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

How is this money to be allocated? 

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 for 2015-16

  • This funding will be used to provide extra curricular sporting/activity clubs for pupils. 
  • Provide cover for staff to accompany pupils to School Games events and sporting fixtures.
  • Provide CPD to staff to increase their knowledge of physical education within the Primary Age Range.
  • Enable external coaching for specific sports/activities to be delivered to our pupils e.g Hockey and Dance.
  • Pay for subscription to The Youth Sports Trust to access training and resources.
  • Help with the transportation costs to fixtures and competitions.
  • Enable Physical Education to remain a priority and strength of the school.
  • Pay for equipment and kit for our Sporting teams.
  • Purchase new equipment to be used in PE/Games lessons.
  • Impact
  • Sport.
We continue to spend our PE and Sports Premium grant on enhancing our excellent PE provision and sporting timetable. Another successful year where CPS continues to participate in School Games Competition across the LA.
  • Y3 pupils entered a Tag Rugby festival,
  • Y4 Tennis North Tyneside Champions.
  • Y4 Tyne and Wear L3 School Games Champions –Silver Medal Gymnastics
  • Y4 Tyne and Wear L3 School Games Champions – Gold Medal Hockey
  • Y4 Tyne and Wear L3 School Games Champions – Gold Medal Tennis.
  • Y4 Tyne and Wear L3 School Games Finalists Quadkids Athletics
  • Y5/6 Regional NE Champions and Northern Finalists
  • North Tyneside Girls Cricket winners
  • North Tyneside Boys Cricket winners
  • North Tyneside Tennis L3 Finalists
  • North Tyneside Y4 Skipping Champions
  • Y6 Every child competed in the Sportshall athletics competition.
Since the School Games have started in 2011 we have over 30 teams participate in L3 competitions in the last 5 years – a fantastic achievement.