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Pupil Deprivation Grant

In 2017-2018 the school has received £138,050.

This year we have a strong emphasis on supporting and safeguarding children’s mental health and the grant is being used for the following:

  • ·        widening and developing nurture provision and wellbeing within the school to include SAP circles and role play support

    ·        training staff in, and providing resources for, Lego based therapy to support vulnerable children

    ·        training all staff in ‘Children affected by trauma and mental health issues within the classroom’

    ·        continuing to train our Wellbeing Champion in a BACP accredited counselling course

    ·        training Mrs Newman, our Head Teacher to receive the Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools

    ·        consulting with Pivotal Education behaviour specialists to refine and improve behaviour procedures within the school

  • We are also improving our creative opportunities by developing a dedicated area within school that children can access every afternoon.

    We have a fulltime wellbeing and nurture teacher at Gladstone as well as a team of LSAs who focus on supporting vulnerable children and ensuring all children are happy and ready to learn. We also have a team of LSAs to target Literacy and Numeracy interventions which include Speech and Language Links, Catch Up, dyslexia screening and intervention and Breaking through Barriers.

    The emphasis on nurture and wellbeing within Gladstone Primary promotes children who are happy and feel safe to learn therefore ensuring that every child will reach at least their academic potential.