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19/07/19

Our latest newsletter is out now! Have a great summer everyone! https://t.co/tgl9NxOyPr https://t.co/Xs24RiTwYr

17/07/19

Cycling Proficiency for our Year 6 students this week! 🚴🚴🚴 https://t.co/tZ9USxZ3Ga

17/07/19

Get ready for lots of Music in the Autumn Term! We have a packed extra-curricular Music timetable for you all!!🎼🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻 https://t.co/1DBSJghOSD

17/07/19

This week is Cycling Proficiency for Year 6! Lots for our cyclists to learn about staying safe on the roads! 🚴🚴🚴 https://t.co/CH1GseKWC2

17/07/19

The fabulous SRA Primary Talent Show took place this morning with amazing acts from all Year groups! Well done to all our brilliant performers and a particular well done to the winners 'The Next Steps' and Jayden!!!!💃🕺🤹🎭🎤 https://t.co/NfgXyuhtoP

17/07/19

Some fabulous choreography from Year 2. https://t.co/40DgjfbLEI

17/07/19

The SRA talent show got off to a great start with some brilliant singing from Reception. Great singing boys! https://t.co/e5NdVBLwZz

15/07/19

Our Autumn PE Club Timetable is out now. Thanks to lots of opportunities to get involved. Primary morning clubs: 8-8.30am, Secondary morning clubs: 7.45 - 8.25am, Lunchtime clubs: KS3: 1-1.30pm, KS4: 1-1.40pm, After School clubs: 3.30-4.30pm. ⛹️⛹️‍♀️🤾🤾‍♀️ https://t.co/qe3cU11lDH

15/07/19

A busy last week of term! ▶️ Year 6 Cycling Proficiency 🚲 ▶️ Reception Trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park 🦒🐎🐐 ▶️Houses of Parliament Trip 🏰 ▶️Primary Talent Show 🤹🤹‍♀️ ▶️Wildhearts Awards Ceremony ♥️

12/07/19

Congratulations to the Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 finalists. https://t.co/DCRZI3GmDC

11/07/19

Year 5 (soon to be Year 6!) had a great transition morning taking part in team building activities! https://t.co/TPoXZAM9Jz

11/07/19

After a lot of deliberation the judges have selected the winning acts for Purple class in Year One and Green class in Year Two! https://t.co/SQa19NWrKK

11/07/19

Purple class in Year 1 and Green class in Year 2 have auditioned for the talent show. Congratulations to all those that took part https://t.co/CtoDrDo9uQ

11/07/19

Retweeted From SRA Music

A huge well done to all our talented Y6 students for their performance of Peter Pan last night, we are all very proud of you. Thanks to all the staff that worked really hard to make it happen, and to all parents for coming to support!

10/07/19

If you are coming along to our Year 6 performance of Peter Pan today, some of our secondary students will be selling refreshments before and during the interval to raise money for their expedition to Ecuador! 🥤🍿 https://t.co/au8Jgse2ZX

09/07/19

Year 1 have made their way to Southend and are having a wonderful time. blob:null/995f1928-3883-4c01-9dcf-3fb77780d679

08/07/19

A fab performance from our staff band earlier today!! Well done Mr Fothergill, Ms Wilson, Mrs Reig, Mr Berry and Mr Woosey🎤🎸🥁🎼🎹 https://t.co/6sIYOCPXkE

05/07/19

Looking for a fun family activity for the weekend? Don't miss our fantastic Summer Fair from 12-3pm - something for everyone 🌞🍦🍭🎉 https://t.co/JbMsGrt9fL

03/07/19

A beautiful, sunny Primary Sports Day!!! 🌞🌞🌞🏃🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/z3XfsJvwUV

03/07/19

And now for key stage 2! https://t.co/c98oJJSFzo

03/07/19

Year 2 demonstrating their skills on the glockenspiel. https://t.co/dd1DNq0Sxy

03/07/19

Key stage 1 sports day carousel is off to a brilliant start! We are all looking forward to a great day! https://t.co/QlV1XbwbIJ

01/07/19

Well done to all our Year 8 students who are out teaching French in local Primary schools this week!!!🇫🇷🇫🇷🥖#French https://t.co/Swoj55x6Bh

28/06/19

Year 6 performing their final dance from the workshop today!! https://t.co/BAdNVHv73j

28/06/19

Year Two had a great time at the dance workshop this afternoon. https://t.co/mScV9AaDza

28/06/19

We are very busy next week at SRA!! ✅Y10/12 Work Experience 👩‍🔬👨‍💻👩‍🏭👨‍🏫 ✅Y8 Primary French Project 🇫🇷 ✅ Tues- Art/DT Exhibition 🎨 ✅Weds- Primary Sports Day, Y8 Drama Showcase 🎭 ✅Thurs- A Midsummer Night's Dream Trip, Parent Child Coding Event 🎟️

28/06/19

Dance workshops have got off to a great start! https://t.co/VRObu6QyH4

26/06/19

It;s not too early to get organised for the Autumn Term! 📝📋#backtoschool https://t.co/MW29CxB5gp

24/06/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

This week is Drowning Prevention Week – here are some tips on staying safe around water https://t.co/kJqSKbYf2s

24/06/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

We have a few tickets left if you would still like to sign up for our fantastic parent and child robotics event on July 4th. Get your FREE ticket here: https://t.co/gTbI1YZVnO https://t.co/tGjI1oaaiA

24/06/19

Retweeted From SRA - English

And then we have Macbeth being performed in the Roman theatre in Verulamium. An excellent opportunity to bring this GCSE text to life. 9th July - 13th July. https://t.co/OaBOuF0J7W

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding (2017/2018)

The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in April 2011 with the aim of narrowing the gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers. They believe that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding will address the current underlying inequalities between these cohort of students and their wealthier peers.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received:  
Total number of Pupils on roll 851
Total number of pupils 241
Total amount of PPG received £182,930

 

Principles

  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully assessed on a regular interval in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those students who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who the academy has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of students. 

