- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
- The range of provision the Governors may consider include:
- Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1-1 support
- additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, school counselor, trained TAs or external agencies
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 at the end of KS1 or L5 at the end of KS2
- The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged
For more information about the Pupil Premium go to:
Sports Premium Funding.
Sports Premium – funding 2013-2014
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per year from academic year 2013-2014 to 2015-2016 in order to improve the provision of physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Median and Sport – is allocated to primary schools. The school will receive £9025 for this current year. This money is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
At Holy Trinity Primary School we will spend the additional funding on improving the provision and standard of P.E. and sport.
As a school we take pride in being able to provide a wide range of opportunities in P.E. and Sport across the key stages. Pupils have participated competitively in Football, Tag rugby, Netball, Athletics, Swimming and much more. We have a range of afterschool sports activities available to all pupils with thanks to teaching staff and outside coaches.
From September 2013, we have been held accountable over how we spend our additional ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of P.E. and sport so that both the school and inspectors know how sport and P.E. are assessed in future as part of the schools overall provision.
We have a plan in place to spend our allocation of the Sports Premium Funding in a the following ways, including:
- Employing specialist sports coaching to provide after-school clubs for pupils providing access to high quality sport.
- Further increasing our teachers’ knowledge of primary P.E. through a variety of CPD courses.
- New P.E. equipment to provide more opportunities within lessons.
- Broaden access for all pupils to a wider range of physical activities.
- Subscribing to the Waltham Cross and district primary schools sports association.
- Provide pupils with opportunities to compete/participate in a range of sporting events.
- Provide opportunities for talented pupils in sport to receive appropriate training
- Provide expert teaching for schools.
A sports teacher to work with reception, Year R – 6 for at least one session each week. Sports to include football, tag rugby, handball, basketball cricket and tennis.
The outcome is to ensure pupils received enhanced PE teaching and to develop sustainable schemes of work to further improve PE skills and participation.
Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE
The school has hired the services of a sports teacher, Mr J. Waite, who works for two days per week delivering PE lessons and lunchtime/after-school clubs in all year groups including: invasion games, gymnastic, striking and fielding games and orienteering. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a dedicated sports teacher, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.