THE PATE'S PLEDGE

Our school community shares a collective vision of ‘Nurturing Excellence’ through ‘Embracing Challenge’, ‘Supporting Each Other’ and ‘Shaping the Future’. Our intent at Pate’s is to therefore foster an inclusive learning and school environment, which promotes progress and high attainment for all students. We pride ourselves on providing equal access to a rounded education, including a wide range of co-curricular opportunities to support the
personal development of our learners.
To that end, where appropriate (e.g., when in receipt of Pupil Premium), we can offer a range of the
following support to your child:

1. Day-to-Day Support
• A breakfast allowance of £2.00 is available daily until 9.15am, a lunch allowance of
£3.50 is available daily until the end of lunchtime.
• Financial assistance with buying school uniform, PE kit and equipment is offered and
provided when necessary.

2. Academic Support
• The academic support team support provides one-to-one intervention work via
mentors for students and Pupil Premium students take priority.
• A member of staff has been employed to oversee organisation and revision skills
students and Pupil Premium students take priority.
• We ensure Quality First Teaching (a style of teaching that emphasises high quality,
inclusive teaching for all pupils in a class).

3. Wellbeing Support
• Enhanced staffing through our school counsellors provides students with a
counselling service and mentoring to support improved self-esteem.
• The school’s independent careers officer interviews all students in Year 10 and Year
11, placing Pupil Premium students as a priority.

4. Extra-Curricular
• Academic trips for core subjects below £75 are automatically paid by Pupil Premium
funding.
• Trip, activities and clubs are offered to Pupil Premium students at a reduced cost, as
appropriate.
• Support with music lessons and vocal tuition is provided when appropriate.

We fully recognise that every child has their own individual needs, so please do contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We would be happy to discuss any of the above with you further. Please do email office@patesgs.org.  

Pupil Premium Statement 2023-24The Pate’s Pledge 2023-24