Registering your child for
free school meals means
that the school will receive
extra money to enhance your
Free School Meals
You may have heard about the Government initiative, the “Pupil Premium”. It is a grant available for schools, determined by the number of students eligible.
If your child is in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), or has been within the last 6 years, this grant is then offered to the school to support your child’s learning. The Pupil Premium is targeted funding; we have to demonstrate to the Government how we use the funding to benefit your child.
There is a Pupil Premium strategy. This includes extra-curricular activities, literacy and numeracy assistance plans, homework clubs and revision clubs; all designed to enhance your child’s education. If you are successful in registering for FSM, your child immediately receives the benefit of school lunches. You may have made the decision to provide your child with a packed lunch out of preference. Consider that if you choose your own packed lunch option, then you should still register with the school so that school are in receipt of this grant.
Schools will receive a further £935 for each student in year 7 to year 11, registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
If you think your child might be eligible for free school meals please apply by following the link below:
KindnessWe regularly give ‘shout outs’ for staff who have gone above and beyond and demonstrated an exceptional display of one of our values We encourage and try to support flexible working requests and promote ‘family values’ as something that makes the workforce distinctive. We try to ensure staff have the opportunity to attend personal events or celebrations when requested and within agreed time frame.
CollaborationWe have an active Staff Wellbeing committee who meet regularly to discuss staff wellbeing and workload. We provide all new staff with a ‘buddy’ to provide support and advice. We plan a variety of staff social events across the year. We provide staff with a free lunch on the day of their duty. We have regular staff breakfasts, provide food on all CPD days and occasional treats such as Pizza!
CuriosityWe invest heavily in staff CPD and both promote and support opportunities to develop staff. We provide opportunities for all staff to network and visit other schools to improve their practice and share great ideas.
RespectWe have a Staff Room, where staff can meet, work and even socialise Each faculty has its own staff work room We have regular appraisal conversations to discuss career progression
ResilienceWe promote resilience through our reflective CPD pathways. We have an area in the staff room dedicated to wellbeing which is used to promote health and wellbeing. We share weekly health and wellbeing information.
EndeavourPromote a work life balance by being considerate when sending emails and holding meetings. We will endeavor to celebrate our staff and their achievements on a regular basis, for example; a black tie celebration evening.