Chartridge Combined School

Chartridge Combined School

Pupil Premium & Sport Premium

The Pupil Premium

 

In 2011–12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

In the financial year 2017-18, the school received pupil premium funding based on thirteen pupils who had been eligible for free school meals in the previous six years.  This grant equates to £17,740 in the school budget as a Pupil Premium Grant.

Fundamentally, the Pupil Premium at Chartridge is used to contribute to the cost of Learning Support Assistants throughout the school. These invaluable members of staff provide much needed support in the classroom, but also lead and organise a range of one-to-one or small-group interventions under the guidance of class teachers and our SENCO.

Interventions for each student are decided on an individual basis.  Pupils receive some form of small group or individual intervention led by our support staff.  These interventions provide programmes of learning in either English, maths, physical development or social, behavioural and emotional support. Our SENCO monitors our intervention programme to ensure that all interventions make a positive impact on a child’s learning, and that progress is made.

The pupil premium funding is also used to support those families with the cost of additional activities at school such as individual music tuition, swimming lessons or school trips, all of which are hugely beneficial to a child’s holistic development. Without this funding, these children may not have been able to access these learning opportunities and experiences.

 

Primary School Sport Funding

 

In March 2013, the Government announced funding for primary schools to improve the quality of sport and PE; capitalising on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics.

The purpose of the funding is to improve the provision of PE and Sport; with schools choosing how the funding is spent.  Suggested uses for the funding are:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or Sports coaches
  • Paying for staff professional development opportunities in PE and Sport
  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and Sport
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport
  • Establishing new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Running sport competitions or increasing participation in school games
  • Developing new after-school and holiday clubs and providing places for pupils

At Chartridge School, we received £8,900 in funding in the school year 2016-17, and have used this funding towards the cost of weekly in-curricular specialist PE & Sport coaching; provided by “Game On” who run a very popular multi-sports after school club here.

The funding has also been used to pay for us to be part of the Dr Challoners High School Sports partnership for schools, which provides sports events for children in each year group. Some of these are competitive events and some are ‘festivals’ which promote participation rather than merely competition.

We also organise an incredibly popular and successful ‘Fit 4 Life’ week during the Spring Term. In 2016-17 we used the Sport Premium funding to employ specialist cricket coaches during this week to give children the chance to experience this different sports, and also for a dance specialist to spend a whole day in school leading dance workshops with classes and a whole school performance.

This funding has also been used to pay for transportation for our Year 4 class taking part in the local schools’ swimming gala at Chesham Leisure Centre.

In 2016-17 we had an extra-curricular gymnastics club funded with our Sports Premium grant.

We have also used a small portion of this funding to purchase additional football goals so that we are able to offer football provision to more children during and after school and at weekends through our link with the local football club.