Many children and families in our community qualify for additional funding through the Pupil Premium Grant. This funding is provided directly to the school to support any children who are eligible for free school meals - helping them to access every opportunity offered to their non free school meal peers.
We are aware that there are a number of families who do not access or qualify for this grant but experience levels of hardship that make life more challenging. These children and their families are also considered and we ensure that we offer equal opportunities to all our families.
In reflecting on the broader needs of our community and the common barriers to learning experienced by our children we have recognised the following:
The Barriers to Learning experienced by our pupils are shared in the document below
The reports below detail how we use the Pupil Premium Grant to support our pupils at Tithe Farm Primary School.
At the end of this page is a copy of the letter sent to all parents and carers detailing the school's offer to families eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. This letter also details how to apply for the grant.
There have been many factors during the recent COVID pandemic that have impacted on pupils' learning. The barriers to learning document has been reviewed to include areas such as hunger and child anxiety. This has been the first step in reviewing our provision for our most vulnerable pupils.
With the closure of schools for five months last term, we have not been able to fully determine the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant and we are aware that the landscape has changed for many of our families. With that in mind, coupled with a lack of national and local attainment data, we have not completed a 2019/20 impact report. Instead we are monitoring the impact of the additional provision we are putting in during the autumn term and chosing the actions with the greatest impact to take forward into a formalised plan in the new year. Current provision, targeted at all pupils includes:
- 1:1 support sessions
- small group support sessions
- targeted assessments to determine specific gaps
- well-being and health-realted support sessions
- food parcels and free uniform
- welfare calls to families
- whole family intervention on benefits claims, housing and fuel poverty.