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20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The government allocates a sum of money to school which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. This is to improve the educational chances of students who may find circumstances outside school challenging due to financial hardship or other issues. The four identified groups are: students who are entitled to free school meals or had been entitled in the last six years (FSM Ever 6), students who have a parent working for the armed forces (a Service child), children in local authority care (LAC) and children adopted from care (Post-LAC).

The Funding

Funding for 2018/19 is £935 per FSM Ever 6 student, £2,300 per LAC and Post-LAC, £300 per Service child. This will be spent on targeted additional support strategies and interventions resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision and enrichment
  • Access appropriate support for their mental health and well-being

Free school meals

In order to be eligible to apply for Free School Meals parents/guardians must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

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The Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium is an additional fund to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standing in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Historically, this has meant students failing to achieve level 4 in either area. In the last academic year, we received £26,607. We are due to receive the funding for this academic year in March 2019.

We plan to use the funding to maintain the provisions, interventions and improvements to resources we have used in the previous academic year. The strategies have worked well in improving rates of progression in the previous year 7 cohort making them one of the fastest improving year groups in the school.

The catch up funding was used in a number of areas. Firstly, to ensure quality first provision we increased staffing in the core areas of maths and English to enable us to dedicate increased curriculum time to these subjects and smaller class sizes. 

We timetable discrete reading lessons in our library utilising the Accelerated Reading programme to differentiate and challenge all levels of readers. In addition, we employ a full time librarian who curates the library stocks to meet the needs and interests of our students and we have invested in books that engage reluctant readers. We have used the funding to improve the fabric of the library making it a comfortable and inviting space for students in their reading lessons and at break and lunchtimes.

HLTA in literacy, HLTA SALT,  and TA with strong mathematical skills strengthen support in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Investment in CPD for the TAs using MPTA strategies further increases their impact with our less confident and independent learners. Catch up programmes include Sound Training, Ruth Miskin's Fresh Start Phonics and Lexia are used on targeted groups.

CATs testing as part of our transition model enables planning for the curriculum tailored to the incoming year 7 cohort and ensures our teaching groups are mixed ability which is evidenced to benefit lower and middle ability students especially in the area of mathematics.

Pupil Premium documents