The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported.
Please see ‘Pupil Premium at LJS’ for information about the Pupil Premium provision at our school or click on the links below to access Government information:
Pupil Premium at LJS
Each year the school carries out an evaluation of its initiatives and the impact they are having on both individuals and groups of children across the school. This evaluation now includes specific consideration of the impact made by measures funded by our Pupil Premium. Impact is measured by how much the school has been able to narrow academic gaps and ensure children are socially & emotionally able to cope with the challenges they face.
Academic attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 is a key indicator of the success of the school’s impact and is examined rigorously however other information is taken into account, especially when dealing with social & emotional improvements. The school works closely in partnership with families and parents and their views are obtained to help measure the impact of different types of support.
Sport Premium funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and provides money directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
Sport Premium Funding at LJS
Helping in School
Our aim is to meet the needs of the children and parents/carers within our local community. We work in partnership with the private and voluntary sector to shape a service that takes place in and around our school, thus contributing to improved levels of achievement, motivation, aspiration, community cohesion and fitness.
LJS needs YOU!
As a team we work hard to ensure that all our children have an equality of access and the opportunity to extend their learning through enjoyable activities. We are however, always on the lookout for new ideas and new talent……… IT COULD BE YOU!!
Many of our clubs are supported or run by parents, sharing their interests and talents and enabling the children to have new experiences. This term we are delighted with the enthusiastic response the children have made to our new coding club and we look forward to the start of our new chess club – all run by parents!!!
So LJS Needs You…please speak to the school office if you have an idea for a club or would like to lend a hand in any other way.