Category: Community

Deeside Primary Schools Federation

The Governors and staff of Pensby Primary School are proud that our school is now part of a Soft Federation of 6 local schools:

Pensby Primary School;

Barnston Primary School;

Gayton Primary School;

Heswall Primary School;

Irby Primary School;

Thingwall Primary School.

We work as a collaborative group to support and challenge each other, in order to ensure that our schools deliver the best possible education for our children. This is something we have done over the past 4 years and it has developed into a strategic and effective model. The headteachers meet regularly and each term the headteachers and Chairs of Governors meet. Staff often meet together to undertake a series of activities and share their expertise. These include:

  • SENCo meetings and work;
  • Subject leaders collaboration;
  • Admin leaders collaboration;
  • Year group teachers meeting to moderate writing, maths and EGPS
  • EYFS baseline and end of year moderation;
  • Year 6 and year 2 moderation;
  • SATs moderation;

Our schools share a wide range of specialist knowledge and skills through our talented staff. These include:

  • Staff who have worked for the Local Authority in the roles of writing moderators and assessment leaders;
  • Staff who have extensive experience of mentoring and supporting ITT programmes;
  • Staff who are part of the national strategic group for writing moderation;
  • Staff expertise in organising and delivering to all schools – maths events, spelling events, sports competitions, music festivals, PREVENT training etc.

During the academic year 2016/17 two significant Soft Federation events were held – a cinema visit to celebrate the birthday of Roald Dahl and a ‘Science Under the Stars’ event hosted at Heswall Primary.

An annual collaboration calendar is drawn up each year to plan and track events against the Federations action plan.

Keep checking this page for more details and events, developments and successes of the Soft Federation.

 

Our Parent Teacher Association

Our Parent Teacher Association

All staff, parents and carers of children at school are welcomed as members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

The PTA raises valuable funds for our school through a variety of exciting events for the children and families.

As well as fundraising, the PTA plays a part in developing social interaction amongst those involved with the school and with the wider village community. Events which the PTA organises on a regular basis include the children’s discos, cake sales in the playground, Christmas Fair and much more.

PTA meetings are held in school, usually at 7.00pm.  All staff/parents/carers are most welcome to attend. It is very helpful to have parents from each class so that no one age group goes unrepresented. We are always keen for new ideas and input so if you are a new parent and are keen to participate in the PTA just come along and join the fun!

The PTA committee members currently are :

Named Person – Mrs L Jones

Treasurer – Mrs J Evans

Please feel free to talk to us if you have any questions about the PTA. You can view the minutes by clicking on the links below. Watch out for our letters home – you can’t miss them as they are printed on blue paper!!

The latest PTA minutes can be read here:

We have had several other meetings this term, at various times. These informal meetings are where we get down to the ‘nitty gritty’ of organising the events. This terms events have been brilliant and the children have enjoyed them. We have held a Halloween Disco, Christmas Fair and Christmas disco. This has raised well over £1000 this term.

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Next term we will be asking the children what they think they need in the playgrounds. We want to use the money we have to purchase some play equipment that the children will enjoy. The School Council will be helping us to do this, so please do talk to your children and ask them what they would like!

Pensby Childrens Club

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 Pensby Childrens Club

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What is Pensby’s Children’s Club?

Pensby Children’s Club is at the heart of our school. It is located within the school building and offers challenging activities to extend your child’s learning even at these early stages of development in a safe a nurturing environment. We can offer care in the morning in our Breakfast Club from 7.30am to 8.45am. We also offer After School care up until 6.00pm.

Current prices per session are: (per child per day)

  • Breakfast Club sessions – £4.50
  • After School Club sessions – £5.25 until 4.30pm
  • £7.50 for the full session.

If you are entitled to Free school meals you may be eligible to get your Breakfast or Afterschool club sessions half price.

We also offer a Wraparound service for children as young as 2 ¾  (the school term in which they turn three) until they start reception. We work closely with the early years team within Pensby Primary School. Session times and costs are as follows:

  • Morning Session 9am – 12.30pm – £13.00
  • Afternoon Session 11.40am – 3.20pm – £13.00
  • Full day Session 9am-3.20pm – £26.00
  • Lunchtime Session 11.40am-12.30pm – £3.50

Children can expect a fun filled day with child led activities and occasional outings. Children may bring a pack lunch for their session or can have a School Mini Dinner at an extra cost £1 per day. Children are also provided with healthy snacks in the mornig and afternoon.  

 

To book places in any sessions please contact Pensby Children’s Club on the main school number – 0151 348 4145. EXT 4

Please take a look at our Interactive Long term plan for the upcoming year:

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Easter Holiday club leaflet

 

Our Staff

We have experienced, dedicated and friendly staff who are all suitably qualified with Paediatric First Aid, Health and Hygiene Level 2, Safeguarding Level 1 and Level 2 and some staff have also been trained by the Oliver King Foundation for defibrillator training in schools.  

Hayley Lloyd-Jones
Manager

Our Trips and Events:

 

 

Please find below all Booking forms and Club documents for your perusal: 

March 2017 Booking form. Please Return to club by Friday 17th February 17.

