We have awarded £72,000 over three years to Gipsy Hill Federation to enable Working with Men to provide support for male year 6 pupils assessed as being at risk of disengagement. Pupils would attend small group workshops on topics including: definitions of conflict, communication skills and anger management. Pupils with very complex needs would receive mentoring and those struggling with particular situations at school (eg: in the playground or an after school club) would receive one-to-one support as required. Pupils and their parents would also be supported at an after school club focused on Positive Approaches to Change and Transition (PACT).
We have awarded £74,520 over three years to the Mary Dolly Foundation to fund one-to-one counselling for Lambeth resident pupil-premium pupils who are identified as having experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse or trauma. This will be provided in three Lambeth Primary Schools and the Park Campus Pupil Referral Unit.
£10,008 over one year to Granton Primary School to extend its music service. The grant will fund whole-class music tuition, one-to-one and small group tuition, participation in weekly orchestras and ensembles and termly performances by professional ensembles, for Lambeth resident pupil premium pupils aged 7-11.
We awarded £11,500 over one year to Crown Lane Primary School for additional tuition delivered one-to-one or in small groups of 4-6 for pupils with English as an Additional Language in order to improve their confidence, communication skills and attainment in core subjects. The school also anticipates improvements in attendance and/or behaviour for pupils who are struggling in these areas. Tuition will be delivered by a qualified teacher using visual resources including Makaton symbols and bi-lingual dictionaries.
£35,000 over one year was awarded to ARK Evelyn Grace Academy for continuation funding towards its in-school Therapeutic and Wellbeing service. This will enable the school to continue to provide emotional wellbeing and therapeutic support to its most vulnerable students so that they can deal with their challenges and difficulties positively and become more effective, successful learners. WF has part-funded this service for the last two years.
£13,000 for one year to Gipsy Hill Federation for its Shine on Saturday project. This Saturday school provides ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6 at Kingswood and Fenstanton Primary Schools, which have the highest pupil premium rates and the lowest attainment rates of GHF schools. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, will be based at Fenstanton with transport arranged for Kingswood pupils and will run 10am-3pm, for 25 Saturdays over three terms.
£15,400 over one year to Lark Hall Primary School to allow it to expand the music therapy service. Music Therapy Lambeth will provide one-to-one sessions to pupils with Autism and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and pilot drop in small group taster sessions as a means of ascertaining suitability for one to one therapy.
£35,000 over one year to Evelyn Grace Academy to allow it to continue to offer emotional well-being and therapeutic support to vulnerable students facing challenges and difficulties. This support will be a mixture of one-to-one counselling or therapy sessions, self management workshops and lunch clubs.
£22,069 over one year to Windmill Schools Cluster for a Parental Engagement programme involving low income parents from Holy Trinity, Jublilee, Orchard, St Jude’s, Sudbourne Primary Schools and City Heights Academy. This programme includes Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) training, ESOL lessons and educational support sessions for Spanish/Portuguese speaking pupils and parents and facilitating a Cluster Parents Forum producing an "Activities Guide" for low income families.
£60,000 over three years to Fenstanton Primary School for their Reading Recovery programme. This targets the lowest achieving 6 year olds. Pupils receive 30 minute daily 1-1 intensive tuition from a specially trained teacher. Older children who are at a similarly low reading level may also be referred for intensive sessions by the Special Needs Coordinator ( SENCO) at school . The pupils would complete a programme of up to 20 weeks in duration. In addition, all Year 1 PP children will receive daily reading input (in groups of 6) with a trained adult for 30 minutes a day.
£62,805 over three years to Windmill Schools Cluster towards their Natural Thinkers programme. This aims to connect urban children with nature and the developmental benefits associated with outdoors education. This grant would provide opportunities for low income pupils and their parents from across Windmill Cluster (Christ Church, Holy Trinity, Livity, Orchard, Richard Atkins, St Judes, St Lukes and Sudbourne primary schools and City Heights Academy) to participate in a programme of activities including Ambassadors training and an overnight family camp for pupils struggling with confidence and social skills, Family Learning gardening workshops for Early Years pupils and opportunities to volunteer as Peer Mentors for secondary school pupils.
