The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1st September 2012 and stipulate that schools should publish certain information on their websites. Please click on the links in green, within this page, to find the information that you require.
Safeguarding at Fairfields
Safeguarding determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their school life. As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children.
The link below will take you to the statutory government document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply in order to keep children safe.
You can access our school safeguarding policy, and our child protection policy from this page
Allocation of Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
This was, and continues to be used as follows:
To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
To employ additional teachers who provide a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so as they can make the progress expected of them.
The greatest impact of this work was evident in increased in-year progress from pupils receiving additional support.
We also use this money to subsidise educational visits, including residential trips, for example by funding board and lodgings and some of our less confident eligible children were able to enjoy a number of Forest School sessions, which has had a huge impact on their self-esteem, confidence and attitude to learning.
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence. Please click here for more information.
Physical Education and Sport Premium
At Fairfields Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all children. We believe that providing a varied PE curriculum as well as extra-curricular opportunities not only promote our school’s sports values but have a significant influence on the academic achievement of all children. We are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well trained and enthusiastic teachers and also professional coaches.
What is Sports Premium? The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/2016 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8000 plus and extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. The money can only be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE provision in schools.