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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

What are the barriers? 

The barriers are as individual and unique as our pupils and some disadvantages are not always identified by the official statistics. For this reason we judge it to be vitally important to adapt the pupil premium funded activity towards whole-school strategies that impact on all pupils, and offer specific targeted support to specific pupil premium pupils. Specific support for pupil premium pupils also enables focussed support to target other under-performing pupils.

Our Vision

At Ipsley C of E Middle School we believe all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, should have the opportunity to make excellent progress and realise their full potential in all subject areas.

Our Ethos

We are committed to

  • Equality of opportunity for all, ensuring that individual learning needs are met
  • A whole-school ethos of attainment for all, centred upon quality first teaching
  • Enabling all pupils to experience a creative and culturally-rich education that prepares them for the world beyond school
  • Supporting high levels of wellbeing and mental health
  • High expectations of behaviour and attendance
  • Being data-driven and responsive to evidence, including in the effective deployment of staff

Our Strategy

Sport Premium

The Sport Premium is a government grant that is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education and sport we offer. Schools receive Sport and PE funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

The Sport Premium budget should be used to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers.
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. 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
  2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

What are the barriers?

The barriers are individual to each cohort joining our school and therefore the use of Sport Premium funding is tailored accordingly. The main areas we focus on are pupils that do not, or have not been given the opportunity to take part in specific sports that they show an interest in. Pupil voice is a tool to retrieve this data and build a picture of each year group where we can identify groups to target.

Our Vision

Our vision is that all pupils have an opportunity to find a sport they are interested in that they will continue to take part in when they leave education. A wide and varied sports programme is delivered to enable this to happen and as a result lead a healthier lifestyle. All staff are encouraged to get involved in delivering or assisting in some sporting activity, either on a weekly basis, or during key parts of the sporting calendar such as sports day, or the morning activity programme tailored to increase pupil activity time on a daily basis which is a key government initiative.

Our Ethos

We are committed to:

  • Listening to our pupils through pupil voice and responding accordingly
  • Offering a wide and varied sporting curriculum
  • Improving our sports facilities to cater for a high level and varied Physical Education
  • Effective use of sports trained staff to deliver a variety of sports safely
  • Using data to target pupils’ needs and channel those needs through sport

Our Framework

Identify pupils that enjoy sport and use it to get pupils into school on a regular basis. Target pupils that may be disruptive in the classroom and get them involved in a sport they enjoy outside of curriculum time and during clubs and fixtures. The Youth Sport Trust have carried out a survey that clearly demonstrates the impact of sport in improving behaviour and attendance in schools. The improvement of both can also positively impact on academic achievement. (Youth Sport Trust 2011).

Our Strategy (2022-23)

Contact Us

Ipsley C of E Middle School,
Winyates Way,
B98 0UB

01527 525725