All children in our school receive Quality First Teaching which demonstrates assessment for learning and a stimulating curriculum embedded at the heart of all teaching and learning. Disadvantaged children are invited to attend breakfast sports clubs to support attendance, financial help with educational trips, enrichment clubs such as violins or ukuleles. All children are tracked as a group and individually to ensure at least good progress. Progress and attainment is discussed at staff training, pupil progress, performance management, senior leadership data analysis and Governor meetings. Talented children will be invited to aspirational visits and speakers such as visits to meet the players at Crewe Alexandra FC, creative writing workshops with local authors and story tellers, practical sessions with local artists and illustrators. Our school also maximises the links between school within the Biddulph Partnership Trust to promote talents and raise aspirations of these children.
The Department for Education (DfE) introduced a Pupil Premium funding for eligible children in April 2015. This is an exciting initiative for children whose parents/carers meet one of the following criteria:
Economic – The family are in receipt of one of the following:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.00
Working Tax Credit Run-on (this is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working tax Credit)
Children who have left the care of a local authority as a result of an adoption order in England or Wales
Children who have left the care of a local authority as a result of a special guardianship order in England or Wales
Children who have left the care of a local authority as a result of a child arrangements order in England or Wales
Children who have been looked after by a local authority for 1 day or more in England or Wales
This initiative has the potential to make a big difference to the attainment of children. Providers will receive additional funding to ensure that children are ready to succeed at school, make excellent progress and are equipped well for achievement in life, no matter what their background.
If you think you may be entitled to claim for this funding please call into the office to collect and we will advise you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. This information will be kept confidential.