Pupil and Sport Premium

Pupil Premium

Key Principles

Pupil Premium funding is used to support the educational and personal development of our pupils, specifically targeted at the children eligible for the Pupil Premium in our school.

The key principles to the use of our Pupil Premium funding are addressing individual needs, equality of opportunity and providing strong additional academic support for our pupils.

Pupil Premium is an identified and monitored attribute for children at a whole school and departmental level. All teaching staff are aware of these children within their classes and are asked to be mindful of when and where support needs to be drawn from the funding to provide equality of opportunity.

We follow the guidance provided to schools by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) on how best to allocate and spend our Pupil Premium Funding. This funding is spent across three broad areas of improving the quality of provision for our learners. These are, teaching (such as professional development and support for early career teachers), targeted academic support (such as academic interventions and one-to-one support) and wider strategies (such as increasing attendance and approaches to behaviour).



Key Barriers

Key barriers to pupil’s attainment are:

  • Early Reading: Early reading continues to be a significant barrier to success across our school. Pupils eligible for the pupil premium are making improved progress in reading. However, this progress is based on an early reading provision that has been significantly supported by the pupil premium and this must continue.
  • Communication and Language (EAL): Communication and language development is a persistent issue in our community. Many of our pupils have English as an additional language and start from a base of poor oral language skills and a limited range of vocabulary.
  • SEMH and wellbeing: Emotional, social and mental wellbeing issues continue to provide a challenging backdrop to the personal and academic progress pupils eligible for the pupil premium make, and to the quality of the relationships they form.
  • Maths: Assessment data indicates that pupils eligible for the pupil premium do not achieve as highly as their peers in mathematics, especially in early number skill development.
  • Supporting home learning: Families in our community often face significant barriers to supporting their child’s learning at home. These barriers range from confidence to support learning through to a lack of resource.
  • Aspirations and experiences: The local community has high levels of deprivation, unemployment and social deprivation. This impacts on the aspirations of our pupils and the life experiences they have.
  • Attendance and punctuality: Regular attendance and punctuality continue to be of low-importance to some of our families. With successful strategies implemented to encourage the attendance of pupil premium learners, their attendance has improved. Punctuality remains a more significant barrier to pupil premium attainment and attendance strategies must also continue.

For details of the proposed spend each year for Shireland Technology Primary please click on the links below.

Sport Premium

The Sport Premium aims to improve the physical activity of pupils in order to help promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Key areas of improvement include increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, offering a broader range of sports to all pupils and also increasing participation in competitive sport.

For details of the proposed spend each year for Shireland Technology Primary please click on the links below.