PE and Sport Premium

The PE and sport premium is a sum of money the government have allocated to primary school aged children, which is designed to help improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding should be used to do three main things:

  • Raise pupils’ achievement in PE.
  • Increase pupils’ participation and success in school sport (including competitive sport).
  • Impact on pupils’ engagement in healthy active life style.

At Etonbury we use this money to enrich the PE provision and increase pupils’ participation in school sport in a number of different ways. We are raising the pupils’ achievement in, for example, athletics by purchasing new equipment which will challenge and engage pupils and extend the curriculum previously on offer especially in the area of fitness. We are also giving our staff subject specific training in a variety of disciplines to ensure they are up to date and engaging the pupils they teach. So far this year, training in dance, athletics and basketball refereeing has been undertaken. We are looking into training PE staff and support staff further in multi skills to support pupils who would benefit from some extra sessions to give them confidence in PE and sport. We have employed outside coaches in several areas such as lacrosse, football and basketball to offer after school sessions. We have allocated some of the funding to work closely with the School Games Organisers within Redborne Sports Partnership. They assist in promoting many aspects of sport and competition. For example, they liaise with NGB’s (National Governing Bodies) of many sports and deliver competitions at a regional level, which feed into county and national competitions. Should you require more specific information of how this funding is provided, please contact the PE subject leader Miss Thomas on kthomas@bestacademies.org.uk .

Amount of Grant Received – 2016/17 : £ 9,690

 

 

Overview of the school Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium

2015/2016

Total number of pupils on roll

533

Total number of year 7 students on roll

137

Total number of students eligible for catch up funding

19

Amount of funding received per pupil

£500

Total amount of funding received

£9500

 

Spending 2015/2016

  • Additional teaching / support as determined to be required by the Head of KS2 working with the Head of Yr7, Heads of Faculty and Subject Teachers, and with the agreement of the Vice-Principal with responsibility for Teaching and Learning.

  • The Accelerated Reader programme.

  • Homework Club.

  • Additional teaching resources as required.

  • One to One curriculum support withdrawal sessions in the core subjects to further pupil progress eg individual reading sessions, Maths tuition group sessions.

  • Classroom Support additional to any that may be identified on a Statement of Educational Needs.

  • Peer mentored programmes for Literacy and Numeracy.

  • Preferential staffing – smaller class sizes.

 

2016/2017

Total number of pupils on roll

762

Total number of year 7 students on roll

179

Total number of students eligible for catch up funding

83

Amount of funding received per pupil

£500

Total amount of funding received

£12224


 

Planned Spend

Accelerated Reader - The school uses the Accelerated Reader programme to support the assessment and improvement of students’ reading age supporting their basic literacy skills. Students have dedicated time in the library and with the librarian to support this process. AR is celebrated at a wider school level in achievement assemblies.

Small group literacy intervention group – Small groups of students are withdrawn from lessons to work on basic English skills with Teaching Assistants, these groups focus particularly on writing skills such as spelling and punctuation.

Smaller class sizes for lower ability year 7 maths and English groups – Smaller groups, often with a Teaching Assistant are used with the lower ability. Teaching staff are allocated to this group because of their skill set (e.g. this year, in English, it’s a primary trained teacher).

 

Average maths class size is: 27 Lower Ability group: 15 (as at May 2017)  

Average English class size is: 27 Lower Ability group: 16 (as at May 2017)

 

Effective teaching and learning - staff professional development sessions will focus on how to work with students that did not achieve their scaled score of 100 in year 6 utilising GAP analysis of KS2 SATS or those reading age is below 11 (identified via AR).  Quality first teaching has the strongest impact on pupil achievement and we believe this is critical to supporting student progress.

Appointment of a BEST Director of Maths – Across BEST we have appointed a new senior member of staff to lead on the new Maths curriculum and to ensure a robust approach to numeracy across the BEST schools.

Maths and English SLEs – We are using SLEs to support our maths and English teaching and interventions in both year 6 (to ensure the expected standard is met) and in KS3.

 
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