PE and Sports Grant
At Littledean C of E Primary School we aim to ensure that all children enjoy physical education. We aim to improve health and well-being, to promote active participation and lifelong learning.
We have been given additional funding to help raise standards and improve provision within PE and Sport, both within the curriculum and through out-of-hours clubs.
From September 2016 to August 2017 we will receive £8250 additional funding which we expect to use to provide the following:
Class teacher to provide specific PE activities throughout the school £6350
Updating resources £1200
TA support for after-school club provision £300
Increase participation in competitions £400
Our plans for the year are:
To continue to employ a PE specialist to work across the whole school, helping to deliver the PE curriculum and developing staff CPD.
Introduce the daily mile in order to encourage our children (and staff) to incorporate more activity into their daily lives.
Continue to look for competitions/tournaments that the children can compete in such as the GPJ tournament.
Talk to the children to find out which after-school clubs they would like to attend with a view to keeping attendance at clubs high throughout the school.
Offer a variety of after school clubs – football, gymnastics, dance and multi-sports.
Continue to give our children the opportunity to try sports that they might not have come across before, for example golf.
Continue to raise the profile and participate in events such as the country dance festival.
Embed the use of the Lancashire PE scheme of work to enhance the delivery of PE lessons – teacher to lead in-house CPD for staff.
Provide swimming for the children in years 3-6 in the spring and summer terms.
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per year to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England. This has recently been extended until 2020.
The Sports Premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all children to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
During 2015-2016 we received a lump sum of £8000 plus £5 per pupil, which was ring fenced to be spent on PE and sport.
Impact of the Sports Premium
Through the employment of a PE specialist who is also a class teacher in the mornings staff has been able to access CPD and high quality theory and practical training.
The children have benefitted from having a specialist member of staff who has been able to raise the profile of living a healthy lifestyle over the course of the year.
Children have been able to access a variety of after school clubs such as: football, freestyle dance (requested by the children), fencing and multi-sports.
A member of staff has attended change 4 life training and has been able to incorporate some of the principles of this into the lunchtime session.
We have purchased the Lancashire PE scheme of work and all staff have received training through GHLL on how to plan and deliver high quality PE.
Children are accessing sport outside of school through attending activities such as football, rugby, martial arts, horse riding, swimming and dance/cheer-leading.
Children are given opportunities to demonstrate their skills through showing trophies/certificates during celebration worship and also through demonstrating their skills at our end of year talent show.
The school football team were awarded the ‘Fair Play’ award following an inter-school football tournament.
The children entered a variety of competitions and festivals such as the country dance festival, friendly football matches against local schools and also larger competitions with multiple different schools.
We have provided a new range of sports equipment to be used during lunch time play in order to facilitate the children staying active and learning new skills.
During the academic year 2015-2016 we will be using the funding to purchase the Lancashire PE scheme of work, which we intend to use throughout the school. We will use INSET hours to carry out training on how to best use the scheme with our children.
We will also use a proportion of the funding to enable us to appoint a new teacher to lead PE across the whole school as well as continuing to promote after school sports provision.
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education to improve the quality and breadth of sport provision. Funding was allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase children from 1st September 2013.
Our school has been allocated £8405 for the academic year 2013-2014 and £8400 for the academic year 2014/15. We have decided to use this funding to employ a specialist sports coach from Superstars. Weekly sessions take place with each mixed age class. We have extra-curricular sports clubs, junior and infant. These are well supported.
The children have had the opportunity to take part in inter-school sports competitions and the school football team has been particularly successful. We were extremely proud when our football team were awarded the Fair Play Award at a recent tournament. We have made strong links with other primary schools in order to ensure that we are able to continue to provide competitive opportunities for our children.
We have been keen to raise the profile of PE with the girls within the school and we have had an definite increase in the number of girls wishing to attend sports clubs, with one of our girls being scouted to play football following her performance at an after school tournament.
The impact so far has been an improvement in PE skills across all year groups. The overall impact will be assessed as the year progresses, including the views of the children. In the longer term we are aiming for staff to be confident when teaching PE skills both as part of the curriculum and after school.