Pupil & Sports Premium
The school recieves a Pupil Premium grant from Central Government each year. Cranford Park’s allocation for the year 2017/18 was £44,640. We have used this money to provide increased staffing levels of Learning Support Assistants as well as an Inclusion Assistant to work with children across the school in order to close the gap and improve attendance and punctuality.. For 2018/19 the school has recived £40,760. Further information can be found here in our report on expenditure and in our Pupil Premium Strategy. We will be reviewing this strategy in March 2019.
The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
For the academic year 2017/18 Cranford Park was allocated a total of £8864.
We have invested this money in employing a Sports Coach to work one day a week alongside all of our existing staff in a training and development role. We have also employed a swimming teacher to deliver additional swimming lessons to pupils who do not achieve expected water/swimming skills.
We have also used this money to buy extra equipment for PE lessons, send 60 pupils to a hockey festival where they met Alex Danson of GB’s gold medal winning Olympic hockey team, purchase and install an Outdoor mulit gym and climbing wall and employ learning support assistants to deliver sensory circuit and occupational therapy sessions to improve gross motor control.
Further information can be found here.
In 2017-18 90% of pupils leaving our school in Year 6 achieved the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety which is to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.