The Champions Programme is where a teacher or trained teaching assistant is matched with a child who receives Pupil Premium funding. This staff member provides personal challenge, meets their pupil on a one-to-one basis every half term and checks in with their pupil while they are in school. These sessions enable children to really discuss with their Champion what they enjoy, what they are finding challenging and what help they might need with their learning. Each child meets their Champion on a regularly basis, and on a one-to-one basis every half term. As part of ‘The Champion Project’ children take part in 6 organised afternoons across the year, one each half term, which is aims to support children academically but also on a pastoral level. Activities each term range from cookery, art, team building games, creative arts and sports.
Here are some of the comments made by our pupils about the Champion Programme:
My self-esteem and courage has improved as well as my learning
I got to spend some time with my brother.
I got to do things I don’t normally do!
My Staff Champion has helped my learning
It was best afternoon ever!
I feel better as I have someone to talk
I went to my Staff Champion to help me with my problems.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy and Pupil Premium Report can both been accessed via the page below.