Woodlands Pupil Premium Strategy
Woodlands school uses its Pupil Premium in a creative way to best meet the varied needs of children and young people in this group. We have chosen to focus on making a difference to the individual child. The funding is used primarily to provide the services of specialists such as an educational psychologist and an occupational therapist.
The specialist knowledge of such colleagues is then used in a multi-agency way with staff, families and children themselves to identify the root causes of difficulties with learning. This can take some time and often requires intensive work. the senor leadership team review the progress of children in receipt of Pupil Premium on a regular basis to ensure that the spending s having a positive effect.
We also provide support for children to access learning form the most fundamental of bases. For some pupils developing their stamina and oxygen uptake is essential for promoting good learning. We believe in using the grant to facilitate healthy lives and this may be in the form of physical adventurous play or activity. Blending learning with doing has been highly effective for a number of our learners. We ensure that service children get a similar support level to others in receipt of pupil premium as we understand that many of their difficulties result from the challenges of discontinuous home life experiences.
The documents below give details of our Pupil Premium and Sports Premium spending and the impact it has had on children's learning.