Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School has 29% of pupils who are entitled to free school meals. This financial year (April 2013- March 2014) there is £109,000 in the budget.
We intend to use the following strategies for narrowing the gap.
Target any FSM pupil not reaching age related expectations in Reading, Writing or
The school employs a learning mentor for 10 hours per week. This time is increased when there is a need to support children with identified problems.
The school values the opportunity to take children for learning activities beyond the
classroom and the Governors agreed a budget for this.
To purchase additional books for the library, so the children can borrow books and use at home for reading and reference purposes.
To purchase a Rooter and class set of Ipads. To aid knowledge of technology to access the curriculum.
A variety of clubs offered to children ranging from tennis, archery, karate which
includes the children being graded and earning their belts, Dance (including
sponsoring pupils participation in Croydon Dance Festival), art, choir, multi-
sports, basketball, cricket and netball. Parents are asked to contribute £2.50 per
week towards the sessions and the rest is subsidised by the school.
For 4 days a week a midday supervisor is employed to run a lunch club as a reward for punctuality. For 5 days a week a midday supervisor is employed to run a craft lunch club- a different class each week. For 5 days a week a midday supervisor is employed to run an activity lunch club- a different group of 20 children each day.
All the children have the opportunity in Year 4 to learning a musical instrument with a peripatetic teacher leading the teaching.
Since September 2014 we have put the following measures in place in order to improve the life chances of our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant:-
We place great emphasis on our values and aims and are striving to meet our ethos of:-
‘Aspirations, Expectations, No Excuses – Vincam – Together we Conquer’
for all of our girls at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School.