The pupil premium funding is given to schools to support eligible groups of children. Langham Village School receives a Pupil Premium allocation of funding for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to receive them over the last six years as well as for any Looked After Children, adopted or children of service parents. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium as part of our pupil premium strategy.
The philosophy behind our strategy is that we recognise that some designated pupil premium children may have differences in their experiences and levels of support and therefore we aim to support children whatever their barriers may be; environmental, social, economic or learning.
We aim to provide experiences, support and resources to ensure these children achieve equal progress to other children with similar starting points.
We recognise that with younger children, we need to invest in developing a child’s independence in learning, their self-esteem, their speech and communication and supporting them emotionally in order for them to be able to develop as learners and make the progress they deserve.
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.