Pupil and Sport Premiums

Impact of Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Support in English has focused on raising the reading and spelling ages of pupils identified as having below standardised ages scores following whole school screening at the beginning of the academic year 2015/2016.

Spelling

In spelling, pupils have worked in small groups with a teaching assistant focusing on phonics and tricky words.

Year 3: 4 pupils identified with a standardised age spelling score that was well below average (75 – 85). Over 6 months, 1 of those pupils increased their spelling age by over 12 months; 2 pupils by over 6 months.

Year 4: 13 pupils identified with a standardised age spelling score that was well below average. Over 6 months, 4 of those pupils increased their spelling age by over 1 year; 3 pupils increased their spelling age by over 6 months and 4 pupils increased their spelling age by over 2 months.

Year 5: 9 pupils identified with a standardised age spelling score that was well below average. Over 6 months, 3 of those pupils increased their spelling age by over 1 year; 4 pupils increased their spelling age by over 6 months; 2 pupils increased their spelling age by 4 months.

Year 6: 9 pupils identified with a standardised age spelling score that was well below average. Over 6 months, 6 of those pupils increased their spelling age by over 1 year; 2 pupils increased their spelling age by over 6 months.

Reading

In reading, pupils have worked in small guided reading groups with a teacher and/or a teaching assistant. In Year 3, pupils read to Year 6 reading buddies weekly. In Years 5 and 6, focus pupils participated in High-5s and High-6s.

Year 3: 6 pupils identified with a standardised age reading score that was well below average (75 – 85). Over 6 months, 2 of those pupils increased their reading age by more than 6 months; 1 pupil increased their reading age by more than 2 months.

Year 4: 4 pupils identified with a standardised age reading score that was well below average (75 – 85). Over 6 months, 1 of those pupils increased their reading age by more than 4 years.

Year 5: 1 pupil identified with a standardised age reading score that was well below average (75 – 85). Over 6 months, that pupil increased their reading age by more than 3 years.

Year 6: 2 pupils identified with a standardised age reading score that was well below average (75 – 85). 1 of those pupils increased their reading age by more than 2 years.

Children whose spelling and reading ages did not improve in line with their chronological age (CA) have been identified as having more complex needs and specific interventions were put in place for them.

Making Good Progress

16 Year 6 pupils and 2 Year 5 pupils had additional support in Maths through the ‘Making Good Progress’ programme. This provision supported all the Year 5 pupils to achieve Aged Related Expectations (ARE) and 19 out of 20 of the Year 6 pupils to achieve ARE (Teacher Assessment) and 16 out of 20 met the expected standards (KS2 SATs).

SpLD intervention and support

The school’s SENCO assessed 16 Year 6 pupils to ascertain if they were eligible for additional time in the KS2 National Tests (SATs). 11 pupils qualified for additional time.

Counselling

Our counselling service provides a safe, non-judgemental space in which pupils can explore, express and process their thoughts, feelings and situations, as they seek to meet and manage the challenges they face. This service supported 4 pupils in the last academic year.

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Impact of Sports Premium 2015-2016

Priorities 2015 – 2016 (1 year timescale)

  • To use our sports apprentice effectively in the delivery of PE sessions to pupils, allowing staff to gain new ideas and skills to use in their 
own teaching.
  • To ensure that pupils meet the necessary 25m standard in swimming at the end of Key Stage 2.
  • To plan a scheme of work for tennis for the Summer term, which shows clear progression from Year 3 through to Year 6.
  • To promote the sports developments in the school via the school website, including the impact of the Sports Premium funding.
  • To effectively incorporate a new sport, Fiitball, into the curriculum.

wallOur Sports Apprentice has been an asset to the school this year. He has brought with him an extensive knowledge in a wide range of sports and has allowed us to develop our extra-curricular offerings further. He has supported in fixtures and tournaments. He has worked with all the classes in the school, and their teachers, to ensure high quality PE lessons and achieved. He has given our staff not only a wealth of new ideas, but also a better understanding of the science behind sport. The pupils have enjoyed his lessons and have developed their skills in a wide variety of sports.

Pupils currently in Year 4 will be receiving a 6 week swimming course in order to meet the necessary standard by the end of Key Stage 2. This will be funded through the Sports Premium. Previously, these lessons have been at the Knox Johnston Pool; however, given our larger year groups, we are looking at alternative venues and the necessary transport.

In the Summer term, pupils will be completing a 6 week block of tennis. We have purchased new nets, balls and rackets and the lessons have been planned to enable development from one year group to the next. This unit of work will be evaluated and changes made where necessary, ensuring that pupils always receive the best quality PE lessons.

hopscSport is a very important part of the school calendar and we aim to make the most of as many opportunities as possible. Pupils are encouraged to represent their school and this is celebrated with the whole school. We share the impact of the Sports Premium through our website and our bulletin contains information about sport in school and extra curricular offerings. A priority for next year will be to create a twice yearly sports round-up which will be shared with parents by email and displayed on our website.

Fiitball is a fantastic new sport, which we will be continuing in 2016-17. We have purchased some high quality resources, including goals that are not only used for Fiitball, but are also a key part of developing ball skills in football, basketball and netball too. We have developed plans for Fiitball, which show progression through the school, and have entered an inaugural Fiitball tournament for Year 5 in June. Pupils enjoy their Fiitball lessons and the progress from September to March is very evident.

Our aims for 2016-17 are:

  • Develop a twice yearly sports round up to share our successes with our wider school community.
  • Ensure pupils meet the necessary standard for swimming. Find a new venue and transport if we are unable to facilitate this at Knox Johnston.
  • Evaluate tennis planning, making necessary amendments and purchase new resources if they are needed.

Click here for Sports Premium Action Plan 2015-2016

 

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