so... 1. who are we? 2. what have we done? 3. what can we share?

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  • So ... 1. Who are we?2. What have we done?3. What can we share?

  • So where are all these FSM kids then?

  • 2014-156 schools Poverty Proofed as part of a pilot 1 done completely by Children North East

    3 x Primary1 x Secondary1 x Infant incl nursery (age 3)1 x Junior

    Conference2015-16Training for team of Poverty Proofers Roll out across the LA

    Pilot schools followed up

    Plans for Sixth form colleges / Early Years

  • Impact has it worked?Increased awareness / focus / importance of poverty issues across schools + the LA

    15 schools interested in 2014-15 + a further 6 since the conferenceThere are 78 schools in N. Lincs: 13 sec; 5 junior; 6 infant; 52 primary; 2 special

    18 Poverty Proofers recruited

    Governor involvement and interest high

    Schools listening to parents follow up

    Best advocates = the pilot schools

    All had bespoke action plansFOOD, CHARITY DAYS, CURRICULUM

  • FOOD

    Flexibility of school meals (quantity, menus, ingredients) clarified with schools catering. Kitchen staff no longer highlight FSM childrens names in pink highlighter as they receive their dinner. Packed lunches and hot dinner children can sit together. FSM pupils can have a grab bag if they dont want hot food. Hot dinners allowed to sit outside on hot days at picnic benches; packed lunches cant sit on field. Any move to packed lunch queried. Set up 50p breakfast clubs.One weekly token for fruit at play time.Reassess how things are sold in school, such as hot dogs at break.Reassessing advertising for UIFSM take up.Allow secondary school pupils to use FSM money to buy bacon butties at break.


    Number of charity days per year limited children to vote which.

    Non-uniform is not the event; pupils to do something to earn the sponsorship.

    School to allocate prizes for fund raising so the most amount raised doesnt always win.

    Dressing up clothes provided for all pupils for all events, not just KS1.

    More open-ended costumes for World Book Day. For example, all wearing silly socks to represent the books Socks by Nick Sharratt and Elizabeth Lindsay or Mr. Croc's Silly Sock by Frank Rodgers, or stripes to represent pirate books

  • CURRICULUM ISSUESRESOURCESLooking at how resources are provided for specific subjects, such as textiles and food tech, to ensure equal access to the top GCSE grades.

    Maths dept stopped allowing pupils to use smart phones as calculators.

    HOMEWORK Online homework reviewed so that those accessing the internet from home dont earn more coins to spend on their avatar.

    Home learning tasks no longer marked in the same way to avoid rewarding most parental involvement / most resources used.

    Resources provided for home challenges, such as dressing up a potato for World Book Day.

    CLASS SETTINGAbility setting in Y6 reassessed as FSM skewed into lowest sets.