Pupil Premium & Other Grant Funding

PUPIL PREMIUM

Stone Hill School received £65,237 pupil premium funding for the financial year April 2017 – March 2018 and in the financial year April 2018 – March 2019 we are projected to receive £62,455.  This funding is to be used to promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress and raise attainment, as per the Department for Education guidelines.

Within Stone Hill School we are funding the following initiatives:

  • Residential visits across Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 & 4.
  • KS4 PE & Leisure programme – pupils are encouraged to access sporting activities available in the local community e.g. Leisure Centres, Gyms, Golf Driving Ranges, Ten Pin Bowling and Athletics Centres.
  • PSHE lessons across the school focusing on delivering self-confidence and team building programmes to promote social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Movement Groups within Key Stage 3 & 4.
  • Rainbows Programme.
  • Peripatetic music provision, including guitar and singing lessons.
  • Reading and writing intervention programme.
  • Additional swimming lessons.
  • Promotion of Healthy lifestyles through a range of activities including a focus on Healthy Eating.  Parents are encouraged and supported in providing healthy lunch boxes and are to be invited into school to sample the healthy school lunches on offer to pupils.  Various projects throughout the year focus on preparing, cooking and eating a range of healthy foods.

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YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH UP GRANT

Stone Hill School received £6223 in the year 2017/2018.

Year 7 literacy catch-up grant was invested in the continuous improvement of pupils’ reading comprehension, writing and GPS skills.  To support this initiative, the school’s subject lead for English was deployed as the cohort’s English teacher for the year 2017/8.  As a result of this intervention, all pupils made good progress towards their end of year targets, with 100% pupils meeting their personalised end of year targets in writing and GPS.

Year 7 pupils benefited from targeted interventions and additional Mathematics lesson with the school’s Mathematics subject lead.  In addition, one more teacher and teaching assistants offered support in small groups (1:3 ratio).  From autumn to spring, content covered included the pre-teaching of key concepts in Mathematics (such as fractions and time) to address misconceptions and lay solid foundations to support pupils in reaching these objectives with their class teachers. From spring to summer pupils used and applied concepts learnt early in the year to a range of situations in order to ensure their knowledge was embedded.

As a results of the interventions put in place, all students made good progress towards their end of year targets.  Their class teachers found that pupils moved more quickly through the objectives in class for the units of work that were covered in catch up (especially with regard to fractions and time).

 

PE & SPORTS GRANT

Stone Hill School received £16,380 PE & Sports Grant for the financial year 2017-2018. This grant is spent on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils registered at the school, but specifically targeted to Key Stage 1&2, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

Within Stone Hill School we are using PE and Sport Premium funding to deliver various programs to help improve pupils’ motor skills and support their sensory needs. Key Stages 1 & 2 access a fundamental movement program as part of their Physical Education curriculum.  This provides them with stepping stones on which to build when moving on up through the school thus giving them opportunities to access a wide variety of PE and extra-curricular activities.

The motor skills sessions provide pupils with extra support to help improve fine and gross motor skills. This is done on a one to one basis, with a specific program designed to individual needs, based on personalised learning targets. This provides pupils with the skills to help them complete everyday tasks that others may take for granted. Each pupil receives personalised lessons twice a week (for 30 minutes) and is given a pack of activities to complete within the class with the support of teaching assistants. Progress is monitored through evidence from the pupils’ work and also through a data collection sheet which records areas of achievement and areas pupils will focus on. This year, programs were created and shared with parents and carers so that they could work on these skills with their child at home.

The funding provided has also been used to purchase equipment to create packs to be loaned out to further support parent/carers with these programs. These programs and resources were reviewed every term to ensure that progress was made and support children in achieving their full potential.

To further develop and promote a healthy lifestyle for all pupils, a range of bicycles, tricycles and go-carts were purchased. The school recognises that having the skills and confidence to ride a bike safely can further develop life skills in the wider community. A programme of cycle training is currently being developed and includes; learning to ride, Bike-ability (road safety), mountain biking (off road cycling) and cycle maintenance. Pupils are assessed as to their current ability in accessing the relevant programmes. Having the ability to access cycling out in the community will not only have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of a young person but will also create more opportunities for independence which is paramount for Stone Hill pupils.

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