Here is a round-up of the primary awards granted so far in the spring term of 2024. Each successful application has to satisfy our award criteria which you can find here. We wish all the schools every success with their wonderful projects and are very pleased to have helped them "make a big difference with a little money".
|A class pack of Crumble Controlers, one Sphero robot and six Beebot floor robots with docking station for computing lessons and to extend their computing club offer to KS1 and LKS2. The equipment will help children of all ages to grasp programing and also be used cross curricularly eg in geography to create routes on a map, in D+T for controlling models such as a fun fair and in science for circuits.
|A 65" interactive touchscreen to enable the school hall to be used for teaching throughout the week as well as for assemblies. The hall is increasingly needed as a teaching space to allow splitting of mixed-age classes for certain subjects and the teaching of specific groups. The whiteboard facilities such as slideshows, interactive quizzes, casting pupil screens and audio-visual presentations will create a new effective teaching space quickly and cheaply.
|St. Margaret Clitherow
|The Pathways to Write programme for the whole school to develop vocabulary, reading and writing using the mastery approach. With clear lesson plans, presentations and resources all linked to high quality texts, the programme ensures appropriate challenge to all levels and will help the school bring the their writing attainment in line with their reading and maths levels.
|Dictionaries and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books to help extend the children's vocabulary and improve spelling as well as integrating the texts into both the reading and writing curriculum.
|An outdoor library to extend their outdoor learning space for both literarcy and cross-curricular learning. The library will be used for interventions and outside of literacy classes to allow pupils to extend their reading and will be particularly useful for their cross-year reading buddy program and reading with the elderly from a local care home.
|The same outdoor library as their sister-school, Barley (above) with a focus on younger children, building relationships and assisting transition with the local pre-school. The outdoor reading area would be a calm and safe space, particularly beneficial for interventions and their nurture group.
|An exercise circuit route to give an exciting warm-up activity to PE lessons and for children to enjoy at break/lunch. The facility will also be beneficial for sensory/movement breaks for interventions and between lessons. There are multiple ways around the tracks to provide variety and it can be used competitively or to enhance team work.
|6x BeeBot robots and 10x tablets. The BeeBots will make programming concepts more accessible to younger children in an exciting way and also develop teamwork and problem-solving skills. The tablets will facilitate personalised learning for their high proportion of SEND children to enhance and extend their classroom learning and also be used in homework clube and early/late sessions.