Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium funding was launched by the Government in April 2011 in order to raise the attainment of pupils that may be vulnerable to underachievement, and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is now allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years and those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
As a school, we decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and we are accountable for the use of the funds. We have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving Pupil Premium and demonstrate how we are using the grant to have a positive impact.
Staff and governors at Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Gravesend intend for all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, to make good progress, narrow the national attainment gap between themselves and their peers and achieve highly across all subjects areas.
Our Pupil Premium strategy is written to focus on the deployment of appropriate resources and support to disadvantaged pupils so they achieve their full potential, have high aspirations and improve their life chances for the future. Within our strategy, we consider the specific challenges faced by vulnerable pupils within our school and the community in which they live.
Quality-first teaching is our primary approach, so children learn through a stimulating and challenging curriculum. Over and above this, we focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support: academically, socially and emotionally.
Our strategies are based on research and evidence from bodies such as Education Endowment Foundation, our own internal data where gaps have been identified and successes we have had in the past within our school. This will have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantaged attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school.
To ensure our strategies are effective we will:
- Have dedicated members of staff to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the strategy
- Ensure staff monitor and plan effectively for disadvantaged pupils and that they set challenging work that will enable progress
- Plan carefully for interventions based on evidence and data for the needs of disadvantaged pupils
- Ensure that parents and carers are aware of any extra support being given, are updated with the progress their children make and are encouraged to support this where possible.
Sports Premium Funding
The Government has provided substantial funding to promote and develop primary school sports. It is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and goes directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children in both the short term and long term.
Five key expected indicators of improvement from the use of the funding are:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Sports Premium funding is also used to support swimming. At Holy Trinity, we visit Cygnets Leisure Centre in Gravesend, to complete our National Curriculum requirements for Swimming and Water Safety. Please see our results below:
Holy Trinity CofE Nursery and Primary School does not exceed the Executive Pay bracket.
- Executive Pay
- Financial Statement
- Gender Pay Gap Report