- Posted by Josh Cronin
- On 5th October 2012
Are you getting the most from your Pupil Premium Grant?
Most Headteachers agree that the following activities, alone or in combination, are key to extract the maximum benefit and impact from the Pupil Premium Grant in raising the attainment of children on free school meals.
- Small group tuition
- After school booster clubs
- Attendance improvement programmes
- Welfare and engagement interventions
Significantly, all these aspects fall within the remit of Project HE:RO and can be delivered efficiently and effectively by an Evolve Health Mentor.
Read the Ofsted Report on how schools are using the Pupil Premium funding to raise achievement for disadvantaged pupils here.
“…Our Health Mentor from Evolve has been with our school for almost a year and his presence in school is living up to all our expectations.
As well as being an excellent role model he just doesn’t stop from the moment he comes to school in the morning until the end of the day at 4.30, after he has ensured that children have been collected from the After School Multi Skills club. Team teaching with staff in PE lessons, Wake and Shake Up sessions for children, staff and parents, support for SEN pupils with gross motor activities and work with children who have low self esteem, he packs it all in.
Great value for money!…”
Julie Naguib, Deputy Headteacher, Sladefield Infant School, Birmingham
More information about Evolve and its award winning Project HERO programme can be found at www.projecthero.co.uk.
Feedback from OFSTED
“ The Health Mentors are a key element in the school’s provision, not only in providing a high quality of basic care for pupils whose circumstances make them vulnerable , but also in promoting basic literacy and numeracy skills through individual support and providing positive role models in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
As a result, the pupils feel safe and know that there is always someone who will listen.”
OFSTED report on St George’s CE Primary School, Birmingham (March 2011)