The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.
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Pupil Premium

Impact of Pupil Premium and Other Funding

Assessment

During the academic year 2015 to 2016, we used levels related to the new National Curriculum alongside Are Relate Expectations (ARE) in order to assess children’s achievement. Since September 2016 we have used ARE in order to set children’s targets and also to monitor their progress and attainment,

Impact

2009-2010 – SEN  3.6 APS progress     3.5 APS progress as a school
2010-2011 – SEN  4.0 APS progress     3.7 APS progress as a school
2011-2012 – SEN  4.6 APS progress     3.9 APS progress as a school
2012-2013 -  SEN 4.3 APS progress      4.2 APS progress as a school
2013-2014  - SEN 3.6 APS (3.9 APS – Y3 SEN cohort) 3.8 APS progress as a school
2014- 2015 – SEN 3.7 APS (4.0 APS – Y4 cohort)      4.0 APS progress as a school
2015-2016 –  SEN 3.5 APS progress    4.3 APS progress as a school

2016-2017 ARE Progress within Year Group Curriculums
SEN 51% progress        67% progress as a school

2017-2018 ARE Progress within Year Group Curriculums

SEN 56% progress        66% progress as a school

Pupil Premium Grant (Includes Free School Meals children)

Action

At WDPS we utilise Pupil Premium to provide a Teaching Assistant (TA) in each class each morning and to provide bespoke interventions for individual children and for groups of children. The school has also invested in Lexia, RM Maths and RWI in order to combat any inequalities between Free School Meal (FSM) children and those children not in receipt of FSM.

Teachers complete a Class Profile Proforma at the beginning of the year to ensure they are aware of the needs/circumstances of all children including the FSM children.
Teachers are given time for 1 to 1 meeting times with children (Assertive Mentoring) to ensure all children are aware of their targets and that they also know what they have to do to make progress. Teachers then share these targets with parents at Open Evenings.

Impact
2009-2010 - FSM 3.7 APS progress     3.5 APS progress as a school
2010-2011 - FSM 3.7 APS progress     3.7 APS progress as a school
2011-2012 - FSM 4.0 APS progress     3.9 APS progress as a school
2012-2013 - FSM 4.3 APS progress     4.2 APS progress as a school
2013-2014 - FSM 3.9 APS Progress     3.8 APS as a school
2014-2015 - FSM 3.7 APS progress     4.0 APS progress as a school
2015-2016 – FSM 4.2 APS Progress     4.3 APS as a school

2016-2017 ARE Progress within Year Group Curriculums

Pupil Premium 65% progress         66% progress as a school

2017-2018 ARE Progress within Year Group Curriculums
Pupil Premium 64% progress         66% progress as a school

Pupil Premium Allocation

2011-2012
£38,064.00
FSM achieved above the school APS progress.

2012-2013
£71,400.00
Also additional Teaching Assistants have been employed to support individuals or small groups of children in the classroom setting in the Foundation Stage. WDPS has also invested in a Foundation Stage Interactive Learning Journey in order to engage all families in their children’s learning.

2013-2014
£112,500.00
In addition to the above:

  • Extra small group and individual support through teaching assistant and teacher extra hours
  • Subsidising educational trips
  • Broadening curriculum opportunities
  • Improving resources in school
  • Supply teachers – release teachers for interventions
  • Develop Outdoor Learning Environment (FS, KS1 and KS2)
  • Release SENDCO to identify individual needs earlier
  • Parent Information Boards – signposting
  • Investing in WDPS Life Skills Challenge including WDPS Cycle

2014-2015
£185,900.00
In addition to the above:

  • Additional interventions for  individual children  and small groups of children by teachers and teaching assistants
  • Educational Psychologist support
  • Upgrade Maths resources
  • Family Support Worker support
  • Broaden WDPS Life Skills Challenge and WDPS Cycle opportunities
  • Investment in Lexia resources
  • Improve the outdoor learning environment
  • Develop a Nurture Unit

2015 – 2016
£184,418.00
In addition to the above:

  • Investment in a new reading scheme
  • Broaden WDPS Life Skills Challenge and WDPS Cycle opportunities
  • Contribution towards an  all-weather running and mountain bike trail
  • Development of a bushcraft area

2016 – 2017
£195,360.00

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2017 – 2018
£188,762.00

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement - 2017-2018 (Click PDF icon below to download)

Feedback Policy

2018-2019

£198,600.00

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement - 2018-2019 (Click PDF icon below to download)

Feedback Policy

Primary School Sport Premium Funding

Following the 2012 London Olympics, it was decided to provide extra funding for Primary Schools. PE provision is assisted at West Denton Primary  School (WDPS) by PE  premium  funding.