£64,759 over three years to Lilian Baylis Technology Secondary school for their Year 11 Subject Tutoring project. This project will offer targeted Pupil Premium Y11 students subject mentoring in groups of 4 for 45 minutes per week. Each day 4 graduate Teaching Assistants will tutor groups of Y11 students in 4s from 3.00 - 3.45 or 3.45 - 4.30 whilst the rest of Y11 are in lessons. This will run for 5 days pw all year with the tutoring being in a different subject each day. Each student will have a personalised learning booklet along with a targeted work book, that they will work through with the graduate Teaching Assistant.
£12,000 over one year to Bonneville Primary School to pilot the Families First project. This aims to provide integrated family support for low income parents, particularly those who have poor English language skills. There are a mixture of workshops targeting engagement with education, ESOL, debt/benefits support and employment opportunities. The school will also run parent/child trips to museums to encourage parents to utilise the free cultural facilities in London. This project will focus (but not exclusively) on Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils.
£35,400 over three years to Turney and Lansdowne Secondary Schools. The project offers accredited vocational and functional skills training and work experience at Roots and Shoots for sixth formers autism and complex learning disabilities. Pupils will undertake training in either horticultural or retail skills with Lansdowne pupils working towards AQA Unit Awards and an ASDAN Certificate or Diploma level qualification while Turney pupils will work towards a City and Guilds qualification in Employability and Personal Development.
£45,000 over three years to the Oval Learning Cluster helping fund weekly Cricket and Computer Skills at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre at Oval Cricket Ground. This project will benefit 270 low income Lambeth pupils from Wyvil, Vauxhall, Herbert Morrison and Ashmole Primary Schools. Each school will take part in sessions during the school day at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre which offers high quality ITC equipment and effective cricket coaching at an international sporting venue.
£15,000 over one year to the Gipsy Hill Federation for their SHINE on Saturday Programme. This is a Saturday school providing ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, is based at a school and runs 10am-3pm, for 30 Saturdays over three terms, working with pupils from Kingswood, Fenstanton, Elm Wood and Paxton Primary Schools. This project is co-funded in partnership with the Shine Trust.
A grant of £27,839 over one year was awarded to Clapham And Lark Hall Collaborative (a schools cluster consisting of Allen Edwards, Clapham Manor, Heathbrook, Macaulay, Triangle and Lambeth Academy). This grant will help fund a new Literacy Rescue project which begins in September 2015. It takes the core principles and the structure of Reading Recovery and weaves them into a new intervention.
We have made two grants of £60,000 over three years and £40,000 over three years to Brixton Learning Collaborative and Clapham and Larkhall Collaborative respectively. These will fund the Shine on Saturday programme at each of these school clusters. This is a Saturday school providing ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, is based at a school and runs 10am-3pm, for 30 Saturdays over three terms. Outcomes from previous awards have been good.
At the March Board meeting Governors approved ten grants totalling £279,868. Six applications were declined. Half of those declined were because of concerns over governance issues (e.g. little evidence of an active set of directors/trustees or unclear business plan/funding strategy). The other half were declined for other reasons. We also give feedback to those who have been unsuccessful and in some cases offer free professional consultancy where this seems likely to help a good idea and organisation grow and prosper.
A grant of £55,583 over three years to provide a minimum of 45 x 8-11 year old free school meal pupils from 3 local primary schools (Archbishop Sumner, Reay and Durand) who are falling behind in literacy and/or numeracy with opportunities to improve their attainment by producing films to teach their peers about these subjects. Chocolate Films
A grant of £60,000 over three years to Crossroad Care South Thames Young Carers Project. This is towards the costs of a Lambeth Educational Support Worker.
A grant of £20,000 over one year to enable 200 FSM pupils from 10 primary schools across the South Lambeth Schools Partnership (based in Streatham and West Norwood) to participate in extra-curricular learning activities.
Grant of £3,000 towards the Better Reading Partnership (BRP) project. This is a literacy project using specially trained Teaching Assistants and targets children aged 5-11 years who are at risk of failing to reach the national average in literacy. Literacy improvement amongst our target low-income beneficiaries is one of our Governers' priorities.
Grant of £60,000 over three years to boost attainment in English and Maths for children from Lambeth low-income homes. SHINE@St Stephens is a a Saturday school providing 'alternative and creative' learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths.
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