St George’s C of E Primary School has always prided itself on supporting all our children. Our motto of ‘Everyone Matters, Everyone Achieves’ sums up our approach. We have a Children and Family Support Team in school whose role is to ensure our vulnerable children and families receive the support they need in order for the children to succeed.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016 St George's won a national award for the achievement and attainment of pupil premium children. (See results section of website for full details)
The pupil premium grant enables us to target specific support to particular children. The focus for this is to ensure each child makes the maximum academic progress and reaches their potential. Children will get in-class support with their learning. One to one tuition or small group tuition outside school is provided. Booster classes for year 6 children are on offer to all children with pupil premium children targeted for this extra support.
The school has made a key strategic decision to reduce class size and focus English and maths work in KS2 in three sets. This allow focussed support to be given to all children. Crucially, it gives teachers and teaching assistants opportunity to give children individualised support. This support is focussed on those children in receipt of pupil premium. The school logs all additional support given to these children
At St George’s, we believe children deserve support to ensure they are in the right frame of mind to access learning despite outside difficulties. We run an extensive programme of support with nurture groups, behaviour support, discussion sessions (Captain’s Table), occupational therapy (Cool Kids) and counselling. Children entitled to pupil premium will have access to these programmes if appropriate.
The impact of this approach has been very successful at St George’s. Our attainment and achievement at year 6 is consistently very good over a number of years with all children making exceptional progress academically and socially. Children who receive pupil premium do very well compared with children nationally. Their attainment mirrors the high standards across the school.
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