Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly
Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7SD
Please find a list of documents designed to help starting school at Templewood a little easier.
You will be asked to complete some of these forms (along with a few others) by the schools office staff.
The Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015, all schools, preschools, childminders and other childcare providers are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. I am writing to families to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explain who is eligible for this funding and, importantly, to ask you to complete an online application so that if your child is eligible we can claim the extra funding to help them to learn well and be successful.
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides up to an extra £302 a year for us to help each eligible three and four year old child who is taking up the full 15 hour a week place in a nursery class, preschool or with a childminder or other child care provider.
This extra money is to support those children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits, those who are in local authority care and any who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This additional money could make a significant difference to children.
We can choose to use the extra funding in whatever way will best improve the quality of the early year’s education that we provide for your child. This could include, for example, special equipment or additional specialist help with early speech and communication.
It is recognised that high quality early education can influence how well a child does later at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.
Therefore we ask that all parents / carers to complete the attached form so that we can check whether your child is eligible. This will allow us to claim the additional Early Years Pupil Premium for as many children as possible to help us to provide high quality learning opportunities which will benefit all the children.
Please complete and return the form below to the school office.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office and a member of the SLT will get back to you.