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum  from 2013 to 2020 to improve the provision  of Physical Education (PE) and sport  in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only  be spent on the provision  of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional  funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they  will have the freedom to  choose how they do this.

2014-2015
£9,080.00
This additional funding is been used as follows:
All staff to receive individual coaching to further develop their teaching skills for gymnastics
Buying additional materials for PE and sport
Providing transport for children to compete in Outer West Learning Trust competitions
Broadening the range of PE activities e.g. Street Dance
Investing in WDPS Life Skills Challenge including WDPS Cycle

2015-2016
£8,847.00
This additional funding is been used as follows:
Contribution towards an  all-weather running and mountain bike trail
Buying additional materials for PE and sport
Providing transport for children to compete in Outer West Learning Trust competitions
Broadening the range of PE activities e.g. Hip Hop
Investing in WDPS Life Skills Challenge including WDPS Cycle

2016-2017
£9,119.00

Hire qualified sports coaches to upgrade Teachers'  skills
Support and involve children by running after-school sports  clubs
Provide resources for children's enjoyment and development of PE and sport in school
Provide resources and training courses in PE and sports  for  teachers
Provide opportunities for children to join other  schools  in sports competitions and healthy lifestyle events
PE Action Planning and Support (Newcastle Sports Partnership)
PE Bronze package (Newcastle Sports Partnership)
Cycling lessons
Contribution to purchase of 1 minibus

How the funding has made a difference to PE and sport participation

Evaluation of the impact of the sport premium funding will be carried out as  part of our self evaluation arrangements in July 2017.
The self evaluation will look at how we have used the sports premium funding to  improve the quality  and breadth  of PE and sporting provision, including increased participation  in PE.
It will evaluate  the progress made in PE but also  other areas of development such as self-esteem and confidence.
We will be able  to  compare the number of children involved in sporting activities in and outside of school.
The staff  are working  alongside external  agencies to improve  their own professional  development in improving the teaching of PE and sport.
In July 2017 we will have data to  support the impact of the sports premium  funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.

2017-2018
£9,120.00

The money  will be spent as follows:
Provide resources and training courses in PE and sports  for  teachers
Provide opportunities for children to join other  schools  in sports competitions and healthy lifestyle events
PE Action Planning and Support (Newcastle Sports Partnership)
PE Bronze package (Newcastle Sports Partnership)
Cycling lessons
Contribution to purchase of 1 minibus
Hire qualified sports coaches to upgrade Teachers'  skills
Support and involve children by running after-school sports  clubs
Provide resources for children's enjoyment and development of PE and sport in school

How the funding has made a difference to PE and sport participation
Evaluation of the impact of the sport premium funding will be carried out as  part of our self-evaluation arrangements in July 2018.
The self-evaluation will look at how we have used the sports premium funding to  improve the quality  and breadth  of PE and sporting provision, including increased participation  in PE.
It will evaluate  the progress made in PE but also  other areas of development such as self-esteem and confidence.
We will be able  to  compare the number of children involved in sporting activities in and outside of school.
The staff  are working  alongside external  agencies to improve  their own professional  development in improving the teaching of PE and sport.
In July 2018 we will have data to  support the impact of the sports premium  funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.

 

Swimming Levels - 2017-2018

Feedback Policy

Music Grant

2015-2016
£2,056.00
This additional funding is been used as follows:
Whole class penny whistle tuition
Half termly class ‘Pocket Projects’

Half termly ‘Bamboo Tamboo’ workshops

2016-2017
£3,260.00
This additional funding is been used as follows:
Whole class penny whistle tuition
Half termly class ‘Pocket Projects’
Half termly ‘Bamboo Tamboo’ workshops
Instrument purchase

2017-2018
£2,910.00
This additional funding is been used as follows:
Whole class pocket trumpet tuition
Half termly class ‘Pocket Projects’
Half termly ‘African Band’ workshops
Instrument purchase

 

2018-2019
£2,430.00
This additional funding is been used as follows:

Whole class pocket trumpet tuition

Half termly class ‘Pocket Projects’

Half termly ‘African Band’ workshops

Instrument purchase

'Big Gig' participation fee

Pupil Premium