Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2012-2013 was £3714. We have used it to provide further training and Teacher Assistant time. These are difficult to quantify regarding impact on learning outcomes but there has been a very positive impact on attitudes which has led to a more effective learning environment. Teacher Assistant time has been used to provide support in both Literacy and Mathematics using the following programmes: Early Literacy Support, Catch Ups, Springboard and Letters and Sounds. Teacher Assistant time has also been used to support Guided Reading Groups across the three classes in school.
Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2013-2014 is £2700. We are employing the above strategies as well as using £1000 to purchase a wider range of scheme books (Oxford Reading Tree) to support the development of reading in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2.
Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2014-15 is £3100 – this is being targeted towards the three children for whom it was intended. We have organised specific Teacher Assistant cover to work on a one-one basis in educational and nurture programmes as well as on going assessment of need.
The Government is making available to all schools a sum of money annually to allow them to continue to develop sports provision and to help schools increase pupil participation in sporting activity. The money for this academic year for Langham Village School equates to £13,170.
At Langham sport provision is extremely important to us and we are proud of our achievements in this area. We employ a qualified sports coach who works with the children in Key Stage 1 every week; this is extra to the 2 hours PE provided to all children by a very experienced highly qualified coach. Reception receive half an hour of direct teaching per week in the spring and summer terms and the older children have at least two hours of physical education per week. In addition to this children have many opportunities to take part in Cluster and County tournaments and festivals in a wide range of sports. In Years 4, 5 and 6 children have a term of swimming lessons per academic year. We provide outdoor adventurous activity in the form of Forest Schools for all children.
We continue to build our sporting opportunities after school and to promote physical activity through the day by providing yoga, mindfulness and brain gym. We are continuously reviewing our physical education provision in order to improve. A full break down of our Sports Funding spend for this year is available here.