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. Pupil Premium Plus funding is given to support children who are looked after or have been previously looked after. A small amount of funding is given to support children whose parents or parent are in the armed services.
For the academic year of 2019 - 2020 the school received £37,884 in Pupil Premium or Pupil Premium Plus funding
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 and to widen their life experiences, for example a visit by a theatre company.
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 or a teaching assistant addresses concepts the children will face in the next class lesson giving them the confidence to take part in the main lesson more confidently. Plus recapping concepts they have just covered within a lesson. Small group work enables children to explore their misconceptions in a safe supportive environment.
67% of the pupil premium children in the 2019-20 Y6 cohort reached the expected level in reading, writing and maths in the 2020 teacher assessments.
Teaching assistants supporting academic and emotional well being across all classes.
Teaching Assistant support in Year 5 and 6
Provision of outdoor team building activities to develop core life skills.
Training programmes for staff to support emotional well being for all children including resources needed to deliver programmes.
Extra curricular activities for children including music lessons
Additional teacher to work with smaller groups and provide pre-teaching activities in Key stage two and Year 1.
School additional allocation £7034
Measuring the impact of the Pupil Premium funding 2019/2020
Pupil Premium Children achieving age related expectations by the end of the academic year. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic all assessments in the 2019 2020 year are based on teacher assessments of where the children were on returning to school in June/July 2020. Having missed 2/3months of School.
Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement
Our plan for pupil premium funding in the current academic year 2020-2021
Budget Allocation £39,625
How the school is to measure the impact/effect
The date of the next review of the pupil premium strategy
July 2021 – linked to budget allocation. (Allocations are based on the previous year's pupil numbers). In September 2020 there has been a small increase in the number of children entitled to Pupil Premium due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
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:
To help us achieve some of these aims we received £17, 740 sports funding to enable all children to access sport, PE and outdoor activities. We carried forward £1500 from the 2019-20 budget year. Total 2020-21 £19,240
|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). Limited lunchtime activities due to COVID 19 restrictions.||£6120||Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. |
Children enjoying a healthier lifestyle s
|New exercise activity for all year groups.||£1620|
Participation in new activity involving rhythm and exercise.
|Staff training||Staff training to run outdoor activities and residential visits||£2500||Increased competence of staff to enable more children to take part in adventurous activities|
Increased use of sports equipment
|£300||Increased active participation. Opportunities for new sports|
|Increase outdoor activities|
Staff training in orienteering and outdoor problem solving activities to increase team work with the children.
Resources to enhance these activities.
Attend PE network training
|£500||More alert in lessons|
Positive attitude towards school
Increased children’s fitness
Inspiration for some to join local clubs and activities.
Balance bikes for 2021.
|Allocated to start in autumn 2021||£240||Increase of physical challenge and activity of Year R children|
|Competitions limited due to COVID 19 Total||£11280||carry forward £7960|
|Extra First Grade coach day allocated for 2021-22||Extra day allocated for coach to support sports teaching across the school due to staff changes.|
Total unallocated £1840 in 2021 budget.
2020-21 School swimming disrupted due to swimming pools being closed during this academic year.
2019-20 Year 6 Cohort – 87% of children were able to swim 25 metres or more, by the end of their primary education at Gilthill. This was a small cohort and due to school closure in March 2020 we were unable to run our catch up extra swimming sessions.
Gilthill has a reputation for encouraging sports participation in both competitions and for exercise and pleasure…
We have held the –
for the last 7 years losing these titles in 2018/19
We hold in the 2018/19 year
Netball District Emily Barker Award for good sporting conduct.
Rounders District runner up
In 2019 20 the sporting events and competitions for schools were interrupted by the COVID 19 Pandemic. We did however take children to several cross country events in the Autumn Term 2019.
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.
For this academic year, we hope to receive £18,100 . We have not heard as yet whether this funding will continue beyond 2020-21.