If you have any concerns about a child, please do not hesitate to report your concern to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads- Dawn Deacon (head@isleham.cambs.sch.uk), Clare Williamson (cwilliamson@isleham.cambs.sch.uk) or Lisa Dennis (finance@isleham.cambs.sch.uk) or telephoning 01638 780336. If you think you or the child is in immediate danger and need urgent help, please call the police on 999. Alternatively, you can contact the local authority safeguarding team directly- if you are not a professional involved with the child or family, you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially. Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (8-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours) Email: referralcentre.children@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium reports

Pupil Premium funding is received into our school budget for pupils falling into the following categories: Those pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM), those registered as belonging to a forces family, looked after children/ children who are or have been in care and those who have been adopted.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying national inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

At Isleham Primary School Pupil Premium funding is used to support our disadvantaged pupils through focused staff development, highly effective booster classes and evidence based intervention groups. We ensure access to every aspect of the curriculum through free instrumental tuition and financial support for school clubs, trips and activities.

Impact of Pupil Premium spending on disadvantaged pupil attainment and progress is reported termly to the Governors. Please contact the school office for Governor minutes.


Could your child be eligible for Pupil Premium funding?
It's easy to check; please see the letter or poster below... or pop into the office and Mrs Dennis can help you fill in the online form. Extra money could be available to the school to support your child. 
Other children would not know, but your child's money could help the school to buy additional resources or extra support hours to boost your child's learning. 
Catch-up Premium 2020-21

As a state-maintained primary school, Isleham Primary School received additional funding equivalent to £80 per pupil in 2020-21. This funding was for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, caused by absence from school due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic in 2019-20.
In the 2021-22 academic year, an additional recovery premium of £145 per eligible pupil has been allocated to the most disadvantaged pupils only (ie. those in receipt of full pupil premium funding).
A spend plan for this money is included in the pupil premium strategy report for 2021-22. In addition, the school will be able to access school-led tutoring as part of the national Tutoring Programme for disadvantaged pupils of which 75% is paid by the DfE for 60% of the PP pupils on roll (between Year1 to 6). Tuition packages for eligible pupils are based on 15 hours tutoring per pupil.
Please find below details of our catch-up funding report for 2020-21.