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Pupil Premium at Boughton Heath Academy

Susanne McCarthy

Boughton Heath Pupil Premium Mentor

Mrs Susanne McCarthy is the school learning mentor. Her role is to oversee all activities and interventions with regard to those pupils who qualify for the pupil premium. She undertakes tailored programs for each child who is eligible. These are related to four areas; the primary being academic attainment and progress but also looking at social and emotional wellbeing, enrichment activities and any other support that would help children achieve their potential.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is an allocation of additional money provided to publicly funded schools in England to support specific groups of children who are vunerable to possible underachievement. The grant is provided to raise the attainment of these eligible children and close the gap between them and their peers.

Boughton Heath Academy places a great deal of focus on supporting children who qualify for the pupil premium grant. We want to ensure that these children have the opportunity to benefit from all that our school has to offer, resulting in them achieving the greatest possible outcome for their future.

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Which pupils are eligible for the pupil premium?

  • Pupils eligible to free school meals(FSM) 
  • Pupils who are looked after by the local authority
  • Pupils of armed service personnel.

Parents/carers can claim for free school meals (FSM) if they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (Part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999)
  • The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - as long as not claiming Working Tax Credit and annual income does not exceed £16,190

 

 

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How do we engage with parents?

Parents are integral in our thinking. We have consulted them at every stage of our decision making regarding how the money has been spent for their child. Below are some of the letters that have been sent to parents to ensure that we get their views and that they know how the money has been spent.

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