The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding. The allocation of additional funding is provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work.
We assure parents that all matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence. If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals please visit the school to discuss this with us.
For the financial year 2019-2020 Nettlesworth Primary received £42,540.00 in Pupil premium Funding. The expenditure of Pupil Premium Funding and the progression of Eligible children is reviewed on a 3 monthly basis.
View the analysis of whole school Pupil Premium performance for 2019 by clicking the document below
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit: Gov.UK
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
Pupil Premium Allocation and Impact
The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. In 2013, the Chancellor announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year. On 6th February 2014 the Government committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means they should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers.
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per child in year 1-6 each year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the Funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Nettlesworth Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well- being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Sport and PE at Nettlesworth Primary School
In order to create sustainable, enjoyable and competitive sport within our school we offer a wide variety of sports, competitions and after school clubs which are accessible by all. We have a long term plan from EYFS to Year 6 with planning and assessment resources to inform future teaching and planning. The coverage and opportunities offered to all learners are carefully planned to fit in with all intra-school and inter-school competitions. We have a traditional sports day every year and enter teams into: football, cross country, hockey, rugby and athletic competitions to name but a few. After school clubs include: multi-skills, dance, and mini sports. We have established excellent relationships with many local sports clubs including Sacriston and Chester-le-Street Cricket Club, Durham University, Durham and Chester-le-Street Athletics, Infinite Air Trampolining and Durham Climbing Centre.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation by clicking the link below and find out how this has been used at our school.
Sport Premium Plan 2018-2019 Review Jan 2019
Sport Premium Plan 2017-2018 Review July 2018
Sport Premium Plan 2017-2018 Review April 2018
Sport Premium Plan 2017-2018 Review Jan 2018
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools mustprovide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
It is important that our children understand the dangers of cold water shock and swimming in rivers.
Please take time to watch the below link to help keep children safe.
At Nettlesworth Primary School we typically start water confidence lessons in Year 3/4. This continues into Year 5 and Year 6. Those pupils who have not reached the 25m expectation will continue to swim in Year 5/6. Pupils in Year 6 are then given the opportunity, after SAT tests in May, to consolidate the skills above to ensure they leave school able to swim the 25m.
Results for pupils in Year 6 the end of 2019-2020:-
Attainment data for this cohort is provided from their most recent swimming lessons, which were in Summer Term 2019. We were unable to give the Year 6 Summer Term 2020 lessons to consolidate the skills above due to the current times of COVID, closure of schools and swimming facilities. Year 5 data is provided from most recent swimming lessons in Summer Term 2019 and Year 3/4 data is provided from most recent swimming lessons in March 2020 before COVID pandemic and closure.
- 55.5% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres (62.5% of our Year 5 pupils, 58.8% of our Year 4 pupils and 52.9% of our Year 3 pupils were operating at this level)
- 44.4% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] (56.25% of our Year 5 pupils, 41.2% of our Year 4 pupils and 52.9% of our Year 3 pupils were operating at this level)
- 44.4% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations (62.5 % of our Year 5 pupils, 58.8% of our Year 4 pupils and 52.9% of our Year 3 pupils were operating at this level)
Results for pupils in Year 6 the end of 2018 – 2019: –
- 71% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres (55% of our Year 5 pupils were operating at this level)
- 64% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- 64% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Results for pupils in Year 6 at the end of 2017-2018:-
- 93% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres(86% of our Year 5 pupils were operating at this level)
- 93% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- 93% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
At Nettlesworth Primary School we do not use any primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming.
Sports Impact Analysis
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