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Sports Premium

 

The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015, 2015-2016 and again in 2016-2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary schools.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore, can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

 

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional 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 might include: Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

 

Accountability

Schools are held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.

Schools are also required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

 

2013 / 2014

The additional funding will be paid to eligible schools in the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015. During the funding period 2013- 2014 we received £8,925.

 

How we spent our Sports Funding in 2013 / 2014:

A Sports Plus Coach was in school four days a week to work with each class two PE sessions per week. One to cover PPA time and the other to teach alongside the Teachers and TAs in order to up-skill staff in the technical aspects of PE. We conducted a questionnaire early in the Autumn Term 2013 and the majority of teachers did not feel confident in their delivery of PE and felt there was a lack of quality PE training in recent years. We designed a program whereby we aimed to build confidence in the teaching of PE:

  • Autumn 2013: Teachers work-shadowed Sports Coach (Sports Plus).
  • Spring & Summer 2014: Teachers planned and taught alongside Sports Coaches (Sports Plus).

In addition, on Tuesday 12th November 2013, Janet Catto (Improvement Adviser/Ofsted Inspector) trained teaching staff and Sports Coaches on the current Ofsted expectations in PE- ‘What Makes an Outstanding PE Lesson’. This training was well received and highlighted areas for further improvement.

A P.E. Team was set up, under the leadership of Caroline Rea (PE Co-ordinator) to audit our PE provision. We then critically evaluated our swimming offer and worked with Stuart Webb (Sports and Leisure, Walsall Council) to make some significant changes.

A six week intensive swimming program was arranged for our able swimmers to promote excellence in sport. This offer was rolled out across KS2 during the Summer Term 2014.

 

Competitive Sports

In October 2013, we participated in our first local football tournament and a cheerleading competition both organised by our Sports Coach. Sports Plus kindly sponsored our football kit. The children were extremely proud when playing in their new kit and parental support during the football tournament was very impressive.

 

IMPACT:

  • Following the intensive training of all staff in the area of P.E. all staff cited that their confidence in the teaching of P.E. had improved. Although staff still felt that they needed further support in the area of teaching swimming.
  • The profile of P.E. was raised across the school, which in turn raised standards.
  • Our school gym was developed into a purposeful learning environment, displaying key sporting events, including our sporting heroes at Rushall.
  • Staff also valued the new P.E. resources purchased to support the teaching of P.E. and in particular the purchase of a new white board in the gym improved teaching and learning as Learning Objectives and key vocabulary could be easily displayed within each lesson.
  • Children’s sporting achievements were increasingly celebrated, including sports out of school. The self esteem of some children “sky rocketed” since the public acknowledgment of their talents.
  • Following our intensive swimming sessions (6 weeks) with Gwyn Davies (Walsall Swimming Club) we were proud to have five children who swam for/trained with local clubs (Walsall Swimming Club and Perry Beeches).

 

2014/2015

The additional funding was paid to eligible schools in the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015. During the funding period 2014- 2015 we received £8,925.

 

How we spent our Sports Funding in 2014/2015:

Following a P.E. skills and confidence audit in the Summer Term 2014, alongside a complete review of the P.E. curriculum, we pin-pointed swimming as a key area for development.

We re-designed our swimming curriculum and timetable. Children swam from Year 2 right through to Year 6 on a weekly basis. 

 

  • Our swimming sessions were lead by Gwyn Davies (Walsall Swimming Club) ensuring the highest standards in the teaching of swimming.
  • Swimming training was delivered on Friday 24th October by the ASA.
  • Miss Rea (P.E. Lead) and Gwyn Davies designed a Rushall Swimming Currculumm covering all of the swimming stages from beginners to competitive swimming. As children progress through each stage they will receive a “Rushall Primary School Swimming Certificate” stating their achievements. As soon as a stage is completed children will begin working on the next stage in order to accelerate progress in swimming.

IMPACT:

  • Increased number of children were able to swim at least 25 metres at an earlier age.
  • Greater confidence, self-esteem and increase resilience.
  • Greater staff confidence in the teaching of swimming.
  • Improvements in co-ordination, gross and fine motors skills.
  • Increased opportunity for children to swim/train at a competitive level via our links with Walsall Swimming Club.

 

Next steps:

  • Year 1 swimming after school club.
  • Junior Life Saver Award for children who can swim 25 metres with confidence.

