Pupil Premium

Is Your Child Entitled to Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding from the government, given to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from low income families and other disadvantaged families and their peers. For the academic year 2019-2020, the DfE allocated the Pupil Premium Grant to schools and local authorities the following amounts:

  • £935 per pupil who has accessed free school meals in at least one of the last six years in year groups 7 to 11, except where the pupil is allocated the Local Authority Care (LAC or post-LAC Premium)
  • £2,300 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
  • £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who has parents serving in the armed forces with a child educated full time equivalent in one of the last six years or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

How Do I Know If My Child Is Entitled To Pupil Premium Funding?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

  • younger than the compulsory age for starting school
  • in full-time education

Why Should I Apply For Pupil Premium Funding?

With this money we could provide extra resources for your child and pay for extra-curricular activities. If you are registered for Free School Meals you could also get help to pay for school trips including residential trips.

If you think your child may be eligible for this funding, please complete the application for free school meals and pupil premium on the cornwall gov website.

Pupil Premium Reports

All schools are able to spend the Pupil Premium funding how they wish, providing that it is being used to help reduce the attainment gap between all pupils and those who are deemed to be disadvantaged. Some examples of how the funding has been used include:

  • Employing teaching assistants
  • Focused support for small groups or one to one tuition
  • Subsidising uniform or educational trips
  • Supporting enriched curriculum opportunities

Poltair School received £254,920 of Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2018-2019. We received this money in addition to our main school funding.

The links below show how Pupil Premium funding has been allocated since 2011.

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Year 6 Transition

Helping to support parents and students with the transition from Primary to Secondary School

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers


As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.


We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.

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Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education


Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

[email protected]

This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.


Moments in Time 2020


A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.


The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.


Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.


Some fantastic work on there already:


Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest

Resources

 

Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!