Is your child entitled to extra support in school?
In addition to receiving a free school meal, if your joint family income is less than £16,190 per year and you are in receipt of benefits your child may have access to extra funding.
Registering for free school meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,300 for your child's school to fund valuable support like:
· Funding exciting projects across the school
· Support with their learning - TAs, resources, training for support staff, extra teacher time, mentoring, booster work, tutor time.
· After school activities / Music lessons
· Breakfast Club / After School Clubs
· School visits and Residentials
· Support with uniform
This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving eligible benefits. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals/pupil premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and your child's school will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets support.
For further information collect a form from the school office or follow the link below:
The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers; and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The PPG per pupil for 2016-17 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil Premium per pupil|
|Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£1,320|
|Looked After Children (LAC)||£1,900|
|Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order||£1,900|
|Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.||£300|
All pupil premium children across the school are highlighted on our tracking systems and in pupil progress meetings, which occur on a half termly basis. These allow us to assign interventions and TA support where it is needed. Measurable interventions are put in place and assessed in end of term pupil progress meetings. The whole school is tracked on a provision map, where individual needs and concerns are recorded and targets amended as they are met. Pupil Progress Meetings take place half termly and progress of vulnerable groups is a priority.
Our OFSTED 2016 Inspection Dashboard highlights some strengths in outcomes for disadvantaged pupils this year:
- Disadvantaged KS2 pupils'progress was not significantly below average overall for any prior attainment group in any subject.
- Disadvantaged KS2 pupils had an averaged scaled score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in reading.
- For KS1 disadvantaged pupils, attainment of greater depth in all subjects for all EYFS development groups was close to or above national figures for other pupils.
- The proportion of pupils that met the expected standard in phonics was above the national figure in Year 1.
Pupil Premium money will continue to be used to enable access to trips and the Year 5/6 residential trip as this will be especially useful in building confidence at the end of school ready for transition to secondary. It will also be used to provide an onsite two day 'Base Camp' experience for Year 3/4. PP is also being used throughout the school to develop outdoor learning opportunities and provide resources for speech, language and phonics activities specifically 'Phonics Play' to support development for both EYFS and KS1 pupil premium children. Support packages such as 5 minute boxes and outside assessments are also a focus this year leading us to more interventions that can be trialled and monitored in order to close gaps.