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British Values

British Values at Pensby Primary School

The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At Pensby Primary School these values are promoted and reinforced regularly and in the following ways.

Democracy

Democracy is embedded at the school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and regular questionnaires.  We operate a pupil voice through our marking system and pupils can write to the staff about their work or any aspects that they wish to communicate. The elections of the School Council members is based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced.  Our school has ‘School Rules’, which are deeply embedded in our work every day.  Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. At the beginning of every school year, staff and pupils discuss the ‘rules’ and explore how they help our school community and support us all to be happy and safe in our school environment.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and a relevant education.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and P.S.H.E. lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge; or how they record; or participation in our extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

Our pupils were fully involved in the creation of our ‘mission statement’ and it is deeply embedded in all that we do at the school.  Pupils are told that they can ‘Reach For the Stars – Be Amazing’. The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

Our ethos is based on Christian Values. We value the backgrounds of all our pupils and families and we undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for everyone as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world.

At Pensby Primary School we teach a values education. Our core value of Respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs.  We enhance pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies and P.S.H.E. work.  Beliefs, traditions and customs are studied in depth, with visitors being invited in to our school to enrich and extend understanding.  Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. We work closely with Stanley Special Primary School who share our site. We support our pupils in understanding the diverse nature of pupils needs and that as good citizens they can work together and value each others contributions to our society.

Underpinning all of this, are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to the British Empire and British Values. In following the new RE curriculum all pupils will learn in detail about key faiths and through this learning they will be taught to show respect for those faiths. Through History pupils are taught about significant periods in British History and are encouraged to identify these in chronological order.

In KS1 the pupils are taught about World War I, The Great Fire of London, the Gunpowder Plot and The Royal family. They learn about significant British figures such as Samuel Pepys, Florence Nightingale and LS Lowry. In KS2 history, they learn about the Roman Empire in Britain and how this has formed our current society. They learn about Edward the Confessor and the Vikings. Victorian Britain is a significant learning point for the children. In year 6 the pupils are taught about crime and punishment and the legal system in Britain. They work with the local police force and explore scenarios and consider the impact crime can have on British life. Pupil voice within this work is of great importance.

Our history curriculum is complemented by our Geography curriculum which aims to celebrate different cultures and emphasizes Britain today. In KS1 the geography curriculum embeds Britain as a nation and explores its geographical structure. It also immerses the pupils in the culture of China and the USA. In KS2 the geography curriculum explores the British isles features in more depth. It immerses the pupils in the culture of Greece, Desert regions and Equatorial countries.

The school follows British events such as Remembrance Day celebrations and all pupils and staff join in these events along with governors in the school. We support local and national charities in their events, for example Red Nose Day, Jeans for Genes day. This develops an understanding of how we work together to support our communities and help those in need.

THIS IS OUR SCHOOLS STATEMENT ON HOW WE TEACH BRITISH VALUES

 The school invites parents and families to join with them in the Governments anti terrorism push. All schools have a duty to promote the PREVENT strategy. Families can find out more about the PREVENT strategy by visiting https www.gov.uk.

Teacher Training

How we support the training of future teachers

Pensby Primary School is the ‘Lead’ school in an alliance of local schools that train teachers through the governments  ‘School Direct Programme’.Our group of Partnership schools has a long established working relationship – Heswall Primary School, Barnston Primary School, Thingwall Primary School, Irby Primary School, Ladymount Catholic Primary School. We work very closely with Stanley Special Primary School and this gives our staff and trainees excellent opportunities to experience Special Educational Needs.

Our schools deliver primary education training with some schools offering Nursery places.

More information can be found by accessing each school website. Links to these are:

Barnston Primary School
http://www.barnston.wirral.sch.uk/

Heswall Primary School
http://www.heswall-primary.wirral.sch.uk/

Irby Primary School
http://www.irbyprimary.org/

Ladymount Catholic Primary School
http://www.ladymount.wirral.sch.uk/

Thingwall Primary School
http://thingwall.eschools.co.uk/site

Stanley Special Primary School
http://www.stanley.wirral.sch.uk/site


The Pensby Partnership works in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and offers a Post Graduate Certificate with Qualified Teaching Status with 60 credits at masters level.

