Thomas Whitehead C of E VA Primary School

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

A member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust

Believing & Achieving together

Church School
Xtranet VLE

Pupil Premium Report & P.E Grant

Please find below the current pupil premium grant report.

  1. PPG report 208 - 2019 (1)
  2. Evidencing the use of the PE and Sport Premium funding 2018-2019

Previous Pupil Premium Grant Report

Report to Parents on the Pupil Premium Grant 2013/2014/15 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant received

  • Total number of pupils on roll (inc nursery) 240 
  • Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 71`
  • Total amount of PPG  for last year £76900
  • Total amount of PPG expected for 2015/16 is £79236

Nature of support for 2013/14/15

The deployment of support staff across all classes. 
  • The needs of children are met, enabling children to work in smaller groups at a level, particularly in English and Maths, that is challenging and enables us to evaluate and offer what is needed. Progress has shown that this is good use of PPG
  • Early years support for language, literacy and maths 
  • Play support encouraging communication with peers 
  • Additional TA support for children with Speech and Language Difficulties 
  • Assistance for uniform purchases 
  • Employment of a part time Parent Support worker supporting families with      various difficulties, e.g. financial, attendance, medical , emotional etc. 
  • Financial support for educational visits resulting in a high take up on school visits and trips. 
  • Purchase of resources for children to take home, e.g. sound cards. 
    Curriculum focus of PPG spending in 2012/2013 
  • Supporting pupils in phonics by providing short intensive periods of small group work. There is an effective systematic process that is matched to children’s levels of ability. 
  • Supporting pupils in the classroom by way of TAs who are trained to deliver the teaching of phonics enabling the children to work in smaller groups. 
  • Supporting pupils in developing maths skills for short intensive periods of small group work. 
  • Supporting Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils in literacy with a focus on writing. 
  • Supporting pupils with emotional behaviour difficulties. 
  • Developing skills in music enabling children to gain in terms of wider attainment 
Measuring the impact of PPG spending 
  • At the end of KS1 Pupil Premium children made up 32% of the cohort and 45.5% of these children are on the SEN register. 
  • In reading and writing a large majority made expected or better progress 
  • In maths all children made expected or better progress. 
  • At the end of Year 4 Pupil Premium children made up 41% of this cohort of which 46% are on the SEN register. 
  • In reading a large majority made expected or better progress 
  • In writing most children made expected or better progress. 
  • In maths all children made expected or better progress. 
  • Social groups have had an impact on pupils’ confidence and more are willing to take risks. Meetings set up with Parents Support workers and parents have enabled parents to come into school to discuss concerns without feeling vulnerable.


Report to Parents on the P.E Grant 2013/15

  • 2013/2015 P.E grant received or to be received £177780.00
  • Total amount of P.E and sport grant allocated for this year: £9045

How the P.E grant has been used

  • 4 hours of specialist P.E tuition for years 3,4 and 5
  • Purchase of P.E resources to support the P.E curriculum
  • CPD for Subject Leader for PE Leader
  • Subsidising swimming for Years 3, 4 and 5,

Impact of the P.E. grant

  • Key Stage 2 pupils experience high quality coaching to inspire them to have a love of Sport, raise their aspirations and achieve their full  potential.  Their knowledge, skills and competitiveness is developing and this is apparent in the amount of children coming forward for netball and football clubs. 
  • KS1 develop multi skills and football development and many now play football after school. 
  • Children are more confident in the water so they can go on to achieve 25 metres.  All KS2 children go to swimming lessons until they can swim 25 metres.
  • The school is able to take part in a selection of competitive activities with local schools, e.g. multi skills, cross country, football, netball etc.
  • Teachers teach PE outside more often including during winter.
  • Enthusiasm for sport has increased and the quality of P.E. teaching has improved and made lessons more inclusive and increased pupils progress.