Pupil Premium


Woodside School received a total of £102,940 pupil premium for the financial year 2016 – 2017. We have a total of 213 students on roll; this was based on 82 pupils.

Breakfast Club

All students are given access to a free breakfast club every morning before school.

Academic interventions

A range of academic interventions are in place funded through the Pupil Premium, which benefit a number of students and Looked After Children (LAC). All targeted pupils have access to a number of literacy and numeracy interventions including a specialist teacher. Regular assessments are carried out to assess progress. Some pupils receive regular 1:1 sessions in all subjects.

All of our older pupils (14 – 19 year olds) have access to a wide range of KS4 accredited pathways

After school clubs

Students have access to after school clubs and can participate in a range of activities including cooking, football club, trampoline club and choir.

Counselling (Play Therapy)

Individual sessions with a specialist counsellor are available to all pupils. These sessions are well regarded by pupils, parents and staff and support targeted individuals to help them regulate their behaviour in and out of school. This has an impact on the stability and success of the students involved.

Social language Support

The school employs a dedicated speech and language therapy assistant who supplements provision for speech and language therapy provided by the health service. She works across the school supporting pupils with their language and communication difficulties and helping them understand non-verbal cues and appropriate behavioural responses to a range of situations. She also provides high quality training and modelling of best practice to all staff.

Helping children on the Autistic Spectrum to achieve

Pupils on the Erith site on the Autistic Spectrum are supported with sessions from a dedicated team of speech and language therapist and, where necessary, 1:1 individual sessions with behaviour mentors.

Reward schemes

We offer a wide range of attendance, academic and behavioural reward schemes, and as and when necessary, individualised timetables are instigated to target pupils’ needs and aspirations. This can include 1:1 curriculum support and/or literacy and numeracy lessons and learning mentoring, placements at other provisions such as Hadlow College, supported placement for some courses in mainstream settings e.g. ICT GCSE in addition to individualised mentoring, work experience and taster courses at Bexley College.

Additional Support for external assessments

All pupils who are able to access external accreditation are provided with appropriate support such as trained readers and scribes throughout their assessments.


All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities including swimming,boccia and trampolining.

Parents’ network groups

We hold monthly parent information sessions. This offers parents the opportunity  be fuilly informed and involved in the school’s curriculum and enrichment activities and to give families the opportunity to talk and support each other. This group is led by a range of staff. Parents are welcomed into the school and have the opportunity to talk, share and support each other.

We also provide dedicated speakers, examples of whom are Pascalle Berthelle who runs an ESafety workshop, Claudette Hanson from Prospects who provides support on careers and Sandy Muse who support older pupils with independent travel training.


We have developed the phonics programme Soundswrite to enable all students to better develop their literacy skills. A rolling programme is in place to ensure that all staff have undertaken the compulsory three days of training to be able to deliver this programme.


We have also purchased a mathematics package, Mathsmap, which supports the planning and teaching of maths for pupils of all ages abnd enables staff to differentiate for individuals with gaps in their knowledge.


Regular school tracking and analyses by subject leaders SLT and governors.


·         Attainment data

·         Attendance data

·         Parental questionnaires




Start Date

Intended Outcomes


Play therapy


In place

Enable students to access support to improve their well-being and help them to be ready for learning

Students and parents report improvement in concentrating and functioning in lessons

Breakfast Club


In place

Ensure children have a positive start to their day All students have eaten and able to learn

Improved attendance Improved behaviour for learning

Attendance initiatives


In place

Encourage improved attendance




(£430 pp)

July 2016

Raise reading age and develop phonic skills

Students make expected or better progress in English



In place

Identify mathematical deficits and provide diagnostic support.

Students make expected or better progress in maths

After School Clubs


In place

Homework club offers an opportunity to complete work with support Other clubs opportunity to socialise and develop leisure interests

High attendance at clubs

Costs towards 1 x behaviour



In place

Individual support for learning and social communication

Improved attendance in lessons

1:1 tuition –


In place

Support for students with SpLD

Students making expected or better progress

Student Voice


In place

To support initiatives suggested by school council

Reward trips School uniform ideas

School Uniform


Ad hoc

Be part of the school ethos and culture

Students look the same so that nobody can identify students experiencing financial difficulties with uniform

Parent Network Groups



Parents supported

Improved parental engagement

Costs towards the full time Speech and





In place

Individual and groups of pupils supported. Training for staff and parents.

Pupils’ communication needs met. Students make better progress and better able to access learning. Social skills improved to support independence.

Cost of part of Senco time to support assessment arrangements transition and planning for targeted pupils


In place

Individuals and groups of pupils supported.

Effective transition plans in place. All eligible pupils able to access external accreditation with support

Total = £103,252











Woodside Year 7 Catch-Up

The literacy and numeracy catch up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil that has not achieved at a level 4 in Reading and or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2.

In September 2015we had on entry 13 pupils who qualified for additional funding.

We received £6,500 additional funding for the academic year 2015 - 2016. To support the development of Year 7 Literacy and Mathematics we spent this funding on the following:-






Cost of 1:1  specialist literacy and maths support


 Sept 2016

Improve reading age and English level

100% increased their reading age