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Sports Premium

Use of Pupil Premium Funding and Sports Premium 2019 - 20:

The Wherry School accepts responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and the staff and trustees are committed to meeting their academic, pastoral, and social needs within a caring specialist school environment and to support the very unique and particular needs of an Autistic learner, with regards to social interaction, social communication, social imagination alongside sensory processing needs. This is an essential, integral part of the supportive ethos of the whole school community. As with every pupil on our roll, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his or her full potential, irrespective of need.

The Pupil Premium fund targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. It is in additional to any funding the pupil may receive to support their special educational needs.

The DfE uses pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have allocated a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals.

The Wherry School’s priority for Pupil Premium spending is to ensure that all pupils are engaged at school and that there is not a significant gap between the attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium spending as compared to other pupils, within the school and within schools nationally.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the school recognises that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The school also recognises that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

The range of provision

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to enrichment and broader curriculum opportunities
  • Alternative support and intervention, such as support for gaps in learning, social communication programmes and bespoke curricular approaches which target the educational objectives for the individual pupil.

Success Criteria

The evaluation of this policy is based on the progress made by the school to ‘narrow the gap’ between socially disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

The success criteria for the Pupil Premium Policy are:

  • Early intervention and support for identified socially disadvantaged/ vulnerable children;
  • The vast majority of the identified children will meet their individual targets;
  • Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils;
  • Effective parental pupil school support;
  • Create a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners.

Our Pupil Premium summary 2017 - 19 can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Pupil Premium Plan 2019/20

The following actions and activities, many on-going from 2018/19 are linked to the school development priorities, which are underpinned by analysis of the needs of the school community, with priority placed upon pupils in the setting who are entitled to Pupil Premium support:

Number of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium from October 2018 Census - 30 pupils

  • 17/30 – Secondary = £935 pp
  • 1/30 – secondary noted as receiving £1235 (PP + Service child)
  • 9/30 – Primary = £1320 pp; 
  • 2/30 – previously Looked After Pupils - £2300 pp
  • 1/30 – 1 service child = £300

Total: £33,910

Intervention Activity

Intended Outcome Anticipated

Impact on progress

and attainment of eligible

pupils

Ongoing from 2018/19


Provision of weekly teaching

interventions to close achievement gaps


Intervention Manager – identifies with Phase leaders and class/subject staff, pupils requiring support in terms of gaps in learning


Target areas to include:

  • Reading
  • Phonics/Phonic development
  • Pupils with specific learning disabilities – SpLD
  • Number/calculation
  • mental processing


To provide bespoke interventions to address any identified achievement gaps


Creation of targeted learning programmes by Intervention Manager, supporting identified intervention programmes for identified pupils (including Year 7 Catch Up programme pupils)


Creation of personalised individual plans for gaps for learning.



Gaps in learning are identified, targeted to boost attainment with the aim of all pupils making at least expected progress

Individual pupil progress shows impact of bespoke plan





Through individualised learning programmes, pupils are able to practice the right skills at the appropriate time and pace, ensuring consolidation of knowledge, thus having a positive impact on progress and attainment

Cost:

  • The intervention manager costs for 2019/20 - £23,212 (plus oncosts) - of which 85% of her allocated time is supporting pupils individually/
  • As of March 2019 – 14/27 pupils entitled to PP are supported directly by the Intervention Manager, or intervention programmes were devised, monitored as part of this role
  • This role supports pupils in both Primary and Secondary phase – including supporting pupils in Year 6 

Ongoing from 2018/19

To purchase relevant IT support resources for bespoke learning packages:


To support target areas as above


Purchase of resources supports learning programmes,  programmes purchased:

Nessy – dyslexia support: Nessy Reading/Writing/ Spelling

Maths Whizz – early maths skills support

My Maths – secondary programmes


See individual plans for targeted PP pupils – bespoke plans and improvement targets 


Individualised learning programmes for all pupils in Maths, engagement with parents, motivation for pupils of all abilities

Costs:

  • Ongoing purchase of Nessy programme for pupils with co-morbid specific learning needs and phonic gaps – approx. £504 pa
  • My Maths learning costs – approx. £239 pa
  • Maths Whizz – approx. costs £145 pa

To support the development of ASSK (Autism Skills Curriculum) in the areas of:

  • Sensory processing
  • Social Communication/Interaction
  • Regulation

To equip students with the necessary resources identified in their assessment by the Occupational Therapist, limiting stress and sensory behaviours to allow students to focus on the task in hand


To support resources for:

Sensory circuits

Zones of Regulation

Handwriting Support 


To develop the targeted areas for individual pupils in the school’s ASSK curriculum – as identified in the individual ILP

To facilitate learning through sensory interventions. Children are more regulated following intervention

reduces anxiety and increases their opportunities to thrive and achieve

Costs: PP to be used to contribute to the following costs:

