Premiums and Financial Information

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their peers. The PPG is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential.

The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked-after children and service children as indicators of deprivation and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.

At Normand Croft we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment. PPG represents a significant proportion of our budget. Our Pupil Premium Policy explains our approach to using the grant to support children’s progress.

PE and Sports Premium

The premium is ring-fenced funding from the DfE. It helps us to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport. The premium is used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities we already offer
  • make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, we can use the funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • run sports activities with other schools

Our Physical Education (PE) Mission Statement & Approach to Promoting PE Across School

At Normand Croft PE is differentiated from free play or recreational play. It is defined as the observation, practice and sequential development of specific skills that serve a purpose eg. in a drill, small or modified game, team game or whole class activity.

We believe that:

  • PE is a vital component of our overall values-based approach to effective learning
  • PE should be enjoyable, meaningful and accessible to all children
  • PE should help children to develop confidence, self-esteem and co-ordination
  • PE should enable children to understand the benefits of participating positively and fully in teamwork
  • PE should be experienced in a safe and supportive yet challenging environment, one which promotes physical, emotional and social development, and well-being of everyone involved.

We aim to:

  • Make PE an enjoyable and meaningful experience for all
  • Provide opportunities for children to become knowledgeable about their bodies and develop their ability to manipulate their body safely in a variety of different situations
  • Promote an active and health-conscious approach to lifestyle choices
  • Provide opportunities for children of all abilities, ages and backgrounds
  • Promote a positive association with PE
  • Raise awareness and develop appreciation for artistic and aesthetic understanding through movement
  • Assist in establishing and fostering children’s self-esteem through physical confidence and cooperation in physical activities
  • Provide and develop experiences for practicing interpersonal skills

Allocation of time given to Physical Education

Across the school two hours of PE is allocated per week, split into two one-hour sessions. One of these sessions is delivered and taught by a PE coach from an external coaching agency, and the other being taught by the children’s class teacher.

Within these sessions pupils are taught a range of skills and techniques within the following areas; gymnastics, dance, team sports and individual sports such as, tennis and athletics. PE is planned according to best practice and the National Curriculum guidelines and sessions build upon one another developing, reinforcing and enhancing skills and techniques through reviewing, practising and applying.

This is done in a variety of ways, such as teacher modelling, pupil modelling and participation in individual and team games. Across the school, children learn sports/games such as skittleball, cricket, basketball, short tennis, swimming, circuit training, tag rugby, rounders and football.

Pupils are also offered opportunities to:

  • Participate in school teams – including Mayors Cup Boys and Girls Football Teams, Skittleball Team and athletics
  • Take part in both inter-school (eg. District Athletics Competition) and intra-school events (such as Sports Day)
  • Join after-school clubs – including football training and development, dance and multi-skills

Financial Information

Schools are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year. This information is required to be published in bands of £10k.
No member of staff at Normand Croft has a gross annual salary of £100 000 or more.

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