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.
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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
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:
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