All pupils are considered as individual learners at Abbey Meadows and we aim to meet their needs through quality first differentiated teaching in the classroom. Lessons are planned to engage learners and to cater for a variety of learning styles, pupil backgrounds and needs. In the majority of cases this leads to above expected progress for learners.
From time to time it may be necessary to intervene and put extra support in place. This could be necessary to correct misconceptions or to support children with social, emotional, behavioural, language or learning needs. Abbey Meadows has an experienced teaching and support staff with the expertise to assess and respond to the needs of learners quickly and appropriately. Whilst no replacement for discussions with your child’s teacher the following information may be helpful:
How do we help Disadvantaged Children?
Schools, throughout the country, receive additional funding to support Disadvantaged Children to help raise their attainment from reception to Year 11. This funding was formerly known as Pupil Premium. Government findings have shown that this group of children has consistently lower educational attainment than those from other groups. It was first introduced in April 2011 and in the 2013/14 academic year amounted to £953 per pupil. In the 2016/17 academic year the funding increased to £1320 for primary aged children.
The school receives Disadvantaged Children funding if a child:
Funding for Looked After Children funding remains £1900 per pupil in 2016/17 with the following eligibility criteria:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding.
The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. In 2013/14 the funding allocated was £900 per child. From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
If you are not sure if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium Funding and Free School Meals, please speak to a member of the School Office Team in confidence.