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What is Pupil Premium?

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

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What is Pupil Premium Funding (PPF)?

The government have introduced a new funding in order to support children who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM)

 

What is Pupil Premium Funding used for?

In the last academic year 2011-2012 Pupil Premium funding was used to fund

  • Additional teacher 0.5 teacher employed to support streaming and extra group in Maths in KS2
  • Targeted small intervention groups in Maths, English throughout school
  • Learning mentor appointed to support vulnerable children and families
  • Cross phase work with local secondary school – Maths and English “ Bright Sparks”
  • Involvement in partnership schools sporting activities
  • Purchase of extra speech therapy provision to ensure engagement and attendance at appointments
 

In this academic year 2012-2013 Pupil Premium money is being used to:-

  • Continue to employ additional teacher 0.5 employed to support streaming and extra group in Maths in KS2
  • Employ HLTA to cover PPA to release teacher to support targeted interventions in writing
  • Targeted small intervention groups in Maths, English throughout school as identified through pupil progress meetings
  • Employ additional full time learning mentor to focus on attendance and overcoming barriers to learning
  • Subsidised trips for those students in families with very low income (Doly y Moch and educational visits )
  • Introduce subsidised uniform and fees to cover after school clubs for identified children
  • Continue cross phase work with local secondary school – Maths and English “Bright Sparks”
  • Continue involvement in partnership schools sporting activities
  • Continue purchase of extra speech therapy provision to ensure engagement and attendance at appointments
 

From 1st April 2013, we are increasing the amount we subsidise for the cost of educational visits and after school clubs for Pupil Premium Children.

 

Children registered for FSM will now pay a significantly reduced amount per child for each school trip and each after school club. The school office will inform parents as to the contribution. Children who are entitled to FSM will only have to pay £30 to total cost of residential trips such as Dol-y-moch from September 2013.

 

School will also subsidise an initial school jumper for children starting our school and book and PE bags.

 

If I have to pay towards school trips, will I now have to pay more?

No. Pupil Premium money can only be used for FSM and will be used to fund the costs of these children. School will continue to subsidise trips for all children and costs to other parents will remain unchanged.

 

What do I do when I receive a letter informing me about a trip/after school club?

Please fill in the permission slip as normal and check with the office for the subsidised price. Children can only receive this subsidy if they have applied and have been granted Free School Meals.

 

Am I entitled to Free School Meals?

Yes, if you receive any of the following

  • Child tax credit only with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related Employment and support allowance
  • The guaranteed state pension credit

or

  • If you are an Asylum seeker.

 

If you are unsure please contact school office who will advise you and help you with your application.

 

My child does not like school dinners but is entitled to Free School Meals; do they have to have them?

No. You can be entitled to Free School Meals but do not have to have the meal and can choose to have sandwiches. Your child would still be entitled to Pupil Premium Funding to support with subsidised trips and clubs.


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