At Melbourn Primary School we strive to provide an environment where all children and all school members can be happy, healthy and safe and achieve their full social and intellectual potential. We do this by:
- Providing a caring and supportive environment
- Creating stimulating and exciting opportunities for learning
- Developing positive relationships based on respect of self and others
- Working in partnership with parents and carers. At Melbourn Primary we strive to meet the needs of children and families whose circumstances may make them vulnerable and to minimise gaps in the progress children are making. The school works very effectively in partnership with the parents and carers of potentially vulnerable children to help to break down barriers to learning and progress children occasionally encounter.The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and was designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most. The premium is available for children eligible for free school meals, those who have had free school meals at any point in the last six years, looked after children and children of parents in the Services. Schools are free to spend the extra funding as they see fit but the government requires schools to publish information about how they use it.
- The total amount allocated to Melbourn Primary School and how it is used:
- “The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who most need it.” DfE website
- We aim to work effectively with every child; we support them where necessary to overcome academic or emotional barriers that could prevent optimum progress. We want to enable all children to participate in the full range of activities offered within and beyond the school to ensure they have the very best learning experience and make outstanding progress. We believe that the first step in achieving this is through the provision of high quality first teaching and then if appropriate the provision of proven interventions which are planned, measured and monitored by the SENCo.
Pupil Premium Financial Plan 18-19
Pupil Premium Plans for 2017 to 2018 Melbourn Primary School
Please find below a link to the free school meal online application form. If you have any questions, please contact our family support worker.www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals