PE and Sport Premium

The PE and sport premium is a sum of money the government have allocated to primary school aged children, which is designed to help improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding should be used to do three main things:

  • Raise pupils’ achievement in PE.
  • Increase pupils’ participation and success in school sport (including competitive sport).
  • Impact on pupils’ engagement in healthy active life style.

At Etonbury we use this money to enrich the PE provision and increase pupils’ participation in school sport in a number of different ways. We are raising the pupils’ achievement in, for example, athletics by purchasing new equipment which will challenge and engage pupils and extend the curriculum previously on offer especially in the area of fitness. We are also giving our staff subject specific training in a variety of disciplines to ensure they are up to date and engaging the pupils they teach. So far this year, training in dance, athletics and basketball refereeing has been undertaken. We are looking into training PE staff and support staff further in multi skills to support pupils who would benefit from some extra sessions to give them confidence in PE and sport. We have employed outside coaches in several areas such as lacrosse, football and basketball to offer after school sessions. We have allocated some of the funding to work closely with the School Games Organisers within Redborne Sports Partnership. They assist in promoting many aspects of sport and competition. For example, they liaise with NGB’s (National Governing Bodies) of many sports and deliver competitions at a regional level, which feed into county and national competitions. Should you require more specific information of how this funding is provided, please contact the PE subject leader Miss Thomas on .

Amount of Grant Received – 2016/17 : £ 9,690


Year 7 Catch Up Funding Statement

Etonbury Academy uses the Year 7 Catch-up funding to enhance and support the learning for our vulnerable pupils. Each child is assessed on a regular basis to determine the correct provision and to adjust or amend that provision as circumstances evolve. The best teachers are deployed to provide support where necessary on an individual basis, and additional support may also be given through interventions and small group and one to one work by experienced Teaching Assistants.

Year 7 Catch-up funding is used to fund, subsidise or create:

  • Additional teaching / support as determined to be required by the Head of KS2 working with the Head of Yr7, Heads of Faculty and Subject Teachers, and with the agreement of the Vice-Principal with responsibility for Teaching and Learning.
  • The Accelerated Reader programme.
  • Homework Club.
  • Additional teaching resources as required.
  • One to One curriculum support withdrawal sessions in the core subjects to further pupil progress eg individual reading sessions, Maths tuition group sessions.
  • Classroom Support additional to any that may be identified on a Statement of Educational Needs.
  • Peer mentored programmes for Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Preferential staffing – smaller class sizes.
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