Pupil Premium & Sports Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is given to each school to support the needs of pupils who are eligible or have been eligible to receive free school meals.

For the financial year April 2016 to March 2017 the school received £33,000.

For the financial year  April 2017 to March 2018 the school received £28,880.00.

The senior leadership team have discussed with staff various strategies for the best use of this funding. We continue to support children with extra curricular activities and the availability to learn to play a musical instrument. We positively encourage these children to join extra curricular clubs and have provided some extra curricular activities to encourage the children to maintain good self esteem.
Homework clubs have been provided to encourage any child to take responsibility for their learning and pupil premium children have been encouraged to take these opportunities to complete homework.

Specific pre-learning of key concepts of literacy and numeracy have been identified as a method of supporting children with their learning. Small group work supported by a teacher addresses concepts the children will face in the next class lesson giving them the confidence to take part in the main lesson more confidently. The children who take part in these pre teaching activities have been more engaged in the main activities during class lessons. The small group work enables children to explore their misconceptions in a safe supportive environment. Targets are set for all children and progress is tracked throughout the term with half termly check points and termly pupil progress meetings.

Details of how the Pupil Premium was spent September 2016 to August 2017

Teachers have run support groups across Key Stage 1 and 2.  Pre teaching strategy has been used in Key Stage 2 to give the children a higher level of confidence when they meet different concepts within the whole class sessions.

Teaching Assistants have run support groups to help children, which has enabled children to receive instant feedback and correct errors quickly.

We actively encourage all children to join in with additional curriculum activities such as residential trips and visits and we continue to use pupil premium to support in this area as required.

Measuring the impact of the Pupil Premium funding 2016/2017

Year group Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
Reading 100% 50% 40%       80%   50%
Writing 100% 50% 20%       40%   100%
Maths 100% 50% 60%       40%   100%
Combined* 100% 50% 40%       40%   50%

Pupil Premium Children achieving age related expectations by the end of the academic year.

Current Academic Year  September 2017 to August 2018

Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement

  • Language and Communication
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Low self esteem and knowledge of the world
  • Negative mindset
  • Complex family situations
  • Personal issues

Our plan for pupil premium funding in the current academic year

  • Full Time Teaching Assistant support in Year 3
  • Part Time Teaching Assistant support in Year 5
  • Two afternoons of targeted Teacher support per week across Key Stage 2 to focus on pre-learning skills and review any gaps in learning
  • Increased individual feedback given in key stage 1


How the school is to measure the impact/effect

  • % of pupils achieving expected standards at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • % of pupils making positive progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school
  • %  of pupils participating in residential visits and educational day visits
  • Pupil Premium children are able to enhance their education by participating in extra curricular activities and music tuition
  • Children can talk about their feelings in a controlled way.
  • The class teacher and the Headteacher or the SENco monitor and analyse the progress of the pupils during the pupil progress meetings which take place termly. Records are kept on interventions for the children who have received support
  • Improved attendance

The date of the next review of the pupil premium strategy

April 2018 – linked to budget


Sports Funding

We aim to give our children the skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and  life long participation in physical activity.

The funding is designed to ensure:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

In addition, Gilthill aims to:-

  • develop physical confidence and enable pupils to engage in worthwhile physical activities.
  • promote physical development and teach pupils to value the benefits of participation in physical activity while at school and throughout life.
  • develops artistic and aesthetic understanding within and through movement.
  • help to establish self esteem through the development of physical confidence and help pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and cooperative physical activities.
  •  help children to see the enjoyment they can gain from participation in sport and physical activity.


Funding received for September 2016 to August 2017

To help us achieve some of these aims we received £8,880 sports funding to enable all children to access sport, PE and outdoor activities.

How did the school use the funding?

Activity Brief overview Use of Sports Funding (£) The effect of the funding on pupils’ PE & Sport participation and attainment and overall impact
Sports Coach (First Grade)






To work across all year groups 1 day per week (with particular focus on opportunities for the younger age groups).  To run a series of before school, lunchtime, and after school clubs. Plus, training slots for teachers to improve the teaching of gymnastics for the younger children. £6120 Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. 

Children enjoying a healthier lifestyle through participation in extra curricular clubs

Year 2 Swimming Whole class swimming in the summer term (10 weeks) for Year 2 £1700 contribution Boosts confidence

Introduces/Further Develops skill

Opportunity to enter competitions in subsequent years.

Various Sports Events (PE Co-ordinator) Training and release to enable participation in events £985 Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.  Success/Failure exposure and building of self esteem
Local Area Sports membership Broxtowe Sports Partnership/ Eastwood and District Sports Partnership £75 Increased competitions

Higher number of children involved in competitive sports

KS1 children attend sports festival at TKS broadening experience of a range of sports

KS2 Cross Country Twice weekly the children run or walk a mile around school nil More alert in lessons

Positive attitude towards school

Increased children’s fitness

Inspiration for some to join local running and athletics clubs

Football, Netball and Rounders Clubs run throughout the year for both boys and girls nil Increased active participation.  Opportunities for new sports and intra and inter school competitions.

School Swimming

2016/2017 Year 6 Cohort – 93% of children were able to swim 25 metres or more, by the end of their primary education at Gilthill.


Gilthill has a reputation for encouraging sports participation in both competitions and for exercise and pleasure…

 We are currently 2016 17 –

Swimming District and County Small Schools Champions

Cross Country District Champions

District Sports Small Schools Champions

Netball District winners

Rounders District winners

  School Games

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Gilthill has been awarded the School Games Gold Mark to recognise our commitment to the development of competition across our school and into our community.

Funding received for September 2017 to August 2018

So far for this academic year, we have received £10,354with further funds expected in April.  Funding has been increased for all schools to continue the investment in good sporting provision.

We have planned to repeat last years programme of activity with an additional focus on dance and gymnastics.  We are currently investigating the opportunity to engage children in a wider variety of sporting opportunities for example, team building in clip and climb, indoor squash, water sports activities for Key Stage 2 and outdoor challenge activities for Key Stage 1.