Financial Matters

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Our supplemental funding agreement can be found here:

Lyons Hall Supplemental Funding Agreement

Our financial statements for 2015/2016 are as follows:

Learning Pathways Academy 1516 FinStat

Our financial statements for 2014/2015 are as follows:

Learning Pathways Academy 1415 FinStat.pdf

Our financial statements for Year Ending 31 August 2014 are as follows:

Value-for-Money-Statement-2014.pdf

LPAT-Final-Accounts-1314.pdf

Our financial statements for Year Ending 31 August 2013 are as follows:

Value-for-Money-Statement-2013.pdf

MAT-Learning-Pathways-Academy-Financial-Statements.pdf

Pupil Premium

OVERVIEW

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is a sum of money allocated to schools to close the attainment gap between those eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

OBJECTIVES FOR PUPIL PREMIUM IN THIS SCHOOL

The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Head teacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.

STRATEGY FOR USING THE FUNDING

Lyons Hall has identified the needs of those pupils receiving pupil premium funding and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:

Providing small group intervention for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium focussed on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.
1:1 targeted intervention for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.
Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding provided through the Deputy Head Teacher & SENCo, Assistant SENCo, trained LSA’s and external agencies.

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding to at least age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.

Pupil Premium resources will also be used to target able pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding to achieve Level 3 at the end of KS1 or Level 5 at the end of KS2.

STATISTICS

Pupil Premium Money – 2015-16

The school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant for the 2015-16 financial year was £67,320 and for the 16-17 financial year it is £81,100. The school is allocated this money in order to support those children who receive free school meals or are looked after.

The Pupil Premium funds are used for those children to provide extra learning support for reading, writing, numeracy, 1:1 tuition, extra resources and emotional support.

In the last academic year 15-16, 15% of Pupil Premium children are above age expected.  In years EYFS, 1, 3, 5 & 6, pupil premium children achieved in line with or better and made the same or more progress than non-pupil premium children.

In year 6 the average progress rate for pupil premium children in our school was above non-pupil premium children nationally in maths and writing. In reading, writing, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and maths more Pupil Premium children achieved the expected level than the national average for non-pupil premium children and in maths and writing and English grammar, punctuation and spelling more Pupil Premium children achieved greater depth than the national average for non-pupil premium children.

In year 2 the attainment of Pupil Premium children compared with their EYFS attainment showed the percentage of children reaching the expected standard in writing and maths was above the national average percentage for non-pupil premium children.  The percentage of Pupil Premium children who achieved greater depth was also higher than their non-pupil premium peers in reading and writing.

In EY the percentage of children achieving GLD was the same for Pupil Premium and non-pupil premium children.  In Yr1 the percentage of children passing the phonics screening check was the same for Pupil Premium and non-pupil premium children.

For the academic year 16-17, Pupil Premium funding will be used in a similar way to previous years and the outcomes will be closely monitored and evaluated.

Pupil Premium Money – 2014-15

The school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant for the 2014-15 financial year was £63,991 and for the 15-16 financial year it is estimated to be £56,670. The school is allocated this money in order to support those children who receive free school meals or are looked after.

The Pupil Premium funds are used for those children to provide extra learning support for reading, writing, numeracy, 1:1 tuition, extra resources and emotional support.
In the last academic year 14-15, 41% of Pupil Premium children are above age expected. In years 1,3,4 & 5, pupil premium children made the same or more progress than non-pupil premium children. In year 6 the average progress rate for pupil premium children in our school was above non-pupil premium children nationally. By the end of Key Stage 2 the in-school gap between the achievement of pupil premium and non-pupil premium has significantly reduced.

In the academic years 12-13 and 13-14 the average progress rate for Pupil Premium children exceeded national expectations.

For the academic year 15-16, Pupil Premium funding will be used in a similar way to previous years and the outcomes will be closely monitored and evaluated.

Governors are closely monitoring the impact of the expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated. Information on this impact will be published here when available.

