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How we support vulnerable pupils.

Here at Winyates Primary School we are totally committed to creating an environment where all children thrive and strive to reach their potential. We are
dedicated to improving the life chances of children who are potentially vulnerable. Vulnerable children may need additional support for a number of
reasons, the school works very hard and effectively through the work of its inclusion team to see what these vulnerabilities are and to help children break
down the barriers to learning and progress.

The inclusion team is managed by our Head of School Ross Colley and consists of:


  • Family and Thrive Learning mentor- Jess Adams and Lee Jones.

    • Jess works with families, supporting parents often through the Early Help Assessment route. Jess has an excellent link with many outside agencies and can signpost parents to other organisations that help families such as sleep solution, bereavement counselling and young carers groups.

  • ​Forest school teachers- Karen Bishop.

    • Karen works with children for a number of reasons, attachment, self-regulation, friendship problems and some children who can find concentrating difficult.

  • Senco Assistant-Ellie Clarke.

    • Ellie works with children who have a special educational need, she can work with them precision teaching, analysing needs, working with staff to help set up better learning and with parents. She can also signpost parents to a variety of support groups.

  • Senco – Sally Walton

    • Sally is the Senco is responsible for ensuring all children with special educational needs make the best possible progress, she does this through liaising with staff on the best teaching methods, assessing children, ensuring children who need it have an individual education plan and where necessary instigating a request through an Education Health Care Plan for support for the child.

The Inclusion team meet weekly and invite teachers to their inclusion panel meeting. There are weekly welfare meeting too, where staff look at any causes of concern forms, behaviour forms and any issues brought forward from parents.

Pupil Premium Strategy

The Pupil Premium allocation was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for Looked after Children and those
from low-income families. The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gaps that exist between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

As a leadership team with Governors, we have looked at the data and have looked at our evidence to inform the decisions about how to use our pupil premium money.

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