Sport Pupil Premium Information – November 2016
Since 2013 additional funding has been provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. This is turn contributes to the national longer term aim of increased participation in PE and sport, thus encouraging pupils to develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
How are we spending our sport funding?
In collaboration with Uplands Primary, Wicor Primary and Cams Hill Secondary School we have used this additional funding to employ a sports specialist within the local cluster.
The aims of the project are to:
• deepen understanding and confidence in the teaching of PE across all primary age classes, through coaching and team teaching with the sports specialist
• monitor the quality of teaching and leadership of PE in order to measure the impact on pupils’ learning and progress
• improve opportunities for assessment for learning strategies to improve practice in PE lessons
• provide professional development for primary teachers, according to teachers’ self evaluation
• support and engage less active children in PE sessions
• develop a skills progression across the local primary schools to ensure continuity of provision
• improve standards of attainment for all pupils in PE
• increase opportunities to participate in county sports competitions
• provide enrichment activities for more able pupils
For the academic year 2014-15 additional sports funding is £11,085
For the academic year 2015-16 additional sports funding is £10,657
For the academic year 2016-17 additional sports funding is £10,300
The impact of sport premium funding on teachers’ confidence and understanding of pedagogy related to PE:
Teacher confidence has been increased,
‘Really useful for improving my practice, knowing how to structure and organise a lesson.’
‘Developing confidence in teaching skills and learning how to build up to a game.’
‘Really useful for learning how to set up the structure of a lesson, develop ways to improve pace, differentiation and giving me the confidence to build on skills the children already have.’
‘Has improved my confidence in the area of Games teaching, particularly those I am unsure of. Has helped to remind me of key skills, having moved year groups.’
Comments from children in key stage 2:
‘Do you think you have made more progress since Mr B has been working with you and your teacher?’
“Yes, because Mr B is a trained PE teacher who improves my PE skills.”
“Yes because he has taught us a new skill; boxing, and there are more people to help you.”
“I think we’ve really improved as he has a different view from the teachers here!”
Details of PE provision at our school:
All children participate in 2 x 45 minute sessions of PE or Sport per week; one Games based and one of Gymnastics or Dance.
Swimming and Water Safety is taught for one term in years 4 and 5
Children experience a variety of sports including invasion games, net/court/wall based games, striking or fielding games and athletics
All children are encouraged to become involved in clubs and we are keen to participate in competitions and at local cluster events (Level 2 competitions)
We have established club run by A1 Premier Football which encourages our most gifted pupils to participate and encourages involvement across the school.
Details of additional sports and enrichment opportunities are as follows:
A wide range of sports enrichment clubs is offered:
Football (Years 1- 6)
Netball (Years 5 & 6)
Tag rugby (Years 5 & 6)
Cricket (Years 5 & 6 summer term only)
We aim to further increase the range of additional opportunities for our pupils to be active during playtimes, lunchtimes and after-school. We have a team of lunchtime Play Leaders who encourage children to be active during playtimes and lunchtimes. Children act as play mentors, part of our Children as Decision Makers team, working with younger children to promote positive, healthy and happy lunchtimes.
During 2016/17 Sports Leader roles are being introduced in order to promote further physical activities during lunchtimes.
Part of our sport funding has been used to purchase playtime and lunchtime equipment for these times. Part of our sport premium has also been used to purchase additional resources to ensure continuous provision for years R and 1, in order that outdoor physical activities can happen every day.
We work with coaches from Portsmouth Football Club’s community department. As part of the Kickstart Health initiative we have been learning about the effects of a balanced diet and regular exercise on our bodies. This weekly programme includes both a classroom based study session and a practical outdoor PE session which has built on the children’s knowledge of health and fitness from their ‘Moving and Growing’ science topic.
For more information please contact Mrs Hayley Wood or Miss Laura Bates.