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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wow! Look what Wellcomm did at Welford Primary

By Summer term 2 2018, Welford had been using Wellcomm for 2 years but most rigorously during 2017/18.

At Welford in 2018 67% of children reached a Good level of development (GLD) and a similar level is predicted for 2019.    School are able to track an incremental improvement for the past 3 years (apart from the blip in 2017 which Louise acknowledges was a particularly needy group) across the whole cohort, comparing pupil premium children, disadvantaged children and the EAL group. 

We have also included the percentages for Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSED) as Louise does believe that communication and language levels impact on PSED.

The table below shows how the results for Welford children compare favourably with both Birmingham targets and the targets for the Handsworth local ward.

 

2016

2017

2018

 

GLD

C&L

PSED

GLD

C&L

PSED

GLD

C&L

PSED

All children

58%

65%

68%

63%

63%

67%

67%

75%

73%

Pupil Premium

53%

63%

 

44%

44%

 

67%

76%

 

*Disadvantaged children

50%

60%

 

50%

50%

 

72%

83%

 

EAL

Data not collected

62%

62%

 

68%

76%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National target

GLD

72%

 

C&L

 

82%

 

Birmingham

GLD

68%

 

C&L

 

68%

 

Handsworth (local ward) target

GLD

63%

 

C&L

 

71%

 

*Children who have had free school meals at some point during the past 6 years but are not currently eligible.

These results are very encouraging.  Welford have yet to match the national targets – 67% as opposed to 72% GLD: 75% in C & L as opposed to 82% -  but are equal to or ahead of Birmingham and Handsworth targets.

School look forward to seeing the impact of their EY investment on 2019’s KS1 SATS – watch this space!

Contact us if you would like to know more about how Wellcomm can help raise attainment in your setting

info@soundswellspeech.com