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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

  1. Pupil premium allocation for the current academic year.

Year

No of Children

Pupil Premium FSM

No of Children

Pupil Premium Service Children

No of Children

Total

15/16

19

£17,120

240

£72,600

259

£89,720

16/17

9

£7,920

255

£76,500

264

£84,240

17/18

14

£18,480

234

£70,200

248

£88,680

18/19

5

£6,600

246

£73,800

251

£80,200

  1. Details of how we intend to spend the allocation.

Many of the aspects of our school are tailored to meeting the needs of Service Children.  Below are listed the most explicit examples of how the money is used. 

However, there are several ways the school does its best to ensure that the children make great progress.  Each individual child’s progress is tracked.  Where children need extra support with their attainment or their progress they are quickly identified and support given.

A lot of work goes around helping children settle and making sure their transition both into and away from the school is as smooth as possible.  Several strategies are in place to ensure that this happens.

Children who benefit from the Pupil Premium are our top priority for accessing one or other of our range of intervention strategies as outlined below:

2018/19

SENSS teaching – intensive individual teaching by a specialist trained tutor, usually on a weekly basis for one or two terms and SEN TA’s.  The hours of this have been increased.

£18,000

Family SEAL run by two of our teachers half a day each week, working across the school over the year.

£5,000

Small group daily maths teaching for upper Key Stage 2.

£15,000

Annual subscription purchased for IXL and Education City, ICT programs which can also be accessed from children’s homes.

£4,420

Additional TA’s

£5,530

ELSA delivery

£26,250

Time to develop ICT provision

£6,000

£80,200

  1. Details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation.

SENSS teaching – intensive individual teaching by a specialist trained tutor, usually on a weekly basis for one or two terms.  The hours of this have been increased.

£18,000

Family SEAL run by two of our teachers half a day each week, working across the school over the year.

£5,000

Small group daily maths teaching for upper Key Stage 2 led by the school teacher am

£15,000

Annual subscription purchased for IXL and Education City, ICT programs which can also be accessed from children’s homes.

£4,420

Providing aspects of the curriculum that could otherwise be missed out on.  2 examples of these are swimming and our residential

£15,260

ELSA training and deliver

£25,000

Time to develop ICT provision

£6,000

£88,680

  1. How it made a difference top the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

With regard to impact, the programmes listed above have had a substantial impact. With regard to definite figures it is difficult to isolate specific figures due to the transitory nature of the children.

Many of the children who have received support have now moved. That said, there is clear evidence of progress of children being supported through the SENSS programmes, the small group teaching in maths within KS2 has had a dramatic impact alongside the Rising Stars Maths.

Comparison of the performance of children with pupil premium also needs careful analysis. Often there will be just 1 or 2 children in the cohort who are not entitled to receive the funding making it difficult for an effective comparison to be made.

The progress the children made overall last year is roughly attaining in line with national averages however, writing still remains a key focus  as despite closing the gap in regards to the expected standard, the fact that children attaining greater depth is still a concern and this is hindering the overall progress. 

Comment on impact of Pupil Premium from external inspector’s report.

Most children in the school are service children and in receipt of a premium and classified as such. There is little significant difference between the performances of these pupils, in terms of progress, over time. There are effective strategies in place to quickly assess pupils and implement interventions to meet individual needs. Our ethos focuses on providing for every child and the whole child and we firmly believe that it is our responsibility to provide a safe, nurturing and stable environment for our families who experience regular upheaval.  The school has experienced teachers and assistants who are both skilled at settling in and setting new pupils to address their learning, social and emotional needs. The school has evidence that its provision can raise the attainment and impact on the progress of pupils, often from low prior attainment.

Sports Premium

Primary School Sports Premium Funding

At Downlands, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children.  We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision by employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

What is the Sports Premium?

The funding will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and residential visits

 

Sports Allocation and details on how we have spent the funds for Downlands School in previous years.

