Teachers at a Sheffield primary celebrate raising attainment of disadvantaged students

Teachers of Tinsley Meadows Primary School with their regional runner up award from the Pupil Premium Awards 2015. Picture: Andrew Roe
Teachers of Tinsley Meadows Primary School with their regional runner up award from the Pupil Premium Awards 2015. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A Sheffield headteacher has praised her staff after the school was awarded a £5,000 boost in recognition of the work they have done to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Tinsley Meadows Primary won the money at the Department of Education’s Pupil Premium Awards ceremony in London for its key stage two results.

The school was named as a regional runner-up in the primary school category and was among four in South Yorkshire to win funding at the awards. Headteacher Becky Webb held a special celebration to thank staff for their hard work and dedication.

She said: “It is really great that Tinsley Meadows Primary is being recognised and that the whole team has been recognised for the dedication they have put in to support children in the community.

“It was nice to get recognition at the regional level and it really provides a boost to the team.

“They work really hard and are so dedicated. This has given us extra energy to carry on making the difference.

“We have been recognised for the last couple of years because of our results but it seems quite special to be recognised on a national scale.”

The Pupil Premium Awards reward schools which are able to provide evidence of effective strategies to improve the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and show sustained improvement in raising their attainment.

Mrs Webb added: “It takes the whole school to get these results. We have a great group of people here and work very much as a team.

“The celebration was an opportunity to get together and share our success with the whole school.

“Only two of us were invited to the awards in London and it just didn’t seem enough that only a couple of us could experience that, so we held a celebration for everyone.”