St Luke's C of E Primary School

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Primary Sports Grant

 

Government vision on school sport funding

 “Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2015 to 2016. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with seventeen or more pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 with an additional sum of £5 per pupil and schools with fewer than seventeen pupils will receive £500 per pupil. Funding for maintained schools will be in 2 separate payments. Local authorities receive 7/12 of funding allocation on 29th October 2015 and 5/12 funding allocations on 29th April 2016. The premium must be used by schools to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2015 to 2016 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.” A clear guideline of how funding should be spent is laid out clearly by the government at (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools)

 

How to use the PE and sport premium

 

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to:

* develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

* make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

 

For example, you can use your funding to:

* hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

* provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

* introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

* support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

* run sport competitions

* increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

* run sports activities with other schools

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

 

Our vision for the role of sport at St. Luke’s CE Primary School

The £18,000 sports funding money allocated to St. Luke’s has continued to be used to facilitate the provision of continuous professional development for teachers through employing 'Premier Sports', the aim being to continue to raise the standard of PE teaching throughout the school. This initiative was welcomed three years ago and has therefore been continued into the fourth year of the funding. 

During lesson times, Premier Sports provide coaching sessions for children that are also attended by teachers, so that these teachers further develop their PE teaching pedagogy. Feedback from teachers suggests that this CPD has been useful, providing them with opportunities to see new ideas in action before implementing these in their own teaching to improve PE outcomes for their learners. Teachers are able to work alongside Premier Sports to deepen and extend children’s learning and understanding through consolidation activities later on in the week.

Feedback from teachers continues to suggest that this also helps them to assess the capabilities of their children, with photos and additional evidence to support their assessments. Teachers now have access to the online portal, following CPD led by Premier sports, further facilitating their effective assessment of their own learners’ capabilities, and to target key learners in teacher-led sessions.

The professional coaches have delivered high quality PE lessons, supported by teachers and support staff at the school, and these have impacted positively on both behaviour and outcomes since this scheme has been in operation. Increased numbers of children are active during the sessions, with additional enjoyment being provided by children giving an active contribution to the lessons through detailing outcomes and things they have learnt on the whiteboard. This year, play facilitators and peer mediators have also impacted positively upon pupils’ lunchtime play experience and their training, supported by a team of support staff is leading to a calmer and safer playground at St Luke’s.

Premier Sports' have continued to operate a range of 'School Active' clubs; these run after school from 3.00 PM until 4.00 PM and enable children to participate actively in a number of activities. A wide variety of sessions aimed at specific age groups have been organised, including multi skills for Year R, 1 and 2, and fencing, basketball, athletics, dance, touch rugby, football and drama for KS2. Other clubs, such as athletics and rounders have also been offered to all age groups in the Summer term. Clubs offered by Premier Sports have also inspired teachers at St Luke’s to open their own clubs to the different key stages such as netball, street dance, elite street dance and healthy living club. All clubs have proven popular and attendance has increased from previous years. The clubs are well attended by both girls and boys from all year groups; indeed, they are often over-subscribed, with waiting lists in place for new members. The school has used pupil premium money to fund places for children who are eligible, thus providing them with more opportunities for club participation.

 

AUTUMN

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

TOTAL

PP

Funded

Cello

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

outside

Choir

3

4

2

2

3

 

14

5

school

Football

 

 

2

2

5

1

10

1

PS

Gymnastics

 

 

2

3

6

1

12

2

PS

Knitting

 

 

1

4

3

1

9

2

volunteer

Multi-Skills

9

1

 

 

 

 

10

5

PS

Reading Club

1

1

 

 

 

1

3

0

school

Street Dance

 

 

1

1

4

4

10

2

PS

Violin Club

 

 

 

4

2

 

6

2

outside

Rhythm Instruments

9

 

 

 

 

 

9

4

school

SPRING

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

TOTAL

PP

Funded

Basketball

 

 

 

 

2

2

4

0

PS

Cello Club

 

 

 

4

5

 

9

0

outside

Choir

10

1

5

5

6

 

27

8

school

Drama Club

6

1

1

 

 

 

8

4

PS

Football

 

 

 

4

11

6

20

7

PS

Knitting

 

 

3

7

2

2

14

1

volunteer

Multi-skills

17

4

 

 

 

 

21

11

PS

Rhythm Instruments

13

2

 

 

 

 

15

6

school

Violin Club

 

 

1

6

2

1

10

4

outside

SUMMER

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

TOTAL

PP

Funded

Art Club

2

6

2

1

9

5

25

6

School

Choir

10

1

3

5

6

 

25

8

school

Cricket

 

 

 

3

4

1

8

2

PS

Football

 

 

 

4

12

4

20

5

PS

Knitting

 

 

3

3

 

1

7

1

volunteer

Multi-Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rounders

 

 

 

2

3

1

6

1

PS

Steel Pans

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

0

outside

Street Dance

 

 

3

1

2

2

8

2

PS

Violin Club

 

 

 

6

1

 

7

4

outside

Cello Club

 

 

 

4

5

 

9

0

outside

Rhythm Instruments

18

 

 

 

 

 

18

8

school

 

A lot of effort this year has been made to ensure that PE has been more accessible to all learners, by providing a wider range of sports clubs available at school. Our aim is to sustain the move towards competitions and also to look for further opportunities to increase the range of inter-school competitive events, including within the Windmill cluster.

Premier Sports have provided additional value through hosting twilight sessions for staff from both Christ Church and St Luke's. These sessions outlined changes to the curriculum and gave teaching staff additional insight into the way in which Premier Sports coaches operate. The online portal was also introduced and staff were involved in activities, and it was demonstrated clearly how these could be deployed in lessons to help improve teaching. Feedback from participants was universally positive, with staff members from both schools also being afforded and opportunity of being able to work together and further network and share ideas.

From the evidence cited above, it continues to be clear that the sports funding allocated to St. Luke’s is impacting positively and is helping to ensure a high quality provision for our learners. The number of children attending after school sports clubs makes up a significant percentage of the schools’ pupil population, with these children enjoying an abundance of new opportunities to learn to work as a part of a team and gain the confidence to try new activities. We will this year be reviewing the clubs that we have on offer for the children, introducing more variety and range sports that have not previously been in place. In doing so, will help to strengthen our knowledge of a range of sports in which we can compete in in the upcoming year.

Children are also finding the PE sessions with our coaches particularly enjoyable, with high levels of participation and a tangible sense of excitement as they look forward to the next lesson. It is equally noteworthy that the teaching staff are more confident in delivering PE sessions, especially in areas such as gymnastics and games and even offering to take on an after school club in a particular field. Staff are continuing to plan a broad variety of activities to ensure high quality delivery in an on-going way.

We feel that primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the pupils at St. Luke’s School is testament to the passion and dedication of all staff. Pupils leave the school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who enjoy the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.

Actions to follow:

- Subject leader to continue to undertake lesson observations to monitor consistently good P.E lessons, in order to identify personal and whole school areas of improvement.

- Continue to monitor the numbers of children accessing additional sports provision at St Luke’s including analysing the PP children uptake

- Teachers to continue to inspire children with sports and healthy living and eating during PSHE, Science and PE sessions

- Year 5/6 children to take on role of sports leaders in school, developing a series of sports to teach other members of the school during lunch/break times

- Seek further opportunities to increase the number of children accessing in school and intra school competitions in 2018-19

- Sports blog to showcase sports available in school.