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Background Information

Contacts: 
 
Laura Underhill - Achievement Manager
Email: s207lunderhill@lighthall.solihull.sch.uk
Tel: 0121 744 3835

Scott Brookes, Assistant Headteacher - Senior Leader Link 
Email: s207sbrookes@lighthall.solihull.sch.uk
Tel: 0121 744 3835

 

Context:

As a school, we received £322,575 for the 2015/16 academic year (£303,875 for 2014/15) from central government to be used to support the progress of disadvantaged children, such as those with free school meals, looked after children, and children of service families.  The definition of free school meal children includes those who are currently claiming free school meals plus those who have been on the register for the previous 6 years.  Click here for information on free school meals.

At Light Hall School, this initiative and funding has been used to:

  1. Provide a student achievement manager to assist the Senior Leader to oversee the initiative and to ensure that it has positive impact on our children. Our student achievement manager works with such children, line managers and other relevant staff and projects.  Furthermore, the achievement manager helps pupils with homework & personalised tuition
  2.  Provide a specialist member of staff to support attendance, work with families and work individually with children.  Light Hall School now has their own Education and Welfare Officer.
  3. Provide a range of whole school software to enhance Pupil Premium Students learning.
  4. Support disadvantaged children with the cost of educational extras such as, school trips, uniform and equipment.
  5. Providing training for staff on maximising the progress of disadvantaged children.

For the 2016/17 academic year, the school has a budgeted spend of £316,030.  This figure is based on the Solihull MBC figure, agreed & signed off by Light Hall Governors in June 2016.  For full details of how the budget of £316,030 is broken down, please refer here.