Oakfield PrimaryPUPIL PREMIUM
What is Pupil Premium?
Introduced in 2011, Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from lower income families perform less well at school than their peers. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Is your child eligible?
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children.
- Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2300.
- Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £300.
In March 2018 the Government announced that free school meals would only be available to children in KS2 whose families have a net income of £7400 or under, effective from 1 April 2018. If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the ‘Ever 6’ qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).
How to claim
Prior to April 2018, children qualified for free schools meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you received any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseekers’ allowance:?
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under V5 of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Tax child credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
These benefits have now been rolled into a single benefit, called Universal Credit. From April 2018, free school meals and pupil premium will only be allocated to pupils with a family income under £7400 (net) per year.
Please speak to the office team who will be able to tell you what you need to do to register your child as eligible. The form is easy to complete and we are happy to help in any way we can in a private and sensitive way.
At Oakfield Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils 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 pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
Oakfield Primary School makes provision for children by:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained Teaching Assistants or external agencies.
- Specific Intervention Programmes e.g. supporting children to overcome barriers caused by Dyslexia.
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards.
All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children that are disadvantaged to achieve above the expected National Standard.
Oakfield Primary School will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. Data informing parents of spend and the impact of the pupil premium in school will be provided including; where the allocation in any given financial year was targeted to and the impact of this allocation.
The amount of money per child eligible for Pupil Premium is expected to increase each year for this current Parliament. In the current Financial year the amount for each child is £1,320.
Those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups will be the target children we at Oakfield Primary School will work with to ‘diminish the differences’ in attainment.
Who we share your personal information with.
- Department for Education (DfE) (statutory for school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring) and other government agencies and local authorities as required (e.g. to resolve funding queries).
- North Lincolnshire Council teams working to improve outcomes for children and young people.
- Commissioned providers of local authority services (such as education services).
- Schools or colleges that you attend after leaving us.
- Local forums with schools and North Lincolnshire Council representatives which support in-year fair access processes and support managed moves between schools.
- Local multi-agency forums which provide SEND advice, support and guidance.
- Partner organisations which may include Police, school nurses, doctors and mental health workers and North Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Trust.
- Schools in our local collaboration, to enable the moderation of pupil assessment outcomes, to support collaborative working through joint analysis, and ensure children continue to receive appropriate education provision.
- North Lincolnshire Council has to share information with external moderators (teachers with recent relevant experience) of end of key stage assessments, to meet statutory requirements from the Standards & Testing Agency (STA).
- Third-party providers of information services (such as student apps/text messaging services) where consent has been given.
- Contracted providers of services (such as school photographers and catering providers) where consent has been given.
We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.
We are required to share information about our pupils with North Lincolnshire Council and the Department for Education (DfE) under section 3 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.
The National Pupil Database (NPD).
The NPD is owned and managed by the DfE and contains information about pupils in schools in England. It provides invaluable evidence on educational performance to inform independent research, as well as studies commissioned by the DfE. It is held in electronic format for statistical purposes. This information is securely collected from a range of sources including schools, local authorities and awarding bodies.
We are required by law, to provide information about our pupils to the DfE as part of statutory data collections such as the school census and early years’ census. Some of this information is then stored in the NPD. The law that allows this is the Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.
The DfE may share information about our pupils from the NPD with third parties who promote the education or well-being of children in England by:
- conducting research or analysis.
- producing statistics.
- providing information, advice or guidance.
The DfE has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of our data is maintained and there are stringent controls in place regarding access and use of the data. Decisions on whether DfE releases data to third parties are subject to a strict approval process and based on a detailed assessment of:
- who is requesting the data.
- the purpose for which it is required.
- the level and sensitivity of data requested: and
- the arrangements in place to store and handle the data.
To be granted access to pupil information, organisations must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of the data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.
Under the GDPR you have rights which you can exercise free of charge which allow you to:
- Know what we are doing with your information and why we are doing it.
- Ask to see what information we hold about you (Subject Access Requests).
- Ask us to correct any mistakes in the information we hold about you.
- Object to direct marketing.
- Make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office.
- Withdraw consent (if applicable).
Depending on our reason for using your information you may also be entitled to:
- Ask us to delete information we hold about you.
- Have your information transferred electronically to yourself or to another organisation.
- Object to decisions being made that significantly affect you.
- Object to how we are using your information.
- Stop us using your information in certain ways.
We will always seek to comply with your request however we may be required to hold or use your information to comply with legal duties. Please note: your request may delay or prevent us delivering a service to you.
For further information about your rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the guidance from the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise a right, please contact either Mrs S Williams or Mrs E Sidaway, Oakfield Primary School, Morecambe Avenue, Scunthorpe, Nth Lincs, DN16 3JF.
Keeping your Personal Information Secure.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
Who to Contact and Where to go for Further Information.
Please contact either Mrs S Williams or Mrs E Sidaway to exercise any of your rights, or if you have a complaint about why your information has been collected, how it has been used or how long we have kept it for.