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30/04/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

This week students at SRA have been recognised for their resilience and continued hard work during the national lockdown each receiving an enamel badge together with a lovely message. Thanks for the surprise - we will wear our badges with pride.⭐️#thankyou https://t.co/usbgdiLZiY

27/04/21

The Year 5 team for the Maths Challenge displayed such great teamwork and applied their maths skills superbly. https://t.co/aWgrX6Y9Cd

27/04/21

Our Year 5 Mathematicians are ready for the Year 5 Maths Challenge https://t.co/mk0CeIWsmo

23/04/21

“It was so exciting and fun. I loved travelling into space.”🌎🪐💫☄️Hannah and Eden- Year 5 https://t.co/HZNWacbuma

23/04/21

What an amazing day Year 4, 5 and 6 are having! 🪐⛩🇪🇬 https://t.co/aqzGA1efAI

22/04/21

In Year 5 today we have been developing our computing skills and using stop motion animation to promote Earth Day 🌎 🌱🌳 https://t.co/PLYXK0W8nF

21/04/21

Year 4 were linking their maths learning with their English text today and collecting data about favourite chocolate bars. The children enjoyed collecting the data and finding out the most popular! https://t.co/elU1gyYj3s

20/04/21

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Singing in the sunshine! It's lovely to see and hear our Year 2 choir on Monday lunchtimes as they prepare for a very special school music event. We can't wait to hear the results of all your hard work. 🌞🎶🎵 https://t.co/n5iXODzo3q

16/04/21

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Adem M, Year 5 spotted a very interesting character in our primary playground this morning which we just had to share - have you noticed Mr Grumpy face during playtime? https://t.co/tWA36W7ZPJ

15/04/21

Wow! Year 5 have had quite a week, they were flown to Arizona to visit the Grand Canyon. Their classrooms were transformed into American Airline planes and then they used Google expeditions to explore the amazing site! What a brilliant start to their new topic! 🏜🗺🇺🇸 https://t.co/0xdehdHHzb

15/04/21

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For current Year 6 students transitioning to SRA Year 7 in September, don't forget to update the data we hold for you in EduLink by tomorrow, 16th April. Please refer to the communication sent in March for full details. https://t.co/wY6b6FPT11

26/03/21

The final Primary puzzle of the Week is here. What combinations can you find? https://t.co/MW9JJxbTek

25/03/21

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Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support both the primary and secondary phase of the school. For more information and to apply, please visit https://t.co/mkQIdcnULv https://t.co/DniFDuw65m

24/03/21

Year 6 have had a great few days putting all their planning and designing into action as they created their earthquake resistant structures. Thank you to Mr Roe and his team for supporting with providing resources. https://t.co/1y2mWa4qP3

20/03/21

The results for the 2nd primary puzzle of the week this week: 1st Place: Cambridge – 5 Dojos each 2nd Place: Imperial – 3 Dojos each 3rd Place: York Class – 1 Dojo each Can anyone at home solve it? https://t.co/eMiWkmXjI7

19/03/21

Year 4 have been looking at the water cycle as part of their ‘Mountains, Rivers and Coasts’ topic. They have created a brilliant 3D DT project to explain the process. 💧🌊🗻 https://t.co/lUCKI4dJJI

19/03/21

A brilliant end to science week in Year 5- The Dunkin’ Biscuit Investigation! 🍪 https://t.co/nxFyE3HJR5

15/03/21

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Does it float? Does it snap? As part of Science Week, Year 2 students are using their investigative skills to identify different types of plastic. https://t.co/tvEG3T4tR0

12/03/21

Fantastic maths on display in Year 2 today. The children enjoyed challenging themselves and also explaining their methods. https://t.co/l3QMTdxLJH

12/03/21

The children have loved the new circuits and are definitely making the most of them at every opportunity. https://t.co/ceoIW6ID95

12/03/21

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Can you tell how much we love our fabulous new primary playground markings? Thank you to the wonderful Samuel Ryder PTA for funding this - what a fabulous welcome back! https://t.co/JfskwO6dlD

10/03/21

It was ‘Smarties Maths’ with Miss Shirazi for the second Year 6 group yesterday. They were all smiles and enjoyed this ‘sweet’ lesson which applied their number, proportion, fraction, ratio and probability learning. https://t.co/kMMpIhddGS

10/03/21

Year 6 made the most of the sunshine and took their learning outside. Using the skills they had been learning in home live sessions. They designed their own investigations and from these calculated different averages producing graphs to show their data. https://t.co/XH0G0rv7AW

08/03/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

REMINDER. Our Primary School Virtual Parents' Evenings will be held on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th this week from 4pm. Please ensure you have read the guidance sent via Edulink on how to access the video system. https://t.co/vyQ46j6QdJ

08/03/21

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Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a Learning Support Officer for Key Stage 1. Working with the Head of Inclusion, you will be a practitioner with high expectations of pupil achievement and progress. ➡️ For more information, please visit https://t.co/YnmqoRxHJU https://t.co/OV9QQEjkqF

08/03/21

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It's great to have our whole school community back together! https://t.co/DD51wDS6cd

05/03/21

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Jayden. H yr3 Bath class decided his book recommendation was the cracker by Olaf Falafel who he loved meeting at school when he came to visit https://t.co/ozXJ33rRLI

