Pupil Premium Provision

If your child accesses Free School Meals either now or during the past six years, has previously been or is currently a Looked After Child or you are a Forces Family, we receive extra funding from the Government when they join our school. This is known as the Pupil Premium and is designed to allow schools to support these groups of students so that they achieve to the best of their abilities at school and then have enhanced life chances.


At Penistone Grammar School we have a team in place to ensure that we are providing appropriate support to your child in all areas: Mr Gibbins (Vice Principal Raising Achievement); Mrs Butler (Associate Senior Lead: Pupil Premium Champion); Miss Waddington (HLTA Intervention [targeted academic support]); and Mrs Thornhill (Student Engagement Officer [pastoral support]).


Mrs Thornhill and Miss Waddington are based in our bespoke provision Room 1392, where they work to meet our students’ needs from something to eat to the use of a laptop, from a “soft landing” in the morning to an ear to listen to or reading club at lunchtime.  Room 1392 represents everything at the core of Penistone Grammar School (1392 is the year our school was formed) and is based on our five core values: Aim High, Be Supportive, Be Proud, Be Brave and Be Determined.


If your child is one of the children for whom we receive the Pupil Premium, we will be informed of this by your primary school and we will be in touch during the final half term to arrange a visit to Room 1392 to meet the team and see what the provision has to offer.  We will then also be able to discuss with you what support you might require as part of Transition to Y7.


We can be contacted at: pupilpremium@penistone-gs.uk

Mrs E Butler
Associate Senior Lead: Pupil Premium Champion

 

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Meet the Pupil Premium Team

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Mrs E Butler
Associate Senior Lead: Pupil Premium Champion

Who are you and what do you do?
I am Mrs Butler and I am Associate Senior Lead : Pupil Premium as well as being Head of Attendance. It is my job to help remove barriers to learning so that our students can have the best career at Penistone Grammar School and so the best life chances once they leave us.
What is you favourite thing about working at PGS?
I love working at school because I get to meet really interesting students, parents/carers and colleagues. Being able to offer a different kind of support means my job never gets boring.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I have a degree in French and lived in France when I was younger.

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Mrs T Thornhill
Student Engagement Officer


Who are you and what do you do?
I am Mrs Thornhill and I am Student Engagement Officer. It is my job to provide pastoral support to our Pupil Premium students and I can usually be found in Room 1392.
What is you favourite thing about working at PGS?

I love working at school because no day is ever the same. l really enjoy working closely with the students, accompanying them on their learning journey and supporting them as they grow into well-rounded individuals.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I can often be seen walking and jogging around Penistone and the surrounding area with my faithful dog Sidney towing me along.

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Miss S Waddington
HLTA Intervention


Who are you and what do you do?
Hello everyone, my name is Miss Waddington and I am the academic intervention lead for Room 1392. I run targeted academic intervention sessions for students; helping to strengthen their knowledge in subjects across the curriculum. 
What is you favourite thing about working at PGS?
My favourite part of working at PGS is our students! They bring the school to life with their individualities, and they always strive towards being the best version of themselves. 
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I once auditioned for Star Wars and on the day, I met and had pictures with the Stormtroopers!