In addition to this, Pensby Primary School is a member of the national SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) programme. The Lead school in this alliance is Willaston Primary School in Cheshire. We form part of a group of primary schools   delivering this long established programme. Our group of 6 Partnership schools has a very long and established working relationship – Willaston Primary School (Cheshire), Banks Lane Infant School (Stockport), Warren Wood Primary School (Stockport), St. Elphins Primary School (Stockport), Padfield Primary School (Glossop). .

Our schools deliver primary education training with some schools offering Nursery places.

More information can be found by accessing each school website. Links to these are:

Willaston Primary School
http://www.willastonceprimaryschool.co.uk/

Banks Lane Infant School
http://www.bankslaneinfants.org.uk/

Warren Wood Primary School
http://www.warrenwood.stockport.sch.uk/

St Elphins Primary Primary School
http://st-elphins.eschools.co.uk/site

Padfield Primary School
http://www.padfield.ik.org/


The SCITT Schools work in partnership with Nottingham University and offers a Post Graduate Certificate with Qualified Teaching Status with 60 credits at masters level.


All schools need people who are dedicated to the children. All our staff must be passionate and enthusiastic about teaching. This includes our School Direct and SCITT Associate Teachers.


The Pensby Primary School Direct Partnership and  the SCITT partnership are vibrant, successful Partnerships that are well established. The Partnership schools have a very close working relationship and support structure. We are committed to training effective future teachers and leaders who will inspire future generations.

For more information or to apply for a place on the School Direct or SCITT programmes go to www.ucas.com or to the University Websites

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/prospective/teacher-training/national-primary-scitt/introduction.aspx

http://ljmu.ac.uk/EHC/125112.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions page provides information so that parents can find information quickly and easily.

 

