Pupil Premium Award Winners 2015
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 St George's won a national award for the achievement and attainment of pupil premium children. 94.4 % of pupil in receipt of pupil premium achieved the expected levels in reading, writing and maths. Nationally this figure was 67%. Children in receipt of pupil premium at St George's achieved better than all children nationally by over 10%. Government has now asked us to support other schools in this are.
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.
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 and mirror the high standards across the school. This is the government’s intention for all school in receipt of pupil premium support.