Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated safeguarding leads Mrs Jill Turner, Miss Carla Pilgrim, Mr Christian Malone, Miss Rosanna Blake, Miss Rebecca Smith

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here:
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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The government introduced pupil premium funding in April 2011.  It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

The government believes that the pupil premium funding, 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 non-FSM children to ensure the funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools also receive funding for children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months or for children of service personnel.



What are the main barriers to educational achievement that disadvantaged children at Heathlands Primary face?

  • Poor oral language and communication skills

  • Low attainment when starting Nursery or Reception

  • High levels of social and economic deprivation

  • Below average attendance

  • Challenging behaviours without clear systems and routines in place


How do we plan to spend the Pupil Premium funding to overcome the barriers our children face?

The 2018-19 Pupil Premium Strategy outlines our intended approaches and reasons for them. It also outlines how we will measure the impact of our approaches and strategies.

They include:

  • Language and communication programmes and dedicated speech and language TA

  • Strategies for improving reading including interventions and whole school approaches

  • Emotional support strategies including ELS, Draw & Talk, dedicated Family Support Worker for early intervention and nurture groups

  • Financial support for trips, visitors and uniform


Free school meals at Heathlands Primary Academy

At Heathlands we are able to offer all pupils a cooked lunch. (There is a charge for pupils in Key Stage 2 who are not eligible for free school meals). It is very important that pupils are registered as eligible for free school meals as this will ensure your child will receive additional educational funding.  If you would like further information or advice please speak to a member of the office team in confidence.


Who is eligible for Free School Meals?

Children from families who receive

  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Pupil Premium Strategoy 2019/20