Feb 17 Booking form. Please return to club by Wednesday 01/02/17

jan 17 Booking form please send back to club by Friday 16th December 16.

Please see below our latest Booking Form for November 2016.

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Please see below for latest December 2016 booking form.

 

dec-booking-form-16 Downloadable – (please download this and email back to Childrens club)

 

Please see below our latest Booking Form for October 2016.

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Please see below our latest Newsletter, Holiday Club Booking Form and Booking Form for June 2016.

Children’s Club newsletter 1 summer term 2016

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Childrens Club June 16 bform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors

 

Pensby Primary School Governors

Our school continues to go from strength to strength and we are very proud of the progress our children are making and the obvious enjoyment they are getting from all that the school provides.  Standards are continuing to rise through the school’s well structured, engaging and exciting curriculum.

We are a keen and hard-working group of 12 governors.  We meet as a full Governing Body at least once a term.  In addition to this we have several smaller committees that meet at least termly and look very closely at the different areas of school life. The committees are Personnel and Finance, Pastoral and Safeguarding, Curriculum and SEN, Buildings Health & Safety, Self Evaluation and Development (SED), Children’s Club, Pensby/Stanley joint committee.

Our Governing Body constitution is detailed below:

Name Position held Category of Governor Committee membership Term of office
David Spencer Chair of Governors co-opted governor All committees 06.10.11 to 01.09.17
Yvonne Clarke Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair of Children’s Club Committee
co-opted governor Personnel & Finance
Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
SED
01.09.11 to 31.08.17
Kate Brown Headteacher staff governor All committees by virtue of position as headteacher
Julie Evans Chair of Finance Committee co-opted governor Personnel & Finance
Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
Buildings H & S
Pensby/Stanley Schools joint committee
21.01.17 to 20.01.21
Suzanne Evans  Chair of Curriculum and SEN Commitee co-opted governor SED
Personnel & Finance
Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
28.04.16 to 27.04.20
Kirsty Harland Chair of Buildings
H & S Committee
co-opted governor Children’s Club
Buildings, H & S
28.04.16 to 27.04.20
Kate Roberts Chair of Pastoral & Safeguarding Committee co-opted governor SED
Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
01.01.17 to 31.12.20
William Farrell parent governor to be agreed following recent appointment 30.01.17 to 29.01.21
Jennie Lawrence parent governor to be agreed following recent appointment 30.01.17 to 29.01.21
Helen McCauley parent governor to be agreed following recent appointment 30.01.17 to 29.01.21
Joy Thomas staff governor SED
Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
03.02.17 to 02.02.21
Vacancy L.A governor awaiting appointment via the L.A.
Chris Boynton Associate Member n/a Buildings, H & S 28.04.16 to 27.04.20
Julie Gibson Clerk to Governors n/a appointed September 2016

Our Governing Body members are very active in the school, particularly in supporting the monitoring of teaching and learning. When they attend school events or carry out their work within the school, they sign in so that their attendance is monitored.

Each term, the school produces a magazine called, ‘The Pensby Primary Post’. It is packed with information and images of the wide range of learning that takes place in our school. The governors also have a page in this magazine and we use it to keep you updated about the work that we are doing.

Dates for meetings 

Dates for Governors Meetings 2016/2017

If you are considering applying to our school for a place for your child, I’m sure you will be impressed with our facilities. Why not come along and visit us? You will receive a very warm welcome.

David Spencer – Chair of Governorsdave

Governors Code of Conduct

Please find below the link to our Governors Code of Conduct which sets out the expectations on and commitment required from our school governors in order for the governing board to properly carry out its work within the school and the community.  The Governors Code of Conduct for Pensby Primary School is reviewed annually:
Code of Conduct 2016/2017

 

Conflicts of Interest

Pensby Primary School is committed to the highest standard of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities:

Our Conflict of Interests  policy sets out the School’s position if situations arise where school staff and governors levels have a conflict of interest arising from outside activities or private, personal or financial interests. Please find below the Conflict of Interests Policy and our Register of Interests:

Conflict of Interest Policy

Register of interests 2016/2017

 

Attendance Record for Governors’ Meetings 

Attendance Autumn term meetings 2016

Govs attendance at all meetings 2015/2016

 

Governing Body Minutes 

Full Governors mins Autumn 2016

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Minutes of Committee meetings

Building Health and Safety Committee

H and S Minutes for September 2016

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Minutes for 01 02 16 HS Meeting

Minutes for 19 10 15 HS Meeting

Pastoral/Curriculum/SEN and Safeguarding Committee

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Curriculum and Pastoral Minutes 5 2 16

Pastoral Minutes 10 11 15

Curriculum Oct 15

Finance/Personnel and Children’s Club Committee

Minutes of Finance and Personnel 11.11.16

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Finance minutes 12 2 16

mins of finance and personnel nov 2015

minutes PPCC 23 10 15

School Evaluation and Development (SED) Committee

sed minutes 21 10 16

SED minutes 5 2 16

mins of SED oct 2015

Pensby/Stanley Committee

Joint meeting of Governors 22 10 15

 

Governor Training Completed 

Governors’ training 2016 to 2017

Governor Training 15-16 pdf

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