Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

 In 2011, the Department for Education allocated a new ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ in the place of several other grants previously allocated to school budgets by previous governments.

Broughton Jewish uses this funding to support key groups of children to ensure they reach their full potential. We are aware that some groups of children require additional support in order to achieve well and the Pupil Premium helps them in those areas that have been identified.

Amount Received

The pupil premium which has been allocated for this year is £31,680.  The figure is based on the Census conducted in January 2016 and covers this current academic year and will be given to School in 4 instalments. 

Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils known to be eligible for free school meals in any of the previous six years, to children of any servicemen/women and to looked-after children.

Schools can spend the pupil premium in the most appropriate ways to support the pupils in their settings for whom it is paid.  All schools are accountable for outcomes of pupils who qualify for the premium.

How has this made a difference to our children?                 

BJPS is proud of the achievements of all pupils, including the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for Free School Meals. We continually monitor the impact of how the funding has helped groups of children make good progress and reach good level of attainment.

Pupils in this category at BJPS perform very well compared to other groups of pupils within our school and also similar groups nationally.

There were 3 children in Y6 eligible for Pupil Premium.

Official DfE figures – (unvalidated results) 2015 tell us:

100% of eligible pupils made expected progress in Maths, Reading & Writing

100% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed ARE in Reading

83% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed ARE in Writing

67% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed ARE in Maths

83% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed ARE in English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

17% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed Greater Depth in Reading

17% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed Greater Depth in Writing

17% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed Greater Depth in Maths

17% of eligible pupils attained or surpassed Greater Depth in English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

We predict,with Reading, Writing and Mathematics, the levels of expected progress made by School will exceeded the National levels.

How have we used the Pupil Premium funding this year?

At Broughton Jewish the pupil premium was used to support pupils in achieving these levels of attainment and securing progress by funding:

- subsidised trips, enrichment activities and educational visits to enhance  learning opportunities to develop a love for learning and a higher level of engagement

- the purchase of resources suited to individual needs to ensure the children have the right equipment to support their learning

- Additional Teachers and/or Teaching Assistants taking smaller groups, delivering focussed programmes of work, as appropriate, to deliver a more personalised learning environment

Any parent who feels that they may be eligible for Free School Meals should contact the Bursar ( Rabbi D Cohen) in the strictest confidence. This provision will help those families who may be on limited income, and provide school with resources to further enhance the opportunities for their children in school.

Sports Premium

This year the Sports Premium has focused on staff CPD and the enhancement of children's learning in lessons. Salford sports coaches have come in on Monday all day, Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning, to teach alongside staff, providing extra resources, different approaches and focusing on skills which sometimes require specialists. (For example gymnastics involving cartwheels, different rolls, handstands and yoga.) Staff have provided regular feedback to coaches on the benefit to their pupils and coaches have written detailed reports on pupil progress for the end of each half term. Lessons on Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday are taught only by class teachers, building upon the skills taught alongside their coach.

Lessons taught alongside coaches this year have been :

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

Our coaches also provide a free Monday morning Gymnastics Club for KS1 and Year 3, as well as lunchtime activities on Monday lunchtimes. These lunchtime clubs have been focussed on getting girls involved in sport, with activities including basketball and football.

In the Autumn and Spring Terms Mr Cull has provided a free before school gym club using exercise bikes and rowing machines and this summer term the gym club has been replaced by Volleyball Club.

Year 6 rotate their support on a fortnightly basis for Playground Pals, which every day is extremely popular. KS1 have a similar scheme but under the direct supervision of class teachers.

Mr Cull recently successfully applied for a £2,000 to fund extra climbing equipment for the playground and we now have two new triangular prisms, which all rope climbing and handhold grip climbing to be practised in a safe environment.

Sports day always takes place with many different activities, including javelin, sprint, long jump, assault course and ball skills. The Salford coaches this year are helping children to improve their sports day performances and working with us to add extra events based on the 2016 Olympics.

At Broughton Jewish we've had another excellent year of improving PE provision using the Sport's Premium. Click here to see what we've spent it on so far! Mr Cull