Key Policies and Spending Plans
On this page you will find key information which relates to our school. There is a search function on the top right of the page to help you find things you are looking for.
To raise the achievement of all disadvantaged pupils, the government has provided schools with additional funding. This funding is known as the pupil premium grant. Schools are required to publish details online each year on how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having.
What we expect to see:
We believe outstanding teaching and learning is key to the progress of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. This remains a consistent and relentless focus. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:
- Improve levels of attainment and progress;
- Close attainment gaps relative to school averages;
- Enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
- Engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision;
Have a clear focus on all disadvantaged pupils, including those with SEND and more able pupils and support pupils in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners
Our core aims for Pupil Premium are:
- To raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with non-pupil premium peers.
- Address inequalities in education of pupils from low-income families and raise attainment of these pupils.
Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy for this academic year below.
At Long Lawford Primary School we look "to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
British Values are woven into the whole curriculum and are promoted by all staff at every opportunity.
As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:
- eliminate discrimination,
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations
We understand the principle of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.
We are committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives are as follows:
- To establish effective systems to communicate the school’s equality duties.
- To ensure that all pupils make good progress including vulnerable.
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
- To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
- To narrow the gap between boys and girls in reading at Level 5.
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school.
PE and Sport Funding
In order to improve the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils and engage them in healthy lifestyles, the Government has provided schools with additional funding. This funding is known as the PE and Sport Grant.
Long Lawford Primary School has long recognised the contribution of PE to not only the physical health and wellbeing of its pupils, but also how PE contributes to the positive mental wellbeing of its pupils. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement. 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.
Information regarding how the PE and Sport Grant is used, please see the below spending plan.
COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after partial school closures from March 2020. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in full school opening guidance.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
Long Lawford Primary School's Catch-Up Premium Plan can be found below and on the COVID 19 information Page.
New Build Updates and Documents
As you can see, we have undergone some large building projects, which are aimed at increasing the school to a 3-form entry school. We have also had some sections of the school improved. We are very excited about this project, and hope you are too!
Planning permission has been agreed for the garages adjacent to the school (on Holbrook Road) to be converted into a "pick-up/drop-off" space for parents to use at key times during the day. We are hopeful that this work will be undertaken soon and look forward to parents being able to use this space in the near future.
In line with planning conditions, we have updated our Travel Plan. The updated version can be found below.
All planning documents are available via Rugby Borough Council. School specific documents are available below.
The school has also undergone some improvements to the outside environment, such as:
- More play equipment for breaks and lunchtimes
- A Trim Trail
- Outdoor gym equipment
- Outdoor climbing equipment for EYFS
- Playground Markings
Some of these improvements have been funded by the Long Lawford PTA, Friends of Long Lawford School (FOLLS). For more information about FOLLS and how you can get involved, please see their section of this website.
The school has undertaken a small hall build, which will be in use from September 2021. We are excited to be able to use this space!
Over the summer break, we have also re-started our improvement projects across the school. We have refurbished one of the larger EYFS toilet blocks so that the toilets are now the right height and fit for the children to use. We have also installed a disabled toilet in EYFS and a small kitchenette for staff/visitors to use. We have installed egress doors into the current year 3 classrooms and the Beehive nurture space. We will continue with building improvements over the coming 12-18months and we're looking forward to sharing this with you.
Please see the attachments below for more information. A paper version of any of the below documents is available from the school office upon request.