The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities between children who have (or have had) free school meals (FSM), children of service families, Looked After Children (LAC),children adopted from care and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches pupils that need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated straight to us and is clearly identifiable in our budget. It is up to the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. We believe we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within our school.
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PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools 2018-2019
The Government is continuing to provide additional funding to improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The money is being allocated to primary schools, can only be used on the provision of PE and sport in school.
Each primary school will receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil.
At Ladywood the money due to be allocated within the current academic year is £17,300. This is given in two separate payments facilitated by Bolton authority. We are committed using it effectively to provide high quality sporting opportunities which will encourage engagement, confidence, knowledge and skills of pupil’s participation of regular physical activity.
The planned expenditure will enable our children to become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled individuals.
Our priorities for 2018-2019 are:
• Improve core PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.
• Purchase additional high quality PE resources
• Increase participation in sport through additional PE lessons from specialist providers.
• Participation in competitive sports
• Develop staff skills and confidence.
The priorities each year will be evaluated and appropriate plans put in place for the following year.
May/June – next payment expected
Breakdown of expenditure:
Playground gym equipment – £7,495
Dawsons Academy of Dance & Stage - £1700 to date (March 2019) expected to spend £3200
Bolton Community Leisure Pool facilities - £1928
New equipment/resources – not yet purchased (March 2019)
Additional staffing on facilitating sporting competitions – TBC
So far, we have seen a dramatic increase in pupil’s physical activity through the use of the outdoor gym equipment. We expect this to continue for many years to come.
Pupils have had an increase in sporting competitions this year due to relationships formed with the Bolton School Games Organiser Bernadette O’Hare. This has allowed children to take part in competitive activities who would not normally have accessed them.
Pupil’s participation in dance has continued to be a success with children gaining confidence and skills in addition to receiving specialist teaching.
We have seen that confidence in the delivery of PE continues to grow amongst staff due to the additional sports coaches they have experienced working with over the past few years.
The conscious decision to purchase outdoor gym equipment that is designed to last a very long time demonstrates our commitment to facilitating the improvement of physical activity now and in the future.
In addition, the process of auditing, maintaining and renewing of high quality resources will provide a future culture of delivering high quality PE sessions related to the National curriculum.
By enlisting the services of high quality dance coach we have continued a legacy of embedding core principles for staff to deliver dance sessions.
One of our pupils met the National Curriculum swimming standard (details below) and five pupils achieved the swim 25 metres element.
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations