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22/02/21

Who is looking forward to returning to school? Watch the news tonight to see what the PM says. In the meantime watch our amazing video below and learn our . Join in the chorus https://t.co/4FEO2w2tEh

08/02/21

We are s-mitten with the snow here in Tottenham!❄️☃️ https://t.co/qCVOQj7XlQ

02/02/21

Our has been anything but a Cat-astrophe! In Y1 the class drew their favourite animals and pets and discussed how many different animals they knew! They also went and visited our new school rabbits in their outside hutch! https://t.co/6rq2WI2Dui

02/02/21

What a 're-leaf' our children are learning all about den building and survival skills for - we hope they will all get a better understanding and appreciation of how important looking after our planet is🌍🌍🌍 https://t.co/y9EkxwClEF

02/02/21

Earth Day has started with a BIG BANG here at Philip Lane - Reception have been baking up a storm with decorating homemade biscuits - look at that smile! https://t.co/W1fIfZ9FdU

29/01/21

Don't let Earth Day be anticlimactic, do something astronomical!! 🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍 On Tuesday 2nd February we will be recognising Earth Day with a fun filled day of lots of amazing off-screen learning activities for our children to complete at home! https://t.co/CFTNLevKN5

27/01/21

Did anyone see Mr Kelman and Ms Durrant on their Walkabout Wednesday?! If you didn't see them don't worry - they managed to squeeze in an amazing 5k run - so if you blinked you may have missed them!! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/gX09kpEJZe

21/01/21

We are very grateful to Barings for donating these lovely and nutritious Cottage Pies with root vegetables to all our Harris schools. Community spirit like this is helping our society draw closer together and support those in need🥦🧅🥕🌽🥧 https://t.co/pOhzr23jX6

15/01/21

BREAKING NEWS - Our PL Family has expanded!! Let me introduce you to.... oh wait! They need names!! All pupils will be able to vote with a naming competition on Purple Mash starting on Monday 🐰🐰 https://t.co/Z0kieREwe4

11/01/21

Today, the magical Mr Kelman packaged up over 50 Free Food Parcels that will go out to our school community 🍎🍐🍞🍳 https://t.co/EMai4uiotz

03/01/21

Want outstanding online learning? Then plan for it! Fail to plan; plan to fail. NOT US. Tomorrow’s staff training schedule! Looking forward to it! https://t.co/sJWzBPdTfc

03/01/21

Our amazing art teacher once again finds the exact word to inspire our community and gently encourage us forward… what a blessing Ms Tarr is. https://t.co/0tgW9N8MUz

01/01/21

Please know we were always busy planning for remote learning. We are excited that it will be even better this time round and more ‘live’ teaching for those at home. We will do our best for you! As always. https://t.co/VtAUBRNIXv

01/01/21

In response to welcome U-turn of Gov decision we will be OPENING ONLY TO VULNERABLE PUPILS AND CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS. See letter to parents on website. https://t.co/IE4jD3N05W. If you are unsure of anything please call the school office. https://t.co/0QNgMZcMID

01/01/21

KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEWS. We will update as soon as official decisions are made. https://t.co/p0N6S4FKGp

01/01/21

SCHOOL OPENS TO ALL PUPILS ON TUESDAY 5th JAN. See letter to parents. https://t.co/I2IKrUdIw5 We worked hard to stay safe before Christmas: we will work even harder, be even more vigilant, take even more care. If your household shows symptoms DO NOT bring chn to school. https://t.co/ZuhIVw2N7l

19/12/20

We’re so glad to hear this and to hear that it’s made a difference to what will be a strange Christmas for many. Wishing you and your family a safe Christmas.

17/12/20

And last but definitely not least is Years 4, 5 and 6 https://t.co/Zyy2yrhWxw

17/12/20

Next up is the amazing Years 1, 2 and 3!! https://t.co/0Cpz6SlgHV

17/12/20

A HUGE DRUMROLL... Our Christmas Nativities are here!! Although they're virtual this year they are beyond amazing and a BIG thanks to Mr Delaney & Ms Hastings for creating these fantastic performances! Nursery & Reception: https://t.co/ifxPAijhdd

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Equalities & Additional Intervention

Equality of Opportunity at Philip Lane

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane  is committed to inclusion and part of the Academy’s strategic planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways that take in to account their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

  • from families that are financially disadvantaged (PP - Pupil Premium)
  • who are Looked After Children (LAC)
  • who arrive with below nationally expected ability in any area (LAPs)
  • boys or girls
  • from minority faiths, ethnicities, travellers, asylum seekers, refugees
  • who have English as an additional language (EAL)
  • with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • who are more able, gifted or talented
  • who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)
  • young carers, sick children, children from families under stress

1. Our Equality Duty:  We believe that all children should be equally valued at our Academy. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. 

2. Our Pupil Premium Fund: Please click links at bottom of page for detailed reports of spending and impact from previous years and planned spending for 2019 - 2020.

The pupil premium is  part of our overall budget that we receive annually. We are required to account specifically about how we use this fund. It is allocated based on the number of children meeting a national criteria based on the Ever 6 Measure. That includes the total number of:

  • Pupils eligible for fee school meals – within the last 6 years
  • Children looked after
  • Service children

We use our funding to precisely target specific teaching and learning programmes or related activities. All our pedagogy and practice  (including use of some commercial programmes) is  research based with strong evidence of having  impact here at Philip Lane,  in schools nationally or internationally.  

We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils progress very well and access high quality teaching and provision - every day. We carefully track the progress of all children, at least every six weeks, including our disadvantaged pupils in every class. The information is shared with all parents and carers via our half term reports detailing pupil  progress and attainment.  Tracking also enables us to evaluate the impact of our teaching and intervention programmes so we can  adjust provision and tailor support. That way, we can make sure we are having the desired impact on pupils’ learning and progress.

Programmes are used across our Early Years, KS1 & KS2 to help identified children accelerate progress in their mathematics, reading, writing, speaking and listening. We review our Pupil Premium at the end of each academic year, our next review will take place in June and July 2019.  

3. Additional Interventions: We provide a range on additional interventions including;

Read Write Inc.

A highly differentiated  approach to teaching phonics and early literacy . The programme was developed by Ruth Miskin who  is one of the UK's leading authorities on teaching children to read. One of her team regularly visit and work closely with us at Philip Lane to continually assure quality, evaluate and improve our teaching and programme delivery. This approach has significant impact on our outcomes in reading and writing for our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils, including our disadvantaged children.

We also offer;

Counselling services

You will see from our report that we also use an element of our  Pupil Premium Funding to support social and emotional aspects of learning for some pupils through  our dedicated counselling service.

Subsidised breakfast club

A provision to ensure all our  pupils access a healthy and prompt start to their school day. 

Education Welfare support

We have a dedicated Parental Engagement Officer and our own Education Welfare Officer. Both  provide specific and tailored support for individual families to support  pupil attendance and therefore, access to education.

Dedicated Senior Teacher support

Providing 1:1 Tuition and group  interventions for pupils at risk of underachievement in  Key Stage 2 to secure their secondary readiness.

4. Our Primary Sport Funding: please see our curriculum section for how we use of this additional money and how monitor the impact of  that spending.

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