SPORTS PREMIUM

Click link below to view 2016-2017 Sports Premium Poster
Pupil Premium Impact of Sport Infographic Lyons Hall

The Sports Premium Funding has been given to every Primary school this year to improve provision in P.E. and sport.  

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of P.E. and sport in schools.

Our aim is to use this funding to develop the level of staff expertise in order to have a sustained impact for our children. Therefore, we have taken the decision to use this funding to employ outside sports coaches in certain areas so that they may team teach with our staff to upskill them for this year and beyond.

During the academic year 2015 – 2016 Lyons Hall plans to spend our funding of £10235 on the following areas:

Continuous Professional Development opportunities for staff

Teachers and P.E. staff will be offered in house support and guidance from our in house sports coach. For this academic year, our focus will be on gymnastics. The quality of teaching will be monitored by our P.E. team. Through both team teaching and self-evaluation, confidence will be assessed to ensure staff are developing their skills over the course of the year to ensure they’re delivering lessons which result in better outcomes for our pupils.

Provision of extra-curricular clubs

Clubs will be provided both before and after school, as well as at lunchtimes. Our target is to bring new clubs to the school such as Fencing to increase the number on role who attend at least one club.

We will continue to monitor attendance at these clubs to ensure we utilise sports premium funding to provide new clubs and opportunities for those children that do not currently attend clubs currently on offer.

Updating and expanding P.E. and sports equipment

There was a considerable investment in P.E. equipment during the last academic year. This will continue over this academic year, replenishing and developing the games equipment.

Opportunities to Inspire

We will use this funding to join the Braintree Sports Partnership. This partnership in conjunction with Sainsbury’s School Games provides us with entry to all competitions from Level 1, which is local, to Level 3 which is at County level.

We will also use this funding to continue our membership with the Braintree Dance Alliance. Following the ending of funds provided by the Royal Opera House, schools are now requested to fund membership of this organisation themselves.

Furthermore, we will be taking part in Keeping Dance Alive

Lastly our Year 4s and staff will take part in a Future Network which involves a six-week programme surrounding dance and technology. This will in turn upskill three members of staff involved in this project.

Travel

Funding shall be used to support children getting to and from fixtures and events over the course of the year.

The expenditure details for the primary sports premium funding 2014-2015 academic year is as follows:

Re-tarmacking and pitch marking of our netball court Transportation for sporting events throughout the year
Dance Digital Projects
Sports Coach

Expenditure details for the Primary Sports Premium Funding 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:

Sport Premium Exp 13-14.pdf

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2014 – 2015

In the financial year 2014-2015, Lyons Hall received 9800 for sports funding.

During this year: Teaching staff worked closely with our P.E. co-ordinator on a programme of continuous professional development.  Teachers received professional development from secondary specialists.  Employment of a sports coach to provide further afterschool clubs and sporting fixtures and events over the course of the year.  The impact of this was the pupils received high quality teaching across the full P.E. curriculum.  One member of staff had CPD on yoga for schools.  This has allowed them to providing a new opportunity for our pupils to experience.

Opportunities and Outcomes

Our children have taken part in various dance festivals, including performing at the Royal Opera House, Essex County Cricket Ground and Braintree College.

We have competed in a huge variety of sporting events.  We were County finalists in: Cross Country, Quad Kids, Quick Sticks, Basket Ball, Football, Cricket and Tennis.

Involvement of the wider community

We ran the Braintree District swimming championship for multiple Schools across the district and organised/hosted the large and small school football rally for schools in the district.  Additionally, we ran and maintained the leagues for the large and small schools in the local area.

Further impact

The funding also enabled us to increase our already existing extracurricular provision.  Throughout the year, we have been able to provide 14 sporting clubs per week.

We have invested considerably in our P.E. equipment.

14 pupils were trained and became Sports leaders.  This has had a considerable impact for these pupils, as well as the school in general.  These children ran multi-skills events throughout the year from promotion/organisation and awarding results.