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Fairfields Primary School ~ About us ~ Statutory Information

Statutory Information

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1st September 2012 and stipulate that schools should publish certain information on their websites. Please click on the links in green, within this page, to find the information that you require.


Safeguarding at Fairfields

Safeguarding determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their school life. As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children.

The link below will take you to the statutory government document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply in order to keep children safe.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550511/Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf

You can access our school safeguarding policy, and our child protection policy from this page


Curriculum Information

Please click the links below to see how our curriculum has been updated to reflect the new Primary National Curriculum. Please read this in conjunction with our curriculum policy and the policy for teaching and learning. You can find other relevant information about what children are learning each term in the termly curriculum newsletters in the Parents’ zone.

Curriculum Policy

Policy for Teaching and Learning

You can also find additional curriculum information on the curriculum for all key stages on the Department for Education (DfE) website.


Allocation of Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.

This was, and continues to be used as follows:

The greatest impact of this work was evident in increased in-year progress from pupils receiving additional support.

We also use this money to subsidise educational visits, including residential trips, for example by funding board and lodgings and some of our less confident eligible children were able to enjoy a number of Forest School sessions, which has had a huge impact on their self-esteem, confidence and attitude to learning.

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence. Please click here for more information.

Pupil Premium 2014-2015 allocation £96,800 - Planned Expenditure

Impact of 2014-2015 funding - Raise on line data, Pupil Premium Expenditure Summary

Pupil Premium 2015 -2016 allocation £107,260 - Planned Expenditure

End of Year Attainment  2015/16  

 Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017 allocation - Planned Expenditure

 Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018 allocation - Planned Expenditure

 Pupil Premium- Main Barriers to Achievement

The next pupil premium review will follow budget allocation in April

Whole School Strategies for Closing  the Gap


Physical Education and Sport Premium

At Fairfields Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all children.  We believe that providing a varied PE curriculum as well as extra-curricular opportunities not only promote our school’s sports values but have a significant influence on the academic achievement of all children.  We are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well trained and enthusiastic teachers and also professional coaches.

What is Sports Premium? The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/2016 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8000 plus and extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. The money can only be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE provision in schools.

 

What have we used our funding for?

What impact has this had on the school?

Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PEThe school has hired the services of Chineham Rugby Club to deliver PE rugby sessions to the year groups in Key Stage 2.  Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of the rugby club, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the lessons.

 Hiring specialist PE teachers and advisors for INSETs.An INSET on REAL PE for all teaching staff has been delivered.  The comprehensive programme included progression of skills across the whole school, opportunities to plan and participate in a workshop session  and a chance to see and use resources which will enrich the PE provision in school for all children.

 Providing opportunities for children to compete - Through our relationship with Chineham Rugby Club, the Sports Funding pays for any costs associated with our participation in the Sparkling Rugby tournament for Years 3/4 and Years 5/6.

 What do our children think about PA?

About REAL PE sessions   “That was fun. Can we do it again next week?”   

About Rugby coaching       “This is amazing! The coach makes it fun.”   

About cricket coaching       “Now I can bowl correctly. This is awesome!”

 About tennis coaching       “The coaches are really clever. They make the lessons fun.”                                 

 What will we use our next year’s funding for?

We are thinking about our outdoor spaces and how we might make changes to them in order to benefit the children and encourage them to be even more active.

Here are some possibilities:

Budget 2015 - 2016

 


Phonics & Reading Schemes used in Key Stage 1

We use “Letters and Sounds” to teach phonics throughout Key Stage 1 and children are grouped within year groups according to the phase that they are working on within the scheme.

We use a variety of reading materials, but the main ones that children are likely to use are:

Policy Documents