What are the normal school attendance times?
Children should arrive in the school playground at 8.45am unless they are attending the school Breakfast Club or are accompanied by an adult to supervise them. Until 8:45 the supervision of children is the responsibility of the parent or carer. The whistle for the start of the school day, is blo0wn at 8.50am. A member of the staff team will come to the playground area to collect the children.It is really importany that your child arrives at the correct time. If they are late, they miss the start of the school day and the start of the first lesson, as well as disrupting the session for the other children.After the class lines have gone into the building, the main gate is locked to keep the children safe. If your child is late they need to be taken to the main reception, where they must be signed in.
What is the school policy on uniforms?
We are proud of our school and look upon our school uniform as a means of identifying your child and setting the standards we expect in the school. The governors, parents and staff all fully support the school policy on uniform. We would be most grateful if you can make every effort to ensure that your child attends school suitably dressed for all activities, both in and out of the school buildings. It is also essential that all items are clearly marked with your child’s name. Outdoor coats should also be marked with the child’s name. Please make sure that your child does not wear jewellery to school (except watches and stud earrings)
How do I order a School Uniform?
School uniform can be ordered through the school office at any time during the year. A uniform order form can be collected from the school office. Payment must be made when ordering. Uniform is usually available through the small stock we carry. At busier times, unirom can take 2 to 4 weeks to arrive. Mrs MacRae orgnaises school uniform and is in the school office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
What should I do if my child is ill and cannot come to school?
If your child is unwell then please ensure you inform the school on the first day of absence before 9:15am, we have an answer phone on the main school line (0151 348 4145).Our attendance is good (96% for 2011/12) – each week the attendance is calculated class by class and we have Attendance Awards for the best infant and junior class in the school.
Can I take my child on holiday during term time?
Gaps in attendance can affect performance and standards. Parents do not have the right to take children on holiday during term time. The Headteacher decides whether or not to authorise holidays in term time for exceptional cases, taking into account the age of the child, the time of year proposed for the trip, and the overall attendance pattern of the child. Schools cannot legally authorise more than ten days holiday in a school year as the main family holiday. Please remember that lack of attendance can affect performance and standards. On receipt of your request for holiday, the Headteacher will look at your child’s attendance percentage. This must be higher than 90% before the request can be considered.Please ensure that you complete a holiday request form within 2 weeks of the proposed holiday and submit this to the school office. You will receive written confirmation if the holiday is approved and written confirmation is it is not approved.
We are moving house. Do I need to inform the school?
Please inform the office of any change of address or the telephone number for emergency contacts so that our records can be amended immediately.
How often does my child have homework?
All children will progress quickly if they have plenty of practice reading at home. Infant children should read a little and often – every night if possible. Older children should aim to read three times a week. In school we teach children to read in guided reading sessions, so your contribution of hearing reading at home is essential. Your child will have a Reading Record book. It is very important that school and home use this to report your child’s progress in reading.All children in the school are set a homework task once a week. Homework is designed to support the work the children have been doing in class. It should be relevant to the age of the child and enjoyable. Homework is set on a Thursday and we ask that it is returned the following Tuesday. Your child will have a Homework Diary that details their homework. It is very important that school and home use this diary to communicate.Older children may be given addtional homework tasks or projects. This will be communicated by the class teacher through the homework diary.
How can I keep in touch with my child’s progress at school?
At the beginning of the school year we hold a meeting when you can meet your child’s class teacher and view their classroom. This meeting is useful as it outlines what will be happening in the year.Just before October half term we hold our first Parents Evening where progress is discussed. A second Parents Eveing is then held in the Spring term. At this second meeting, you will receive a short written report that details your child’s progress and their next steps. At the end of the summer term, a full written report is produced for your child and we hold an Open Evening.We are also firmly committed to an ‘open door’ policy, enabling parents to discuss their child’s progress, by appointment with the class teacher, at any other time throughout the year. Liaison through the Homework and Reading Diary is also encouraged. Newsletters inform parents of both whole school and year group activities.
Is my Child entitled to Free school milk and meals?
Your child could qualify for free lunches or milk, or be given free fruit and vegetables at school. Local authorities must provide free lunches for eligible pupils, paid-for meals where requested and good facilities and supervision so pupils can eat safely. Check this link at www.direct.gov.uk to check your eligibility and for more information.Please pay for school dinners at the start of the week. School dinners are £2.00 per day, £10.00 per week and should be paid on a Monday morning even if your child is staying for one day. Cheques payable to Wirral Borough Council please.Free school meals helpline number is 0300 123 7039 to check your eligibility and once confirmed please let the office know so that any dinners taken will not be charged.

 

School Uniform

Our School uniform is now available to purchase online through our new web store. Cut off dates are midnight on the 15th and 30th.

The address of the website is http://pensby.gooddies.co.uk/
– Free Delivery to school for collection.
– Home Delivery option available.
– Excellent quality uniform at competitive prices.
– Track the progress of your order.
– Secure and easy to use web store.
– Two deliveries per month.

Uniform is important and helps to set high standards for all we do in our school. Pensby Primary School uniform for all children comprises:

White polo shirt (polo shirts with school emblems are available from the school office. Plain polo shirts can also be worn and are available from many retail outlets)

Black trousers, shorts or skirts

Burgundy Sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo- these are available from the school office.

Black footwear

 

For PE, the children wear:

Black or navy blue shorts

White t-shirt (T -shirts with school emblems are available from the school office)

Trainers

Tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE

Lunch Menu

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School Lunches

Our school Cook in Charge is Mrs S Humphries. Mrs Brindley, Mrs Dawson, Mrs G Groves and Mrs J Edge are the assistant cooks. All school meals are prepared on the premises in the schools state of the art kitchen. There is a separate dining room where all the children gather to eat. School lunches cost £2 per day.

The school kitchen is ‘in-house’. This means it is not controlled by an outside catering company and there is more flexibility for meals to be changed to what the children like. We work with a company called RPJ3 who help us to ensure all meals met and surpass government expectations and standards.