 

2015/2016

During the funding period 2015- 2016 we received £8,925.

 

How we spent our Sports Funding in 2015/2016:

To ensure that all children could swim at least 25 metres by the time they leave Rushall Primary School, children from Year 2 swam on a weekly basis- all year round. All teachers were fully qualified to teach swimming (ASA) and are lead by our Head Coach, Gwyn Davies, Walsall Swimming Club.

Miss Rea (P.E. Lead) and Gwyn Davies designed a ‘Rushall Swimming Curriculum’, covering all of the swimming stages from beginners to competitive swimming.  As children progress through each stage they will receive a “Rushall Primary School Swimming Certificate” stating their achievements. As soon as a stage is completed children began working on the next stage in order to accelerate progress in swimming.

Impact:

  • Increased number of children able to swim at least 25 metres at an earlier age.
  • Greater confidence, self-esteem and increase resilience.
  • Greater staff confidence in the teaching of swimming.
  • Improvements in co-ordination, gross and fine motors skills.
  • Increased opportunity for children to swim/train at a competitive level via our links with Walsall Swimming Club.

Next steps:

  • To ensure that children have greater opportunities to take part in an increased and varied extended school offer. 
  • During 2015-2016 we will be extending our offer to include the following:
    • Tap dancing
    • Football
    • Swimming
    • Rounders
    • Textiles
    • Art
    • Gardening
    • Netball/Dodgeball
    • Code Club
    • Indoor and outdoor athletics
    • Cooking

Impact

  • Reduced obesity rates as measured by NHS- weights and measures.
  • Improved children’s self confidence and self-belief.
  • Improved children’s ability to work to strive and reach their personal best.
  • Increased opportunities for children to take part in competitive sports, locally and nationally.

 

2016/2017

During the funding period 2016- 2017 we anticipate receiving approximately £8,925.

IMPROVED PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITIVE SPORTS:

 EVENT

 TERM

 PARTNERSHIP

 CLASS/ AGE GROUP

Football

Autumn

Shelfield Partnership

Years 3 - 6

Netball

Autumn

Shelfield Partnership

Year 5

Swimming

Spring

Shelfield Partnership

Year 3 - 6

Dodgeball

Spring

Shelfield Partnership

Year 5

Dance Festival

Autumn

Spring

Shelfield Partnership

Forest Arts

Years 3 - 6

Athletics

Autumn

Summer

Shelfield Partnership

Shelfield Partnership

Years 5 & 6

Years 3 & 4

Multi Sports

Spring

Shelfield Partnership

Years 1 & 2

Cross Country

Autumn

Spring

Shelfield Partnership

Years 5 & 6

Tennis

Summer

Shelfield Partnership

Year 3 & 4

Rounders

Summer

Shelfield Partnership

 

Boccia

Summer

Special School Partnership

Whole School

Sports Day

Summer

In-School

Whole School

INTENDED IMPACT:

  • Increased numbers of children participating in competitive sports.
  • Greater confidence, self-esteem and increase resilience.
  • Greater staff confidence in the teaching of key skills.
  • Improvements in co-ordination, gross and fine motors skills.
  • Increasing the opportunity for children to train at a competitive level, e.g. via our links with Walsall Swimming Club, Pelsall Cricket Club, Walsall Football Club, etc.

Next steps:

  • To review our current sports kit when representing the school.
  • To embed our ‘Special School Partnership’ to ensure that pupils with SEND are fully included within our school, local and national sporting events.

EXTENDED SCHOOLS:

To ensure that children have greater opportunities to take part in an increased and varied extended school offer.  During 2016-2017 we will be extending our offer to include the following:

  • Tap dancing
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Rounders
  • Textiles
  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Netball
  • Dodgeball
  • Code Club
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics
  • Cooking
  • Forest Schools
  • Choir

INTENDED IMPACT:

  • Reduce/halt obesity rates as measured by NHS- weights and measures.
  • Improve children’s self confidence and self-belief.
  • Improve children’s ability to work to strive and reach their personal best.
  • Increase opportunities for children to take part in competitive sports, locally and nationally.

Next Steps:

  • Continue to review our extended school offer to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all groups of children, including disadvantaged pupils.
  • To continue to review our extended schools offer to further include KS1 pupils.