Pent Valley has a long established outreach programme which exists in partnership with primary schools in the local area. The aim of the overall outreach programme is to provide local primary schools with the opportunity to access a range of diverse, unique and specialist experiences through access to Pent Valleys specialist staff and resources.
PE Premium Programme:
Pent Valley launched a primary based PE Premium Programme in September 2013 following the governments announcement of primary directed PE funding. All local primary schools have the opportunity to 'buy in' to two School Sport and PE packages:
1. Shepway School Games Competition Package - this allows schools to access the specialist sporting competition package created through the School Games programme. Primary schools can access up wards of 50 competitions a year, ranging from the traditional sports of football, hockey and tennis to the more diverse sports of tri golf, pop lacrosse and handball. Competitions include both team and whole class participation events. With events being staged for students from reception through to year 6 inclusively.
2. School Sport and PE Enhanced Package - this is a full plan of delivery which enable schools to access specialist support in a range of both curricular and non curricular programmes. Included in this provision is Bikeability, Paralympics Roadshow, Gifted and Talented programme and Playmakers. Through purchasing this package schools can also access in school support for specialist teaching including gymnastics and dance. CPD Courses and programmes and whole school support including PE Assessment and Self Evaluation.
Curricular Based Outreach Programme:
The aim of the programme is to provide local primary schools with the opportunity to access unique workshops and classroom experiences hosted on Pent Valley school site. The programme provides workshops linked to National Curriculum criteria, whilst also ensuring pupils experience a subject in a different way, through access to facilities, specialist staff and/ or resources.
Subjects offered include: Art, Cooking and DT, Child Care, ICT, Literacy, Maths, Music, Performing Arts, Project Based Learning, Science, and Vocational Studies. Utilising our specialist science department and their facilities, schools can attend an exciting 'Harry Potter' themed science session, where they find hidden messages, unravel spells and even make dragons toothpaste! ICT is delivered through our LEGO technology workshop in which pupils work in groups, building robots, programming actions and watching their successes move in front of their eyes. Further sessions allow primary schools access to our radio station, to record songs as part of music workshop, write news releases as part of project based learning. Access to our performing arts studio or the opportunity to try their hand at pizza making and key ring creation in DT.
Community Based Outreach Programme:
Pent Valley are proud to be considered a community school and as such we support both local schools and community groups with a wide variety of requests. This includes access to our extensive sports facilities including the sports hall and the dance studio, use of our school minibuses and community based activities which have included Christmas tree decorating for Cheriton High Street, beach litter collection and care home visits.
In addition to this we are also exceptionally proud to have been selected to host the Commonwealth Baton in 2014.
Extended Day Programme:
The Extended Day programme at Pent Valley allows every year 7 to stay on at school until 5pm. Based around our Sports Academy status the programme runs Monday to Friday 330pm - 5pm. Delivered by a variety of school staff, students can take part in:
Junior Gym activities using the PVLC facilities
Golf at Etchinghill Golf Club
Swimming Lessons at Dover Leisure Centre
Technology classes in cooking and woodwork
This programme is totally free of charge for all students and will expand to include both Yr 7 and 8 from September 2015