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13/09/19

Reception had their first Art lesson today! Designing colourful wallpaper for Mrs Japal...lucky her!! https://t.co/ThwShF0YMU

11/09/19

Waddell Class were blessed to have Eleyna's mummy come and read to us yesterday! We loved the Bumble Bear and Ingenious Jean! Parents, if you want to come and read to us, we'd love to have you! Speak to your class teacher. https://t.co/1nXQmjGIai

25/07/19

Welcome to Costa Del WRAPZ. It's hot here but we have our sunscreen on and are enjoying the sandy beach while the pool fills up. https://t.co/DHqePbgEiO

24/07/19

HPAPL WRAPZ Holiday Club has kicked off with a trip to the cinema, checking out local art and a picnic in the park! https://t.co/ymBDsxn0oy

23/07/19

It's the last day of the academic year and what a year it's been! Thank you to all of our brilliant parents/carers, friends, pupils and staff. Enjoy the well deserved break! We reopen on 2nd Sept for INSET and the children return to school 4th September.

21/07/19

Y6 performance of Matilda. Fantastic beginning of what will be an annual event to mark the continued commitment to the arts in our academy https://t.co/Jvm7kjkIGt

21/07/19

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Another impromptu performance after the rain. Is there no holding back the unadulterated joy seen here. Thank you Lord Harris for initiating and funding our steel pan band trip https://t.co/eJ7LLVzd1I

19/07/19

Smiling until the end. Our eta is now 6.45pm. https://t.co/f23l7rEYfW

19/07/19

MESSAGE TO YEAR 2 PARENTS: Because of adverse weather conditions Year 2 will now return to the academy for 6pm this evening.

19/07/19

Despite the rain, we are still dancing! https://t.co/NIdJNCYUHC

19/07/19

Where are we going? LEGOLAND! And we’re off! https://t.co/qeNDVCsE1K

18/07/19

Benidorm was inspired by Matisse and ‘The Snail’. We used his technique of collaging bright paper to create abstract animals. Look at our lovely work! https://t.co/umaCbU0YhK

18/07/19

It's SHOWTIME!

17/07/19

Our fantastic Academy Choir and Chamber Choir received certificates this morning for their wonderful effort and contribution throughout the year! https://t.co/fhgV92s31V

17/07/19

Nursery are making us all VERY jealous with having a lovely end of year picnic in the park. https://t.co/LJR14AcT64

17/07/19

3/3 A big thank you to thank all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to help on the day! It was a successful and fun event enjoyed by all and we look forward to planning some nice treats for the children for the forthcoming academic year.

17/07/19

2/3 Downhills Park Cafe True Craft Sushi Heads Stronghold Climbing Centre Millfield Theatre Alexandra Palace Ice - Rink The Science Museum The Museum of London London Transport Museum Bind Yoga Cafe Lemon

17/07/19

1/3 The Friends of Philip Lane PTA would like to say thank you to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle at the school's Summer BBQ on the 5th July and also to the following businesses -

17/07/19

HPAPL are looking for an Office Manager. Details here: https://t.co/VKjeHbplKm

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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 yearsand planned spending for 2017 - 2018.

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;

Better Reading Partners

The aim of Better Reading Partners is to boost children’s reading potential, giving children the necessary skills to become an independent reader who reads with understanding and enjoyment. Sessions are taught by trained Learning Support Assistants. They will work on a one to one basis for approx. 10 weeks. Three 15 minute sessions take place each week, in addition to the daily Literacy lessons, focusing on reading aloud, accurately, fluently and with understanding using a combination of familiar and new texts. The child will have access to a range of different texts, carefully matched to their own interests and needs.

Time to Talk

A Programme to Develop Oral and Social Interaction Skills for Reception and Key Stage Pupils. Our EAL specialist teacher works with our EYFS Team to implement this in Reception Classes.

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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