Pupil and Sports Premium
Leaders make effective use of pupil premium funding to provide additional support where needed.
As a result, disadvantaged pupils achieve well and make good progress.
(Brookmead School Ofsted 'Good', January 2015)
Pupil Premium funding has been allocated to schools each year since 2011. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils at Brookmead School is 16% (an increase of 6% over three years). Because some cohorts have only a small number of disadvantaged pupils, detailed information regarding pupil outcomes is not published on the website to ensure pupil anonymity. The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed in the Spring and Autumn Terms and funding allocated as part of the annual budget setting exercise.
Our 2022/ 23 expenditure is being reviewed and the updated Pupil Premium strategy for 2023/4 is currently being adjusted on the three year plan - watch this space for more information.
What are the main barriers to achievement for disadvantaged pupils?
emotional well-being and anxiety
lack of confidence, resilience and low self-esteem
limited access to opportunities and resources to broaden learning experience and raise achievement
lack of exposure to a range of vocabulary
low expectations of what pupils can and should achieve.
Pupil Premium funding is targeted to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils in the following ways:
Raising achievement through technology, which includes:
widening access to learning through technology
extending experiences through technology (e.g. 3D printer, Google Glasses, responsive projection systems)
extending children’s experiences of technology to understand the world around them and keep themselves safe
Raising achievement through extended learning and enrichment projects, which includes:
subsidies for school trips, residential trips, music tuition, extra-curricular activities, Breakfast and After-School Club;
enrichment projects and extending experience, such as Learning Outside the Classroom/Forest School, Bucks Open Studios, singing projects including O2 and Royal Albert Hall, resources to widen access to learning at school and at home (including online)
Raising achievement through intervention and support, which includes:
1:1 mentoring and nurture with a trained Theraplay therapist
Training staff regarding high expectations
Pets as Therapy Dog
Young Carers groups
Emotional well-being support for pupils
Access to programmes online to help develop skills and confidence in English and mathematics (e.g. Nessy, Purple Mash, Speech Link)
Pupil Premium Funding is also used to maintain excellence in the teaching of Phonics and Early Reading in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, and build confidence and enjoyment in reading in Key Stage 2 through access to a rich range of books and reading resources.
The school works closely with the Pitstone Town Lands Charity to help provide financial support to families in need in Pitstone. Families who may be experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to speak to a member of the school leadership team in confidence.
The school uses the primary sport funding effectively. It successfully raises the awareness of, and opportunities for, pupils to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. The school has increased the number of clubs available and pupil participation is high. This promotes healthy lifestyles for all.
(Brookmead School Ofsted 'Good, January 2015)
Raising achievement and widening participation through Sport and PE, which includes:
investment in the sports programme REAL PE, including training and development for teachers and pupils
developing the skills of pupils and staff through specialist coaching
transport costs to enable children to participate in a wide range of events within the local area
renewing and updating sports equipment
extra-curricular activities and lunchtime clubs to promote health lifestyles
membership of the Mandeville Sports Partnership which increases the number of events that our children can participate in.
What have we achieved as part of PE and Sports development at Brookmead School?
Increased number of after school clubs
Use of specialists to provide targeted sports clubs to promote engagement in physical activity for all pupils
Leadership opportunities for volunteers, extending the network of knowledge and skills within parent community
A strong collaboration has been developed with local Bucks Sports Partnerships which has increased opportunities for pupil participation in sporting activities from Years 1-6
Investment in new equipment
Achievement of Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award for the provision of sport. This award is based on increased children’s participation and provision of PE/ Games; the number of competitive opportunities both within and outside school that are offered, pupils’ involvement in the planning and organisation of sporting events and the training of staff.
Training in and implementation of REAL PE to raise pupil achievement and quality of teaching
After school to wide participation in sports of all pupils, particularly those who may be classed as vulnerable
Year 6 Swimming Competency
Swimming lessons are provided to all pupils for one term in Key Stage 2.
At the end of the academic year 22/23, 86% of the year 6 cohorot could confidently swim 25 metres.
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 3 YR PLAN INCLUDING 2022 -23
CURRENT PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 22-23
PRIOR PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGIES
Our children have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons in year 5 and then to increase confidence in year 6 if this is needed. We are proud to have our swimming lessons at The Guttman Centre in Stoke Mandeville, the home of the Paralympic Games.
Please find to follow information regarding swimming for 2022-23.