Pupil Premium Guidance
How do I know if my child is entitled to Pupil Premium?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
• Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
How do I register for Pupil Premium?
Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Who can I speak to about Pupil Premium?
Your child’s Class Teacher will be able to answer any queries you have about how we are using Pupil Premium to support individual children. The Office staff can offer information and advice about Pupil Premium eligibility. All conversations or correspondance will be treated as confidential
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. Currently, the premium is worth £1320 per pupil and goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals, students in care who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months and also any child that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the past six years.
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to their peers from less deprived backgrounds. Pupil Premium funding is provided to support these children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap.
What is Pupil Premium spent on?
We have spent our Pupil Premium in three key areas. The combination of these areas are decided on a case by case basis.
It is for the school to decide how best to spend the Pupil Premium allocation, however we will be held to account on how we have utilised the funding and the impact it has had. The document above shows our Pupil Premium strategy.
Impact of Sports Premium for 2016-2017 academic year
PE and sport play a very important part in the life of our school. We believe that Physical Education and Sports contributes to the holistic development of children and, through participation in sport and PE, young people learn more about key values such as so-operation, teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
There is a significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise not just on children's physical health, but also on academic achievement. Furthermore, sport provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
In the summer of 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sports Premium) to increase the breadth and depth of provision within PE and school sport. This has continued for the 2016-2017 academic year where Lake View Primary School has received £8,725 for the year.
During 2016-2017 we have used the Sports Premium to further improve the quality of our PE provision and extend the opportunities and experiences for our pupils. We have therefore used the Sports Premium to:
Sports Premium money has also been used to provide professional development of school staff, including the PE Subject Leader. All staff have been able to access new resources bought to support the teaching so that the quality of PE teaching continues to improve.