How we spent the Sports Premium funding in 2013-14:
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which the Governors have agreed, is that it must be used so that:
- Standards in Physical Education are improved
- All children benefit regardless of sporting ability
- The children are given the opportunities to compete in tournaments with other schools
- 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
- We make use of collaborative and partnership working
- With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, we have used the Sports Premium funding to include:
- Investment in the professional development of staff at our school so that they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come. This included providing cover to release staff to work with our qualified PE teacher (£1000)
- Employing a qualified Physical Education teacher to raise standards across the school (£3700)
- Continued membership of the Alde Valley Sport Network (£1000)
- Setting up and subsidising new sporting opportunities (£500)
- Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate (£400)
- Subsidising offsite swimming in order to ensure that every child can swim by the end of Year 6 (£1000)
- Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs
- Encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through sport – through our Year 6 Sports Leaders (£300)
- Developing intra-school competitions and providing training and payment for Learning Support Assistants to introduce playground games at lunchtimes (£500)
- Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant (£300).
Total: £9000 (additional £345 from school budget)
- Higher quality PE lessons
- Staff have greater confidence in planning and delivering Physical Education lessons.
- Equipment is being used more effectively.
- Assessment of pupils and development in PE show that the funding is having an impact.
- An Increase in Extra-Curricular Opportunities
KS 2 Cricket
It has also helped us to compete very successfully against other schools.
Tournaments and placings
U11 Tag Rugby 2/9
U11 Basketball 2/9
U11 Netball 2/4
U11 Athletics 1/8
U11 Quadkids 1/8
U11 Cricket 1/7
U11 Hockey 3/8
U11 Swimming 1/10
U10 Football 2/9
U11 Football 3/6
Every child takes part in a competitive Sports Day. In the morning, the school is vertically grouped using the house system. Pupils complete a number of challenges against the clock, accumulating team points. In the afternoon, every pupil competes in at least one track event during an athletics meeting and then the Year 5/6 children finish the day with a tug of war competition.
- Further develop our extra-curricular opportunities, particularly focusing on Key stage 1.
- To increase the amount of inter-school competition for Key Stage 1 pupils.
- To oversee the ‘Primary Spaces’ project. This will enable the children to be active at lunchtimes, even during the winter.
- Develop confidence and skills of teachers to deliver high quality PE.