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. Annual accounts are available on the Trust in Learning Academies website.
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.
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.
The total Pupil Premium funds for academic year 2017-18: £356,400
Our statement, funding and spend breakdowns for 2017/18 can be found below.
PE and Sports Premium
Filton Avenue Primary School expects to receive a grant of £22,370 in the 2017-2018 academic year. The aims for the investment are:
- To improve play and playtimes across the school
- To increase the breadth and quality of the PE curriculum in all classes.
- To increase the PE skills of all pupil.
- To increase the PE opportunities for pupils during and after school
- To increased opportunities in competitive sports
We have invested in:
Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) programme
This is a mentor supported school improvement programme that supports us in strategically and sustainably improving the quality of play opportunities. Alongside he membership fee we have invested in equipment, storage and training and development for all staff.
Training and development
We continue to invest in staff training and development to give teachers subject knowledge and confidence in coaching PE. The Real PE scheme provides inset day training for all staff and ongoing CPD.
We continue to upgrade and invest in sport equipment including football goals and nets, netball nets, gymnastic benches and various small items (balls, beanbags bibs)
Sports clubs and coaching
The school also runs sports clubs e.g. dance, gymnastics, rugby, yoga and football through the year. This is through a combination of external qualified sports coaches (i.e. Bristol Flyers Basketball, Bristol School of Gymnastics) and investing in the professional development of our own staff through providing cover to release teachers for professional development. More children are able to access clubs than previously and we are constantly looking into a range of additional sports clubs that we may be able to offer in future terms across the academic year.
Competitions and Excursions
Various groups have taken part in external competitions including year 3 gymnastics club, year 6 girl’s football and the dance club took part in the STAGES 2018 dance festival
We offer regular swimming opportunities to years 3, 4 and 6. We aim for all year 6 children to meet the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 43 out of 88 year 6 children currently meet this standard.