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PE and Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

Schools in England are awarded funding from the government for Physical Education (PE) and school sport.  The ‘Sports Premium’ funding is awarded to help schools continue to develop and improve the quality of PE and sport available to their pupils. The Government will provide this funding until at least 2020.

 

Although schools have freedom in how they wish to use the money, it is ring-fenced and must be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport within the school, with the overall objective …”to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.”

 

There are 5 key indicators through which schools should expect to see improvement as a result of their spending:


1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity. Current guidelines recommend all children and young people aged 5-18 engage in at least 60 minutes moderate to vigorous exercise daily; 30 minutes of which should be in school

2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

5. Increased participation in competitive sport

 

How is Bishop Ridley using the Sports Premium funding in 2017/18?

For the academic year 2017/18, Bishop Ridley Church of England Primary School has been allocated £19,530. 

The school has or plans to spend the funding on:

  • New resources have been purchased to support the PE curriculum and equipment for children at playtime. We have also renewed our subscription to the 5-a-day website, which provides differentiated physical activities (e.g. dance, coordination and balance activities)
  • A school subscription of the Association of Physical Education (AfPE)
  • Paying for PE co-ordinator/other appropriate staff to go on training courses and the subsequent cover needed
  • Employing coaches to allow children to compete in competitive events, such as football matches
  • Plans for a workshop for parents to offer advice and ideas on how to keep their children active. This will either be run by PE staff within the school (SP to pay for cover) or an external agency
  • Engaging with the ‘Marathon Kids’ initiative. Whilst this is a free initiative to join, certain support tools and rewards for the children can be bought at any time.

 

What is the impact of the Sports Premium so far?

Many classes have PE provided by two of the qualified teachers who are enthusiastic about sport and PE and its benefits to pupils. This ensures that pupils will always have access to their PE lessons and that they begin to see physical activity as something they can continue with as they grow.

 

Whilst some children may still not be confident in PE, this approach to teaching and learning has allowed many pupils to develop a love and interest for sport, especially competitive sport, which they did not know they had. Many children who already had a love and enjoyment of sport have been to have access to a range of other sports they might not have tried before and are using their skills and enthusiasm to help their peers.

 

In line with recent recommendations, we are seeking to ensure that all pupils are active for at least 30 minutes daily while in our care. We have made a ‘pledge’ with Active Kids Do Better (https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/) to provide active playtimes, active lessons (where appropriate) and using the activities on their website to get our pupils moving without even realising.

 

We aim to embed this style of learning from an early age, so that all pupils and staff will see the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle and how this can help support academic learning in the classroom.

 

How are we identifying barriers and tracking the impact?

In March 2018, we sent a questionnaire to every child to ask how much sport they did and how we could help encourage them to be more active. The results of our questionnaire are below.

 

In summary we identified that some of the key barriers to children accessing physical activity are the financial and time constraints on parents.  Therefore, we are looking at ways in which we can assist you by working in partnership with local companies to provide a variety of clubs at a reduced cost/no cost at the end of the school day and lunch times.

 

Below is the data collected from 122 responses to the Physical Activity questionnaire sent home to parents.

 

  1. On a daily basis, how many minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity do you think your child completes? Please tick one. (This can include activities, such as PE and playtime, at school)

0-10 mins

11-20 mins

21-30 mins

31-40 mins

41-50 mins

51-60 mins

More than 60 mins

Did not answer

4

0

17

10

6

29

50

6

 

2. What type of activities make up this time?

Playtime/PE

Walking

After school clubs

Other

Did not answer

30

35

44

9

4

 

3. What barriers, if any, do you feel stop your child from being more physically active?

I don’t always have the time to take my child to clubs

The financial cost of attending some clubs

My child is not interested in sports

I am not interested in sports and I’m not sure where to start

Other

Did not answer

40

29

15

2

21

38

*Some responders gave more than one answer.

4. Does your child attend any after school sports clubs, either on the school site or elsewhere?

Yes

No

Did not answer

101

21

0

 

 

Details of these clubs:

Football, dance, karate, taekwondo, swimming, tennis, musical theatre, gymnastics, ballet, Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, cricket, rugby, trampolining.

 

 

5. What resources do you think would help you and your child to be more active?

Taster sessions for children at school

Leaflets sent home advertising local sports clubs

A staff led workshop at school for parents to get more ideas/a chance to meet other parents and share good ideas

An app that allows you/school to track moderate to vigorous physical activity

Other

Did not answer

83

59

14

23

13

18

*Some responders gave more than one answer

6. Do you have any suggestions you would be happy to share with other parents at Bishop Ridley Primary School?

Walking to school/parking further away, encouraging healthy lifestyle at home, discussing with children what their sporting interests are, talking about what they have done in PE, encouraging children to try new things without being ‘forced’, asking local athletes to come in to school to discuss their achievements.

 

How is the money allocated?

Schools with more than 17 eligible pupils receive £8,000 per academic year, plus £5 per pupil. On the Government website, ‘eligible’   schools include: “Schools maintained by the local authority, academies and free schools, special schools (for children with special   educational needs or disabilities), non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the   Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996), city technology colleges (CTCs), pupil   referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school), general hospitals.”  

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

 

Swimming

The school is required to publish certain specific information on our website. The table below summarises the standards of swimming competencies at the last assessment for children in year 6.

 

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

46.7%

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?

62.9%

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?

70%

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

No

 

How has Bishop Ridley previously used the Sports Premium funding?

Our sports premium has being spent in the following ways:

  • New resources have been purchased to support the PE curriculum.  This includes a new, editable scheme of work for Key Stages 1 and 2 and an annual subscription to the 5-a-day website (http://5-a-day.tv/) which provides differentiated physical activities (e.g. dance, coordination, balance activities)
  • We are continuing to create links with local primary and secondary schools, using the funding to provide any resources that may be required for participation in organised events (e.g. new footballs and goals for football club)
  • We are developing our extra-curricular provision, which currently includes football, dance and running club.  The Sport Premium will be used to subsidise costs for clubs where appropriate.
  • We are enhancing our PE provision by bringing in external coaches to work alongside teachers in delivering high quality PE (e.g. cricket coaching)
  • We are planning to re-start the Change4Life club before school to engage the less active children in physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.  Any additional resources required can be purchased using the Sport Premium.
  • A school subscription to the Association of Physical Education (AfPE).  

 

D Sears

March 2018

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