Our new menus have been designed, based on the results of a survey carried out by the School council. It is extensive and everything is freshly made on the premises. The menu can be viewed here:

 

Latest School Menu 

School Menu October 17 – amended Nov 17

 

October 17 – amended Nov 16 menu

September Menu 15 revised

New school menu February 2015

September Menu 15 revised

The children can choose to have a school lunch on a daily basis. Please send in payment of £2.00 per day in a clearly labelled container.

Mrs Humphries is passionate about home baking and gives up her own time to work with the children within curriculum time, teaching them how to bake. She teaches them the tips of the trade!

If you choose to send your child to school with a home packed lunch, we ask you to ensure that it is as healthy as possible and we ask you not to put sweets into it.

Headteacher

 Reach for the stars – be amazing!

 

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I have been the Headteacher of Pensby Primary school since it opened in 2008. Each day I wake up and look forward to coming to such a happy school. In fact it doesn’t feel like I’m coming to work at all!

The biggest change over the last 5 years has been the changes to our school building. We are finally in a new building which is an incredible place to be. The staff and I still can’t believe how lucky we are to be in such an amazing building and have such superb resources!

The children and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past 5 years and we are very proud of the progress we have made and continue to make. We all try to listen to each other and celebrate our successes as well as thinking about how we can make more improvements where and when we need to.

The school has 7 aims that we believe our help our children to learn respect for each other and the community:

  1. Create a safe, secure and welcome environment where everyone can flourish
  2. Provide a challenging, creative curriculum both in and out of the classroom
  3. Make activities accessible to all
  4. Nurture independent learners with high self-esteem
  5. Develop responsible citizens of the future
  6. Build a school community where everyone has high expectations of behaviour and success in all areas
  7. Be part of a school that is an integral and positive partner within the wider community.

The children of the school were asked to design and create a mosaic for our school. They developed our school motto:

REACH FOR THE STARS, BE AMAZING!

We think this motto sums up our aims and hopes perfectly. We believe our children are all amazing and can do anything they want to do.

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Staff

 School Staff

We are very lucky to have a large staff team in the school. We have 8 classes. One class for each year group, starting in Nursery up to year 6. The governors of the school know that it’s biggest resource is staffing and they work with the staff team to ensure that staff/pupil ratios are as good as possible, so supporting the needs of each child.

The staffing for each class for 2017/18 is:

Nursery

Mrs Embery is the Nursery Teacher and Mrs Spencer is the Nursery Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Miss Goddard is the Teaching Assistant in Nursery.

We also have our Nursery support staff

Hayley Lloyd-Jones

                

         Becky Gill                     Paula Peters                 Tracey Francis             Tracey Duckers

Reception Class

Miss Grant is the Reception Class Teacher, Mrs Jellicoe and Miss Bennett are the class Teaching Assistants

 

 

Year 1

Mrs Sibthorp is the Year 1 Class Teacher (Monday to Thursday), Mrs Williams is the year 1 class Teacher on a Friday and Mrs Seal and Mrs Putman are the Year 1 Class Teaching Assistants.

Year 2

Mrs Toal is the Year 2 Class Teacher and Mrs Brett is the Year 2 Class Teaching Assistant, along with Mrs Peter. Miss Ogden is our Associate Teacher.

Year 3

Mrs Beggs is the Year 3 Class Teacher (teaching Tuesday to Friday) and Mrs Williams teaches on a Monday. They are supported by Mrs Arnold and Mrs Somerville who are the Year 3 Class Teaching Assistants.

 

 

Year 4

Mrs Thomas is the Year 4 Class Teacher and Mrs Bell is the Year 4 Class Teaching Assistant. Mr Orr is our Associate Teacher.

 

Year 5

  Mrs Gilleece -is the Year 5 Class Teacher and Mrs Robson is the Year 5 Class Teaching Assistant.

 

Year 6

Mr Klausen is the Year 6 Class Teacher and Mrs Jones is the Year 6 Class Teaching Assistant.

Other support staff in year 6: Miss Whitty.

