We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our children.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any child or group of children Stoke has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well being.
Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
The Senior Management Team will allocate Pupil Premium Funding in order to:
- Establish small booster group sizes thus improving opportunities for effective assessment and accelerating progress.
- Provide complimentary therapies such as play and dog therapy for those pupils identified as needing this support.
All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving all children to at least age related expectations. A particular focus will be placed on improving English and Maths and narrowing the attainment and progress gap between children entitled to Pupil Premium and their peers.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
- Children in the Armed Forces Personnel
- Looked After Children
- Children adopted from care or who have left care
Children can have free school meals and are eligible for Pupil Premium if they receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
If you think you may be eligible we would urge you to complete an application form, available from the School Office, and hand it to a member of the Office Staff.