Pupil Premium & Sport Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional money that is allocated to schools.

All schools have the freedom to spend the pupil premium, which is additional to the underlying schools’ budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for their most vulnerable pupils.The aim of the Pupil Premium is to support pupils who are statistically most likely to underachieve, the focus is particularly on pupils who:

  • are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the previous six years
  • have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for at least six months
  • have parents in the armed services

At Deansbrook Junior School, we take very seriously the need to support all pupils to achieve well and have developed a range of strategies to ensure our pupils succeed. Our funding for 2016/17 is £207,504

In 2016 the percentage of children eligible for FSM was 49.5% (National 26%)

During 2016-2017, the following strategies will be put in place to support pupils using the Pupil Premium:

  • Tuition in English and Maths to support a range of underachieving pupils - £4000
  • Accelerated Reader, all TA’s trained and used daily as a tool to improve students reading in KS2 - £6229
  • Homework club is open two days a week  for an hour to support pupils to complete their homework - £800
  • Mathletics clubs run every week after school to support pupils in maths - £2000
  • Supporting children to attend clubs they wouldn’t otherwise have access to by subsidising or paying for fees - £6800
  • PGL bursaries and subsidising school journey places - £18,000
  • Parent Support Worker and Mentor to work with more vulnerable families and support with home learning - £24,400
  • HLTA supports small group work in maths across Year 5 - £16,902
  • Specialist teacher for children maths in Year 6 - £33,600
  • High Incident Support - £3000
  • Educational Psychologist - £3000
  • Reading Eggs reading and comprehension online learning homework - £1465
  • TT Rockstars licence - £1800
  • Mathletics licence - £1852
  • Easter School - £5500
  • Instrumental fees – instruments and tuition - £2400
  • Speech and Language Therapy - £24,000
  • School visits subsidies - £20,000
  • Pastoral support mentors - £14,900
  • Structured Conversations - £5,950 
  • After school Booster Lessons for Y5/6 - £4200
  • Chrome Books - £6706

Pupil Premium children attainment and progress compared to National 2016 - Impact of our interventions for Pupil Premium Children:

PERCENTAGE ATTAINMENT

DEANSBROOK

NATIONAL

DIFFERENCE

READING EXPECTED STANDARD OR ABOVE

76.5%

66%

+ 10.5%

WRITING EXPECTED STANDARD OR ABOVE

85%

74%

+ 11%

MATHS EXPECTED STANDARD OR ABOVE

96%

70%

+ 26%

MATHS, READING AND WRITING COMBINED

69%

53%

+16%

GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION

81%

72%

+ 9%

EXPECTED PROGRESS READING

+3.3

0

+ 3.3

EXPECTED PROGRESS WRITING

+0.2

0

+0.2

EXPECTED PROGRESS MATHS

+5.5

0

+ 5.5

Sport Premium

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school Head Teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Deansbrook Junior School has been allocated £4140 this year.

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

Deansbrook Junior School has decided to use the money to:

  1. Karate
  2. Netball
  3. Football
  4. Golf
  5. Dance
Total number of FT pupils on role - 390

 

Objective

Activity

1. To increase high quality PE teaching and learning throughout whole school through team teaching coaching

All for Sport specialist staff deliver high quality PE lessons to Y3-Y6 children

Professional golf coach teaches once a week

2.  Expand the range of after school clubs available to children

Karate

Golf

Dance

Netball

Football

Children now taking part = 115

3. Offer subsidised after school club places to all children and free places to identified groups

Monitor take up of clubs (gender, SEN, Pupil Premium, vulnerable, EAL)

4. Increase physical activity at lunchtime

Play leader employed to lead active games at lunchtime

5. Audit PE equipment both for PE/Sport and physical activities in the playground.

Replenish/ replace equipment

The total allocation of £4140 has been used to subsidise all the above activities.

It must be noted that the sports grant does not cover the total spend on PE and sport in our school, which has always been a high priority for us.

We take an active role in Barnet cross-country, Netball tournaments, Football tournaments and league, Barnet Dance festival, Athletics competitions at Barnet Copthall, Barnet Swimming Galas, as well as running sports days and friendly competitions between neighbouring schools.

Deansbrook Junior School football team and netball team often finish high in their leagues or make it to the latter stages of cup competitions.

In the past we have won many events in the athletics competitions and have won overall best school titles in our group too.

The main impact of the grant at Deansbrook is that we are able to ensure that every single child is benefitting from high quality PE lessons.

Next year we are hoping that the grant will continue and that we can allocate more of the budget on ensuring that more children can access sports competitions locally.