abilities, cultures, religious beliefs and genders, into participating in physical activities with other children.
Differentiation will be evident in all physical activities either by outcome or the designated task.
Where appropriate physical education will be taught in a cross curricular manner to further promote opportunities for: communication, problem solving, thinking, application of number, IT, and team work skills.
Physical activity will promote social, moral and cultural learning.
As part of our links to the Witchford School Sports Partnership children are encouraged to take part in a range of sporting festivals which promote the values of the Olympic Games.
All Physical Education activities adhere to the guidelines set out in ‘Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport’ BAALPE (British Association of Advisors and Lecturers in Physical Education) 2008.
All staff work to the same safety standards and use the same procedures in PE. The PE Lead supports the induction of new staff in the expectations, use of equipment and apparatus and familiarity of the schemes of work.
Pupils are made aware of safety issues specific to activities as the activities are being taught.
There is an expectation that any staff involved in the PE lesson will be dressed in appropriate clothing for the activity. This should involve a change of clothes and footwear.
All pupils are expected to wear a different set of clothes, appropriate to the activity.
Pupils should have long hair tied back with hair friendly bands or cloth alice bands. Fringes will need to be clipped back so they do not obstruct the eyes.
Pupils should not wear any jewellery in PE lessons.
The equipment is regularly checked by the PE lead but the maintenance and safety of all equipment and apparatus is the responsibility of all staff and any issues must be raised with the PE Lead as they arise.
The learning environments for PE are the hall and the playground and field areas and the opportunity to use SHSCC’S Astroturf. The hall is regularly cleaned and swept after lunch to ensure it is clean for barefoot work. The hard court areas, field and Astroturf are safe and free from hazards. There is adequate lighting and ventilation in all of the storage areas and the learning environments.
The core development group is responsible for the leadership of PE within the school and is, in turn, responsible to the Head teacher. The PE Lead is to evaluate the teaching of PE, the effectiveness of the schemes of work and the delivery of sport.
Children have the opportunity to attend a range of after school sports clubs and activities.
All staff to complete record sheets of pupils’ participation in PE as well as assessing against the progression of skills which will be monitored by the core development group.
All staff have the opportunity to receive regular professional training through the Witchford School Sports Partnership. Teachers receive regular training and exemplar lessons taught by specialist trained PE teacher in order to develop own practice and progression.
Swimming at Park Lane
Our children swim between Years 2 and 4, and if they cannot swim confidently then we continue to take them. This is paid for through a voluntary contribution from Parents/Carers; almost everyone pays the full amount. We are really grateful for the support from Parents/Carers, as swimming is an important life skill and it is vital that all children get this opportunity.
Year 6 Swimming Data 2018-19
Primary schools are required to publish details about the swimming competency of their year 6 cohort
*Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 85%
*Use a range of strokes effectively: 79%
*Perform safe rescue (treading water): 82%
*Perform safe rescue (floating): 95%
*Perform safe rescue (swim on front and turn onto back and float): 75%