Premium Funding

Pupil Premium

Support for Disadvantaged Pupils

 

At Light Oaks Junior School, we have begun to close the gaps between pupils who have free school meals, and those who do not, at age related expectations.  We have done this by spending our Pupil Premium Funding on extra staff, training and resources to help pupils who are falling behind to catch up quickly, and to support the emotional health and wellbeing of those who need it.

 

In 2020-21, we are continuing to  close the gaps between pupils who have free school meals, and those who do not, with an emphasis on ensuring all teaching is of a very high quality and that we are supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils.  We are also making sure that reading is a high priority for disadvantaged pupils.  Our Pupil Premium funding will continue to be spent on extra staff, training and resources to help pupils 'be the best they can be.' We will also be supporting pupils within our Covid Recovery Strategy which can be read by clicking HERE.

 

To read our current Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-21 Click HERE

 

To read more about the Pupil Premium and whay we did in 2019-20 click HERE

 

Free School Meals: Where can I get more information?

 

If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals or would like more information about how you should go about claiming an entitlement, please contact Mrs Buckley at the school office, in confidence.  Information can also be found on Salford City Council's website here.

 

For more information about how we plan provision and track progress, please contact Mrs Walker (Deputy Head).

 

We are always keen to talk to parents of children who receive Pupil Premium, to ask for their ideas on what they feel is the most effective provision. Your son or daughter may be doing extremely well at school but there may be things that we can do to stretch them more, to build their confidence, to develop particular skills or to help them raise their aspirations further. If you have particular ideas that you would like to discuss or share with us, please contact your class teacher, Mrs Buckley or Mrs Walker.

 

Click here for further information from the DfE

 

PE and Sports Premium

It is Government policy to get more people playing sport  (policy details can be found  here ). In order to get more children playing sport in schools, extra funding called the PE and Sport Premium has been allocated to primary schools in order to "...help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils."  Below you can read about how much money we have been allocated, what we are spending the money on, and what the impact has been on our school and our pupils. Make sure you also check out our sports pages to see what we are up to.

 

  • SWIMMING  all of our Year 5 pupils attend swimming lessons across the year. In 2020-21, in order to remain as covid safe as possible, we will resume swimming later than ususal in the Spring term.  We target our lessons at those who need the most instruction, to ensure that as many pupils as possible leave school with a good level of water confidence, and are able to swim.  At the end of Key Stage 2 in 2020:
    • 43 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • 38 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively
    • 38 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
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