Ofsted and Finance

OFSTED

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

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 –  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 2014/15.

Group Details 2014/15
Total number of children on roll 220
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 60
Amount received per pupil FSM £1300
Additional LAC funding £11,380 
Total amount of PPG received £89,380

The school has a detailed breakdown of spend matched to each eligible pupil. This breakdown is shared with governors at their Pastoral and Curriculum Committee meetings. The summary of the spend for the pupils for 2013/14 is:

Small group support within class                                            £37,220

Uniform and equipment                                                          £1,800

1:1 support for social and emotional interventions                 £1,730

Additionally funded places in pre school EYFS                      £4,000

Support for trips and visits general                                         £1200

Support for residential visits                                                    £765

1:1 support for complex needs                                               £20,000

1;1 support for phonics                                                           £3,600

1:1 intervention work for reading, writing and maths              £7,250

1:1 intervention for SEND/Dyscalculia                                   £15,600

Reduce class size                                                                   £19,000

Peer support                                                                           £1000

Booster /challenge sessions                                                   £3,900

Lunchtime support                                                                  £1000

After school enrichment                                                          £950

Hygiene care                                                                          £500

Travel                                                                                     £300

Total spend                                                                           £115, 815

A detailed expenditure of Pupil Premium is shared with the Governing Body each half term, in our committee meetings.

The Impact of Pupil Premium Spending

The impact of the programmes and interventions is studied by the staff of the school half termly and by the governing body at least termly. The impact on academic success is tracked separately for these pupils who receive additional funding. However, the impact of pupil premium on the emotional and social well-being of the children is equally critical. For our pupils we strive to ensure that Pupil Premium interventions and programmes support them to:

  • Develop their confidence
  • Enable them to communicate effectively with their peers and/or adults
  • Enable them to develop a sustained focus on their work
  • Develop their belief that they have self-worth and can succeed
  • Enable them to access activities in line with their peers and gain the same experiences and opportunities to develop their skills
  • Enable them to be visually equal to their peers in term of their dress and appearance

The academic impact of our pupil premium expenditure is that the these pupils usually make good or outstanding progress in relation to the national figure for this group of pupils. In terms of attainment there is a gap for Pupil Premium, but this has been identified and specific work is being done to close this gap.

This report summarises the Pupil Premium Grant allocation, spending and impact for the academic year 2015/16 and summarises known expenditure to date:

Group Details 2015/16
Total number of children on roll 217
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 56
Amount received per pupil FSM £1320
Additional LAC funding £3800 
Total amount of PPG received £78,320

The expenditure of the 2015/16 PPG mirrors that of 2014/15 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                                                          £1,570

1:1 support for social and emotional interventions                 £2,660

Support for trips and visits general                                         £1,020

Support for residential visits                                                    £980

1:1 support for complex needs                                               £14,200

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

Booster /challenge sessions                                                   £6,400

Lunchtime support                                                                  £1,000

After school enrichment                                                          £3580

Travel                                                                                     £600

Total spend                                                                           £108,105

The impact of this spend for 2015/16, is that 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 2016/17 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. For 2014/15 the PE and sports grant for the school was £8925. The break down of the grant and cost is:

Additional Swimming coaches and lifeguard          £2,500

Swimming equipment                                             £500

The impact of this targeted spending is that, by the end of year 6 in 2014/15, over 95% 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 spend at least 30 minutes per week in their block of swimming lessons with the sports coach so increasing their exercise time.

During 2014/15 the school employed an apprentice PE coach to promote sport across the curriculum and within lunchtime periods. The coach supported delivery of variety of lessons and introduced new sports such as benchball, hockey, rugby that had not been delivered for some time in the school. The coach organised  competitive events within the school. The impact of this was that more pupils became involved in a range of sports and were able to compete. The cost of the apprentice PE coach was £3,757. In addition to this the school 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 2014/15 at £1750. Another new opportunity was the setting up of a ‘Change for Life’ circuit training club for all children. This was run after school and was designed to introduce pupils to a range of aerobic exercises.

Apprentice PE coach                                         £3757

EYFS ball skills                                                  £1750

‘Change for Life’ circuit training sessions           £1000

Total spend for 2014/15                                   £9,507

The schools PE grant for 2015/16 was £8950. Expenditure is in line with that of 2014/15.

Additional Swimming coaches and lifeguard          £2,750

Swimming equipment                                             £200

The impact of this targeted spending is that, by the end of year 6 in 2015/16, 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 2015/16 the school employed a Midday Assistant to continue the work of the apprentice coach and 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 £2,829. In addition to this the school continues 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 2015/16 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.

Sport Midday                                                                           £2829

EYFS ball skills                                                                        £1750

Soft Federation inter school competition costs                        £1000

‘Change for Life’ circuit training sessions                                £1100

Total for 2014/15                                                                     £9,629

 

 

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