  • Cost of Occupational Therapist  - £360 x 2 days = £28,800 (+ VAT) per annum
  • Sensory Practitioner - £360 – 1 day per week = £14,400
  • Number of pupils supported in 2018/19 – 67 pupils through indirect observation and support 
  • Number of Pupil Premium pupils supported with direct work 18/19 = 12 pupils
  • Expected Reach 19/20 = 15 pupils

Purchase professional Occupational

Therapy Support

To engage the professional services of an Occupational therapist, limiting stress and sensory behaviours to allow

students to focus on the task in hand

To facilitate active participation in life

to promote learning, self-esteem, self-confidence, independence and social interaction

Impact:

  • As above – linked to sensory regulation: sensory practitioner costs

Ongoing from 2018/19

To support the training of 2 key personnel in Thrive – to offer support for targeted pupils to support emotional development

To support the development of emotional understanding and regulation – allowing pupils to cope within the school environment, developing relationships with peers

Pupils are able to cope within the classroom and school environment, work cooperatively, thrive and learn

Costs:

  • Approximate costs 3 x practitioners – 0.2fte days per week (15 hours weekly)
  • Approximate salary costs - £10,360 per annum

Key Stage 4

To support the learning needs of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium following assessment around adaptations for exams – Exam Access Arrangement

To ensure pupils have the resources and support to engage with KS4/GCSE curriculum

Access to appropriate IT

Access to adult support/reader/scribe/amenuensis as set out in Individual ILP

Pupils can access learning independently 

Learning can be recorded inline with the policies and procedures for KS4/GCSE exams

Costs:

To be confirmed following completion of Access Arrangement Assessments – Autumn Term A 2019

Anticipated costs £600 per PP child – purchase of laptop or relevant equipment -  currently 5 pupils entitled to PP in Year 9>10


Anticipated costs for 2020/21

Costs as above – 7 pupils 

 Sports Premium Funding – Primary Provision 2019/20:

Funding Allocation 2019/20

The government has provided Sports Premium funding for the academic year 2019/20 to provide additional and sustainable improvements to PE and sport for the benefit of all primary pupils and to encourage the development of healthy and active life styles. Allocations for the academic year are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 as recorded in the January 2019 census.

 

Number of Eligible pupils:

Total Allocation

30

To be confirmed: in region £16,500

Our Aims for Physical Education Development 

Physical Education forms a very important part of the total education of the child who has a diagnosis of autism. In addition to the obvious benefits in terms of healthy activity and well-being, it is also important to consider the opportunities for personal and social development. These include:

  • Promoting the growth and development of each child
  • Helping to establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence
  • Helping children learn to understand and accept their physical abilities and limitations
  • Encouraging personal qualities of perseverance, commitment, fairness and enthusiasm through physical activity
  • Developing body and self-awareness
  • Providing opportunities for joint attention and social interaction experiences
  • Developing an awareness of using equipment safely

How we will use the PE and Sports Premium Funding – aims:

  • To use the funding effectively to increase provision and participation in Physical Education Sessions including outdoor and adventurous activities where individual strengths and talents are nurtured and promoted;
  • To develop staff skills and sustainability in teaching Primary PE through the use of staff employed and trained to lead PE in the Primary Phase
  • To increase the provision and resources available for outdoor play equipment to give pupils the opportunity to learn vital life skills and encourage healthy active lifestyles.
  • To allow pupils to access swimming lessons and water play, social development – using the attached pool; to provide training and support for staff to ensure that this is a safe experience for all and to employ our own Swimming teachers.

How we will use the PE and Sports Premium Funding - Planned Use of Funding

2019/20: anticipated income: £16,500

Action

Anticipated Costs

  • We will use this funding to support our Primary PE Curriculum and our plans to develop outdoor and adventurous Learning programme as well as further developing our outdoor play provision.

£2,000 contribution to gym equipment for Year 5/6 onwards


To be installed: October 2019

  • To enhance the PE learning environment in the school to provide opportunities for effective PE lessons, as supported by a PE specialist assistants
  • PE specialist assistants – HLTA+
  • Swimming Teacher – Level 3+ swimming teacher
  • Hire of Swimming Pool – 3 x weekly sessions – Primary/Tier 3 pupils

Contribution to cost of staff: £2,500

Salary – excl on-costs = £56,352

    • PE Extended Schools Manager: £20,034
    • PE HLTA: £18,878
  • PE support assistant: £17,440
  • Above staff FTE contracts – extended school work

Swimming pool hire: £100 pw

£3,900 per annum

  • Specialist coaches and teachers with a specialism in PE will be used to support teaching to increase staff skills and knowledge, including a swimming teacher

As above

  • Where the school accesses a wide range of outdoor learning opportunities that we use qualified coaches and instructors
  • eg use of Whitlingham Broad Centre

Contribution to Outdoor Learning opportunities:

