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17/02/24

Please join us for an online session with our Hertfordshire Apple Regional Training Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00pm-4:30pm.This Teams session ‘Using OneNote in Education’ is aimed at educators. Please click below to book your free place: https://t.co/jyUvAY0dat pic.twitter.com/TffnsXJyfo

16/02/24

Please join us for an online session with our Hertfordshire Apple Regional Training Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00pm-4:30pm.This Teams session ‘Using OneNote in Education’ is aimed at educators. Please click below to book your free place: https://t.co/jyUvAY0dat pic.twitter.com/TffnsXJyfo

15/02/24

Year 5 St Andrews have been working collaboratively with their peers to edit and improve their writing ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Piy3BqcnJB

15/02/24

Reception have been celebrating Chinese New Year 🧧 they thoroughly enjoyed their visit from a parent in class. They even made their own decorations 🇨🇳🐉🐲 pic.twitter.com/rsl0vDKkRT

13/02/24

Reception were getting in the pancake day mood today, practising their flipping of ‘pancakes’ 🥞🤩 pic.twitter.com/zoqBqkJmLA

09/02/24

Today we completed Children’s Mental Health week with a dance party on the playground! What a great end to the week! 💃🕺 pic.twitter.com/FcmE4ZqER7

08/02/24

We have had wonderful week marking Children’s Mental Health week, filled with play dough discos, running club, Blooket games, yoga, games and lots of opportunities to talk! 🤩🏃💬🗣️ pic.twitter.com/gu1uJxnbZT

08/02/24

Oxford Class have been thoroughly enjoying their class texts. After Goodnight Mr Tom, they read The Final Year and now after it being a main feature in the previous text, are moving on to read Skellig. Such enjoyment in books is lovely to see. pic.twitter.com/Lx26kUAoAa

08/02/24

Year 5 Imperial enjoyed some voice and script work with Miss Randall in drama. Some fantastic Chicago accents and audience participation. Well done Year 5. pic.twitter.com/NctmitQGiD

07/02/24

A great running session for KS2 at lunchtime on the field. Everyone did their best to challenge themselves and enjoy the fresh air. Some great running on display and even better cheering each other on. pic.twitter.com/wCT3TcE35c

02/02/24

Reception had a great afternoon making fruit kebabs 🍎🍌🍉🍓🫐🥭 pic.twitter.com/Yns5IjNkzn

02/02/24

In Primary we all wore an item of bright colour today to show how we are all different and amazing. What a great end to our diversity and LGBT week 🏳️‍🌈 pic.twitter.com/zXDUhHlewT

30/01/24

Today, our Year 6s played in the EFL Utilita cup at Watford training dome. The squad cruised to the final undefeated with 6 wins and a draw, however unfortunately, an extra-time 1-0 loss saw us finish runners up. All the students should be incredibly proud! pic.twitter.com/TFyvarE0Wx

30/01/24

Today, our Year 6s played in the EFL Utilita cup at Watford training dome. The squad cruised to the final undefeated with 6 wins and a draw, however unfortunately, an extra-time 1-0 loss saw us finish runners up. All the students should be incredibly proud! pic.twitter.com/TFyvarE0Wx

30/01/24

Year 4 Warwick Class have been exploring how to use a compass to draw circles and calculating their radius and diameter. ⭕️🧮✍️ pic.twitter.com/O75AIrRDI0

26/01/24

We are thrilled to share that we have become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.This is recognition from the national oracy charity, Voice 21, of the last three years of oracy provision we have provided throughout the whole school. pic.twitter.com/ptDDfEOC7G

26/01/24

Year 1 Orange have made some amazing pen pots, have a looks at some of their amazing creations 🦋🍍🦜🐞 pic.twitter.com/dJzu0eRhs3

26/01/24

We are thrilled to share that we have become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.This is recognition from the national oracy charity, Voice 21, of the last three years of oracy provision we have provided throughout the whole school. pic.twitter.com/ptDDfEOC7G

26/01/24

A lovely assembly with Chris and Alex from St Luke’s Church this morning talking about dreams and goals. Lots to think about and new learning about some key figures who have impacted the world of science, maths and civil rights. pic.twitter.com/t70ELoZ0aF

23/01/24

Year 3 have loved exploring ‘pixil art’ in their computing lessons this week! pic.twitter.com/LJet6dGFNa

19/01/24

Frozen Trip. Updated arrival time 10:40pm

19/01/24

The Frozen trip are safely on their way home. ETA at the moment is 10:30pm. Any changes we will update.

18/01/24

Year 5 St Andrews had a great science lesson in the lab today looking at water temperature 🧪👩‍🔬🧫🔬 pic.twitter.com/JJuzTqGcHu

15/01/24

Year 5 had an incredible evening at 🎶🎵 pic.twitter.com/KpjEroOYXP

15/01/24

Year 5 have found their seats and have begun rehearsals for this evenings performance pic.twitter.com/9oOtu4N8MY

Covid-19 Catch Up Premium - Governors report

Catch up funding
Academic year 2020/2021
Nature of Strategy/support Year group/Key stage Cost Key Performance Indicator Lead person Where we are/impact
Bug club phonics books Reception, Year 1 and 2 £2,938.97 All children in EYFS and children to have access to reading books.

Improved reading skills and success at phonics screening 
LSH All books have been purchased,
catalogued and are in use.
 The early years and yea 1 children
utilise the books for their guided
 reading daily sessions.

