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Funding

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and Pupil Premium funding and how we allocate it.

  • Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

  • Pupil Premium Strategy                                                                                 

  • The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point since its introduction in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities, which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. Parents who need assistance of the pupil premium are supported discreetly and no child or family is publicly identified. Discussions between the Headteacher and the family are discreet and private.

     

    The use of Pupil Premium is determined to:

    • Ensure that the Pupil Premium allocation is used solely for its intended purpose

    • Use latest strategies to narrow the attainment gap

    • Be mindful that eligibility and FSM does not equate with children being considered to be of ‘low ability’ because of their social circumstances

    • Ensure there is a robust monitoring and evaluation in place to account for the use of Pupil Premium

    •  Recognise that children are not a homogenous group and cover a wide range of needs.

    • Use the first quality teaching and learning as the preferred way to narrow the gaps in attainment in the first instance, also using high quality interventions for specific additional support

    • Use the pupil premium for all year groups and not just for those taking tests at the end of the year

     

    We expect that all members of our school be committed to raising standards and narrowing the attainment gaps for our children.

    The main purpose of the pupil premium funding is to support children to close the gaps on attainment between our disadvantaged children and their peers, and reach the National expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. As a school in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, we are accountable to our parents and community for how we are using this additional resource to narrow the achievement gaps of our children. We are required to publish the amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium has been spent in respect of the previous academic year and how the money is to be spent in this current academic year.

     

    (The information published will not identify the children under the Data Protection Act 1998.) 

    (All children have access to class trips and after school clubs regardless of whether they can afford to make a contribution or not. School incur these charges.)

     

    Monitoring the Impact of Pupil Premium funding: 

    The senior leadership team and governors track the academic progress and attendance of all pupils, including those eligible for pupil premium funding. We review our pupil premium strategy at the beginning of each academic year. 

     

    Should you have any questions about Pupil Premium funding, then please contact the Headteacher. 

Sports Funding: 

We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extracurricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

 

The Primary School Sport's Funding will enable us to continue to extend our provision of activities through employing additional sports professionals, developing our resources, entering into more competitive sports competition and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions. 

 

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2016/17 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school receives £8000 per year, plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.  The money can only be spent on PE and sport. 

 

How is the funding used at Holme Community School?

In 2015/16 Holme Community School received £8410 in School Sports Premium. This money was used to provide: 

  • Weekly sports sessions for all year groups, delivered by Dallam School. Enabling the children to access more specialist coaching and facilities. 
  • Specialist sports coaching in school. 
  • Additional PE and Sports equipment, including games equipment for break/lunch times. 
  • Access to a variety of sports competitions. 
  • Providing places for children at Sports Clubs. 

 

In 2016/17 Holme Community School recieved £8480 in School Sports Premium. We used this money to: 

  • Employ an additional sports coach to teach gymnastics to all children. 
  • Provide specialist sports coaching within school, including training staff. 
  • Purchase additional PE and Sports equipment, including school sports kit. 
  • Provide transportation and access to a wider range of sports competitions including lacrosse, tag-rugby and orienteering. 
  • Worked alongside Dallam School for their specialist staff to deliver lessons using their facilities and resources as part of a sports partnership. 
  • Subscribed to a School Sports Competition Package which enabled all children in Key Stage 1 to take part in a competition, and for key stage two teams to compete at a District and County level. 
  • Fund professional archery instructors to work in school for three days with our children. 
  • Subsidise extra-curricular activities for children. 

 

The Impact of the Funding in 2016/17: 

Pupil voice surveys, and parent surveys indicate that sport is now a strength of the school. The increased range of sports and activities has increased motivation and engagement in sport and there has been an increase in the up-take of extra-curricular activities. School attendance continues to be strong, and the basic values of sportsmanship translate well into the classroom, where children are able to work as part of a team. 

 

Children have experienced new sports activities and the importance of active, fit and healthy lifestyles is embedded within the culture of the school.

 

 

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