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23/10/19

Teachers - don't miss out on this fantastic upcoming event IBITES: a series of short workshops to enhance your use of iPads for Education. Follow the link for more details and to book your space!🎟️https://t.co/NSiTeLt0m4

23/10/19

For Black History month, today we celebrate Beryl Gilroy. Beryl came to London in 1952 and faced prejudice securing her first teaching role. Today she is known as the first black headteacher in London and for her contribution to multi-racial education. https://t.co/pal14gk6Mb

23/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to for hosting some excellent trust training tonight - and special gold stars for our colleagues attending during their half term!

23/10/19

We are delighted to announce that Samuel Ryder Academy has recently been named Apple Distinguished School! https://t.co/fOYQvSTs4C

21/10/19

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month , today we remember Alexander Miles who invented automatic lift doors, after the tragic death of his daughter,so lift shaft doors close automatically to prevent accidents. His design is still used in lifts today. https://t.co/IE80VJ7Yuq

16/10/19

Congratulations to the Year 7 football team who won their cup game yesterday - they are now through to the third round!⚽🏆

14/10/19

We continue to celebrate Black History Month at SRA, today remembering Malcolm X. Changing his surname from Little to X Malcolm said this represented his real,unknown name stolen from him by white slavers, urging Black Americans to fight against inequality. https://t.co/LGJZS8rXGy

14/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy: looking to join a dynamic teaching team, committed to their students? are seeking an English Teacher for the remainder of the academic year. See website for further details https://t.co/Pl1Ly6zZbD . . https://t.co/fikuiKfsLz

14/10/19

Retweeted From SRA Library

The Rugby World Cup House reading Challenge is hotting up in its last week! Bronte leading by 10 points! https://t.co/yYCHzFyLYq

14/10/19

A busy week for SRA! All wk - ♟️House Maths Chess Competition ✅Tues - Production rehearsals🎭 , U14/15 Rugby 🏉 ✅Weds - Primary/Sibling photos 📸, Saracens Masterclass 🏉 ✅Thurs - Secondary Photos📸, Production Rehearsals 🎭 ✅Friday - Y8/9/10 - Sports Tour 🤾‍♀️🏃‍♂️🚌

11/10/19

To mark Black History Month, today at SRA we are celebrating Dr Shirley Jackson, an American physicist whose experiments lead to developments such as the touch - tone telephone, the portable fax, caller ID, call waiting, and the fibre-optic cable! https://t.co/5iYEW76Erk

09/10/19

Today as part of Black History Month at SRA we celebrate Joan Armatrading who moved to the UK aged 7 from St Kitts to Birmingham. She taught herself to play guitar and was the first ever female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category! https://t.co/Lrnw8kh6nv

09/10/19

We have the Globe Players in school today performing snippets from Shakespeare to Year 7,10 and 11🎭🎭🎭 https://t.co/KHoJ5MiYA0

07/10/19

Today we remember Katherine Johnson whose work as a NASA employee were critical to the success of spaceflight. She was one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist and was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 2015. https://t.co/pDoyZacLNw

07/10/19

Coming up this week!🗓️ 🔠House Spelling Bee 🎭School Production Rehearsals - Tues/Thurs 📚Y2/Y6 Curriculum Evening - Tues 🏉Rugby - U15 Girls Tues, U18 Girls Weds, Senior Boys Weds 🚌Sports Tour Info Eve - Weds ⚽ Y5/6 Football - Thurs 🗒️ PTA AGM Meeting - Thursday, 7.30pm

04/10/19

To mark Black History Month, today SRA celebrate Tommy Smith and John Carlos. Angered by the treatment of Black Americans in the deep south, they raised gloved fists at the 1969 Olympics Ceremony to highlight the 'poverty of the Black man in America' https://t.co/QpBcBgNp5E

02/10/19

Meet the Faculty This week - the English department! https://t.co/q37FgRpRxx

01/10/19

Today we celebrate Rosa Parks - a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott;launching nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities https://t.co/boaPSx1wTS

