The Education Department have launched a scheme called Jersey Premium. The scheme is to help children get the best from their education.
From January 2017 schools will receive extra funding for pupils who meet the criteria.
What you need to do
If you have received a letter and would like your child's school to receive this extra funding, you do not need to do anything.
If you do not want your child to receive this additional support please contact us by 6 January 2017 to let us know.
If you think you meet the criteria and have not been contacted then please let us know and we will review your circumstances.
How funding will be allocated to schools
Children are able to receive funding if they:
- live in a household that receives income support
- live in a household that could receive income support (I.e. has a low income and it meets the other requirements of the Social Security Department) but have not lived in Jersey for five years continuously
- are Looked After Children (who are under the care of Children's Services)
Funding is available to pupils, if they have lived in Jersey all their life, or have only just arrived.
How funding will be used in schools
Schools will receive extra funding that will be used to help improve children's learning. The money will be spent in different ways, depending on what would help your child the most.
Children may get extra help with:
- support for reading
- extra equipment
- the use of clubs before or after school
Parents will not have the option to receive any money directly. Your child's school will be able to share their Jersey Premium plans with you.