Pupil Premium

Purpose

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The groups of pupils who qualify for this funding are as follows:

* a child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (£1,300 in 2014/15; £953 in 2013/14)

* a child who has been: looked after for 1 day or more; adopted from care or left care under a special guardianship order/a residence order/a child arrangement order (£1900 in 2014/15)

In addition to this all, all schools has been allocated Catch Up Premium in light of the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.

Accountability

Accountability regarding the impact of pupil premium funding is measured in the following ways:·

  • Performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
  • Requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement.
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.

Effective use of Pupil Premium

This year the school has taken a different direction to supporting our most vulnerable pupils. It is always important to review and reflect on achieving the best outcomes for our pupils. This year pupils across EYFS and KS1 will be receiving a 10 week programme to develop their resilience and independence. Each term one whole class will be taking part in ‘Forest Schools’, providing them to complete activities and challenges they could not face in the classroom. We are really excited and hope this builds the children’s interpersonal skills and prepare them for later on in life with key skills.

If you are a parent and wish to find out more, please visit the school ‘Facebook’ page to see what we’re up to. Alternatively you can visit Lee Davis’ website to find out more http://surreyhillsforestschool.co.uk/

Sport Provision at Sandfield

At Sandfield Primary School, we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my School? ‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013). At Sandfield, we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on additional P.E. lessons provided by Planet Soccer, improving sports equipment and staff development opportunities.

Sports Premium - cross country running
Sports Premium - team sports
Sports Premium - netball

PE and Sport Overview

Sport4Kids coaches run our PE clubs at lunchtimes at Sandfield Primary School. Coaches are qualified in many different sports including football, cricket, tag rugby & gymnastics and deliver top quality lessons in line with the current sport curriculum in a fun and safe environment.   Every class has a club with Sport4Kids at least once a week.

During times when the hall isn’t at its full capacity and too wet for the lesson to be taken outside, sports such as Bench Ball and Dodge Ball are taught. Sandfield staff also help the children with swimming and other sports off-site.

Swimming

In Key Stage 2 all the children have swimming lessons every Tuesday afternoon in Year 3 and Year 4 and every Thursday afternoon in Year 5 and Year 6.  The lessons take part at The Spectrum and the children travel to the venue by foot and by coach in the colder weather.