All About Us

  We are developing a school in which all staff, parents, governors and the wider school community, work together to ensure our pupils achieve their full potential in a happy, caring, Christian environment.  Our children enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum and the inspiring range of opportunities they experience help them to become responsible and thoughtful citizens.

 

As a church school at the heart of the community, we pride ourselves on the caring, family atmosphere that helps make our school the vibrant place that it is.  Strong standards in Literacy and Numeracy are at the heart of the curriculum.  Like most schools we follow the National Curriculum, but we also place a great emphasis upon sport and the Arts.  Our pupils are given a wealth of experiences to complement their learning ranging from visiting speakers, drama companies, artists, musical groups as well as an extensive programme of school visits.  Our older pupils regularly participate in sports fixtures and arts festivals with other schools.

 

We are fortunate in having an extremely talented staff that are able to deliver this varied and structured curriculum, as well as offering a full range of extra-curricular clubs.

 

 

We believe that education is a partnership between home and school and we are extremely grateful for the high level of parental support and involvement from villagers in school life.

 

Top photograph - Class 3 on their WW11 evacuation trip at Winchcombe Station.

 

Second photograph - Class 2 making the most of an opportunity to sculpt snow.

 

Third photograph - Class 1 watching a Falconry Display at the school as part of their Castles topic.

 

 

 

The whole school took part either cycling or scootering in a 'Tour De Shurdy to raise money. 

 

 

 

Every Christmas KS1 and Reception, and KS2 enjoy performing for their families and friends in a panto or Nativity play. 

   

Please find our Admissions policy by following the link below.  Our Published Admissions Number is 15.

 

http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/extra/article/101131/School-admissions-scheme-cri 

 

 

Shurdington C. of E. Primary School

 

Pupil Premium

 

 

What is the Pupil Premium?

 

 

‘The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

 

Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months and for children of service personnel.’ DfE.

 

 

Statistics show that, nationally, students in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers academically. Thus, the aim of the money is to try to close that gap in attainment.

 

 

Why is this information reported to Parents?

 

 

The Department for Education (DfE) requires schools to publish how much Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is received and how it is spent. Schools are also required to publish academic results for those in receipt of FSM compared with their peers.

 

 

How much is our Pupil Premium Grant?

 

 

Individual schools are empowered to decide how best to spend their pupil premium grant, but they are held accountable for improving the achievement for vulnerable pupils.

 

 

2011/2012

 

2012/2013

 

2013/2014

 

£10, 736

 

£13,800

 

£24,300

 

 

How did we spend the money we received?

 

 

In 2011/12 we employed a Parent and Child Support Advisor, and Reading Intervention support was provided by three Teaching Assistants. One Y2 child made particularly rapid progress (13pts) because of this support. Later in the year we were able to employ a FSM mentor for an afternoon per week; her responsibilities were to provide extra opportunities for these children to discuss issues which might affect their learning, increasing the link between home and school. She helped organise timetables with the children to help them to know what equipment or homework they needed and on which days.

 

 

 

The gap in % of pupils who receive FSM achieving Level 4 compared to non FSM at KS2 SATs 2012.

 

 

National

 

School

 

English

 

17%

 

0%

 

Maths

 

16%

 

0%

 

English/Maths combined

 

20%

 

0%

 

 

(Expected progress is 12 points from KS1 SATs to KS2)

 

 

FSM

 

Reading

 

KS1

 

Reading KS2

 

Points

 

Progress

 

Writing

 

KS1

 

Writing

 

KS2

 

Points

 

Progress

 

Maths

 

KS1

 

Maths

 

KS2

 

Points

 

Progress

 

Female

 

2a

 

5c

 

14

 

2c

 

5a

 

22

 

2b

 

5b

 

18

 

 

In 2012/13 we continued the systems we had put in place. The PACSA cemented her role and the children became more familiar with the opportunity to discuss whatever they needed to with their mentor. A Teaching Assistant continued with specific interventions in reading and maths.

 

 

The gap in % of pupils who receive FSM compared to non FSM achieving Level 4 at KS2 SATs 2013

 

 

National

 

School

 

English

 

13%

 

0%

 

Maths

 

17%

 

0%

 

English/Maths combined

 

32%

 

0%

 

 

Some children in this cohort had found the academic challenges of school very difficult – but they still made good progress. The FSM children also made satisfactory, and in some areas, excellent progress.

