Policies

The documents in this section contain policies which are Trust-wide. We believe it is important to publish to share information about how we operate.

The policies in this section are:

Tuition Fee Policy

SEND

Student Charter

Complaints Procedure

Safeguarding

Charges and Remission

Behaviour 

Union Facility Time Report

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on the 1st April 2017.  These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.  The data we are required to collate and publish is:

Total number of employees (and their full time equivalent) who were relevant union officials during the relevant period

How many employees who were relevant union officials during the period spent a) 0%, b) 1-50%, c) 51-99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time

Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours

The report shows the information calculated by TVC for the year 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018.

Union Facility Time Report

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011.

Schools were allocated funding for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The Government believes that the PPG is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between these children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Principles:

At Errington Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all 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 socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.

The funding received in the financial year April 2016 to March 2017

  • Academic year figures for Errington Primary School £71,840
  • Funding for 2017-2018 for Errington Primary School £82,700

Summary of PPG spending April 2016 –2017
The range of provision included:

  • Providing small group work with experienced teachers and higher level teaching assistants to focus on narrowing gaps in learning
  • 1:1 tuition to support pupils that are working below age related expectations
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
  • Nurture Group for the social and emotional support of pupils
  • Training and delivery of specific interventions such as 1st Class Number, Success @ Arithmetic and 1st Class Writing
  • Resources are used to target children on FSM to achieve appropriate steps of progress and to meet age expectation

All our work in school through the pupil premium is aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this is in Literacy and Maths. Resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve higher skills and mastery of skills in age expected bands.

  • We aim to maintain small class sizes with focused support from experienced and skilled teaching assistants and teachers.
  • We aim to provide additional Teaching Assistant hours and training for Teaching Assistants to support intervention programs across school.
  • We aim to provide additional learning opportunities through external agencies.

Outcomes to date:

  • Improved rates of progress in Literacy and Maths and in all intervention programs and focused group work
  • Smoother transition between KS 1 and 2 with continued progress for pupils in Year 3
  • Nurturing opportunities and structured social and emotional programs to develop skills and promote progress
  • Skilled teaching assistants providing further learning opportunities to accelerate progress

More information

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

If you have applied to the Local Authority for your child to receive Early Year’s Pupil Premium. Then you may require the form or to check that you have the qualifying benefits.

The qualifying benefits for Early Years Pupil Premium are,

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Child is Looked After, or has left care through Adoption or a Special Guardianship / Residence Order
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with no element of Working Tax Credit and a household income below £16,190
  • Support from the National Asylum Support Service under part VI of the Immigrations and Asylum Act 1999
  • Income-related employment and support allowance

PE & SPORTS PREMIUM

The PE Sports Grant is provided to Errington Primary School to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of our primary aged pupils, so that they develop healthy lifestyles.

Detailed in the document attached below is how we are spending our PE and sport grant and the impact this funding is having on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.