Striving for excellence..... Learning for life
Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to address inequalities and enable support to reach the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. As an inclusive school, Sherrier strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of background and the consistent attainment and progress of our pupils over a number of years shows our commitment.
At Sherrier, we address barriers to the educational achievement of children eligible for this grant holistically. As well as funding a number of programmes and intervention groups to boost pupils' attainment and progress, we ensure that disadvantaged pupils have access alongside their peers to extra-curricular opportunities to boost their health, well-being and self-esteem., which also impacts on attendance. A change to the eligibility criteria in 2014-15 to include children who have been 'looked after' (i.e. in care) at some point in their lives also enabled us to increase focused pastoral support and help for pupils to develop positive attitudes to themselves as individuals and to learning and relationships. Many of the pupils eligible for the grant also have additional special educational needs. The impact of these initiatives is measured by the progress children in this group make in comparison to their peers as well as to their ability to access learning and attend regularly..
In 2017-2018, £61,300 has been allocated.. Successful models of intervention and support for individuals and groups as used in 2016-17 is continuing, with support provided both by trained teaching assistants and teachers and by external providers when needed.
Since September 2012, new Government funding has become available. All pupils eligible for Free School Meals are entitled to additional funding to further support their education and raise their attainment. If your child is, or ever has been, eligible to Free School Meals, or if you are unsure, please contact the school office.
Are you entitled to Free School Meals?
There are funding opportunities available to parents of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
To receive Free School Meals you only need to have any one of the following:-
If you claim for a Free School Meal then your child will be entitled to the following:-
Also, the school will benefit by receiving extra funding for all children in school.
By registering for a F.S.M. your child has the option to have a school meal at lunchtime or, alternatively, you can still provide a packed lunch if they prefer not to have a hot dinner. Either way you will become eligible for £100 funding as detailed above.
To apply for a F.S.M. please ring 0116 305 6588 or visit the Leicestershire County Council website on www.leics.gov.uk - simply put in the search ‘free school meal’. Any questions or queries please contact the school office.
The funding for 2018-2019 will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of those pupils identified as pupil premium and their peers. The school will ensure it reaches the pupils who need it the most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives. The learning and experiences funded by the pupil premium grant will be allocated on evidence based research as to most effective practices. The impact on the funding will be audited regularly in order to ensure it is being used effectively to close the gap for eligible pupils.
Click the links below to download our pupil premium documents prior to 2018-2019: