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Primary School's Sports Funding
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What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of Funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
Investing in sport and PE at Ainderby Steeple Primary School
The Government initiative to improve engagement in sport and physical education (PE) at school, known at the Sport & PE Premium, provides schools such as ours with an annual budget to ensure wider engagement in physical activities leading to improved health for all children. At Ainderby Steeple we believe childrens' health and well-being is a critical part of their education and improves their ability to learn. Over the last few years we have put together a comprehensive strategy, based on our own assessment but also the opinions of both girls and boys throughout the school, that seeks to target the Premium where it is most needed as well as wanted.
We have specifically tried to engage more pupils (both boys and girls from KS1 and KS2) in sports after-school clubs and inter-school competitions. We have noticed a growing trend over time as the numbers involved have increased. This remains our main focus and by doing so we hope to provide pupils with a life-long love of sport that they will take with them to secondary school and beyond. Below is a breakdown of how we have spent the Sport & PE Premium since it was introduced.
In the financial year 2016/2017 Ainderby Steeple hope to receive a further £6500 Premium. The spending priorities for this year include:
- Purchase all-inclusive PE equipment for children to use throughout school including boccia and new-age kurling sets. £500
- Provide REAL PE training for all teaching staff and buy REAL PE resource packs for each class. This will help teachers create clear lesson planning and assessment procedures. As a result all pupils in school will be able to improve their physical learning through agility, balance and coordination skills as well as developing other areas of their learning. £2000
- Pay for supply and transport costs to provide opportunities for pupils across whole school to participate in inter-school competitions throughout the year. £2500
- Providing opportunities for pupils across KS1 and KS2 to engage in sport by improving our playground area and outdoor facilities. This has been on our long-term plan for some time but was put on hold until after our extension to the school buildings was completed. £1500. If you have any suggestions for how you think we could improve our outdoor provision Mr Hodgson would be pleased to hear from you.
In the financial year 2015/2016 Ainderby Steeple received £8500 through the Premium. This was spent on the following priorities:
- Attending regular cluster sporting events throughout the year to provide increased opportunity for ALL Ainderby Steeple children and teams to compete and excel £2500.
- Developing a whole school skip2bfit initiative to improve general fitness throughout school and implementing box2bfit lessons within KS2 classes £1520.
- Further investment in priority equipment and training for UKS2 pupils (School Sports Organising Crew) to equip them to lead younger pupils in organised games at playtime and as part of our intra-school sporting calendar £380.
Provide opportunities for pupils across KS1 and KS2 to engage in sport, purchase badminton equipment, cyber coach subscription £350.
We designed and introduced a “fit 2 learn PE passport” for all KS2 pupils in order to keep a written record of pupil achievements in PE and fitness levels throughout the year. This enabled staff and pupils to monitor improvements and demonstrate the actual benefit our PE premium made to PE provision and pupil fitness.
The impact on our PE provision enabled us to apply for and successfully obtain a Gold Sainsbury’s School Games Award.
To ensure these improvements are sustainable we have given specialist training to staff in the use of the skip2bfit and box2bfit equipment. The pupils in year 5/6 (School Sports Organising Crew) have also been given training for the resources purchased and will in turn train younger pupils on how to be effective members of the School Sports Organising Crew. Therefore, in future years, the responsibility will be effectively passed onto the next generation of sporting leaders. We feel this is essential in creating long term sustainability and will ensure the proper use of resources purchased.
Impact on the learners
Twice as many sports clubs ran throughout the year including a popular street dance club after parent questionnaire responses suggested a dance club.
Total of 205 after school club sessions were taken up in 2015/16 compared to 71 in 2013/14 and 113 in 2014/15.
Girl’s intake in after school sports clubs had gone up from 35 in 2013/14, to 53 in 2014/15 and 94 in 2015/16.
Sport’s competition data shows we had 157 competition sessions in 2015/16, including a squash competition (first time), a record 17 pupils managing to reach the x-country finals at Knayton and 7 KS2 junior leaders helping to umpire the year 3/4 tennis competition.
Fit to learn PE passports have successfully been introduced throughout school. KS2 classes ran regular box 2 be fit lessons to improve fitness. General fitness has been measured over the year by using a 2 minute skipping challenge. Results show an upward trend in number of skips pupils are able to do in 2 minutes. Class 3 total skips in 2 mins were recorded once a term. Term 1 = 2372. Term 2 = 3139. Term 3 = 3361.
In the financial year 2014/2015 Ainderby Steeple received £8415 through the Premium. This was spent on the following priorities:
- Specialist training for staff and provision for pupils in gymnastics, dance, striking and fielding and invasion games.
- Supporting and engaging less active children through new and additional sports clubs including gymnastics, martial arts, archery and change 4 life club.
- Purchase equipment and training for KS2 pupils to help them engage children in sport at playtimes through the “energy club” play-leader training initiative.
- Helping pupils develop a healthy lifestyle through providing a new water cooler.
- Purchasing additional PE resources and equipment for use in gymnastics, invasion games and athletics. Providing opportunities for ALL pupils to participate in inter-school competitions throughout the year.
The impact on our PE provision enabled us to apply for and successfully obtain a Silver Sainsbury’s School Games Award.
Number of sport after-school club sessions provided....113
Number of inter-school sport competition places provided....215
In the financial year 2013/2014 Ainderby Steeple received £8380 through the Premium. This was spent on the following priorities:
- Specialist gymnastics coaching for pupils in KS1 and KS2.
- Staff and KS2 pupil coaching in tri-golf.
- Staff training in dance.
- After-school club provision for ALL pupils to engage in sports, these included multi-sports club and netball club.
- Staff and KS2 pupil training in orienteering from CLOC (Cleveland Orienteering Club) as well as provision of a new orienteering course and maps for use on our school grounds.
- Provide visual recording equipment for use in PE by pupils to self-evaluate performances during dance and gymnastics.
The impact on our PE provision enabled us to apply for and successfully obtain a Bronze Sainsbury’s School Games Award.
Number of sport after-school club sessions provided....71
Number of inter-school sport competition places provided....167