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St Helen's CE Primary School


Loving Learning, Loving God, Loving Our Neighbour

Inclusion, SEN and School Premiums

Inclusion and SEN

St Helen’s CE Primary School is an inclusive environment, where reasonable adjustments are made to accommodate the individual needs of all our pupils and, we strive to enable them to:

  • achieve to the best of their abilities;
  • be confident and happy;
  • make successful transitions, in particular into their next stage in education.

We believe wholeheartedly in the early identification of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and in meeting their particular needs as soon as possible, including removing barriers to learning, providing support and training for all staff working with SEN pupils and involving outside agencies where appropriate.

We are committed to ‘quality first teaching’ and the graduated approach to learning, following a ‘assess, plan, do, review’ structure.

Further information about our approach to supporting pupils with SEN can be found in the SEN informaton report below. 

The school Inclusion  Manager/SENCO is Mrs Kath Taylor. who can be contacted at kath.taylor@sthelens.herts.sch.uk 

Fruther information regarding Hertfordshire's local offer can be found at: 

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx

School Premiums

Pupil Premium

The Government allocates additional funding to schools each year aimed at improving the life chances and opportunities for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and children from Service familes. 

Historically the above groups of children have, on average, made slower progress and achieved less well academically than their peers. We recognise that a wide variety of factors impact on children's progress, including but not limited to:

  • limited access to social and academic opportunities outside school,
  • parental difficulty in engaging with school,
  • high rates of mobility (frequent moves between schools),
  • limited aspirations and limited belief in their personal potential.

These children may have difficulties with English and Maths skills, so their independent access to the curriculum could be limited. Some have social/emotional needs and require support in different ways.

Data collected from schools each January is used to determine the amount of funding a school will receive.

For the 2017/18  financial year St Helen’s received funding amounting to £50,160 for the financial year 2018-19, £47, 520.

We are using this funding to provide:

  • Teaching Assistants who contribute additional support and specific interventions in classrooms
  • Additional ‘out of class’ support for identified pupils
  • Training for Teaching Assistants to deliver interventions and support
  • The offer of free music tuition for pupils from Year 3 upwards who receive Pupil Premium funding

This allows us to address individual needs and provide support as required. 

Our  Pupil Premium Funding review for 2017-18 and deployment for 2018-19 can be found below. This funding allocation is reviewed annually by governors. 

The impact of this grant is measured by reference to the progress of pupils from their relative starting points each term and year. 

Sports Premium

The government allocates specific funding to promote and deliver sports to schools.

This financial year 2018-19 the school has been allocated £18,780. This funding has made it possible for the school to retain a full time sports coach who ensures a varied and sustainable programme of sport including:

  • Delivery of high quality P.E. provision across the school
  • Supporting midday supervisory staff and our Sports Leaders in activities to promote P.E. at lunchtime
  • Strategically managing the large number of clubs the school runs

We are very proud that over 80% of all pupils at St. Helen's participate in at least one extra-curricular sports club each year. We host a large number of clubs. Pupils are asked on a termly basis which clubs they would like to see run here. These are co-ordinated by our P.E. Co-ordinator and sports coach and run by many of our staff, parents and outside contractors. 

Please speak to the admin team for the latest club list.

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