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Young Carer Information

 

 At New Whittington Primary we are aware that some of our pupils are young carers. A young carer is someone under 18 who is caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. Research suggests there are at least 700,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer.

 

We know that young carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At our school we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are young carers are identified, and supported effectively.

 

As New Whittington’s Young Carers’ Lead I have responsibility for ensuring all young carers are able to enjoy school and make good progress. If you think your child might be a young carer, or could be affected by any of the issues we’ve highlighted, please let me know by filling in the form below and bringing it into school in a sealed envelope addressed to me. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, or have any further questions, please contact me on

01246 450688 or email me on

efoulkes@newwhittington.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Any information that is given to us will be treated sensitively and no information will be shared without your knowledge.

 

The school receives extra funding for each child/young person eligible for free schools meals, which can be put towards extra support and provision for young carers. It is therefore important that children are registered for free school meals, even if they do not want, or need the school meal. For more information on how this money is spent please visit the schools website .

 

Children may engage in:

 

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)

  • Managing medication

  • Looking after younger siblings

  • Helping someone communicate

Free school meals

Could your child be eligible for free school meals?

In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you're getting all the help you're due.

A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they're entitled. That's why Derbyshire

County Council has launched the Quids In campaign, to encourage people to check if they're eligible.

You don't need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the

school and catering staff will know.

You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at

lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they'll get the pupil premium of £900 a year from the

government for each child on free school meals.

If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:

• Income Support

• Income based Job Seekers Allowance or an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

• Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• Child Tax Credit (with an annual income of less that £16,190)

 

You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.

 

To apply go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and fill in the form. Or you can ask the

school office for a form.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Pupil Progress

 

At KS2 (from Year 3 to Year 6) the expected progress for pupils is 3 APS points progress over the course of a year and 1 APS per ‘old’ term. Three points per year is expected.

 

At KS1 the expected progress for pupils is 9 APS points progress over the course of Year 1 and 2 and 1.5 APS per ‘old’ term.

 

The table below shows the progress made by our pupil premium children in the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

 

 

Last Year - End of Summer 2015

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

Expected

Progress

1      (start of Y1)

4

3.9

4

4-5

2               

9.4

9.8

9.6

9

3      (from KS1)

2.6

3.6

3.2

3

4

6.3

5.8

6.7

6

5

11.4

11.4

8.8

9

6

9.6

12.6

10.3

12

Pupil Premium 2015 to 2016


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