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15/02/19

We've got that HQ....half term is here! We wish all our followers a safe and happy and hope you come back rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed! to all the staff and volunteers in our schools for all your work the last few weeks https://t.co/8CUdMWjjsK

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14/02/19

Retweeted From Highdown School

We’re delighted to announce we have been invited with ⁦⁩ to an interview with the DfE to discuss our plans for Highdown Riverside. (https://t.co/udg1Li1xbd). More details here. https://t.co/f9CyXQ4SX7

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13/02/19

Great work !

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05/02/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Please visit our website https://t.co/2ta7FSYikP or e-mail info.org for more information about applying for primary and secondary teacher training, as well as the assessment only route

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04/02/19

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

Is your school looking to support SCITT pathways into teaching, in and around the Banbury area? We are shaping your local offer for 2019/20! Get in touch to find out more. https://t.co/Yfkalki6UD

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01/02/19

Delighted to welcome the children, staff, governors and the wider community of Hardwick Primary School in Banbury to the family today! Official at last!

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01/02/19

As the looks to be easing up over the weekend, we've certainly got that at HQ! However, if you are affected by bad weather over the next few days, please stay safe, layer up and keep an eye on the for regular updates https://t.co/tGPadsiGpE

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01/02/19

Have a great time in the snow and stay safe It looks like there are some fantastic snowmen being built!

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31/01/19

Well done !

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30/01/19

Our are launching their new programme to support training for all teachers entering their 2nd year of teaching. This programme will provide high quality training to motivate, develop and enhance recently qualified teachers. Sign up below! https://t.co/QpiPtAaMwJ https://t.co/lxcL1YCW8J

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30/01/19

Retweeted From Rosebery School

Are you a Business Leader looking to make a difference? This is an exciting stage of our development and we are looking to appoint for April 2019. Follow the link to apply: https://t.co/bk0fb20iI4 https://t.co/siWKeytAev

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24/01/19

Retweeted From UNICEF Education

Happy International Day of Education!! 🙌💥🌟✨ Every. Child. Has. The. Right. To. QUALITY 📚✏️. Every. Child. https://t.co/CG2UkDoanC

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21/01/19

We will be hosting 2 in the next few weeks to inspire and equip our teachers. Click on the links below for more info: Maths https://t.co/nbPIpfk3ZW English/Media https://t.co/RiEtdqeTRi Please Share https://t.co/PkH5nqHsNO

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21/01/19

Have a great day !

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18/01/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

We have roles in our 7 secondary & 23 primary schools, which include Ofsted rated Outstanding schools, award winning schools & brand new schools yet to be built! We geographically range from West Sussex up to north Oxfordshire. Browse our vacancies below https://t.co/u4usyTBpBK https://t.co/QalnTwkbzO

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17/01/19

In order to help staff share ideas, resources and strategies, we will be hosting 2 in the next few weeks to inspire and equip our teachers. Click on the links below for more info: Maths https://t.co/nbPIpfk3ZW English/Media https://t.co/RiEtdqeTRi Please RT https://t.co/jjIRGptgWR

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17/01/19

Retweeted From Clare Erasmus #Edtech #Mentalhealth #FamilyMH5aday

BRILLIANT news . This completely makes my heart sing. encore encore . - your friendly neighbours in county Hampshire are on our way and intend to catch up!!!! https://t.co/n47YpYr1R7

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16/01/19

Retweeted From Rachel Picken 📚📖

Let the countdown commence - I'm excited to hear about how technology can enhance revision& classroom practice, & the art of teaching spoken language to enhance vocabulary& writing. Come& listen to the quick-fire presentations from numerous excellent practitioners! https://t.co/6XlHv3zPC9

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14/01/19

Rosebery School in Epsom are recruiting. Several opportunities exist to join a friendly and supportive team in an Ofsted Outstanding School. Interested? Please follow the link below to find out more https://t.co/zThJgWq4At https://t.co/ajaymBkDYM

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03/01/19

We are looking to recruit a School Caretaker for Lorraine Infant School in Camberley. Working 25 hours per week and with a competitive salary. DM for further info or follow link below to apply. https://t.co/fMfvuMMq0z https://t.co/dcoXNnoPJF

Pupil Premium

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities in outcomes between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. At Merstham we are committed to channelling our funding to ensure the best possible outcomes for eligible children and we do this in a number of ways.

To raise attainment for Pupil Premium children we have:

  • Teacher led interventions to support children under achieving
  • Teacher led writing and mathematics workshops to boost achievement
  • Targeted group work by trained Teaching Assistants
  • Subsidised enrichment clubs
  • Subsidised residential school trips

For more details view our Pupil-Premium-Strategy-for-2018-2019.pdf and also see our Review-of-Pupil-Premium-Strategy-for-2017-2018.pdf for information about last academic year.

As a result of focused spending the vast majority of our children eligible for pupil premium are now making good or better progress. Over time the gap in attainment between pupils eligible for funding and those that are not is narrowing: Point Score difference for each year group

Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
-0.8 -0.8 -3.7 -2.3 -1.2 -0.3