Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding:
(meeting the educational needs of disadvantaged children)

The aim of the Government Pupil Premium (PP) is to raise achievement among pupils in the following categories who receive or are entitled to Free School Meals, children in care (Looked After Children) and children with parents in the Armed Forces.

The funding is used to enable an education which will increase life choices for children who fall into one of the three categories above, enabling them to have more choices in further education and later careers. Children will be supported to attain and progress well, reducing any gap between high and low income families.

We have a range of strategies and programmes to support all our children with additional strategies for children identified as being in receipt of the “pupil premium” when they are needed.

The impact of PP Funding is reviewed each term, led by Senior Leader Annabel Jannece.

Guiding Principles

Pupil premium funding is spent on pupil premium (PP) children
Our policy is shared with parents and is available online
All pupils in the PP group must be considered for support to raise attainment or other factors which could lay the foundation for future learning
Consistent high quality support is monitored by the school, avoiding wastage of precious financial resources
Activities are evaluated for impact by the school on a regular basis
Success criteria are set for each child on PP activities
Focused feedback is given to pupils, through target cards showing a clear way to improve further
Our PP Coordinator has a clear overview of how funding is being allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes for pupils
All our staff are aware of pupils receiving the PP and how funding is being spent
We track the attainment and progress of each PP child on a termly basis
We have a range of strategies and each child is considered for each strategy
A Governor is responsible for feeding back to the full Governing Body about the implementation of the PP programme

Stakeholder Involvement

The PP Coordinator (Louise Burrows) reports to Governors each term (see below, together with our PP Policy) how PP monies have been spent and the impact of actions taken.
Governing Body

Our PP Governor (Tonya Tynan) reports to the Governing Body.

Pupils

Evaluation discussions/viewpoint questionnaires are set as appropriate.

Parents

Parents informed of progress via Parent Teacher meetings and through the end of year reports.

Staff

PP children are discussed during Pupil Progress Meetings and performance management reviews.

What is the Sports Premium?

Since London 2012, the Government has provided ring-fenced, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is sent directly to Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of Funding for Sports Premium

Schools have to spend the sports funding on improving provision of PE and sport, but they also have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Uses for the funding include:
New or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How is the Sports Funding used at OLQOH?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.

How is the impact of Sports Premium Funding Reported?

Our PE Leader (Rebekah Johnson) prepares and publishes a termly report for Governors. This keeps the FGB abreast of how money is being spent, as well as the impact of actions taken. These reports are also uploaded to our website, and can be found below.