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18/09/20

Year 6 Film Club began today and linked to our WW2 topic and English learning, we have been watching Carrie’s War based on the book by Nina Bawden https://t.co/N2RJidLXte

16/09/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are thrilled to announce that our Headteacher, Matt Gauthier has been announced as a Silver Winner in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School award category. https://t.co/cpiLy9yajS

16/09/20

Fantastic news. Congratulations Mr Gauthier! https://t.co/S3VOK5zD5E

16/09/20

Retweeted From Herts Advertiser

St Albans headteacher wins national award https://t.co/AAXociWvDt

14/09/20

Year 5 enjoying our class text outside today. ‘Who Let The Gods Out’ is a definite hit! ☄️🌟💫💥📚 https://t.co/dCeLJ8OHJe

11/09/20

What a way to end the week! The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl Day. What a fantastic end to our full first week back. Thanks to Miss Leat for organising and to parents and carers for the wonderfully inventive costumes.

11/09/20

Smiles all round in Cambridge Class. https://t.co/p8sgKbF4wj

11/09/20

We wonder if this Wonka Bar has the GOLDEN TICKET?? https://t.co/sFf2ov5NYI

11/09/20

This afternoon Year 5 made their very own lava lamps inspired by ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’! It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone🤩 🧪💊🌋#RoaldDahlDay https://t.co/RN61rUFDBU

11/09/20

Year 5 having been creating their very own marvellous medicine 🧪🧫 https://t.co/DLOWp0GoJd

11/09/20

Has anyone seen Mrs Schenk and Miss Harper? All we can find are these two! https://t.co/jzxOJ7JZW6

11/09/20

Roald Dahl Day across Primary today. Some amazing outfits sharing well known characters from our favourite stories. The children have been so enthusiastic to share their learning. https://t.co/yq2ILWFIvE

11/09/20

Retweeted From Narelle Elliott

Roald Dahl day at today and absolutely loving the teacher effort, amazing!! https://t.co/ToWvJ4jKnc

02/09/20

It was wonderful to welcome back the primary children today. The children were fantastic and got back into their routine and learning really quickly. So many smiling faces. Well done to everyone for such a great start!

17/07/20

Yummy!! 🍭🍬 https://t.co/qziWetiHkx

17/07/20

Candy floss was a huge hit! Thank you to the PTA for the machine and also the sweets! 🍬🍭#schoolsoutforsummer https://t.co/0JJsM0yqOV

16/07/20

Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon making their very own ice cream in a bag! The toppings were a huge hit! 🍨🍬👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 https://t.co/jnZ4FIOaPM

16/07/20

Everyone had a great time! https://t.co/AY4lCQysRE

16/07/20

Year 5 and 6 socially distanced sports day!! It has been a great success! 🎾🏅🎽🏃‍♀️🏃 A big thank you to Mr Mead and Mr Walker! https://t.co/U4ipyYVeHU

16/07/20

Thank you to for their much appreciated donation of ice lollies yesterday. https://t.co/0O2VPNI787

15/07/20

Can you recognise any of the primary team? https://t.co/kWIlrsFz7N

10/07/20

We were a few days behind, so today we did 300 kick ups. Day 6, 7 & 8! ⚽️ https://t.co/Wn0D783Z4M

10/07/20

Well done to the amazing Summer for her brilliant 500 words on Black Lives Matter. She is through the first round! 🤩📚📝 https://t.co/KceZfApvku

07/07/20

Retweeted From Macmillan Cancer Support

Thank you so much to everyone at SRA Primary for taking on the Kick Up Challenge to support Macmillan, it is amazing to see so many pupils involved, such superstars! Best wishes- Sarah💚

07/07/20

Day 4 & 5 - so 200 keepie uppies today! ⚽️ https://t.co/ynew3d1Srp

05/07/20

Retweeted From SRA Art

A beautiful entry for this week’s from one of our very talented Primary TA’s, Jenna Harper! Jenna has painted a vase of artichokes for the ‘still life’ theme and we think they are truly stunning indeed! Wow! https://t.co/vq5OuoelZn

02/07/20

Smartie Maths today in Year 6- this definitely went down a treat! 🔴🟣🔵🟢🟡🟠 https://t.co/Bv3HcAAQvf

02/07/20

Oxford B completing another 100 keepie uppies- Day 2. https://t.co/0CNfZsV8hN

01/07/20

Oxford group B have taken on the Macmillan challenge to complete 1000 keepie uppies. Today we have completed our first 100! https://t.co/HQqLd8jQ0V

26/06/20

Year 1 Carnival Day has started well with a wave of colour and excitement. https://t.co/jyRKm39aNc

25/06/20

A few more Year 5 freeze frames inspired by Charlotte’s Web. 🕷🕸🐷🐴🦆🐀 https://t.co/yELtMwIhNz

25/06/20

Year 5 produced some freeze frames from key parts of Charlotte’s Web. https://t.co/BxWwtIVA5H

25/06/20

Year 6 took English outside in the shade today. We have designed our very own swamp monsters inspired by fantastic beasts! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️👹 https://t.co/4llavr1yvC

22/06/20

Unbe-leaf-able effort. https://t.co/7O79FOekZX

22/06/20

St Andrews Class took the learning outside to sketch leaves. https://t.co/VjZn6rCvYp

22/06/20

Year 5 have had a fantastic start today. They have enjoyed seeing each other and being back at school. We have been so proud of their efforts and determination to get back to their learning https://t.co/J6HP9qIUvf

16/06/20

Retweeted From SRA - English

Love these videos with grammar reminders https://t.co/DFajoI3OSd

15/06/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Launching . Why not discuss “What is the greatest super power?” Be as creative as you can with your opinions. No need to comment. A weekly oracy challenge will happen every Tuesday https://t.co/ufPZaQver9

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding (2018/2019)

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 £232,000

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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