Pupil premium grant - 2015/16

The Pupil Premium Grant for 2015-16 is £78,920

Having successfully narrowed the gap with regards to Mathematics within the school the school is mindful to continue to support disadvantaged children to increase their confidence with number. Funding will be used to enable interventions through the First Class at Number to be delivered in small groups and for additional resources to be bought to support and supplement learning within the classroom and home.

We strongly believe that our pupils should be competent readers who enjoy and develop a love of books. Funding will enable the school to provide a range of reading/support materials to support and engage those pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. These materials will support all pupils within this group from early/emergent readers, reluctant and nervous readers through to competent and confident readers.

Once our pupils are fluent at reading, support will be given to develop each child’s writing. The school is actively looking to use funding to support writing, through the Talk4Writing approach. This will enable children to develop confidence through their talking to aid the process of structuring their writing.

Pupil Premium Teacher Release will be allocated for a half day per week. This will enable each teacher to work alongside our designated coordinator to discuss how best to support pupils in receipt of the PPG (Pupil Premium Grant) This release will enable designated time for staff to discuss the progress and attainment of the pupils and evaluate strategies used to raise pupil attainment in order to Narrow the Gap.

The remaining funds will be allocated between the staffing budget, providing opportunities to enhance learning both within and outside the school day                       .
This will enable :
  • The release of the SENCO to coordinate and organise support across the school for all children in receipt of the PPG. This will involve the observation of lessons, evaluation of support staff and intervention strategies. Identification of additional resources required to assist with Narrowing the Gap. Regular reviews with teaching staff (At least 5 times per academic year.) to monitor progress.
  • Full Time Teaching Assistant to provide in class support that enables the teacher to work specifically with identified children. This support will be allocated on a half termly basis to each year group (Y1-6) throughout the year.
  • 12.5 hours of TA support to deliver intervention strategies and nurture group work in the afternoon.
  • Provide nurture groups and extra curricular activities tailored to the interests of pupils within this group.

PE and Sport Grant

The DfE PE and Sport Grant for 2015-16 is £9600.

Our aim is to continue to deliver two hours of high quality physical education per week to our pupils. Offer additional opportunities through clubs and activities that engage and educate our pupils to develop healthy, active lifestyles and a lifelong appreciation and understanding of the benefits of physical activity and sport. Increase the confidence of staff to teach Physical Education through specific CPD and training. Provide children with the opportunity to participate in quality competitions throughout the year. This grant has been used to:- 
  • Offer our pupils a range of different sporting opportunities across the school both during school time and through extra curricular activities. 
  • Increase opportunities to those children who do not participate in sporting or physical activities. 
  • Provide quality CPD and training to staff. 
  • Purchase additional equipment for use in PE lessons and extra curricular activities.. 
  • Cover staffing and transportation costs to various sporting competitions throughout the year.
The school has topped the North Tyneside School Games League Table for a third consecutive year and receiving a commemorative plaque. Our school has also been awarded the Youth Sports Trust Gold Quality Mark for a second successive year. Well done to all our pupils, staff and parents who have enabled the school to achieve this award.

Congratulations to all the children who took part and a massive thank you to all the parents for their continued support particularly with extra curricular training and events.