Woodnewton- A Learning Community


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Rowlett Road
NN17 2NU
2 - 11
Academy - Converter mainstream
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The academy is significantly larger than the average-sized primary school. It converted to become an academy on 1 June 2012 and is now the lead member of the ‘Woodnewton Multi-academy Trust. When its predecessor school, Woodnewton –a learning community, was last inspected it was judged to be good. About one sixth of pupils are supported by the pupil premium. This proportion is average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for children who are looked after by the local authority. These pupils are referred to in this report as ‘disadvantaged pupils’. Around one in ten pupils is disabled or has special educational needs. This proportion is similar to that found nationally. Most pupils are from a White British heritage. The academy has a Nurture Unit for up to 10 children from the age of 4 to 8. This is specially resourced provision for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. It caters for children who require additional support for their social, emotional and behavioural needs who do not have a statement of special educational need. The aim of the provision is to provide the support these pupils need to be able to return to mainstream classes. The Early Years Foundation Stage includes a part-time Nursery as well as four full-time Reception classes. The academy provides access to additional provision before and after school. There is also a Children's Centre on the same site, which is inspected separately. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress What does the school need to do to improve further? Ensure that a greater proportion of disadvantaged pupils make rapid progress and attain standards that are similar to their classmates by: reviewing the effectiveness of current strategies used to support these pupils and ensuring those responsible for governance are clear where their responsibilities lie with regard to these pupils. Ensure that a higher proportion of pupils in Key Stage 2 are making the best possible progress, especially in writing and mathematics by: providing more opportunities for pupils to write at length and imaginatively in all classes encouraging pupils to use their mathematical skills more frequently across other subjects and contexts so that they have the opportunity to test and improve their understanding of calculation and mathematical concepts improving the consistency of teachers’ marking and feedback so that they are always detailed enough to help pupils to improve their work.

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