Story Wood School Sowing the seeds of success

Raising Attainment

Raising Attainment


Leadership and Management


  • Member of SLT has responsibility for the progress of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding
  • Actions to improve the progress and experiences of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are included in the school development plan
  • Progress and attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding are shared at pupil progress meetings
  • High focus on diminishing the difference on the school SDP


Quality First Teaching


  • Qualified teachers and support staff deliver English and Maths interventions
  • Clear learning intentions for all pupils and adults supporting pupils
  • Focus on pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, in performance management
  • High quality CPD for ALL staff
  • Excellent communication between teachers and teaching assistants supporting pupils
  • Sharing good practice across the school
  • Robust assessment systems in place
  • All staff TEEP trained

Pastoral support and extra-curricular and new opportunities


  • Learning mentor
  • Play therapist
  • Sports coaching
  • Forest school
  • Lunchtime/After school clubs
  • PSHE
  • Nurture groups
  • Sensory room
  • Speech and Language therapist
  • Breakfast club
  • Easter school
  • Educational visits/visitors including Y6 Residential experience

Tailored Interventions


  • Delivery by qualified teachers and teaching assistants
  • One to one tuition (LACES)
  • Small group tuition
  • After school tuition /small group interventions
  • Personalised learning matched to the needs of the child
  • Rainbow speech groups with Speech therapist in EYFS
  • Talkboost
  • Fresh start
  • Project X
  • Rapid maths

Effective use of TA’s


  • Skills matched to the needs of pupils
  • TA impact on pupil’s progress acknowledged
  • Excellent communication with class teachers
  • Focus on pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, in appraisals
  • Communicating with parents
  • Included in staff training
  • High quality CPD

Engaging Parents


  • Termly class workshops/ Games mornings/ Cafes
  • Playclub project
  • Art activities
  • Story bus Activities
  • Home/school reading and phonics activities
  • Family Support worker
  • Robust systems to maintain attendance and punctuality
  • Coffee mornings
  • Parent Forum
  • Friends of Story Wood
  • Classroom Dojo


  • Robust monitoring of attendance of Pupil Premium pupils
  • Highly effective systems to follow up on poor attendance
  • Attendance figures celebrated at the end of each week during celebration assembly
  • Termly attendance rewards
  • Attendance figures shared on school website and on notice boards
  • Meetings with parents to discuss impact of term time holidays upon attainment and progress

Role of Governors

  • Designated governors to focus on pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding
  • Regular governor reports show impact of interventions for pupil premium children and how the gap is closing/has closed
  • Governors informed how the Pupil Premium funding is used to support those pupils eligible