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SPORTS PUPIL PREMIUM 2017 to 2018

In 2013 The Government announced that it would be providing additional funding 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 school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Mark Cross CE Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, unity, cooperation and kindness for themselves and others.

We are therefore delighted to be able to use the £16,870 received for 2017-18 sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in the ways listed below.

HOW WILL WE BE SPENDING THE SPORTS FUNDING AND WHO WILL BENEFIT?

BUDGET - £16,870 (2017-18)

We will use the funding to:

  • Provide a PE trained teacher to teach alongside the class teacher for development opportunities enabling quality teaching and learning for all children. The PE teacher will take weekly PE lessons with each class.  The class teachers are expected to support and observe in these lessons to improve their own practice.  In addition, a PE trained teacher will also work for 3 hrs per week, running a multi-sports club and introducing new sports skills to each class, on a rota.  All children will therefore benefit from specialist sports teaching to improve their skills, their confidence and abilities to take part in a range of sporting activities.  Staff will also continue to develop their CPD in planning, delivering and assessing children, using new skills.
  • Allow the PE trained teacher to support the P.E Coordinator in liaising with schools and organising other events across a range of disciplines throughout the year and across the year groups.
  • To hold termly P.E days for children across the school to develop sporting skills and to work in mixed aged teams.  External experts to work alongside class teachers and the P.E Coordinator.
  • Purchase new sports equipment to be used in P.E lessons and our after school clubs.
  • Enable continued participation in competitive sports events with other primary schools in the local area
  • Purchase resources for encouraging physical activities during playtime
  • Train play leaders in year 6 to lead physical activities during the lunch hour
  • Continue to offer a wide range and number of school activities to pupils across the school (Netball, Football, Cross Country Running, Athletics, Hockey, Swimming, Dance and Gymnastics)
  • Expand the sports and events offered to pupils from Reception to year Six
  • Expand the clubs and activities offered as extra-curricular activities

We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school. Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children.  The PE Coordinator and specialist PE Teacher will continue to review provision and its impact termly, making recommendations and changes to class teachers and the SLT.

HOW THE IMPACT WILL BE MEASURED:

1. Teachers will feel more confident in developing and planning P.E to the highest standards:

2.  Monitoring the uptake of places in current and new school club P.E activities.  We expect to see an

3. Newsletter Sports updates are sent to parents’ informing them about the activities have taken place, how well the children have done and what will be happening next.  Children’s achievements are celebrated at both an individual and team level.  This information is available on the website. 3.

4. Pupil Voice – Audit of children’s confidence and understanding of PE skills throughout the year

5. Pupils will be keen to participate in sport activities with other schools.

IMPACT OF PREVIOUS SPORTS FUNDING 2016-17

Desired impact of spending

Review July 2017

Teachers will feel more confident in developing and planning P.E to the highest standards

Monitoring shows teachers are more confident with their P.E teaching and are continuing to improve their practice in a range of different sports.

The purchase of proper equipment has enabled individual sports to be taught instead of having a multi-skilled approach. This has included:  footballs, netballs, short tennis balls, rugby balls, 2 netball posts, football posts (indoor and outdoor), basketball nets.

 

The classroom teacher has been supported by the PE specialist and teaches one hour a week of the sport at which they feel most comfortable, enabling growth in confidence and giving better delivery of lessons. The PE specialist teaches the other lesson alongside he teacher.

The extra teaching time has allowed the successful implementation of the BAGA gymnastics programmes for 3 classes including reception class and enabled them obtain their badges and certificates. As  the resources programme has been purchased we will be able to continue this year on year. In addition, Years 5 and 6 have been taking part in an Athletics Award scheme.

 

The children now all learn a much wider variety of sports within PE.  The curriculum plan is assessed regularly by the specialist and the subject coordinator and changed accordingly if necessary.  Currently the children learn football, netball, tag rugby, hockey, gymnastics, cricket, and athletics.

 

The children take part in a specialist day of PE where the aim is to give the children something ‘extra’ outside of their normal learning, this is led by both the young Sports Leaders and the PE specialist from Uplands Secondary School.

 

Monitoring the uptake of places in current and new school club P.E activities.  We expect to see an increase in percentage uptake. Children will feel more confident to participate.

- Newsletters including sports reports are sent to parents’ weekly updating them on what activities have taken place, how well the children have done and what will be happening next.  Children’s achievements are celebrated at both an individual and team level.  This information is available on the website

-2016 to 2017: 70% young people are engaged in extracurricular sporting activity every week, with many participating in more than one activity.

- In 2016 to 2017 academic year the school has provided opportunities for children to participate in 18 sports with specialist P.E teachers.

Within school –Football club is held for 5 terms after school and has regularly been attended by 26 children YR-Y6 (mainly girls.)

Sports Club is held on a Tuesday after school from T2, the sports regularly change and the club is open to any KS2 pupil.

At lunch times Games club is run on a Friday and any child can participate.

Other clubs paid for by the parents include: Street dance and tennis and involve a range of children from all years.

 

Outside links with clubs – The teacher funded has have provided links with outside clubs for the children and regularly promote involvement outside of school by talking to the children, giving out flyers or talking to parents.

Currently there are links between the school and Harlequins Rugby Club who ran rugby-training sessions for years 3 – 6 in July.  Additionally, we have held meetings with Crowborough RFC and hope that they may be able to provide some free training sessions later on this year. 

Younger pupils have also attended a linked Saturday morning football coaching club which is held at Uplands Community College on Saturday mornings. Strong links have also been made with the PE Departments at Beacon and Uplands Schools.

 

Sports events are celebrated in weekly Friday assembly – not just the achievement but the training and selection of each child involved.  A special mention is always given to at least 2 children for anything outstanding whether that be ability, behaviour, improvement, commitment etc.

 

We applied for the Sports Mark Award for the school and were delighted when we were awarded the Gold Award, the highest possible.  I am sure that the extra sporting achievements had a direct impact on the Sports Council’s decision to give us the highest accolade.

 

Assessment of the children’s fitness levels from a cardio- vascular angle.  Twice a year the children are assessed – once in September and once in July

 

The funding is only used for ‘contact time’ with the children. All administration tasks and meetings with the subject coordinator, travel to and from events, setting up time, preparation etc is all done outside of those hours unpaid.

 

Pupil Voice – Audit of children’s confidence and understanding of PE skills throughout the year

The children are highly motivated in their PE sessions.  100% of all children enjoyed sports day and associated activities leading up to it. Attainment has been raised because of this as shown by the competition results and by the children’s fitness levels (tested at the beginning and end of the year).  This is evident in the sporting attainments achieved both on a local and national scale.

Pupils will be keen to participate in sport activities with other schools

This year our children have successfully taken part in the following local events; Football, Cross Country (some children chosen to take part in county wide events), Netball, Tag Rugby and Hockey. 

North Wealden Sports Partnership - Uplands Cluster

Cross Country – level 1, level 2 qualification

Football – Boys competed level 1, Girls competed level 1

Hockey –  1team entered level 1

Netball – 1 team entered level 1 and qualified for level 2

Rugby  - 1 team entered level 1 and qualified for level 2. 

 

To summarise the achievements for the school this year, we entered 11 events of which we finished in the top two for 10 of these, which was an incredible achievement.  The impact of the extra PE teaching time can be clearly seen here.