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Pupil Premium , Sports Funding & Swimming

Pupil Premium
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.

Please click here for more information on Pupil Premium at Ladywood School.

Sports Funding
PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools 2019-2020
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 £16,627. 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 2019-2020 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.
• Develop engagement in physical activity outside the classroom.
• Promote healthy balanced lifestyle/ physical literacy.

The priorities each year will be evaluated and appropriate plans put in place for the following year.

Amount received:
December £9,585
May/June – next payment expected

Breakdown of expenditure:
Naomi Joy Cruikshank - £3800
Bolton Community Leisure Pool facilities - £1928
Contribution to Bendrigg residential trip (March 2020) -£1793
Real PE scheme of work - £245
New Equipment - £997

So far, we have seen an increase in the variety of P.E being delivered across the school, staff are presenting new ideas that have individually catered links for our children. We have been looking towards offering new competitive opportunities in sporting competitions this year, through relationships formed with the Bolton School Games Organiser Bernadette O’Hare. 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, as the additional inclusion links we are developing with inclusion team at BWFC Community trust. With the purchase of more bikes and scooters, it offers our children, enjoyment in development of their gross motor skills and physical fitness. Through close dialect with staff members equipment has been purchased, that caters for the classes needs to continue to provide high quality P.E.

By enlisting the services of high quality links we are offering training to new members of staff and existing members to upskill them in the delivery of an inclusive curriculum, that cater for all our children’s needs. To develop their delivery of P.E. Training for learning outside the classroom and use of our facilities has been delivered to all members of staff, enabling them to feel confident in delivering an ever increasing active curriculum.

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



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