Pupil premium funding 2014/15

Funding Financial Year - 2014/15: £20,425

Expenditure Financial Year -2015/16: £22,051


Outcomes for pupils 2014/15:


The following provision was made for the financial year 2014/15 –


28 hours (5 days) additional teaching assistant time allocated across the school to ensure continuation of high staffing ratios and ability to provide additional support for pupils eligible for pupil premium funding.


This enables teaching staff to plan and provide individual or small group support where required to meet pupils needs and ensure achievements towards meeting their statement objectives covering learning, communication, physical, emotional, behavioural and medical/health needs.


Examples include -

  • 1 to 1 communication aid assessments and teaching how to use led by the Speech and Language Therapist with support from a TA,
  • an individualised programme of physical activity to start the day for one pupil with behaviour difficulties; personal hygiene and self-care programme supervised 1 to 1 by a teaching assistant;
  • support for intensive interaction communication activities in class;
  • access to the Multi-sensory Interactive Learning Environment with 1 to 1 support to aid skills learning at early developmental stages.


Use of approximately 25% of the funding to support pupil’s access to residential activities, inclusive learning opportunities with or based in mainstream schools and colleges, and out-of-school hours activities.


Examples include:

  • attendance at holiday activities;
  • overnight residential visits (camping,
  • YMCA lakeside visit,
  • a city centre visit,
  • Italian ski trip);
  • attendance at weekly term-time after school activities and clubs (cycling, table tennis, yoga).


  • Provision of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Forest Schools Activities during the school day and after school.


Future priorities and use for 2015/16:

These include

  • Continued enhancements to staffing ratios across the school to provide access to specific programmes of study and 1 to 1 support,
  • Continued support to access inclusive learning opportunities, residential visits and out-of-school hours activities.
  • Continued enrichment of the school provision through such as OAA and Forest Schools.
  • Further development of lunch-time clubs and activities.



Primary PE and sports funding 2014 - 15


  • Funding received 2014 - 2015:  £4,060.00 (including carry forward from previous year)
  • Funding allocated to school April 2015: £2,708.00
  • Expected funding to be allocated to school November 2015: £3,300.00
  • Expenditure 2014 - 2015: £4,060.00


This has provided support to


  • Continued swimming provision for the year to enable all primary pupils for whom this is relevant to swim each week.
  • Provision of swimming tuition for primary aged pupils to enhance their skill development and safety in water.
  • Purchase of gymnastics equipment to enhance the PE curriculum for all
  • Annual subscription to the Youth Sports Trust
  • Access to Duddon Canoe Club facilities.


Planned expenditure priorities April to November 2015:


This has been used to purchase further gymnastics equipment, with an emphasis on this also providing access to additional sensory processing activities.


Remaining allocation will be used to further enhance swimming provision and access to Out-of-School hours PE activities.


Outcomes for pupils during the academic year 2014/15: Pupils access to enhanced sports and PE provision has enabled all to further improve their physical development, awareness of their bodies, awareness of a healthy lifestyles and their knowledge of sports and other physical activities. In addition to the traditional formal PE curriculum they now have access to


  • A weekly lunch time table tennis club
  • A weekly cycling club after school.
  • Blocks of weekly access to OAA clubs – such as canoeing, skiing, and walking.
  • Yoga in the curriculum and an after school activity for parents/carers and their child.
  • Enhanced [physical activity provision which is supporting those with specific sensory processing difficulties.


Year 7 Literacy and Catch Up Funding 2014/15


Funding allocated March 2015: £2,500


Planned expenditure March to July 2015: £1,500


Outcomes for pupils: As this grant was only notified and allocated at the beginning of March 2015 this money was used during the summer term to provide a dedicated listening to children read session each week.



Accreditation currently studied by our older students 2016/17

Pupils in Key Stage 4 currently access accreditation and qualifications in


• AQA Entry Level English

• AQA Entry Level mathematics

• AQA Entry Level science

• Ascentis Entry Level art


Sixth form pupils can currently study the above qualifications where they need more time to complete course work and additionally, study the following accreditation and qualifications


• ASDAN Towards Independence

• ASDAN Bronze Award

• ASDAN Silver Award

• ASDAN Gold Award

• Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze and Silver levels.

• ASDAN Short course Mathematics

• ASDAN Short course English

• ASDAN Short course Adventure and Residential Experience

• Ascentis Entry Level Art


Key Stage 2 results – See here: KS2 and KS4 Results

Key Stage 4 results – See here: KS2 and KS4 Results


Sixth Form results – See here: Sixth Form Results and Destinations

Leavers destinations – See here: Sixth Form Results and Destinations


Mrs Donna Stretton

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Road


LA12 9EF

Tel: 01229 588825

Email: admin@sandside.org.uk

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