Introduced in 2011, Pupil Premium funding is in addition to main school funding. It is used to address underlying inequalities between children eligible and their non-Pupil Premium peers. The table below helps explain the different types of funding available and eligibility:
(Free School Meals)
|For children in Reception to Year 6
This link to the government website will help you determine if you are eligible: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
|For children in Reception to Year 6, who have been recorded as FSM in the last 6 years|
Service Pupil Premium
|For children in Reception to Year 11 whose parents are currently service personnel, for those who have had a service parent who has died in service and also those parents who have left, including through injury for up to a maximum of 6 years.|
If you think your child may be eligible for any type of Pupil Premium, please contact the school office.
Bryn Offa’s head teacher, Mr P. Thompson, has responsibility for Pupil Premium. Here at Bryn Offa CE Primary School, we use this funding to benefit eligible pupils academically, socially and emotionally. This funding allows us to provide: additional support by teachers and teaching assistants, interventions, cover the cost of trips and residentials (partly or fully), pastoral support and staff training. However, each child’s funding is tailored to their individual needs.
Mr P. Thompson works closely with class teachers, and the schools SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Miss L. Jones) where appropriate, to ensure the funding is being used effectively. If your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding and you would like to discuss how the funding is being used, please arrange an appointment, through our school administrator.
Pupil Premium +
Pupil Premium + pupils are Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children (Previously LAC). Our Designated Teacher for LAC and Previously LAC (Miss L. Hyde) is responsible for making sure this funding is used in the most effective and beneficial way possible. Please refer to our Policy in Supporting the Educational Outcomes for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children for further information on eligibility. Bryn Offa LAC and Previously LAC Policy
National Attainment data shows that LAC and Previously LAC, do not perform as well in Key Stage 2 SATs as non-looked-after children. Pupil Premium + funding is designed to address this, as well as, their emotional and social needs. Miss L. Hyde works closely with class teachers and our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Miss L. Jones) where appropriate, to ensure this.
As with Pupil Premium, this funding allows us to provide: additional support by teachers and teaching assistants, interventions, cover the cost of trips and residential visits (partly or fully), pastoral support and staff training. However, each child’s funding is tailored to their individual needs.
Additionally, a Personal Education Plan (PEP) is completed for LAC in conjunction with their class teacher, social worker, carer(s), Virtual Schools Specialist Teacher and the child themselves. Pupil Premium + funding is released by Shropshire Virtual Schools, upon completion of the termly PEP.
Pupil Premium + funding for Previously LAC is released to schools directly and no PEP is required. However, the Designated Teacher liaises with class teachers, a minimum of once a term, to ensure funding is being used appropriately and successfully. If you would like to arrange a meeting regarding your child’s Pupil Premium + funding or to discuss eligibility, please contact our school’s administrator.