£3,000

  • Extended Schools provision will be developed for pupils using specialist teachers and coaches for Outdoor and Adventurous learning when participating in activities such as skiing, horse riding, swimming, bush craft and indoor climbing – bespoke curriculum offer
  • Primary Bespoke Curriculum costs linked to Sports Premium outcomes

Contribution towards bespoke curriculum offer: Primary - £3,000 (approx. £100 per pupil)

  • Pupils will have the opportunity to learn vital life skills such as swimming and through increased provision of outdoor play equipment, we aim to encourage pupils to participate in a wider range of outdoor activities encouraging healthy active lifestyles whilst boosting confidence and reducing anxiety levels.
  • costs of swimming above
  • Training for Forest School lead in school
  • Development of outdoor and Forest school offer – costs for resources

Cost of pool per week £100

Cost for year - £3,900

Cost of pool – Primary use £40 per week: £1,560


Cost for training Forest School practitioner: £1,400


Cover for Forest School practitioner – 2 weeks - £1,200

  • PE funding will support the increase in resources that can be used to support daily sensory circuits and associated training.
  • resource budget for Primary PE

PE Primary resources - £2,000

Intended Impact 

  • To develop an enjoyment of sport and outdoor activity
  • Full pupil participation in sport, giving pupils the confidence to try new activities and develop new skills (physical, social and cognitive); 
  • To increase sustainability of sport provision within school giving staff confidence in supporting the teaching and assessment of PE; 
  • Increased pupil understanding of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle through physical exercise, outdoor play and promoting good choices; 
  • Development of pupils’ fine and gross motor skills in line with Occupational Therapy Support, including the development of daily sensory circuits to support regulation and reduction of anxiety and anxiety led behaviours:
  • To develop pupils’ team and social skills

PE and Sports Premium Funding for Primary Schools: 2017/19

Funding Allocation

The government has provided Sports Premium funding for the academic year 2018-19 to provide additional and sustainable improvements to PE and sport for the benefit of all primary pupils and to encourage the development of healthy and active life styles. Allocations for the academic year 2018 to 2019 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 as recorded in the January 2018 census.

Number of Eligible pupils:

Total Allocation

24

£9,468

Expected allocation - £16,200

 Our Aims for Physical Education Development

Physical Education forms a very important part of the total education of the child who has a diagnosis of autism. In addition to the obvious benefits in terms of healthy activity and well-being, it is also important to consider the opportunities for personal and social development. These include:

  • Promoting the growth and development of each child
  • Helping to establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence
  • Helping children learn to understand and accept their physical abilities and limitations
  • Encouraging personal qualities of perseverance, commitment, fairness and enthusiasm

through physical activity

  • Developing body and self-awareness
  • Providing opportunities for joint attention and social interaction experiences
  • Developing an awareness of using equipment safely

How we will use the PE and Sports Premium Funding – aims:

  • To use the funding effectively to increase provision and participation in Physical Education Sessions including outdoor and adventurous activities where individual strengths and talents are nurtured and promoted;
  • To develop staff skills and sustainability in teaching Primary PE through the use of specialist coaches from Community Sports Foundation (CSF) in PE lessons
  • To increase the provision and resources available for outdoor play equipment to give pupils the opportunity to learn vital life skills and encourage healthy active lifestyles.

 How we will use the PE and Sports Premium Funding - Planned Use of Funding:

  • We will use this funding to support our Primary PE Curriculum and our plans to develop outdoor and adventurous Learning programme as well as further developing our outdoor play provision.
  • To enhance the PE learning environment in the school to provide opportunities for effective PE lessons, as supported by a PE specialist teacher
  • Through engagement with a specialist local PE provider (CSF) we aim to provide a clear and concise curriculum which is consistent and sustainable, engaging all pupils into physical activities.
  • Specialist coaches and teachers with a specialism in PE will be used to support teaching to increase staff skills and knowledge.
  • The school accesses a wide range of outdoor learning opportunities and uses qualified coaches and instructors
  • Extended Schools provision will be developed for pupils using specialist teachers and coaches for Outdoor and Adventurous learning when participating in activities such as skiing, horse riding, swimming, bush craft and indoor climbing.
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to learn vital life skills such as riding a bike and through increased provision of outdoor play equipment, we aim to encourage pupils to participate in a wider range of outdoor activities encouraging healthy active lifestyles whilst boosting confidence and reducing anxiety levels.
  • PE funding will support the increase in resources that can be used to support daily sensory circuits and associated training.

 Intended Impact

  • To develop an enjoyment of sport and outdoor activity
  • Full pupil participation in sport, giving pupils the confidence to try new activities and develop new skills (physical, social and cognitive);
  • To increase sustainability of sport provision within school giving staff confidence in supporting the teaching and assessment of PE;
  • Increased pupil understanding of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle through physical exercise, outdoor play and promoting good choices;
  • Development of pupils’ fine and gross motor skills in line with Occupational Therapy Support, including the development of daily sensory circuits to support regulation and reduction of anxiety and anxiety led behaviours:
  • To develop pupils’ team and social skills