PE and sport premium
What is sport premium?
The current government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. They are allocating this extra funding directly to schools. This is one of the benefits of the London Olympics. You can read more about this funding on the GOV.UK website.
This funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we use the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details.
How much have we been allocated?
£8225 for 2016-17
How will we be spending the sport premium funding?
We believe in the importance of PE and Sport for children, and for them to have maximum engagement in this curriculum area. We are part of a cluster partnership with other schools, and encourage children to participate in competitive sports outside school.
Our rationale for the use of sport premium funding is:
- All children across the school benefit regardless of sporting ability.
- All children across the school will participate in high quality PE sessions. Each session will focus on the key area of movement, balance and co-ordination.
- All children across the school experience a range of competitive sports (such as: basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, tag rugby and tennis.)
- Children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools and with each other in structured intra school events.
- Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
- Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints e.g. swimming/after school clubs.
With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines on how to spend this money, our initial plans for the use of the sport premium funding include:
(1) Membership of the Elizabeth Woodville School Sports Partnership - £1,900
This has benefited the school in a number of ways over the last two years including:
- Pupils have had regular access to competitive and collaborative sporting events involving other schools, including cross country, tag rugby, Kwik cricket, athletics, netball and football.
- The children have represented the cluster at the next level competition having won the cluster events in Kwik Sticks, Tennis and Cricket.
- Staff have had the opportunity to share training and effective practice with colleagues from other schools.
- ‘Young leaders’ training has been accessed. This training has supported a group of year 5 and 6 children to develop their leadership skills, and we will further develop their role over the current year in terms of running activities at lunch and also running more intra school competitions.
(2) Outsiders Providers - £5,000
As a school we feel that it is essential that some sport premium money is spent on outsiders providers as this leaves the school with a long term curriculum that staff can deliver. Staff have worked alongside the coaches and have gained knowledge, skills and experience through shared work with the coaches.
The following provision has been put into place for 2015/2016:
- Professional sports coaches work on a weekly basis across both key stages covering multi-skills and tennis coaching.
- Professional sports coaches work on a weekly basis across both key stages covering other areas of games, such as football, tag rugby, athletics and cricket.
- Subsidising top-up swimming in order to ensure that all Key Stage 2 children learn to swim (at least 25m) before they leave primary school.
- Purchase of equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant.
What has the impact been?
The profile of PE and Sport has been significantly raised within the school. Children have had increased access to competitive and collaborative sporting events both within school and with pupils from other schools as a result of being part of the sports partnership. The school has had more sporting success within cluster events and children feel confident to take part as a small school within the cluster.
The involvement of professional coaches working alongside teachers means that our teachers now feel more confident in teaching a range of sports across both key stages. Support also from specialist PE teachers at the local secondary school has supported both children and teaching staff.
Participation has also improved across the board. Here are the details of the participation in the cluster sporting events last year:
EWS Cluster Sporting Events and results last year (2015/16)
|Date||Event/festival||Number of children taking part||Position (if top three)|
|Jan||Sports hall athletics||8||8|
|June||Key Stage 1 Festival||5||3|