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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

More information regarding Pupil Premium funding can be found at the Gov.uk website accessed here:   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

 

Who is eligible for additional Pupil Premium funding?

 

Pupil Premium funding is given to learners from low-income families within our school community. Low-income is determined by receipt of a number of common benefits, including:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you’re not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Universal Credit

Funding is also available for learners, who: 

  • Have at least one parent in the Armed Forces;
  • Have been  adopted (e.g. from Local Authority Care)
  • Are under a special guardianship, child arrangement or a residence order
  • Have been looked after by Social Care for at least 1 day

If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mrs Roberts in the school office who will be happy to support you in your enquiry.

Alternatively, please access the following website where applications can be made directly to Walsall County Council:

 

 https://go.walsall.gov.uk/forms/Application-for-Free-School-Meals

 

How is Pupil Premium used in school?

 

We use our Pupil Premium to ensure that every learner for which this funding is available is able to access high-quality, personalised provision, targeted to their needs and impacting strongly on their progress. We keep this constantly under review, with a dedicated team of professionals assigned to make sure no learner is allowed to fall behind, and that every effort is made to secure their accelerated progress. Progress is assessed every term, with provision adapted at least at each of these points in the year to ensure that this crucial funding has the best possible impact for each individual.  We are proud of the provision this creates.

 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement December 2021

Summer 2022 delivery of Walsall Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF)

Walsall Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF)

 

See below updates for summer delivery !

 

HAF is a free and exciting holiday programme for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. The programme is running over Easter (1 week), summer (4 weeks) and Christmas (1 week) school holidays. The Department of Education (DFE) has provided funding for the programme. The programme enables children to be active, to learn and to eat healthy foods and it is all FREE. Over the summer they are working with …63 providers, take a look at who the providers are:  https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/holiday_activities_programme_haf/who_are_our_holiday_activities_providers

 

When do the summer activities start?

 

The activities will take place 4 weeks over the summer holidays see dates below;

 

·       Monday 1st August – Thursday 4th August 2022

·       Monday 8th August – Thursday 11th  August 2022

·       Monday 15th August – Thursday 18th August 2022

·       Monday 22nd  August – Thursday 25th August 2022

 

Who is eligible

 

·       Children and young people aged 15 – 16 in receipt of benefit related free school meals

·       Young carers aged 5 – 16

·       Children and young people aged 5 – 16 receiving safeguarding support from an early help plan, Child in need plan, Child protection plan.

 

What will be on offer?

 

Each week over the summer holiday each eligible child will be able choose from the following;

 

·       1 holiday club per week – A holiday club is for 4 hours per day over 4 days a week providing a range of activities throughout each day with a healthy meal included.

 

·       Or 3 pick and mix sessions per week targeted at young people to provide a choice of activities they can engage with, this will also provide opportunities to learn specific skills, including courses in dance, music, swimming, sports coaching, youth work training, mentoring, trips, SEND specific sessions, canoeing, family activities and lots more.…..

Once an activity has been booked for each child, the parent / carer will receive an email with confirmation of their booking. The parent / carer  contact details will then be shared with the provider of the holiday activity, and they will contact the family direct to discuss any practical arrangements (arrival time, any COVID guidance, and any special requirements the child may have, including dietary needs and SEN support).

 

If you have any queries and want to get in touch direct with the provider, you can find contact details on the below webpage: Who are our holiday activities providers? (walsall.gov.uk)

 

 

How do families register ?

 

Each eligible child will receive a letter in the post with their unique code (separate code for each child) – (Please note families will only need to register once for the 2022 programme)

 

·       Families who already registered can book onto summer activities on the 4th July 2022

 

·       A letter will be sent out to children who haven’t yet registered on Monday 4th  July 2022 with their unique code  - see attached letter for your records

 

·       Families can register and book activities using the HAF portal link;

 

Link to sign up :https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/haf_signup  or families can call the HAF team on  01922 653899 (Monday to Friday 10:00- 16:00) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walsall Holiday Activity & Food Programme 2022

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