In the academic year 2012-2013 Norfolk County Council allocated Wicklewood School £17000 pupil premium grant. The money is targeted to close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. The in-school work with pupils to close the attainment gap is supported with strategies to further engage parents in their children’s learning.
£12 000 of the grant is spent on the provision of 1:1 counselling and nurture groups. We believe strongly that if a child’s emotional needs are met, then they will be in the right place to learn. The 1:1 counselling, led by a TA with full Child Counselling qualifications, supports children who may be dealing with short term issues such as a bereavement or longer term issues such as family break-down, poverty or illness and the lack of aspiration and self-esteem that is often linked to these situations.
The remaining £5000 is spent in the following ways:
Pupil Premium for 2012/13
|Staffing Provision||Additional TA hours for support of vulnerable pupils, 1 FTE|
|Contribution to leadership team hours providing weekly booster support in Year 6. (JB)|
|Interventions||Lower ability numeracy groups for Years 3-6|
|Literacy, Numeracy and Spelling/Grammar Booster sessions for Year 6|
|Project Code X Literacy intervention Years 3-6|
|1:1 specific support in Literacy and Numeracy|
|Enrichment||Additional transfer visits to aid transition to Year 7 at WHS|
|Children’s University- to help to facilitate the broader experience of more able PP children.|
|Additional support for residential visits.|
All of the children receiving intervention support made progress throughout the year.
Nurture Groups in-year progress 2012-13 (KS2)
|4.5 APS||3.5 APS||3.7APS|
Current counselling children in-year progress 2012-13 (KS2)
|Maths APS||Reading APS||Writing APS|
The progress of all Pupil Premium children in the school from the previous key stage is 100 VA which is completely in line with the national average for all children.
VA at KS2 this year was 100.1
End of KS2 Results (2013 unvalidated)
|% achieving Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths||88%|
|% achieving Level 4 or above in Reading||88|
|% achieving Level 4 or above in Writing||96|
|% achieving Level 5 or above in Reading||38|
|% achieving Level 5 or above in Writing||27|
|% achieving Level 4 or above in Maths||92|
|% achieving Level 5 or above in Maths||42|