 

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Funding Received

£8,983

£12,430

£17,990

£18,060

         

Specialised Sports Coaching for pupils and staff

£5,447

£3,928

   

HLTA staff run clubs, matches and tournaments

   

£3,210

£3,300

Additional resources purchased

£370

£5,442

£5,751

£2,392

Introduction/maintenance of daily mile

   

£500

£500

Transportation to and from sporting events

£460

£410

£2,000

 

Subsidised swimming coaching and transportation across the whole school (exc. Early Years)

£2,000

£2,000

£4,529

£7,553

Financial contribution to Sports Leaders Programme

£632

£650

   

PE co-ordinator attending BSN meetings

   

£1,000

£1,500

Funding staff to plan, organise and run school sporting activities such as Sports Day, KS2 athletics

   

£1,000

£1,500

Funding staff and resources to run and participate in BSN Quad kids and other local events 

     

£2,000

 

Sports Allocation 2019/20 Academic Year

Total funds allocated: £17,980

       

Key Indicator

School Focus

Action & Funding

Funding

Impact

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.

Wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs run at lunch and after school.

Playground sports equipment.

Daily mile for all children.

Swimming provision targeting basic swimming skills and water safety.

More clubs run at lunchtime and after school which makes them available to a wider age range and more spaces available.

Maintenance and repairs of play equipment.

Maintenance and upkeep of route through school grounds.

Swimming is offered across the whole school with the exception of children within the Foundation Stage.

£4,200

   £490

And roll over to 20/21

£600

Wider variety of opportunities and increased skill levels. (Inc. rugby, cricket, athletics, rounder’s, netball, running)

Playground resources have encouraged activity through playtimes. Additional resources purchased increase the range of sport the school is able to offer as part of the curriculum.

All pupils are involved in 30 minutes of additional activity every day.

85% of the year 6 cohort met national curriculum requirements for swimming which includes swimming confidently and proficiently, using a variety of strokes, over a distance of at least 25m. This has provided an important opportunity that is a life-skill and could be potentially missed when moving from school to school.

35% of the year 6 cohort were able to perform survival and self-rescue skills.

The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

Celebration of individual and team achievements through school assembly, newsletter and website.

Funding staff to plan, organise and run school sporting activities such as Sports Day, KS2 athletics, Quad Kids.

Virtual sports day held and celebrated due to COVID lockdown. 

Rights Rangers.

Photos and match reports written by staff and uploaded to the website.

Rights Rangers ensure children use the play equipment correctly and fairly, encouraging their peers to participate and engage in physical activity.

Supported by regular rights ranger meetings with teacher.

£500

Rollover

£360

Raises the profile of different sports and achievements to the whole school and wider community.

Sporting Events cancelled due to COVID-19.

Celebrates the achievements and resourcefulness of children during the pandemic lock down.

Children are positively engaging with the play equipment and most positive behaviour has been observed.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

PE co-ordinator to attend regular BSN PE meetings and disseminate to all staff.

Supply costs to release the teacher.

£1,400

 

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

Continue to offer a wider range of activities and clubs to get more children involved.

Move to Learn, Learn to Move programme implemented daily for identified pupils.

Payment of HLTA staff to run various sports clubs.

Specialist TA to carry out daily.

Included in the figure above.

£1,500

Wider variety of opportunities and increased skill levels. (Inc. rugby, cricket, athletics, rounders, netball)

Core strength and coordination developed for those identified pupils.

Increased participation in competitive sport.

Participate in a range of local fixtures and competitions.

Transportation to and from sporting events 

£3,500

Free transport to fixtures has encouraged children to attend who may otherwise not have done so.

This includes football and netball matches, cross country race and a relay race tournament in the local area.

Downlands had reached the quarter-finals stage of the Davidson Cup football tournament before it was stopped due to COVID.

Total spent £12,550

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many sports tournaments, matches, clubs and events were cancelled and the funding was rolled forward to the 20/21 academic year. 

Balance to c/fwd   £5,430

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