 

Intervention staff

Mrs Davey and Mrs Toal (SENCO)

Our Intervention staff support pupils with specific SEND needs in literacy & Numeracy. We are fortunate to still receive support from Mrs Tempest, as well as Mrs Cooper and Miss Frempong, our Speech and Language therapists.

 

 

 

School Council

Pensby Primary School Council

The School Council is an important part of our school and has great influence on life at school.

The council is made up from pupils from years 2 to 6, with each class choosing 1 boy and 1 girl.

We very much encourage our pupils to get fully involved with the School Council, as it can be a fun way of learning and also has an influence over how the school is run.

The School Council meets usually half term and a set of ‘Minutes’ is produced. The School Council has been very successful is persuading the staff to improve many aspects of school for the children.

Many of our meetings are informal but for some meetings we take minutes. We have agendas too … and  Chair and Vice Chair of the School Council! This is to help the children learn how formal meetings are held and how democracy and collaboration works in meetings.

Our School Council has helped to develop the new school meals menu and carried out a pupil questionnaire to help do this. They were selected to work with the team planning a new youth centre for Wirral. They were asked to think about what they needed in their area and what activities they would like to access.

The first meeting of the 2016/17 school year was fabulous and resulted in the children going away to research canopies for the playground!

Our 2015/16 School Councillors need to be thanked for their hard work last year. They were a delight to work with and their main success was working with the PTA to get our playground markings and new benches for the playground.

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School Councillors 2015-2016

The most recent School Council minutes can be accessed through this link:

School Council Meeting 4th Nov 2016

School Council Meeting 21st October 2015

School Council Meeting 13th November 2015

The School Council had a meeting on 11th January 2016, with the Basic Skills Assessor, Mrs McDonald. Mrs McDonald used to be the Headteacher of Heswall Primary School so it was really good to see her again! The meeting was private so that the children could be very honest about what they think about English, Maths and Science teaching in our school!! They told her everything!! Thanks to the School Council for sharing their views – we have been awarded our Basic Skills once again!!

         

Term Dates

 

 

Pensby Primary School Term dates

The school holiday dates for the academic year 2015/16 can be downloaded from this attachment:

hol dates 2015 TO 2016

Please note that the schools INSET days for the academic year 2015/16 have been set as follows:

Monday 1st September 2015 / Monday 2nd November 2015 / Friday 18th December 2015 /Monday 4th January 2016 / Thursday 21st July 2016.

 

The school holidays for the academic year 2016/17 can be downloaded from this attachment:

hol dates 2016 to 2017

Please note that the schools INSET dates for the academic year 2016/17 have been PROVISIONALLY set as follows:

Monday 5th September 2016 / Tuesday 6th September 2016 / Friday 23rd December 2016 /Monday 24th July 2017 / Tuesday 25th July 2017.

 

hol dates 2017 to 2018

Please note that the schools INSET dates for the academic year 2017/18 have been PROVISIONALLY set as follows:

Monday 4th September 2017 / Tuesday 5th September 2017 / Monday 8th January 2018 / Monday 23rd July 2018 / Tuesday 24th July 2018. Link below for full details.

hol dates 2017 to 2018

 

Ofsted and Finance

OFSTED

Since the school opened in September 2008, we have undergone four inspections.

Our first was in January 2010 and was led by Pat Kime of HMI. In January 2012 we were selected to take part in a Subject Specific Inspection. This inspection was led by Jane Jones HMI. Our third inspection was in October 2012. The latest inspection was in March 2017.

Our OFSTED reports can be found by following this link:

Pensby Primary OFSTED reports

We encourage parents to leave their views on how the school is performing through Parent Link. This can also be found through the OFSTED reports link above.

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT (PPG) –  REPORT FOR PARENTS AND THE PUBLIC

Pensby Primary School serves a richly diverse community that includes pupils entitled to ‘Pupil Premium’ grants. This report summarises the Pupil Premium Grant allocation, spending and impact for the academic year 2016/17.

