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03/12/21

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Our reading buddies had their first meeting today. Year 10 pupils are assisting Year 1 with their daily reading. Every Tuesday & Friday afternoon they will meet & read together https://t.co/0gmeC9E3Ry

03/12/21

Year 6 Cambridge had a fantastic day cooking a WWII inspired menu! Definitely some budding chefs in the class! 👩‍🍳🥕🥔🧅🧁👨‍🍳 https://t.co/thlJInJtAU

03/12/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Thank you so much to all the Dahl and Christie house students who took park in our charity 5k run for and https://t.co/PdQm5ekqtV

03/12/21

The first group from Cambridge have begun their WW2 cooking project. We can’t wait to see the finished products! https://t.co/O49eBUigPJ

01/12/21

Today the Year 4 and 5 corridor were greeted by a naughty little visitor! 🎅🏼🎉 https://t.co/1GAgiy7dlY

24/11/21

Year 5 had a fabulous day on Monday where they really brought their learning to life, they took part in an Ancient Greek day and explored foods, buildings and the olympics! What a fantastic day! 🫒🍇🏹🤼🏅🏛 https://t.co/o0AmzjUxjx

23/11/21

Look at this amazing Christmas Card design, well done to Kate! 🎅🏼🎄 https://t.co/oC32cRZSrz

21/11/21

Calling all Dahl and Christie house members! It would be lovely to see as many of you taking part in this as possible! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/iib25ULdYh

19/11/21

What a fantastic week we have all had raising awareness of anti-bullying and the importance of kindness! It is so lovely to hear all of the kind comments students and staff have been sharing with one another, this is definitely something we will continue to do! https://t.co/FhefFiCDow

16/11/21

A great idea for our primary budding artists 👩‍🎨 🎨🖌🖍 https://t.co/eIRUS30TUX

16/11/21

Year 2 have been learning the kindness dance as part of anti-bullying week! What a lovely way to promote kindness across the school. https://t.co/gnyKpT81xg

15/11/21

We have been sending each other kind messages in Year 6 today! They were all very well received! 🗣📝💌#AntiBullyingWeek https://t.co/6Rv8MANOWo

15/11/21

Odd Socks Day has got off to a fantastic start in Primary! https://t.co/ojA3lkNkuq

14/11/21

It is so lovely to see students from across Samuel Ryder representing school this morning in the remembrance parade. https://t.co/tAzH2SMqIG

13/11/21

We look forward to seeing the children and staff representing SRA tomorrow to pay their respects for those who have died when fighting for our country https://t.co/k8H92e35lb

13/11/21

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Getting ready for https://t.co/bqdGEsc2DB

12/11/21

We believe leads to another. It can change the course of a conversation & break the cycle of bullying. That's why we're supporting 2021 this November. You can too: https://t.co/eLHq2ZGo70 https://t.co/EDXtosZZpT

12/11/21

It was lovely to see the children and staff get into character! A fantastic day had by all! 🔥🤩 https://t.co/GzaHnY5LcS

11/11/21

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Our students will observe the minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day. Please join us. https://t.co/EN7vTj1BSU

10/11/21

Reception have loved learning about Diwali all week. In maths they were finding and recording numbers that were hidden in colourful rice. https://t.co/0C0tWsH5aH

08/11/21

Perseverance paid off for some of our Year 3 children today during the circus session at lunchtime. https://t.co/m5pimU0RvV

08/11/21

A great start to the week. Our new Year 6 play leaders led a circus skills session for Year 3. https://t.co/B1XpkQFvah

04/11/21

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed listening to music that their grandparents may have listened to when they were young, as part of their ‘Changes through time’ history topic. They enjoyed dancing and said it made them feel happy, excited and energetic. 🎼💃 https://t.co/1ATGnI52VE

03/11/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We'd be delighted to welcome you to our Primary Open Day on Tuesday 16th November. For more information, and to book a tour please contact our main reception on: 01727 859382. https://t.co/nrom18ab7n

03/11/21

Year 6 have been eager to learn more about and have used the current issues they are seeing in the media to debate, share their views and listen to the views of others. There was a rich discussion and some valuable points made. https://t.co/CghB2WRmsx

01/11/21

Welcome back everyone. The children were greeted by Chris from St. Luke’s Church, who talked about caring for ourselves and our environment. The children shared ways they can make a difference. https://t.co/5jmWFrNXJy

22/10/21

Year 6 have had a fantastic afternoon taking part in a house swimming gala! Thank you to the PE staff for organising. 🏊‍♂️💦 https://t.co/JCcJVjC7o5

19/10/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Our primary students had great fun in the tag rugby tournament! Some amazing play✨ https://t.co/lPTSszohmL

18/10/21

A fantastic effort! Well done to our Year 6 girls! 👏🏻🌟🏅 https://t.co/TvXDx0Q7rz

15/10/21

Miss Wallace has created this fabulous book recommendation display in the library in celebration of Black History Month. Why don’t you try some of these suggestions and enjoy some of these amazing stories! https://t.co/gLhUUCgGYH

12/10/21

Year 1 and 2 Eco Club created some fantastic bug hotels today. They wanted to provide a safe environment for the insects they have been learning about. https://t.co/MPjVIyflKf

04/10/21

Some fantastic netball on display from Year 6 in their house games event today. Well done to everyone and thank you to some of our Year 7 students for supporting and umpiring. https://t.co/X1JgCYJD37

03/10/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are looking forward to launching our new lunch menu this month, with lots of exciting new ideas. Our first theme day is next week on Thursday 7th October and primary students will have the lunch option of making their own pizza and ice cream - yum yum! https://t.co/iaWTkbzqDv

24/09/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Our primary X country squad ready for their races this evening✨ https://t.co/FYydqClgXJ

17/09/21

Year 6 took their maths learning outside to solve different reasoning challenges. These were linked to their WW2 learning and were developing their higher order thinking skills as part of their drive to be great scholars. https://t.co/tOZnb6eBsS

16/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder PTA

It’s been 2 years since our last Christmas Fair and we are really excited to bring it back this year !! Let’s make it our best one yet !! https://t.co/RGn77HL4Lj

16/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder PTA

We have a Bags2school collection on 22/9/21 - a letter will be sent out via EduLink with details https://t.co/lI9P34sSAb

10/09/21

KS2 were invited to be Language Ambassadors today. They watched a presentation from Mrs Schenk and we are excited to see the hard work that will be on display in language learning this year and beyond. https://t.co/x5fWqmvHSm

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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