Pupil Premium Provision Map

  • LSA support received in class
  • Small intervention group work or 1 to 1 sessions within Inclusion
  • Participation in the social skills group
  • Small classes in core subjects
  • Access Arrangements
  • Support from external agencies (counselling, targeted youth services, TAF, Links support and outreach work etc.)
  • Attendance at clubs; sports and music etc.
  • School trips
  • Participation in paired reading
  • Literacy intervention
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Participation in the Cambridge Archaeological trip
  • Help with Transport costs

Transition from primary to secondary

Summer school, extended transition mornings, part funded residential trip

Basic School equipment / ICT equipment

Pupil Premium students receive IPads / IPods at a reduced rate

GCSE English and Maths revision days Year 11

The days are staffed and organised by staff at Samuel Ryder Academy

Revision Materials

All year 9, 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students are given revision materials free of charge

Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning

Support for end of year school events

Pupil Premium funds are used to enable PP students to take part in the community celebration events of their time at Samuel Ryder Academy, .i.e. attend the school prom, go to Thorpe Park trip and buy the year book

Support for school trips

Trips are offered at a reduced rate for all PP students

Music Lessons

Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for any PP student who wishes to participate

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) in class

Many PP students benefit from LSA support in the classroom to ensure they participate fully in lessons and supported to access the concepts covered in the lessons and to work independently.  In KS3 and 4 we double staff some core subjects with LSA’s to intensify support

Joint planning by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs attached to individual faculties

Small groups in Maths, Science and English

We organise smaller groups in KS3 and also in KS4 for Key subjects which supports the learning of some students

Mentoring

Students have access to a range of mentors in school: one of the Student Service Managers, a nominated member of staff, a member of the Leadership Team or through programmes such as the peer mentoring scheme

Food Ingredients

The ingredients can be purchased for PP students who take part in hospitality lessons.

Targeted to small cohorts within each year group or to individuals:

  • Literacy Interventions
  • Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of the PP students
  • One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy intervention
  • Small group lessons in the Learning Zone

Access to enrichment days for MASt (More Able) students

Gifted and Talented PP students in year 9 are offered the opportunity to take part in the Cambridge Archaeological Dig, all expenses provided by the Academy.

Gifted and Talented and more able students in all year groups are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips.  All funding is provided by the Academy.

Behaviour for Learning

Like Skills group in year 7 and 8 to support the Pupil Premium students with their social and emotional aspects of their learning

Nurture Group in Primary to support the social skills

Seal and Resilience Groups in year 7 and 8 to support the emotional literacy

Mastering Memory and Fine Motor Skills

PP students who have difficulties with their short term working memory or their fine motor skills are supported using one to one specialised programmes

Learning Portraits

Through setting up the Learning Portraits all members of staff acquire an in depth understanding of the students and strategies to support them in their learning

Counselling

Some students are supported through the counselling service to help them work through issues which impact on their readiness and capacity for learning

Library Materials for the most able and to support struggling readers

In year 7 and 8 the library has purchased additional materials to enable those struggling with or reluctant to read, engage more fully

Transportation Costs

Transport costs are covered to allow some Pupil Premium students and their parents / guardians to travel to and from school for evening meetings such as Parent’s Evening, Residential Trip ,Options Meeting or to help with visits to Universities etc

Data analysis

Regular analysis of data by the Head of Inclusion, all Heads of Faculties and Heads of Years to track, monitor and identify underachievement

Regular meetings to discuss provision and support

Attendance

In house attendance improvement officer to support the families and the students

Regular meetings with both parents and students

Home visits

External agencies

Utilisation of external professionals to run sessions for students in Key Stage 4

Partnership with Links academy

Support from EP

Close liaison with family support workers

Impact Year 11- 2015/2016

The progress 8 score for the disadvantaged students in year 11 for the last academic year was 0.42

The progress of these students in English stood at 0.23 and in Mathematics at 0.55

 

Intervention Strategies in English

The Learning Zone provides targeted literacy intervention for the identified students. The intervention is delivered by a team of experienced Learning Support Assistants, headed by a teacher who co-ordinates the provision. There are also six weekly programmes of one to one intervention, running three times a week for twenty minutes each session. The sessions are personalised according to the specific needs of the students. The impact of all provisions is monitored, using standardised assessment tools. The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results. The Academy offers small group teaching classes in English in year 7. 

 

Expected Levels of Progress in English as a result of Intervention

 

Expected Levels of Progress End of Year 7
Met 75%

 

Intervention strategies in Maths

The Learning Zone also offers small group intensive numeracy sessions. There are also one to one numeracy sessions offered throughout the year to target the specific needs of the learners.  The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results. The Academy offers small group teaching classes in English in year 7. 

Expected Levels of Progress in Maths

Expected Levels of Progress End of Year 7
Met 68%

 

 

 

 

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