Primary Schools’ Sports Funding 2018-2019
Primary PE & Sports Premium – Introduction
The Government has dedicated over £450 million to improving the quality of physical education and sport within all UK primary schools from 2013-2019. The funding is also allotted to address the improvement of children’s healthy lifestyles with provision also made towards promoting other aspects of learning that impact upon health and well-being.
The funding is ring fenced and can only be spent upon initiatives that benefit the improvement of active healthy lifestyles. Schools can choose what they want to spend their grant upon but are accountable for ensuring that the Premium is spent appropriately. Both Department of Education and OFSTED have issued the mandatory requirement that schools must publish evidence online of their annual spend and impact.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Court Lane. 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, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.
ALL pupils leaving Court lane Junior will be physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The Sports Funding Objectives:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport against 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being 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
Purpose of funding
Schools have to spend the sport 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 include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside Primary teachers when teaching PE new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities inPE/sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
- providing extra space for sports
How will Court Lane Junior be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
At Court lane Junior, we believe that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. Schools receive Sports Premium budget for the financial year; this report is based upon academic year (i.e. September-July)
Focus – 2018-19
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity- healthy active lives
- Increased confidence, knowledge, and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Continuing increased participation in competitive sport
- Participate in Forest Schools
- Use of Anomaly Board to encourage games and increased activity at break and lunch times
- SLA support for staff - teaching, planning and assessing Real PE
- Resourcing - Active playtimes and lunchtimes. Improving general PE provision.
- Re-line playground with activities and sports markings
- Astro turf bald patch in playground to help with teaching of athletics
- Re-sand and cover long jump pit so that it can be used
How much funding has the school received?
Since 2013/14 we have received funding for the school. 2015-16 – total expenditure £9704, under-spend of £879 to carry over 2016. 2016-17 – £10385 funds - total expenditure £9992, under-spend of £393 to carry over to next year. 2017-18 total expenditure £20,627.Under-spend of £213 to be allocated to additional playground surfacing 2018-19.
How we have spent the money
- Liaise with local partners to provide KS2 children with opportunities both at school and off site
- Member of The Portsmouth SLA providing access to staff CPD through team-teaching with a coach and access to sporting competition
- Develop children’s leadership & participation through our ‘Young Leaders’ scheme
- Purchase a range of PE resources (football, netball, rugby, mats , athletics resources) for continued development of sports & athletics
- Continue to provide and widen extra-curricular clubs provision, including Rock Challenge (dance)
- Provide access to the Wake and Shake and Golden Mile challenge for the whole school – Healthy heart sponsored playground run - Anomaly Board – Used for healthy messages, videos of sporting achievements, and activities for playtimes and lunchtimes which children watch. Lessons for classes to share e.g. Dance – The Haka Yr 5 and Tsunami dance Yr 6.
- Widen participation in inter-school football and netball tournaments
- Continue to provide and improve Inter-House & Inter-school sporting competitions - cups, medals, time allocation to staff
- Theme weeks – Winter Olympics (Athletes in and focussing on a range of different sports and Creative Week (Dances from the around the world taught by outside dance teachers)
- Minibus used for competitions and sporting trips
- Activity based Forest Schools at Highbury Primary with trained Forest schools teacher
The effect on pupils’ participation & attainment:
- Vulnerable groups participated in a range of sporting clubs and Young Leaders.
- Increased girls’ participation in football
- Sustained participation in inter-school competition
- Widespread KS2 participation in Rock Challenge competition
- Continued and widened participation in break, lunchtime & after-school sports clubs
- Provision for lower KS2 after-school football club and mini matches
- Provision for more opportunities for lower key stage 2 – tournaments and development of skills through SLA
- Participation in inter-school football matches and tournaments for Yr 5,6 boys and girls
- Participation in inter-school netball matches and tournaments
We will ensure these improvements are sustainable by:
- Continuing to run inter-house and participate in inter-school matches and tournaments across a variety of activities and year groups
- Continuing to broaden and sustain the variety of and participation in lunchtime and after school clubs
- Training new ‘Young Leaders’ to develop leadership and participation in playtime activities during Junior break times
- Year 6 Lunchtime play leaders at the Infants School
- Ensuring new and existing staff are trained in provision for teaching PE and Games.
Swimming - September 2018
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there was a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
97/117 (91%) of our current Year 5 cohort (2018-19) have met these requirements and can swim at least 25 metres confidently. 15/117 (13%) were non swimmers before lesson, now achieving 25 metres unaided. 3/117 (3%) were non-swimmers and can now swim 10 metres unaided with confidence. 2/117 pupils were non-participants due to non-parental consent.