Group Details 2016/17
Total number of children on roll 222
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 50
Amount received per pupil FSM £1320
Additional LAC funding £3800 
Total amount of PPG received £74,776

The expenditure of the 2016/17 PPG mirrors that of 2015/16 because the impact of the spend was effective for this group of pupils and in most areas these pupils met or exceeded the national trend for PPG performance.

Small group support within class                                            £34,965

Uniform and equipment                                                          £1,560

1:1 support for social and emotional interventions                 £1,000

Support for trips and visits general                                         £1,520

Support for residential visits                                                    £980

1:1 support for complex needs                                               £13,065

1;1 support for phonics                                                           £2,600

1:1 intervention work for reading, writing and maths              £15,770

1:1 intervention for SEND/Dyscalculia                                   £14,200

Reduce class size      (inclu in F1 and F2)                             £6,960

Peer support                                                                           £1,600

Lunchtime support                                                                  £1,000

After school enrichment                                                          £3580

Travel                                                                                     £600

Total spend                                                                           £99,400

The impact of this spend for 2016/17, is that the large majority of disadvantaged pupils made at least expected progress with the majority making more than expected progress.

Our Strategy for the use of Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18 can be accessed here:

pupil-premium-strategy-2016-2017

PE GRANT

Pensby Primary School utilises the PE grant in a number of ways to promote a number of sports across the school. The DFE states that conditions of the PE grant are:

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

·         employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-teachers-pay-and-conditions-2015> – these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets

·         teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study – including those specified for swimming

The minimum requirements from the PE programme of study are:

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

·         swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

·         use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

·         perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

The use of the PE grant in our school for swimming is IN ADDITION to the minimum requirements of the programmes of study. It:

1.     provides swimming instruction to all school pupils across 3 key stages (EYFS, KS1 and KS2) annually,
2.    Trains and teaches pupils not only correct stroke use, but the correct breathing techniques required to swim, so enabling them to swim stronger and longer, ​
3. Promotes aspects of PSED including development of resilience, independence and confidence, 
4. Allows children access to high quality coaching annually who would otherwise be unable to access this due to social and/or financial constraints.

Pensby Primary School uses some of  the PE grant to fund additional swimming lessons for all pupils from Nursery through to year 6. We are fortunate that we access to swimming  facilities on site to enable us to do this. In addition to this, we employ a Sports Coach/lunchtime MDA to deliver lunchtime sport and activities to the pupils.

 

The impact of this targeted spending is that, by the end of year 6 in 2016/17, 97% of the pupils had reached the national expectation in swimming and were able to swim at least 25 metres unaided. In addition to this the pupils who swam this distance used the correct bi-lateral breathing techniques. All pupils from reception to year 6 continued to spend at least 30 minutes per week in their block of swimming lessons  with the sports coach so increasing their exercise time. At the end of the academic year, pupils in year 5 and 6 who needed more lessons, were offered another block to help improve their swimming further.

During 2016/17 the school employed a Midday Assistant to promote sport across the curriculum and within lunchtime periods. An emphasis on team games such as netball, basketball and football was promoted. The impact of this was that more pupils continue to be involved in a range of sports. The cost of the sports Midday is £2,900. In addition to this the school continued to employs a specialist company to promote ball skill sports in EYFS. The coach offers curriculum sessions and after school events. The cost of this coach was supplemented for 2016/17 at £1850. Finally the Soft Federation have worked together to promote compete sports events, such as the Dodd Cup (football). The cost of transport etc is £500. We also developed the playground area with sports pitches for netball and football practice in preparation for competition. The Change for life circuit training club continued to be offered to pupils. For 2016/17 the PE and sports grant for the school was £8930. The break down of the grant spend is:

Additional Swimming coaches and lifeguard                           £3,000

Swimming equipment                                                               £600

Sport Midday                                                                            £2900

EYFS ball skills                                                                        £1750

Soft Federation inter school competition costs                        £1000

‘Change for Life’ circuit training sessions                                £200

Total for 2014/15                                                                     £9,450

 

 

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