Pupil Premium & PE Grant

PUPIL PREMIUM

Stone Hill School received £72,571 pupil premium funding for the financial year April 2016 – March 2017 and in the financial year April 2017 – March 2018 we are projected to receive £57,250.  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 CATCH UP GRANT

Stone Hill School received £7556 in catch up grant for financial year 2016/17 and is projected to receive £7000 in the year 2017/2018.

Using Assessment Analysis, class teachers highlight pupils who are making less or expected progress to enable them to target individual / small group tuition. This helps teachers and an additional member of support staff in year 7 with planning to target relevant gaps within pupil learning and give the intensive tuition where appropriate.

Maths

Following on from the ‘Number Fun’ activity day and workshops with Dave Godfrey held within year 7, there is a further emphasis on using Numicon resources which have been purchased and used within the year group. Numicon homework packs have also been purchased to enable targeted pupils to use these at home.

Year 7 tutor has attended ‘Muddy Maths’ training course held at Yorkshire showground which was aimed at delivering outdoor learning activities. These activities and resources have been used within year 7. The training has also been disseminated to other staff to deliver.

Year 7 group have visited ‘Forest School’ which has promoted both interaction and independence within learning. Activities included: measure, shape and number activities.

Literacy Intervention

Funding was used to:

Provide staff training: “Talk for Writing” which complements the synthetic phonics literacy programme we run as well as giving staff the skills to help pupils build on how they learn to develop the key language needed for a particular topic, and exploring and practising the language and skills needed for writing before using it practically, imaginatively and creatively.

Purchase Sound Discovery, used for catch up of reading, spelling and writing – children have concentrated and focused sessions on grapheme-phoneme correspondences and the phonic skills of blending and segmenting and how to use this knowledge in reading and writing. 

TA solely dedicated to a variety of individually targeted reading interventions on a 1 to 1 basis. Also advising other staff on follow up exercises and suitable class based interventions.

Teaching Lead as extra support in Y7 Creative Arts.

PE & SPORTS GRANT

Stone Hill School received £8190 PE & Sports Grant for the financial year 2016-2017 and is projected to receive £8195 in 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 pupil’s Motor skills and Sensory needs. Key stage 1 & 2 receive a fundamental movement program as part of their Physical Education curriculum to help provide them with the stepping stones on which to build when moving on up through the school and give them the opportunity 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 their needs, giving them individualised learning targets. By doing this, it will give them the skills to help them complete everyday tasks that others may take for granted. Each pupil will receive a personalised lesson twice a week (for 30 minutes) and be given a pack of activities to complete within the class with the support of Teaching Assistants. Progress is monitored through evidence from the pupil’s work and also through a data collection sheet which records areas of achievement and areas they can focus on. This year, programs have been created and shared with parents/carers so they can 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 shall be reviewed every term to ensure that progress can be made and encourage children to achieve their full potential.

A Sensory Integration program has been set up this year and the focus of this program is to enable children who have difficulties with sensory integration to participate successfully in their everyday activities. Pupils will have a sensory assessment completed by the Sensory Integration Lead. From this, they will be given one to one lessons to help give them the individual time to help create strategies, resources and support in dealing with obstacles they may face. This is underpinned with a support program and information to help support both parents/carers and the pupil which is specific for each pupil, with no program ever being repeated to ensure personalised support and learning.

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