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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012).  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

Our principles

  • We have a whole school ethos of attainment for all pupils and avoid stereotyping disadvantaged pupils as all facing the same barriers to learning or having less potential to succeed.
  • We organise teaching and learning at Woodlands Primary School in order to meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs accurately assessed and met.
  • Staff are deployed effectively to work with pupils who need the most support and training is provided where this is necessary to support pupils' learning.
  • We have systems in place which carefully monitor, manage and support good behaviour and attendance for all our pupills.
  • Teachers and leaders use data to identify pupils' learning needs and review progress regularly. Underperformance is addressed quickly through additional support.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
  • We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.

2016/2017

Total Grant: £64,376

Provision:

Maths Support

  • One to one tuition to provide focused intervention.
  • Before school maths groups to provide additional tuition on key areas of the curriculum.
  • Additional maths groups in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to reduce the size of teaching groups and therefore target children more effectively.
  • Supplementary groups to provide focused support during lessons.
  • Maths intervention groups to focus on closing the gaps in maths.

Reading and Writing Support

  • Fresh Start and Read, Write Inc. interventions to accelerate progress.
  • Daily reading with an adult to ensure that the children have access to a range of literature and can improve their reading skills.
  • Intervention groups to support children with specific learning needs to support reading and writing.
  • Purchase of Lexia Reading software to improve the spelling and reading of children.
  • Additional English support targeted at children new to the school.
  • Intervention groups focused on Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to help narrow attainment gaps.
  • Where English is an Additional Language, pupils receive focused and targeted support on a small group basis.

Pupil Wellbeing

  • Funding a school counsellor and improving access to an emotional support worker.
  • Providing places at a breakfast club in order to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Homework Club for targeted children.
  • Lunchtime clubs for children to improve social interaction.
  • Support for funding of school residential trips in Year 5 and Year 6.
  • Fulltime support for Children in Care.
  • Music lessons for targeted to children to enrich their school experience.
  • After school club spaces made available to targeted children in a range of areas.

2015/2016

Total Grant: £90,553

Provision:

Maths Support

  • One to one tuition to provide focused intervention.
  • One morning maths groups to provide additional tuition on key areas of maths.
  • Additional maths groups in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to reduce the size of teaching groups and therefore target children more effectively.
  • Supplementary groups to provide focused support during lessons.
  • Maths intervention groups to focus on closing the gaps in maths.

Reading and Writing Support

  • Fresh Start and Read, Write Inc. interventions to accelerate progress.
  • Daily reading with an adult to ensure that the children have access to a range of literature and can improve their reading skills.
  • One to one specific literacy support to provide focused intervention.
  • Intervention groups to support children with specific learning needs to support reading and writing.
  • Purchase of Lexia Reading software to improve the spelling and reading of children.
  • Additional Literacy support targeted at children new to the school.

Pupil Wellbeing

  • Funding a school counsellor and improving access to an emotional support worker.
  • Providing places at a breakfast club in order to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Homework Club for targeted children.
  • Lunchtime clubs for children to improve social interaction.
  • Support for funding of school residential trips in Year 5 and Year 6.
  • Fulltime support for Children in Care.

Impact:

Year 6 2016

 

Number in year-group

Reading

progress

Writing

progress

Maths

progress

Reading - % making expected standard

Writing

- % making expected standard

Maths

- % making expected standard

Combined Reading, Writing and Maths - % making  expected standard

All pupils

96

0.3

-0.7

1.3

69%

74%

83%

58%

Disadvantaged

14

-0.28

-1.6

0.4

43%

71%

79%

43%

Not Disadvantaged

82

 

 

 

 

 

 

61%

 

Due to a different curriculum and raised level of expectations, this data cannot be compared to previous years’ data.

2014/2015

Total Grant: £90,595

Provision:

Maths Support

  • One to one tuition to provide focused intervention.
  • One morning maths group to provide additional tuition on key areas of maths.
  • Additional maths groups in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to reduce the size of teaching groups and therefore target children more effectively.
  • Supplementary groups to provide focused support during lessons.
  • Maths intervention groups to focus on closing the gaps in maths.

Reading and Writing Support

  • Fresh Start and Read, Write Inc. interventions to accelerate progress.
  • Daily reading with an adult to ensure that the children have access to a range of literature and can improve their reading skills.
  • One to one specific literacy support to provide focused intervention.
  • Intervention groups to support children with specific learning needs to support reading and writing.
  • Purchase of Lexia Reading software to improve the spelling and reading of children.
  • Additional Literacy support targeted at children new to the school.

