Each year the school receives an amount of money called the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). This grant provides additional funds to school for each child who is currently, or has been at any time in the last 6 years, entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). In addition, funding is also given for pupils who are ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority or who are children of Her Majesty’s Forces and pupils who have been subject to a residency order or been adopted after being in care.
For the academic year 2020-2021, our funding is £59,385.
At Howden le Wear Primary School, our aim is to ensure that any difference in attainment between groups of children diminish and all children achieve well. Whilst our main aim is to raise academic attainment, we also aim to ensure that children have a wide range of opportunities and experiences to develop confidence, self-esteem and have high aspirations. Also, given the circumstances in 2020, children’s mental health and well-being are an increasing priority in school.
Please view our Pupil Premium allocations and how we use them effectively to improve outcomes for our pupils by clicking the links below:
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21
- Pupil Premium Statement 2019-20
- Pupil Premium Statement 2018-19
- Pupil Premium Allocation and Impact 2017-2018
Further information about our Pupil Premium can be found in our Pupil Premium Policy which can be found in our School Policies section.
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.
We will be adding further information in the Autumn Term.
School Sports Premium
Sports Premium is an amount of money which the Government has agreed to allocate to schools for the purpose of increasing the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, and increasing participation in PE and Sport.
This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. At Howden le Wear Primary School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all of our pupils.
In 2019/20, the Sport Premium funding for Howden le Wear Primary School was £17,230. The money was used for:
Investing in the Durham/Crook Cluster School Sports Partnership Service Level Agreement. This provides the school with the following:
- A full organised annual programme of competitions/tournaments/festivals in addition to the National School Games.
- Participation, inclusion and excellence opportunities.
- Termly bespoke CPD for curriculum physical development for all staff.
- Weekly provision of a coach for curriculum and after school activity in a variety of sports that changes half termly and is accessed by all age groups across the academic year. This includes quality assurance of sports coaches.
- SSP Network Meetings and cluster meetings to support PE Co-ordinators in their role developing PE & Sport.
- Promotion and development of links to local sports clubs
- Central co-ordination of school sport programmes in SSP area.
The additional ways we use our Sports Premium Funding this year:
- Paid for specialist sports coaches to come into school to work with pupils.
- Provision of Free After School Clubs for all pupils throughout the full academic year.
- Supporting transport costs to festivals and sporting events off site.
- Investing in new PE equipment as appropriate.
- Participation in the INSPIRE Project for 2019/20 working with Olympic, Commonwealth and GB swimmer Chris Cook who will visit the school termly to work with children and staff to ‘inspire’ participation in sport and PE.
The impact of this has been:
- Increased pupil participation in sport in school;
- Increased pupil participation in after school clubs in school;
- Children experience a wider range of sports;
- Increased pupil participation in sporting clubs/societies outside of school – particularly in sports where coaches have visited school to work with our children – Bishop Auckland Rugby / Cricket;
- 100% of Year 6 children achieved the national school swimming expected standard for the last three years;
- Increasing sporting success at sports festivals;
- School Sports Leaders impact on playtime sporting opportunities for all;
- The school was awarded the AfPE Quality Mark with Distinction in December 2016;
- The school holds the Sainsbury’s Games Platinum Award.
Details of our Sports Premium for 2019/20 and how we are spending it to improve outcomes for children in PE and Sport can be found by clicking the link below.
Howden-le-Wear Primary School provides a range of sporting activities both inside and outside the curriculum.
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