It is Shevington High School’s vision that all pupils should flourish and achieve, becoming amazing individuals, overcoming potential inequality caused by disadvantage. Pupil Premium funding is dedicated to achieving this purpose, raising achievement for those identified. Alongside this, Catch Up Funding, specifically for pupils who did not make expected progress in reading and or maths at primary school, is allocated to close their gaps in learning, assuring that all pupils are successful.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding will support all pupils regardless of disadvantage to be able to:
• Improve their level of attainment and progress to be at least that expected for their age
• Have a full access to our curriculum
• Access our extra-curricular and enrichment programmes
Application for Free School Meal Eligibility and Pupil Premium
We have recently subscribed to a new checking service offered by Wigan Council which checks if your child is eligible for a free school meal (whether your child choses to take up this eligibility or not). We are writing to all Parents to let them know about the new facility and to encourage Parents to complete an application form so that we can check if your child is eligible.
There are other benefits to receiving a free school meal. For every child who is eligible for a free meal, the school will receive additional Pupil Premium funding which can be used to provide further support for your child.
Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible. You may be able to get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
·Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
·Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
·Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
·The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
·Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit
and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.
Please click here to view an application for a Free School Meal Eligibility and Pupil Premium check. By completing and returning this form to us you will allow Wigan Council to check and then subsequently advise us if your child is eligible to receive a free school meal. The School will then be able to claim for Pupil Premium funding.
Important: If you do not wish to claim a free school meal Wigan Council will still share the eligibility status with us to enable us to claim Pupil Premium funding.
Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a sum of money (£935 this year) the school receives from the Government for pupils who are either:
• In receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
• Pupils who have been in receipt of Free School Meals at any time in the last 6 years.
• “Looked After Students” are also eligible for this money and are allocated a greater amount of £1000.
• “Those Adopted from Care” are also eligible for this money and are allocated a greater amount of £1900.
• Children of Services Personnel are also eligible for a smaller amount of £300.
Nationally, statistics show that students in the above groups do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this funding is to try to close this attainment gap.
Income: for PPG for current students 2016/17
What do we spend the money on?
Students receiving the Pupil Premium Grant are closely monitored in school with an Assistant Headteacher having overall responsibility for planning and implementing support, utilising the grant that the school receives. A team of Curriculum and Pastoral Leaders and the ‘Helping Learners to Achieve Team’ also have responsibility for assisting to monitor the progress and to plan interventions to ensure success for pupils receiving this grant. Every year a plan is written, taking into account the specific needs of the pupils receiving PPG in order to make best use of the funding to achieve success for all. Yearly, the use of the funding is evaluated, taking into account the impact of allocation of funds, before the next year’s plan is created.
How will the impact of spending of PP be measured?
At Shevington High School, Pupil Premium spending will be monitored by a named individual for each year group. We are working towards every pupil having an individual plan which outlines any intervention or enrichment opportunities designed to support their progress across the school both academically and socially. These plans will be carefully evaluated to establish the impact of PP spending.