Pupil and Sports Premium
Every school is allocated additional funding under Pupil Premium and Sports Premium schemes. As a school we have created reports which detail how this money has been spent and the impact on our pupils.
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4-year-olds.
As a school we believe that all pupils have an entitlement to achieve their potential whatever their circumstances. As a school we will provide opportunities to break through barriers, increase resilience and place inclusivity at the heart of all we do. As the leadership of the school we will ensure that all resources are effectively deployed to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.
In order to ensure we allocate our pupil premium funding effectively each year, the leadership team meet and discuss any potential barriers to learning for our Disadvantaged (pupil premium) children. Action is then taken as to how to adapt current provision or put in additional provision, to ensure there is a positive impact on progress. The progress and attainment of our Disadvantaged pupils is analysed at termly Pupil Progress meetings between the leadership team and class teacher. The provision for our Disadvantaged pupils is monitored and reviewed at least termly, at every Full Governing Board meeting and in the termly Headteacher Report to Governors.
Potential barriers to learning for our disadvantaged pupils are:
At Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy, we value the abilities and achievements of all our pupils, and are committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning. We recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs, which may well vary throughout their time in the school. We have planned to spend our Pupil Premium funding to try to give them all the support that they need to be happy, confident and life-long learners. We believe in maximising the use of the Pupil Premium Grant by utilising a long-term strategy aligned to the School Improvement Plan. This enables us to implement a blend of short, medium and long-term interventions, and align pupil premium use with wider school improvements and improving readiness to learn.
We believe in selecting a small number of priorities and giving them the best chance of success. We also believe in evidence-based interventions and learning from our experiences, which is why we utilise annual light-touch reviews to ensure our approach is effective and we can cease or amend interventions that are not having the intended impact.
To prioritise spending, we have adopted a tiered approach to define our priorities and ensure balance. Our tiered approach comprises three categories:
Within each category, we have chosen two or three interventions. This focused approach ensures the best chance of success for each intervention.
1. Quality of teaching
Good and Outstanding teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Using our Pupil Premium funding to improve teaching quality benefits all pupils and has a particularly positive effect on our children eligible for Pupil Premium.
Our priority at Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy is to ensure that a highly effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving.
Encouraging self-led professional development: facilitating regular CPD opportunities for all teaching staff.
2. Targeted academic support
At Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy, we consider carefully how our staff are deployed to provide specific targeted academic support either in a one-to-one or small group situation.
3. Wider strategies
Here at Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy, we aim to focus on significant social and emotional support to help pupils in our care and ensure that all pupils have opportunities to participate in wider enrichment activities to enhance cultural capital.
PE & Sports Premium
At Wolverley Sebright, we know that PE and Sport is an integral part of our school curriculum. Physical Education and the promotion of Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically- demanding activities and helps all our pupils to become confident in a way which supports their fitness and health.
We provide outstanding Physical Education through high quality teaching and an exceptional curriculum. Our pupils are encouraged to achieve their personal best at all times and are challenged to succeed and excel in Physical Education and school sport.
All our pupils take part in at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity through PE lessons, lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities.
We also believe that our pupils should have the opportunity to attend and compete in festival or competition to learn new skills and gain experience. Our pupils also compete in the inter- house competitions to build and develop our Sports Values which include: determination, fairness, honesty, team work and respect.
School Games Gold Award
We are thrilled to share that the high quality sports provision within our school has been recognised again this year. The school has been awarded the School Games Gold Award for the second year running. This builds on the silver we were awarded the previous year.
Well done to all our pupils and our PE/Games staff who completed the application but more importantly ensured our pupils have a comprehensive timetable of sports and games throughout the year.
Check out the school calendar or the PE and Sport page on the pupils tab which contains upcoming fixtures and events.