Support for Disadvantaged Pupils
At Light Oaks Junior School, we have closed the gaps between pupils who have free school meals, and those who do not, at age related expectations. We have done this by spending our Pupil Premium Funding on extra staff, training and resources to help pupils who are falling behind to catch up quickly.
In 2017-18, we are working on closing the gaps between pupils who have free school meals, and those who do not, with an emphasis on those pupils who should be working above age related expectations. We are also making sure that reading is a high priority for disadvantaged pupils. Our Pupil Premium funding will continue to be spent on extra staff, training and resources to help pupils 'be the best they can be.'
Free School Meals: Where can I get more information?
If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals or would like more information about how you should go about claiming an entitlement, please contact Mrs Buckley at the school office, in confidence. Information can also be found on Salford City Council's website here.
For more information about how we plan provision and track progress, please contact Mrs Walker (Deputy Head).
We are always keen to talk to parents of children who receive Pupil Premium, to ask for their ideas on what they feel is the most effective provision. Your son or daughter may be doing extremely well at school but there may be things that we can do to stretch them more, to build their confidence, to develop particular skills or to help them raise their aspirations further. If you have particular ideas that you would like to discuss or share with us, please contact your class teacher, Mrs Buckley or Mrs Walker.
It is Government policy to get more people playing sport (policy details can be found here ). In order to get more children playing sport in schools, extra funding called the PE and Sport Premium has been allocated to primary schools in order to "...help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils." Below you can read about how much money we have been allocated, what we are spending the money on, and what the impact has been on our school and our pupils.
SWIMMING all of our Year 5 pupils attend swimming lessons across the year. We target our lessons at those who need the most instruction, to ensure that as many puopils as possible leave school with a good level of water confidence, and are able to swim. At the end of Key Stage 2 in 2018:
55 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
55 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively
55 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations