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03/04/20

from Whyteleafe School. https://t.co/lxxS5FHyTJ

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25/03/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Please share with other parents and carers. If your work is not critical in the response to coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉https://t.co/Xdt98lWTgO https://t.co/6x8kaJ7AUH

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22/03/20

Retweeted From NAHT

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM NAHT. Only leave your child at school if you have no other choice. Please, please watch and share this important video message from our general secretary Paul Whiteman. https://t.co/36PR3rUzEB

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Blown away by how the staff across Chalklands Schools have stepped up this week - just amazing. Very grateful to have such a dedicated team.

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

To all of the parents that have taken the time to say “thank you” to the staff this week across all 4 schools. It is massively appreciated.

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19/03/20

Updates and the letter from the CEO is now on the website as ParentMail is not working. Please follow this link for school closure updates https://t.co/ISJ1GDbcfP

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19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

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19/03/20

ParentMail are currently experiencing technical issues. The update will be sent as soon as it is working.

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17/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive work by staff across the Chalklands schools - working as a team of 4 schools in very challenging circumstances with great parent support.

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1N were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the jack in the box, the wooden animals, the pull along toys and the old teddy bear! https://t.co/CsW8opDQ9U

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

EYFS made an obstacle course for the slug. Love the imagination involved. https://t.co/s0S1yWkiDS

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1KM were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the marbles, the pull along toys and the puppets! https://t.co/aM8tQ2eQYg

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Chocolate coated popcorn cooked on the fire aa part of our survival skills challenge https://t.co/UOxQzpnFhC

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Whyteleafe SMSC/PSHE

Some of our Sports Relief Winners for 2020. Our children showed resilience and great sense of teamwork today! Thank you so much to the Sports Crew and School Council, we are all so proud of you! https://t.co/56bUBW6EOD

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11/03/20

Retweeted From Carl McCarthy FCCT

I had the privilege of visiting on Monday and loved how senior leaders shared such an ambitious, positive vision for their pupils and school community. The collaboration and teamwork at is fantastic to see! 👏👏

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06/03/20

Thank you to everyone for putting such an effort into their World Book Day costumes. We all had a lovely day celebrating and sharing our favourite books. Congratulations to the winners of the costume competition - it was a tough decision! https://t.co/h2Oi5AstlM

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02/03/20

Grand opening of the Beach Hut Project! Mrs Faulkner and her Monday afternoon group have been working hard to design and decorate the shed to create a calming space. All their hard work has finally paid off https://t.co/MjCGw3UF3i

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29/02/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We had a wonderfully wet and cold time at forest school today. First we investigated the flooding then headed to the site where it showed. https://t.co/zReVElTy6P

Pupil Premium

 

What is Pupil Premium? 

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • Improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities

  • Close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

 

Whyteleafe School  Pupil Premium Online Statement  

Whyteleafe School receives funding for each disadvantaged pupil and uses the funding flexibly, in the best interests of each eligible pupil. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.

Tier 1: Improving Teaching

  • Schools arrange training and professional development for all  staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.

Tier 2: Academic support

Schools should decide on the main issues preventing their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.

Tier 3: Wider approaches

This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:

  • school breakfast clubs

  • music lessons for disadvantaged pupils

  • help with the cost of educational trips or visits

  • speech and language therapy

Schools may find using the pupil premium in this way helps to:

  • increase pupils’ confidence and resilience

  • encourage pupils to be more aspirational

  • benefit non-eligible pupils

 

A longer term strategy

Whyteleafe School takes a longer view of the support the grant provides. Leaders plan the use of the grant to support children as they pass through the whole school to the next stage of their education/destination. We do this by aligning our pupil Premium strategy with our wider school improvement planning

 

GLF’s Aspiration for All children to Grow, Learn, and Flourish

All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • All children to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;

  • All children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;

  • All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives 

 

Whyteleafe School is an Achievement for all Lead School 

Achievement for All is a leading not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with early years settings, schools and colleges to improve outcomes for all children and young people. They support schools in closing the progress gap for children of all ages and stages, regardless of their background, challenge or need. Founded in 2011, the mission of Achievement for All is simple: to close the unacceptable gaps at every level of the education system. Empowering young people, as well as their teachers, parents and carers, the charity works to transform lives through personal coaching, professional support, and a leading network of educational experts.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy at Whyteleafe School

Pupil Premium funding at Whyteleafe School is used to:-

  • Develop oracy skills and extend pupil vocabulary

  • Improve progress for higher achieving pupils

  • Offer broad and varied enrichment opportunities 

  • Close the gap in reading between children in receipt of PP funding and their peers

 

At Whyteleafe School we currently have 49 children who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding. This figure however can change throughout the academic year.

 

We regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we plan priorities for this year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.

 

Accessing the Pupil Premium funding at Whyteleafe School

Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for pupil premium support, you must contact the school office for more information. Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities are considered by the Head teacher. Requests can be made via the school office. Important: To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here

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