Is your child eligible?
The latest advice from the Department of Education states that your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income based Job seeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support
- Allowance support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have
an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for
Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your Household income
must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) if they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Please see myself or Mrs O’Connor as soon as possible if you feel that you may be eligible and we can support you with the necessary application.
If your child is eligible they will be entitled to receive the benefits from our schools PPG Universal Offer which we started in 2018.
For the financial year 2017-18 we received £53,320 combined for Pupil Premium, Service/Forces Premium and LAC Pupil Premium. We set out our Universal Offer in January 2018 which included payment for milk, Educational visits, extra curricular activities, subsidised residential visits, music lessons and additional in class support. We also continued to provide lunchtime support and additional daily reading for all pupils entitled to PPG. We continued to provide our social skills intervention programmes including Relax, Reach for the Top and No Worries in addition to small group social work intervention. We focused on outdoor learning and responsibilities, with children looking after the chickens and working in our garden area.
For the financial Year 2016-17, we received £40,260 for Pupil Premium, Service Premium and LAC premium pupils. Intervention continued in much the same way as the previous year for social skills, relax/yoga, phonics, reading, writing and maths, as well as 1:1 support for many individuals. Additional money was spent on lunchtime support, Change for Life activities, cookery classes and the Reading Force programme and additional time for hearing children read in school. As well as this support, money was used to enable all children to attend school trips and residential visits.
Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-18 and the impact statement which gives details of how much funding the school received last year to support children who were eligible for this. The statement also outlines how we used the money and what impact it had on our children, as well as giving plans for the current year.
Please note our Pupil Premium Impact Statement for 2018-19 will be published at the end of October 18 after the annual review.
Since September 2013, all schools have received additional money
from the government to support sport in school in the form of a Sports Premium
Hodnet Primary School received £8650 for the academic year 2016/17, which was used successfully, continuing to embed high quality teaching.
We shared cluster PE developments and competitions, continued CPD for all teachers, increased the participation in Extra Curricular clubs and Change for Life sessions and provided extra funding to ensure our KS2 children had access to specialist swimming teachers.
We are very proud of our achievements again this year, receiving the Gold School Games Award for a fifth year running, placing us in an elite group of schools in the country. We will be applying for the Platinum Award this year (2017-18)
The school and governors are committed to providing access to high quality teaching for all pupils and increased opportunities to compete at varying levels.
For the academic year 2017-18 the funding nationally has doubled. We will be receiving just over £16,000.
We plan to use the additional funding to improve our outdoor facilities, including outdoor gym equipment, a new 'pitch' and a track for our daily run. We will also be sourcing a new outdoor container/shed to securely house new equipment.
More information to follow. Please see our Sport in School feature on our fortnightly newsletter to keep up to date with events or our twitter page.
@hodnet school www.twitter.com/hodnetschool
Please see our school Impact Statements below for more information.
Sports Premium Impact Statements
|Hodnet 2017 Sports Premium Action Plan and Impact statement|
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