Lawefield Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8ST

01924 291973

headteacher@lawefield.wakefield.sch.uk

Lawefield Primary School

Achievement through learning

2011/2012 Pupil Premium Money

The school received £20,696 in Pupil Premium funding.  This money contributed towards us maintaining all the following strategies and interventions:

 

1) Maintaining Provision in Place

  • We continued to employ 3 full-time staff in Nursery for 26 children (which is 1 adult more than we were legally required to do);
  • we continued to employ 3 staff in Reception (2 full-time and a part-time Teaching Assistant) for a class of 30 children which was again 1 more than we were required to do;
  • we continued to spend significantly more than the EMAG on staffing and employed 3 bi-lingual staff;
  • we continued to provide a daily Newly Arrived Class for 20 minutes for children from Reception up to Year 6;
  • we continued to provide a Year 2 Boys’ writing group on 4 afternoons each week; and
  • we continued to employ a full-time Learning Mentor despite not receiving any funding towards this position.

 

2) Additional Provision

  • An experienced Teacher (Upper Threshold) was employed on 2 days a week to provide booster sessions in Years 1 to 6 part of the way through the academic year.

 

 

 

Impact of interventions on pupil performance (all data taken from Wakefield LA Primary School Profile for Lawefield Primary School 2012 – pages 46 and 47):

  • The gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium children achieving Level 4 or above in English Key Stage 2 SATs was 7.5% (compared to a gap of 17.9% in the Local Authority as a whole).  This shows that the attainment gap at our school was much smaller than the average attainment gap in Wakefield.
  • The gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium children achieving Level 4 or above in Maths Key Stage 2 SATs was -7.5% (compared to a gap of 17.9% in the Local Authority as a whole).  This shows that there was no attainment gap at our school and that Pupil Premium children outperformed non-Pupil Premium children in this subject

 

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