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. We always send texts reminders about PTA events, so please make sure the office has your correct contact number!

The latest PTA minutes can be read here:

The posters for our Autumn term 2017 events can be downloaded here:

Neon DIsco 2017

Firework Display 2017

Film Night 2017












Pensby Childrens Club


 Pensby Childrens Club



parent online booking guide

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Quick guide Tucasi

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 offer a lunchtime session to the children of Nursery. This runs from 11.45am-1pm. Parents may book this session if your child splits 15 hours into 2 1/2 days or if you wish your child to stay for lunch. Please select this session through Tucasi under the Wraparound Lunch club tab.

  • Lunchtime Session 12pm-1pm – £3.50

Pack lunch can be provided but if you wish your child to have a hot meal from our school kitchen you can a purchase this through the Dinners tab at a cost of £1.50 per day. (minimum top up online £10.00)

If you wish to book any places please do so through Tucasi. There is a quick reference guide at the top of this document to help you navigate the page.   


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.  

 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.


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.



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

Children’s Club newsletter 1 summer term 2016

Childens Club Holiday club bform1

Childrens Club June 16 bform










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) and  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  01.09.17 to 31.08.21
Yvonne Clarke Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair of Children’s Club Committee
co-opted governor Personnel & Finance
Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
31.08.17 to 01.09.21
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 Buildings, H & S 28.04.16 to 27.04.20
Kate Roberts Chair of Pastoral & Safeguarding Committee co-opted governor Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
01.01.17 to 31.12.20
Michael Weston parent governor  to be agreed  29.03.18 to 28.03.22
Jennie Lawrence parent governor SED
Buildings Health and Safety
Personnel and Finance
30.01.17 to 29.01.21
Helen McCauley parent governor Pastoral & Safeguarding
Curriculum & SEN
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
Chris Boynton Associate Member n/a Buildings, H & S 28.04.16 to 27.04.20
Linda Grant Associate Member n/a Pastoral and Safeguarding
Curriculum and S.E.N.
23.11.17 to 22.11.21
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 2018/19 to be agreed at the start of the Autumn term



There are currently no vacancies. 

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 2017/2018

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 2017~18

Register of interests 2016/2017


Attendance Record for Governors’ Meetings 

Spring Term 2018

Autumn Term 2017

Summer Term 2017

Spring Term 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Governing Body Minutes 

Minutes Spring term 2018

Minutes Autumn term 2017

Minutes Summer term 2017

Minutes Spring term meeting 16.02.17

Minutes Autumn term meeting 2016

Minutes of Committee meetings

Building Health and Safety Committee

Minutes Health & Safety Spring term 2018

Health Safety minutes 30th Oct 2017

Minutes Summer term 2017

Minutes Spring term January 2017

H and S Minutes for September 2016


Minutes for 01 02 16 HS Meeting


Pastoral/Curriculum/SEN and Safeguarding Committee

Curriculum Minutes Autumn term 2017

Pastoral and safeguarding meeting 03.11.17

Pastoral and Safeguarding May 2017

Curriculum and SEN Summer term 2017

Minutes Spring term February 2017

mins children past and curric sept 2016


Curriculum and Pastoral Minutes 5 2 16


Finance/Personnel and Children’s Club Committee

Minutes Spring term 2018

Minutes Autumn 2017

Minutes Summer term 2017

Minutes Spring term February 2017

Minutes of Finance and Personnel 11.11.16


Finance minutes 12 2 16


School Evaluation and Development (SED) Committee

Minutes Spring term 2018

Minutes Autumn term 2017

Minutes SED Summer 2017

Minutes Spring term February 2017

sed minutes 21 10 16

SED minutes 5 2 16


Pensby/Stanley Committee

Joint meeting of Governors 22 10 15


Governor Training Completed 

Governors’ training 2017/2018

Governors’ training 2016/2017

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