30/09/19

Another busy week ahead! ✅School Production Rehearsals -Tuesday/Thursday after school ✅Y7 PGL Info Evening - 6-7pm ✅ Senior Boys Rugby v Kings Langley, Weds ✅Y5/6 Football v Bernards Heath, Thurs, ✅ Saracens Girls Rugby Skills ✅ 6th Form Curriculum Evening - Thursday

30/09/19

Tomorrow sees the start of Black History Month! Here at SRA we will be celebrating the cultural diversity of modern Britain and recognising the contribution of people of African and Caribbean descent to our society https://t.co/dPncILjLND

23/09/19

A busy week ahead at SRA 👉 🛑Tuesday - School Production Rehearsals, Year 4 and 5 Curriculum Evening, 3.30-4.30pm 🛑Wednesday - Year 3 Celtic Harmony Trip 🛑Thursday - Open Evening - 6pm - 9pm (Secondary students finish -12.30pm) 🛑Friday - Secondary students late start 9.30am

23/09/19

Are you looking for a new part-time role? A fab opportunity has opened up at Scholars' Education Trust, based at Samuel RyderAcademy! https://t.co/2hKq0ed06Q

18/09/19

▶️School Calendar - under 'News and Events' ▶️Term Dates - under Key Information. Hopefully, this will help you get to grips with where things are!

18/09/19

▶️Letters Home - under 'Key Information'. To find the letter you need, it is possible to view letters by 'Category' (top right of page) ▶️Clubs - under Extra-Curricular, then Activities (there is also a timetable on letters home) ▶️Newsletters - under 'News and Events'

18/09/19

If you are new to the school and are still finding your way around the web site🤔 , here our some pointers for you!🙌 For most items, head to the main menu, for more specific information, head to Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form tabs at the bottom of the Home page.

18/09/19

Primary Teachers - are you looking for a new role? An exciting opportunity has opened up for a KS2 Lead in Maths https://t.co/meaUeAA5iP https://t.co/CimIbMrn63

16/09/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancies: Are you interested in working for Scholars' Education Trust? We offer excellent staff training and development opportunities. See website for latest vacancies https://t.co/BtZ4F72Vlo . . https://t.co/UlFPWIgW1O

16/09/19

Introducing Bronte House! Head of House, Mr Amos has some exciting fundraising events in store this year!' The year before last Bronte won everything but last year we didn't do so well so my aim is for everyone to get involved an get back to the top - competing hard but fair!' https://t.co/Y6T0ppaZp6

13/09/19

There is no excuse for being bored this term! Here is our club timetable for the Autumn Term! ⚽🏉🎭🎨🎼🎲🎸🇪🇸🏊‍♀️🤾‍♀️🎾🎺🇫🇷👩‍🔬🤸🏸♟️➗💃🕺 https://t.co/rPsGNu3M3D

11/09/19

Retweeted From SRARugbyAcademy

GAME DAY! Our First XV start their NatWest cup campaign this afternoon against Beaumont. Go well, play hard, stay strong

11/09/19

If you are looking for a new role in education ,we have some amazing new opportunities within our trust right now! https://t.co/w4RSTe4R9c

06/09/19

After a fantastic start back, we are getting ready for a busy first full week from Monday! ➡️Monday - Primary Church Assembly ⛪ ➡️Tuesday/Thursday - School Production Rehearsals after school 🎭🎭 ➡️Friday - Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice (Year 11)

06/09/19

We're hiring! Several exciting new part-time admin roles have recently opened up at SRA! https://t.co/zHtKdn1TdP

04/09/19

Welcome back to all staff and students! Looking forward to a great academic year 2019/2020! https://t.co/kuxzVDC4GQ

04/09/19

Are you looking for a new part-time admin opportunity? An exciting new role has just opened up at Samuel Ryder Academy! https://t.co/4aD6RMYtrE

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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