Pupil Premium 2017-18
The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Children and Looked After Children. This also includes children eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (the Ever 6 FSM measure.) Schools decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated in order to provide the best provision for the pupils.
From September 2012 we are required to publish details of how we have used the Premium.
In 2015-16 the Pupil Premium funding was £14,520
The funding was used :
- to enable all children to access educational visits, including residential visits
- to provide support in accessing music lessons
- to ensure vulnerable groups could be supported in small groups or 1:1
- to provide help with purchasing uniform
- to help fund the services of a Parent Support Worker to work with vulnerable families
The Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 is £14,520
The governors decided that the funding would be allocated :
- To narrow the attainment gap by providing additional support to all classes by keeping our adult to pupil ratio high.
- To provide 1:1 support to narrow the gap for those children not making at least satisfactory progress in Literacy and Numeracy.
- To support children on school trips and other activities to ensure every child can participate.
- To support the provision of the cluster Parent Support Worker.
Sports Premium 2017-18
In 2013, the Government announced a £150million fund for primary school sport across the country. Each school received £8000, plus an additional £5 per pupil. Nassington School received £8365, and have been working hard to put it to good use right from the beginning of term.
The school has bought into the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership (COTSSP) enhanced programme, which provides us with a dedicated member of PE staff from Prince William School for half a day a week. The Sports Premium Officer (SPO) works alongside teachers and support staff to develop the PE curriculum, assessment strategies, planning, CPD and school sport. To date, a new whole school policy has been written, a development plan has been put in place, and pupil voice has been enhanced by establishing a school sports council. Parents and pupils have completed surveys relating to their physical activity levels and preferred activities, and this information is helping us to shape an improved extra-curricular offering.
Staff have already attended training on the governments change 4 life programme, the Northamptonshire School Sports Conference, and in the new year will begin extensive training in the delivery of the new curriculum, along with a new, pupil led assessment tool. The SPO will work alongside staff to implement this new structure in the new year, allowing the whole staff to be prepared to deliver the new, multi-skills focussed curriculum in September.
Increasing the opportunities for competitive sport has been a focus of the school for several years, and we have been successful in doing this. The sports premium money has allowed us to further develop and improve such opportunities by bringing in expert coaches to work with our staff and pupils to enhance knowledge and prepare them for tournaments, as well as delivering a range of new sports. Going forward into the new year, the school sports council, SPO and staff will run an enhanced programme of intra-school sport, following the Sainbury’s School Games formats. These tournaments will not only prepare pupils for inter school fixtures, but provide opportunities for those less involved in sport and physical activity to experience competition in a fun environment and hopefully inspire them to become more active.
After all, healthy active children achieve more.