Pupil Wellbeing

  • Funding a school counsellor and improving access to an emotional support worker.
  • Providing places at a breakfast club in order to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Homework Club for targeted children.
  • Lunchtime clubs for children to improve social interaction.
  • Support for funding of school residential trips in Year 5 and Year 6.

Impact:

Year 6 2015

 

Number in year-group

Reading

percentage making expected progress

Writing

percentage making expected progress

Maths

percentage making expected progress

Reading Level 4+

Writing

Level 4+

Maths

Level 4+

Achieving combined Reading, Writing and Maths Level 4+

All pupils

95

95%

99%

98%

88%

93%

92%

83%

Disadvantaged

19

89%

100%

100%

79%

84%

95%

74%

Not Disadvantaged

76

96%

99%

97%

91%

95%

91%

86%

2013/2014

Total Grant: £58,500

Provision:

Maths Support

  • One to one tuition to provide focused intervention.
  • Two morning maths groups to provide additional tuition on key areas of maths.
  • Additional maths groups in years 4, 5 and 6 to reduce teaching groups and therefore target children more effectively.
  • Supplementary groups to provide focused support during lessons.
  • Two maths intervention groups to focus on closing the gaps in maths.

Reading and Writing Support

  • Fresh Start and Read, Write Inc. interventions to accelerate progress.
  • Daily reading with an adult to ensure that the children have access to a range of literature and can improve their reading skills.
  • One to one specific literacy support to provide focused intervention.
  • Intervention groups to support children with specifc learning needs to support reading and writing.
  • Purchase of Lexia Reading software to improve the spelling and reading of children.

Pupil Wellbeing

  • Funding a school counsellor and improving access to an emotional support worker.
  • Providing places at a breakfast club in order to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Homework Club for targeted children.
  • Lunchtime clubs for children to improve social interaction.

Impact:

Year 6 2014

 

Number in year-group

Reading

percentage making expected progress

Writing

percentage making expected progress

Maths

percentage making expected progress

Reading Level 4+

Writing

Level 4+

Mathematics

Level 4+

Achieving combined Reading, Writing and Maths Level 4+

All pupils

95

97%

97%

96%

94%

89%

91%

85%

CLA/FSM

22

100%

100%

96%

100%

91%

91%

86%

Not CLA/FSM

73

96%

96%

95%

92%

89%

90%

85%

FSM – Free School Meals, CLA – Children Looked After

Expected Progress is 2 levels of progress from key stage 1 to key stage 2

2012/2013

Total Grant: £39 872

Provision:

  • Providing places at a breakfast club in order to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Funding an additional maths teacher in Years 3 and 4 to reduce teaching groups and therefore target children more effectively.
  • Funding a school counsellor and improving access to an emotional support worker.
  • Providing targeted one-to-one tuition focusing on literacy and numeracy.
  • Enabling all children to access enrichment opportunities.
  • Fresh Start and Read, Write Inc. interventions to accelerate progress in literacy.
  • Homework Club for targeted children.

Impact:

Year 6 2013

 

Number in year-group

Reading

percentage making expected progress

Writing

percentage making expected progress

Maths

percentage making expected progress

Reading Level 4+

Writing

Level 4+

Maths

Level 4+

Achieving combined Reading, Writing and Maths Level 4+

All pupils

94

91%

98%

93%

91%

93%

92%

85%

CLA/FSM

14

100%

100%

86%

80%

80%

80%

67%

Not CLA/FSM

80

90%

98%

94%

93%

95%

94%

89%

FSM – Free School Meals, CLA – Children Looked After

Expected Progress is 2 levels of progress from key stage 1 to key stage 2

2011/2012

Total Grant: £15 128

Provision:

  • Providing places at a breakfast club in order to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Funding a school counsellor and improving access to an emotional support worker.
  • Providing targeted one-to-one tuition focusing on literacy and numeracy.
  • Enabling all children to access enrichment opportunities.

Impact:

Year 6 2012

Number in year-group

Average Points Progress* - Reading

Average Points Progress* - Writing

Average Points Progress* - Maths

Achieving Level 4+ (English)

Achieving Level 4+ (Maths)

Achieving combined English and Maths Level 4+

All pupils

97

14.2

13.1

14.2

90%

92%

88%

FSM

7

14.0

11.1

13.1

71%

86%

71%

Not FSM

90

14.2

13.3

14.3

91%

92%

89%

FSM – Free School Meals

*Satisfactory Progress is 12 points, Good Progress is 14 points, Exceptional Progress is 16 points

For more details on the pupil premium please visit:

www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings