At our school, we have the very highest expectations of, and aspirations for, all our children. Our Governing Body share our belief that every pupil should have equal opportunities to achieve the best possible life chances, and where no child gets left behind. We share the drive to ensure that every pupil is given every opportunity to fulfill their potential.
Everybody in our caring Christian community inspiring, nurturing and challenging each other to do their best in mind, body and spirit to achieve more than they ever thought possible to thrive today and tomorrow
John 10:10 ‘Life in all its fullness’
We make every effort to ensure that disadvantaged children receive outstanding support and believe that our core business is to ensure all of our children make outstanding progress as a result of outstanding teaching. The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional Pupil Premium Funding to all schools based on the number of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and the number of children who are looked‐after (CLA). Funding is provided for the following two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential;
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of children the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
We work hard to ensure that all funding is used appropriately and recognise that we must be accountable for the decisions we make. We also know that Ofsted consider the active involvement of governors as one of the characteristics of schools that are successfully using their Pupil Premium funding to improve achievement and that successful schools; “ ..thoroughly involve governors in the decision‐making and evaluation process”.
At Lady Elizabeth Hastings, through regular, effective and rigorous planning, monitoring and controls, governors ensure the efficient management of Pupil Premium funding and this leads to the effective deployment of staff and resources to the benefit of all groups of children.
Please see below for our latest Pupil Premium Strategy.
“Schools, Headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.”
Source - DfE website
As a school we received;-
£4,361 in financial year 2012/2013,
£4,765 for 2013/2014
£5,200 for 2014/2015
£9,873 for 2015-2016
£6,600 for 2016-2017
£5,280 for 2017-2018
£4650 for 2018 - 2019
£4650 for 2019 - 2020
£8070 for 2020-2021
£9,415 for 2021- 2022
What are the plans for the Pupil Premium?
Our School Development Plan includes clear systems to ensure that any additional funding will impact on children entitled to receiving Pupil Premium. This includes good tracking of pupils and the evaluation of additional intervention strategies that will be put in place.
We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that staff at our School knows whether their child is entitled to Free School Meals or has a parent who is a member of the armed services. Parents can register their child for Free School Meals if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit