The pupil premium is addition funding provided by the Government to schools to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
At Thorogate School this funding is used in the following ways:
- to cover the costs of voluntary contributions towards school trips, ensuring full participation with educational activities.
- provide cover for teachers to undertake feedback activities with the children.
- to contribute towards the funding of Sports Coach.
- to contribute towards the cost of interventions to accelerate reading and writing progress.
- to contribute towards the cost of interventions to accelerate maths progress.
The 2019 Pupil Premium Strategy Review for Thorogate School can be found here.
The 2020 Pupil Premium Strategy for Thorogate School can be found here.
At Thorogate School we value the role that active life styles play in child development. We believe in providing active classrooms, playgrounds and after school opportunities; whilst acknowledging that there are times when children need to be less active to work productively.
We have welcomed the Government's Sports Premium and this contributes towards Thorogate delivering a high quality PE provision via a full time PE Coach.
Physical Education: To increase standard of all children in PE.
- all classes receive 2 x 1 hr PE lessons a week (Y2 - Y6 pupils miss 1 lesson every two weeks for small group academic coaching)
- school follows a set curriculum to ensure all children participate in a variety of activities
- there is regular assessment to track progression.
Healthy Active Lifestyles: To increase activity levels at break and lunch times.
- PE Coach is a lunch time supervisor and delivers a wide range of physical activities to all children.
- Change 4 Life primary clubs target the least active pupils.
- Pupil-Playleaders are trained and resources to support structured sport activities at play times and lunchtimes.
Competitive School Sports: Increasing pupil's participation in extra-curricular sport.
- inter and intra school competitions for all ages.
- cluster competitions organised by a member of staff at our local secondary school (SSCO).
- External coaches running after school clubs.