04/03/21

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Our first review is in! 📕Thanks Benji L in Year 3 sharing your review of 's https://t.co/RKCaXk25q1

04/03/21

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For Annabel T in Year 1 has shared her love of the the Oi books. Annabel has combined these books with her recent learning of rhyming. She looked through her and her sisters teddies to link them with the books. Well done Annabel! https://t.co/fd2eOjkeFl

04/03/21

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Thank you Jasmine W in Year 3 for sharing this version of Alice in Wonderland for . It's fantastic that you thought about the adjectives in this story. We think sticky icing sounds great too! 🐇🎩🚪 https://t.co/KyGUPfFPCL

04/03/21

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For Andreis DP Year 1 looks fabulous dressed up and would like to share his favourite book 'The Cave' by Rob Hodgson with the SRA community. Thanks Andreis, we can't wait to hear all about this story when we return to school.🐛 https://t.co/GxFVgM2099

04/03/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Addison (Year 3) and Cora (Reception) have taken flight to show us their fantastic window display of Zog and the Flying Doctors! 🐉 This looks great fun! https://t.co/orsEkGG6Fe

04/03/21

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Benji I in Year 2 has shared his amazing collection of Dog Man books by with us for . Thanks for the top tips with the flip-o-rama pictures, Benji, we'll be very careful with those pages! https://t.co/aNQ4qhsBpf

04/03/21

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Please be aware that we have a scheduled INSET DAY tomorrow Friday 5th of March and the school will be closed to students with no remote learning taking place https://t.co/aZsKcOGAjT

04/03/21

Great job Seb! May the ‘reading’ force be with you! https://t.co/AcLg0XP519

04/03/21

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Our window displays look amazing! Let's start with this spectacular display from Daniel R in Reception of his favourite book 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by https://t.co/nf6gb1mmrB

04/03/21

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Some more beautiful window displays from our students Alara Year 2, Jasmine W Year 3 and Sophie E Year 1. Thank you for sharing your favourite books with the SRA community! https://t.co/rgB6dDiszz

04/03/21

Retweeted From Nilima Patwardhan

sees Alice from Wonderland come to our home 📚📚📚 https://t.co/BFApH4XUgr

04/03/21

Sounds a fantastic activity for everyone involved! https://t.co/8Cs8aoOCUz

04/03/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Thank you Lily L in Reception for this lovely review. What a fun book to share! 🐟 https://t.co/CaTdHODOdy

Pupil Premium

Background

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.

Pupil Premium strategy document 2020-2021

 

Principles at Samuel Ryder Academy

  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully monitored and 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

All pupil premium students have access to:

  • High quality teaching in the classroom
  • Support from a Form Tutor, Head of Year, Key Stage Lead and Student Services Manager
  • Support in accessing extra – curricular activities which require extra support and funding
  • A number of targeted intervention programmes

Pupil Premium provision map

We track the provision for each child on the Pupil Premium through a provision map where we record how the students are supported.  These include:

  • 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
  • A number of targeted interventions
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Help with transport costs

Provision targeted at year groups or across year groups

The following provision is in place to support the barriers that some of the children and young people face. The type of the intervention is dependent on the primary need of the students that is identified using standardised profiling assessments. The students are baselined at the start of each intervention programme and the impact on the completion is measured through specific assessment tools.

Basic School Equipment / ICT Equipment

  • Pupil Premium students receive IPads 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 and Equipment

  • All year 9, 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students are given revision materials free of charge or at a reduced rate
  • Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning
  • Mathematics packs provided
  • Relevant pieces of subject specific equipment provided 

Support for End of Year School Events

  • Pupil Premium funds are used to enable these students to take part in the community celebration events at Samuel Ryder Academy, for example attending the school prom and various trips and other events

Support for School Trips

  • Trips at a reduced rate for all disadvantaged students

Music Lessons

  • Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for this group of students who wish to participate
  • One to one music lessons at a reduced rate

Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA’s) in Class

  • Many disadvantaged 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
  • Joint planning by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs attached to individual faculties
  • Delivery of targeted intervention by identified LSAs

Mentoring

  • Students have access to a range of mentors in school: the mentor is a member of staff that the CYP has a positive relationship with

Food Ingredients

  • The ingredients are purchased for disadvantaged students who take part in hospitality lessons

Targeted support

Cognitive interventions

  • Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of students
  • One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy
  • Small group lessons in the Learning Zone
  • The impact of all interventions are measured using specific psychometric assessments and further actions are identified

Access to enrichment days for the more able G&T PP students

  • Gifted and talented and more able students in all year groups are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips

Behaviour for learning

  • Like Skills group in year 7and 8 to support the social and emotional aspects of learning
  • Nurture Group in Primary to support social skills

Mastering memory and fine motor skills

  • Students who have difficulties with working memory or fine motor skills are supported using one to one specialised programme

Learning portraits

  • Through setting up the Learning Portraits all members of staff acquire an in depth understanding of the CYP and the strategies to support them- these portraits are child cantered and allows CYP to voice their concerns and how they what they would like the support to look like

Emotional support

  • Counselling
  • Brief Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Roots and Fruits
  • Anxiety Mapping
  • Family worker to support the family

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
  • Age appropriate books are available for all group of CYP

Transportation costs

  • Transport costs are covered to allow some Disadvantaged 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 and implement necessary intervention
  • 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
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