It is predicted that over 80% of the children in year 1 will pass their phonics screening check.
Virtual visit to Cambridge
Science Centre 
KS1 and KS2 £180.00 To enrich the experience of science curriculum and support with both the recovery of missed knowledge as well as bringing science to life  HAR The  following virtual visits took place on the 02/03/2021: 
A digestive journey show
Stronger by design show
Sonic science show
Maths revision guides KS34   £1,577 To support with the recovery of knowledge and skills for KS3 students NSH The guides were given to the students in November 2020 and are being used in lessons and at home.  
English revision guides KS4 £1,708 To support with the recovery of knowledge and skills for GCSE students SMA The following guides were purchased on 04/12/202114/05/2021:
An inspector calls
McBeth
Power and conflict poetry
English language revision
Geography revision guides KS4 £325.40 To support with the recovery of knowledge and skills for GCSE students RYE The guides were given to the students in November 2020 and are being used in lessons and at home.  
Virtual visits by authors and virtual productions KS4 £350.00 Support the comprehension aspects of the texts studied in English in readiness for the GCSE assessments. SMA Alexander Sheppard visit on 10/02/21
Romeo and Juliet and McBeth production on 24th and 25th of March 2021
Science revision guides and practice papers
Science GCSE textbooks
KS3 and 4
KS4
£2,590.00 Support with the recovery of the curriculum, students have minimal gap in their knowledge and skills for the following academic year GNO These were purchase on 18/03/2021 and the students have been utilising them in lessons and at home.
Hire of steel drums All Key Stages £800.00 Support with the teaching of the instrument and bringing the lessons to life. AKI The pupils have enjoyed playing on the instrument and this has brought the curriculum to life. 
Access to online resources All year groups £629 Student to have easy access to array of material, to accelerate their knowledge.  ECO Hodder's Magazine Collection subscription to support independent research for the KS4 students- purchased on 20/01/2021.

Digital Theatre subscription- support the teaching of the curriculum in KS3 and 4 English.
Art resources KS 3,4  £698.00 Students make rapid progress, by having access to subject specialist resources. KWI Specialist watercolour tin was purchased on 11/02/2021 and the CYP have been using them to support their learning.  
MFL language assistant KS 3,4  £12,000.00 To ensure that the students achieve their predicted targets. LTI This has been an important resource in ensuring that the students, in particular the year 11 students have had the opportunity to catch up and be prepared for their assessments. 
Use of specialist maths and English  lead in primary to lead targeted interventions in year 6 Year 6
£3000
The targeted year 6 children achieve their
predicted grades.
LSH Initial assessment on return to school on the 8th of March 2022 and small group teaching by the primary maths lead has supported the children to catch up both with knowledge and content of the missed curriculum.

SATs assessments in May : the children have performed exceptionally. Over 80% of the year group have achieved ARE in both reading and GPS and maths, and over 40% Gisin both areas.    
Increased capacity for therapeutic support   All year groups £15,000 Reduction in the number of CYP on the waiting list to receive support
Full engagement in the curriculum
Improved attendance
Reduction in behaviour points
Increase number of reward points
  
LSH There is a three tier system approach to supporting CYP with their emotional wellbeing:
 Mentoring
Brief Therapy
Counselling

The funding has enabled us to increase this provision. The school counsellor is seeing 21 students at present.

There  is now a trained member of staff, who delivers Brief Therapy, three days a week all day to CYP across the whole academy. At present, she is seeing 22 pupils across the academy.

There is also a Resilience trained member of the Inclusion team , that is offering mentoring sessions  to 15 students at present. This has ensured that no CYP is on the counsellor's waiting list.
Employment of an intervention
teachers
Years 7, 8 and 9 £11,267 The CYP to achieve their targeted
grades in GCSE examinations.
LSH/IBA Identified group of students in years 7 to  9 have received maths and English catch up lessons in small groups of six students. These were delivered by a qualified teacher one lesson per week for six weeks. 
IT equipment such as headsets and microphones for teachers to support the blended learning approach All teaching staff £2,331 Support teaching staff in delivering the
remote learning lessons.
LSH All teaching staff have been provided with New Bee blue tooth headsets. The use of these has ensured more effective delivery of lessons.
 
It equipment for children and young people    £600 To support with recording of the work, in particular for students with SEN   Twenty wired iPad keyboards with lighting connector was purchased on 17/02/2021 for KS4 children. 
Celebration trips- 50% discount for all  Disadvantaged students Years 7 to 10 £2,000 To provide enriching experience for the Disadvantaged students, in particular in light of the recent lockdowns. ECO All trips have been organised and the level of discount has
 been agreed.
Academic year 2021/2022
Family support worker All year groups £20,000 Engagement from parents with school   To ensure effective and timely support for the vulnerable families. Having this provision in house will provide a higher quality of support for the CYP and their families, as the individual responsible
will be fully aware of the systems and processed operating in the school
as well as being in the position to build positive relationships with the CYP.   
Development of the
sensory garden
Primary, Inclusion £10,000 To support emotional wellbeing of the children, bring ecology  and sustainable aspect of the curriculum to life.    
Increased capacity for therapeutic support   All year groups £15,000 Reduction in the number of CYP on the waiting list to receive support

Full engagement in the curriculum
Improved attendance

Reduction in behaviour points
Increase number of reward points
  
LSH There is a three tier system approach to supporting CYP with their emotional wellbeing:
 Mentoring
Brief Therapy
Counselling

The funding has enabled us to increase this provision. The school counsellor is seeing 21 students at present.

There  is now a trained member of staff, who delivers Brief Therapy, three days a week all day to CYP across the whole academy. At present, she is seeing 22 pupils across the academy.

There is also a Resilience trained member of the Inclusion team , that is offering mentoring sessions  to 15 students at present. This has ensured that no CYP is on the counsellor's waiting list.
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