Teignmouth Community School aims to develop successful, committed, responsible global citizens who can find fulfilment beyond school and contribute fully to society.
We believe that regardless of background all students deserve the opportunity to go to school, to learn, to achieve, to have ambition and to work towards their goals. We identify the following core values as traits and characteristics for the effective learner and citizen. We aim to promote these in all we do, incorporating core values as the traits and characteristics for an effective learner and citizen.
The core values are:
Many students face barriers, both external and internal to school, that may prevent them from accessing these key opportunities – we believe it is our responsibility to remove these barriers, level the playing field and open doors for the next stage of their life.
By ensuring students attend school regularly and have the tools they need to learn, both physically, mentally and socially, many of these barriers will be overcome.
Transferring learning into achieving will provide a sense of fulfilment whilst also promoting self-concept, self-esteem and self-motivation.
Many of these barriers can be removed by encouraging high aspirations in our students and the necessary determination to work hard to fulfil their potential.
The Government provides Pupil Premium funding, which is in addition to main school funding, to help address national inequalities between the achievements of children eligible for free school meals or children in care when compared with their wealthier peers.
You can find out more about the Government rational behind the funding by visiting: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Who is eligible for pupil premium
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are eligible under the following criteria:
- Who have been in receipt of FSM (Free School Meals) at any point in the last 6 years.
- Who have been continuously looked after for at least the last 6 months
- Who are from families where one or more parents are currently in the British armed forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- Meet the eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium, further details can be found by visiting: www.gov.uk/guidance/early-years-pupil-premium-guide-for-local-authorities
The Pupil Premium funding at Teignmouth Community School is used to ‘narrow the gap’ in children’s educational attainment. If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible because it can help the school to fund additional provision for your child