 

 

FSM

 

Reading

 

KS1

 

Reading KS2

 

Points

 

Progress

 

Writing

 

KS1

 

Writing

 

KS2

 

Points

 

Progress

 

Maths

 

KS1

 

Maths

 

KS2

 

Points

 

Progress

 

Male

 

2a

 

5c

 

14

 

2c

 

5b

 

20

 

2a

 

4a

 

12

 

Female

 

2b

 

4a

 

12

 

1

 

4b

 

18

 

2c

 

4c

 

12

 

Female

 

2c

 

4b

 

12

 

2b

 

4a

 

14

 

2c

 

4b

 

14

 

 

One child had behaviour issues and had been subject temporary exclusions during KS2. However with extra mentoring and 1-1 tuition this child had continued to make progress.In KS1, we are monitoring more children than are reported in Raise on Line. This is because of historical knowledge of FSM and E6 data.  The children all made the expected levels of progress.

 

 

 

Data shown as Average Point Scores

 

 

FSM

 

All subjects

 

School

 

All subjects

 

National

 

Reading

 

 

School

 

Reading

 

 

National

 

Writing

 

 

School

 

Writing

 

 

National

 

Maths

 

 

School

 

Maths

 

 

National

 

6 children

 

15.2

 

14.3

 

16.0

 

14.8

 

14.3

 

13.5

 

15.3

 

14.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2013-2014 we have received substantially more money to help our FSM children. We are conscious that we have more E6 children than FSM children.

 

 

We have:

 

·         Increased PACSA support – to a day and a half

 

·         FSM mentoring continues, but actual FSM numbers have reduced and so the children have the opportunity to meet with her more often. The impact of this is that the children are becoming more confident and have the opportunity to develop their communication skills and are motivated to try their best

 

·         Bought in resources for TA’s to use during sessions

 

·         Bought in Educational Psychology support

 

·         Funded music sessions for FSM children to learn to play an instrument if they demonstrate a desire to

 

 

We will:

 

·         Provide small group teaching in after school clubs on a half termly basis for FSM/E6 children, to which specific children are invited to attend

 

·         Fund or subsidise trips for FSM children, including Y5 and Y6 Residential, to include all children and enhance their self-esteem and confidence.

 

·         Fund or subsidise swimming expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shurdington Church of England Primary School

 

 

Investment Plan for School PE and Sports Funding, Year One (£8500) 2013 to 2014 (Updated January 2014)

 

 

 

Proposed Action

 

 

Approximate

 

Cost

 

Expected Impact

 

Evaluation

 

We will join the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury Sports Partnership

 

 

£2000

 

2 days of bespoke curriculum support (Gymnastics CPD for all staff 5th February 2014) provided by a specialist PE teacher

 

 

Various sporting events within the partnership (Eg Sports Hall Athletics, Feet First Dance Festival, Tag Rugby Tournament, Rugby League Tournament, Rounders Competition and KS1 Multi-skills event)

 

 

2 places at Y3/4 and 2 places on Y5/6 Gifted and Talented PE camp

 

 

12 hours of specialist sports coaching (6 hours each of Hi5 Netball for Class 3 and 4) 

 

 

On-going

 

 

 

 

On-going

 

 

 

 

 

On-going

 

 

 

On-going

 

We will provide an additional lunchtime sports club for one day per week, in a sport the children may not have experienced before, led by an experienced coach

 

 

£750

 

 

Children participate for 12 weeks and learn the skills associated with an unfamiliar sport. (12 weeks of handball coaching for KS2 children organised, KS1 will be involved after Easter)

 

 

This will encourage more structured activity during Tuesday lunchtimes

 

On-going

 

 

 

 

 

On-going

 

We will pay for or subsidise various extra-curricular sports clubs, so the costs are not met by parents and we will pay existing staff members to run additional clubs

 

 

£3250

 

 

Increased participation in extra-curricular clubs, such as Jazz Dance and Andy Tucker Football Club.

 

 

 

This will encourage staff members to run additional sports clubs as they will be financially rewarded

 

Both of these clubs have been heavily subscribed or even full, therefore participation rates have been dramatically increased

 

 

Two members of staff have set up an after school Fitness Club which is well attended (20 children)

 

We will pay for or subsidise the cost of transporting children to sporting events

 

£500

 

Parents and Carers will not be discouraged from allowing their children to participate in off-site sporting activities, thus increasing participation levels

 

On-going

 

We will commission a specialist primary school PE teacher for approximately 12 days, to provide further CPD for staff, expert coaching for children and general support for improving our current and future PE and School Sport provision

 

£2000

 

Improved confidence and subject knowledge for class teachers

 

 

Children benefit from being coached by a specialist practitioner, so skills, confidence and participation levels improve

 

 

We develop a clear vision for our future provision

 

On-going

 

 

 

On-going

 

 

 

 

On-going

 

Total Cost

 

£8500

 

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