We are funded by the Department for Education through a Multi Academy Trust (Trust in Learning Academies). The trust and our local governing body are responsible for ensuring we meet our statutory requirements and provide a high quality service as a school.
Part of the governors’ role is to ensure that we make best use of the annual budget, they spend time with us, know us well and are able to offer a wide range of knowledge and expertise to meet our needs.
Pupil premium allocation
We support all our pupils, and this is done by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. Please use the following links to see more information on how we have used the Pupil Premium.
PE and Sports Premium Funding
In April 2013, the government announced new funding for physical education and sport. Each year the school receives funding that is intended to improve and increase the quality of PE offered in schools helping children to develop a healthy, active lifestyle and to increase their physical literacy. We have chosen to spend the money on upgrading the facilities and resources we are able to offer the children.
In Key Stage 2 we have invested in a new PE scheme of work provided to us by Create. It focuses the learning on individual skills growth through developing agility, balance and co-ordination. It is a flexible approach enabling both inclusion and accelerated learning. The staff has been trained to deliver this in their weekly PE lessons and will continue to receive support and training throughout the year. We see our PE lessons as an opportunity to develop the children’s aspiration, self-esteem and also their social and problem solving abilities.
In Key Stage 1 and Early Years we are working with a quality marked sports coaching company called Superstars Ltd to support PE teaching for the equivalent of two days a week.
We also offer a range of extra-curricular sports and activities and holiday clubs.
We joined the Staying Alive project along with, Filton Avenue Nursery School, Upper Horfield Community School and Orchard School Bristol. The aim of the project is to promote healthy lifestyles and includes taster sports sessions for children and adults. The school signed up to membership of PHAB Sports and the Youth Sports Trust which focus on training for teachers and development of additional sports opportunities and inter school competitions.