The staff and Local Board members of Lindfield Primary Academy are committed to ensuring that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all its pupils, to allow them to reach their potential.
We work to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners. We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, diminishing the difference in achievement and attainment. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. Similarly we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
Pupil premium funding is targeted primarily at:
From April 2014 this funding extended to children who have been adopted, those on special guardianship orders and those children on a residency order.
If you fall into any of these criteria please follow the link below and complete the online form.
Should you have difficulty with this link or being able to get on-line, please pop in to the front office, where they will happily assist you with this, or alternatively provide a hard copy.
As of September 2017 we are supporting 33 children and by the end of this academic year (ie 31st August) we estimate our PP funding will be £36,000.
The main barriers to educational achievement which our disadvantaged children face are:
Currently the grant is being spent in the following ways:
We plan to measure the impact of all these interventions this year by plotting progress against individual learning/developmental targets and the use of standardised tests.
The academic results of all Key Stage 1 and KS2 pupils, including separate sections on PP children, are published annually by the Department for Education (“Raise on Line”) and are available to all parents. This information will be rigorously used to monitor our progress by diminishing the difference between PP children and the remainder of the Academy.
The PP Co-ordinator is supported by a Local Board member who has specific responsibility for this very important area and they meet at least once a term to discuss and agree strategy.
The date of the next Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting is Wednesday January 17th 2018
The date of the next Pupil Progress Meetings will be held the week commencing 16th October 2017
Extracted from Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things
The exciting thing about the growth mind-set approach is that it is not just about ability. It focuses on what people believe about ability – and there are lots of ways that we can help our children to develop a growth mind-set.
Research has shown that Mind-sets can be changed relatively quickly and there are plenty of things that parents and families can do to help. Below are a few tips and ideas that can help promote a growth mind-set in children:
Learn about Growth Mind-set with the following links which we share with the children: