Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

PPTA consists of parents and staff at the school, working to fundraise for resources and events to the benefit of the children and their families within the community it serves. The village is an urban settlement consisting of two wards – Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation places Penllergaer 1 ranked 1746 and Penllergaer 2 is 299, where 1 is the most deprived in Wales. Around 32.4% of the school roll is situated in the most deprived 30% of areas in Swansea, which is the same as the county average. Around 12% of pupils claim free school meals and 5% have English as an Additional Language. The school works closely with the community to close the deprivation gap, promote community cohesion and narrow the generation gap by organising events for all ages and encouraging community partners like Llys NInni RSPCA, Women’s Institute and Horticultural Society to come into school to work with its pupils. There are currently 376 pupils (ages 3 – 11 yrs) on roll. Penllergaer’s ethos and high quality inclusion for pupils with ALN is a strength and has resulted in a significant increase of admissions of pupils with EAL and SEN. Their needs include complex combinations of difficulties, e.g. Specific Learning Difficulties, speech and language, behavioural difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. There are two specialist units for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

A key part of the school ethos and vision is to allow children to learn and play outside, so we are passionate about providing interesting and appealing spaces for them to do so. Outdoor play is essential for their physical and mental wellbeing.

We would like to build an outdoor Zen Den for chilling, reading and playing board games. We will have beanbags and cushions for the children to sit on with artificial grass as a base . There will be board games and books so they can do as they wish. The area will be weather proof to ensure maximum usage in our typical British weather.

Like all schools at the moment funding is stretched and the school cannot simply cover all the areas where funds are needed and so therefore this would mean that if successful the PTA could concentrate on and address other areas of need within the school .

Penllergaer Primary School PTA

Location: Penllergaer

Our PTA work extremely hard to raise funds, making sure the children have lots of fun while doing so. They have organised many community events that have been a great success. The funds these parents raise are vital to improve the school and benefit all the children who attend. Proud to have a PTA