The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
At Thornhill Primary School we use the money on the following:
- 1-1 support with reading
- 1 to 1 tuition
- Employ and additional member of support staff in early years
- Booster session in all KS2 classes
- Full time teaching assistant in KS1
- FSM to have a breakfast in breakfast class
- Peripatetic Music tuition
- A wide variety of visits and additional opportunities
- Specialist teachers in French, PE and Music
- Providing additional opportunities
The impact of these activities is tracked termly and reported on at the end of the academic year.
Please view details of our
- Pupil Premium Policy 2020-2021
- Pupil Premium Update 2019-2020
- Pupil Premium Update 2018 – 2019
- Pupil Premium Update 2017 18
- Pupil Premium Update 201617
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.
- The Catch Up Premium was used between 2020-2021 as part of our offer of educational visits. The impact of COVID 19 meant our children had been unable to take part in our usual programme of educational visits, so during the Summer term we used the funding to catch up on those visits and ensure the children did not miss out on those enriching learning experiences, which as a school we feel are vital. These visits included Jorvik Viking Centre, Eden Camp, Vindolanda and Durham Cathedral.
The Government is providing funding to provide primary school sport funding.
This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
At Thornhill Primary School we understand the importance Sport and Physical Education play in the healthy lives of our children. Therefore to ensure our children receive high quality physical experiences we have used the Sports Premium funding to set up a number of initiatives.
For example we employ a Primary Teacher with a PE specialism, who teaches PE throughout the school.
Another initiative is the provision of extra swimming lessons. Our school is surrounded by numerous waterways and so we recognise the importance of children learning to swim, a vital lifesaving skill. This extra swimming lesson ensures that all children from Year Three onwards have access to high quality swimming coaching on a regular basis.
At Thornhill Primary School we also value high quality professional development for our staff and recognise this as a major key to success. Therefore some of the funding has been directed towards providing cover for classes to enable the release of teachers to work alongside coaches and sports professionals. This leads to continual improvement in the quality of PE teaching and greater staff confidence to deliver outstanding lessons.
Finally we have also used the funding to support our school participation in sports festivals and competitions which are organised by the School Sports Partnership. While funding has also ensured that all our children are provided with an opportunity to access a range of sports themed after school clubs.
Please view details of our Sports Premium Funding
- Thornhill Primary School Sport Premium 2020-21
- sport premium 2019 – 2020
- Sports premiun 2017
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