We have very high expectations for what all children can achieve, and it is our intention that there is no or very little gap between the progress and attainment of disadvantaged children and all other children. We believe that all children need to be prepared to face the future challenges in the modern world with confidence. To do this, our curriculum is designed to include the key skills for all subjects in the National Curriculum as well as forming children to become RUAH children: respectful, understanding, affectionate and humorous. The PPG funding will provide the support needed to enable disadvantaged children to achieve the aims and skills of both our Curriculum Intent and our Mission Statement.
The staff and governors at Our Lady's are committed to ensuring that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all our pupils, to allow them to reach their potential.
We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, diminishing the difference in achievement and attainment. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. Similarly, we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
Who is Pupil Premium funding targeted at?
- Children from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals.
- Children who are, who have been in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years (ever 6 FSM).
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.
- Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
From April 2014 this funding extended to children who have been adopted, those on special guardianship orders and those children on a residency order.
If you fit into any of these categories, please complete the form and give it to a member of our admin team in the main office. If you would like a paper copy of the form, please contact Mrs Maton or Mrs Hillier who will provide you with a hard copy.
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