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