This year our school are working with the SHARE Project. The SHARE Project have been commissioned to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of our young people in Secondary and Middle Schools in Somerset. The SHARE Project want to change to break down the stigma around mental health, and by helping our young people become more resilient so they are better equipped to understand and manage their emotions and behaviour.
If you would like further information please check out their website www.sharesomerset.co.uk
Student support is a particular strength of our school. We are fully inclusive and ensure that all students receive the care, guidance and support needed to fulfil their academic potential. We work with local primary schools, with Parents, other professionals and with the students themselves to ensure that individual needs are identified and then supported in the best way possible. We place great emphasis on transition into the school and supporting students when they leave to go onto work or college.
Our house system works as an extended family where students are in tutor groups arranged vertically. This means that students of all ages work together and support each other. Our pastoral team works with the tutors to make sure that students are successful in school in terms of their learning, attendance and behaviour.
Our student support centre delivers individual and small group intervention programmes, based on expertise of staff, assessments we do and advice from external professionals. We promote learning in a structured, consistent and positive environment, where the focus is on praising and rewarding students for what they have achieved.
We encourage students to take responsibility in the school and support each other through a variety of student-centred initiatives: Restorative Justice, Peer Mentoring, Learning to Lead; and the School Council.
Equality Act Click Here
Students are participating in Kindness for December. (Click on the links below for the calendar in both French and English) We hope to see as many students as possible completing as many of the daily kindness tasks as possible #DoGoodDecember
Kindness Calendar English Click Here
Kindness Calendar French Click Here
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities, to close the gaps between them and their peers. As a secondary school, St Dunstan’s receives £935 per Pupil Premium student. The students are identified in the school census and as a school we are committed to ensuring that each student makes the maximum progress that they can.
Barriers to Learning for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Students Click Here
Pupil Premium Uniform/Equipment Letter Sept 2019 Click Here
Pupil Premium Uniform request form Click Here
Expected Expenditure Report 2017-2018 Click Here
Pupil Premium Projected Expenditure Report 2018-19 Click Here
Pupil Premium Provision Map 2019-20 Click Here
Pupil Premium Policy Click Here
St Dunstan’s School receives literacy and numeracy catch-up funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve their expected standards in reading or maths at the end of KS2.
Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2018-19 Click Here
Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2017-2018 Click Here
Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2016-2017 Click Here