PE and Sports Premium Grant

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Purpose of the grant

To improve the provision of PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

Background

The Government is providing £450 million for academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 201516 to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools will receive the funding. As well as improving the quality of PE and sport in schools the funding is also aimed at increasing participation in extra-curricular sport, increasing opportunities to participate in inter and intra school competitive sport, increasing professional development opportunities for teachers and developing and promoting healthy living and healthy lifestyles.

Funding for 2015 to 2016

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

In 2014/15 Beecroft Garden Primary School received £9250

In 2015/16 we will receive £9317

Beecroft Garden’s Vision

At Beecroft Garden, PE and school sport is seen as a key factor in providing an inclusive and exciting education. Having high quality PE lessons throughout the school, we aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to develop and become confident, competent and enthusiastic individuals, who have the skills to participate and be sports leaders in extra-curricular activities. The school sports premium will be used to further enhance the PE and sports provision at Beecroft Garden.

Summary of how Beecroft Garden Primary School spent the 2014-2015 PE & Sports Premium

1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

Activity/Item Aim Cost Impact
Hiring of a sports coach to deliver PE lessons To provide consistently high quality PE lesson across the school Wage partially from school budget Delivering a high quality PE curriculum with improved quality of lessons and assessment. Organisation of inter and intra school competition to ensure increased participation in sport.
Coaching sessions  with DAGFC to provide girls from Years 2-6 with opportunities to play football/tournaments – payment of extra sessions to ensure more classes can benefit To encourage more girls to participate in a variety of sports £1,220 Year 2/3 after school tournament at Dalmain Primary, and more girls taking part in the girls football after school club. Also further sessions timetabled for Year 2/3 girls. Macaroni Woods weekend away – funded by Ladywell Ward but allowed 6 children and a member of staff to attend a residential football weekend
Purchasing subscription to “5 a Day” program for all classes To allow all children to participate in 5 minutes of physical activity daily in the classroom £203 Regular use twice a day by all Reception classes. Regular use during indoor playtimes due to poor weather.
Hiring external qualified coaches to run a range of lunch time clubs To run lunch time sport sessions for each year group in the cage Wage partially from school budget All children were timetabled different sessions each week with a variety of sports led by a qualified coach. This allowed more children to develop a variety of skills.

 

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

Activity/Item Aim Cost Impact
Membership to ALPS (Association of Lewisham Primary Sports) To join a collaboration of primary schools across the Lewisham Borough to affiliate to a School Games membership programme to develop cross curricular physical education and competitive sport. £440 Coordinated a program of regular opportunities of children in KS2 to compete in high quality interschool competitions. This membership also provided the sports coordinator with a central forum for discussing development, making contact with sports coordinators at other schools and shared resources.
Purchasing and replacing a wide variety of new equipment for the PE cupboard To ensure all sports on the curriculum are suitably resourced £150 Used in lessons to improve quality of learning as well as in extracurricular clubs to improve performace. This also led to a wider variety of sports offered for after school clubs and taught in PE lessons.
Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 are encouraged to apply for the schools Little Leaders programme. Purchasing of hi-vis jackets for easy identification in the playground. To build leadership skills and confidence through a specific training program with other children from different schools at a local secondary school. £84.39 Little Leaders were given weekly opportunities to support younger children to play games at break times. Little Leaders were also given opportunities to support KS1 and EYFS sports days, modelling the activities and guiding their younger peers.The success of the program meant more applications for the following year.

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

Activity/Item Aim Cost Impact
Providing existing staff with resources and equipment to improve quality of learning To improve quality of teaching and learning and to increase confidence of all staff in teaching PE and sport See equipment above Increase in confidence by some staff in teaching PE and sport.
CPD training through ALPS. As above £150 Attendance by some staff to training/continuous professional development sessions for basketball, gymnastics, netball.
Whole School Sports Day – hire of field  To skill all teachers from Early Years to KS2 to take part and run a sports station £100 Teachers were able to further their understanding of a sports based activity and to develop an understanding of all children’s abilities at different year levels as groups were mixed ability/age.

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

Activity/Item Aim Cost Impact
Healthy Living Week To allow all children to experience new sports £2288 Gave all children opportunities to try new sports in settings both in and out of school eg – street dance, hula hooping, tennis, cycling at the Herne Hill velodrome, bubble football
After school provision (Dance, taekwondo, gymnastics, hockey, tennis, girl’s football, tag rugby) £840 Increased number of after school clubs allowed children to access sports not otherwise covered in the curriculum.
Playground equipment To allow children to access a variety of sport activities throughout the school day £380 More children engaged in a variety of sports in the playground. New zones with regular Little Leaders leading activities means more engaged children,
Whole School Sports Day – hire of field  To allow all children to develop their skills in a range of sports activities  As above Children were in mixed ability/age groups  and worked as team to earn more points for their team. They were also able to work on their communication skills.

5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Activity/Item Aim               Cost Impact
New half termly, year group, class vs class intra school competitions for Year 5 and 6 – cost of coach lunch time cover when activity completed at lunchtime. To allow children opportunities to compete in a wide variety of sports at level 1.                £150 More experience at a competition level – some competitions were run at lunch times to allow PE lessons to focus on further developing skills. There is also a noticeable increase in sportsmanship between classes. Pathways from level 1 (intra school) competition to level 2 (inter school) competition. More level 2 competitions entered compared to the previous year.
PE coordinator release cover time to run external sports competitions and activities To provide children with opportunities to participate in competitive sport £1500 More experience at a competition level. More level 2 competitions entered compared to the previous year.
Purchasing of football kit and shinpads – team uniform To encourage unity and a team spirit at competitions £300 Increased success at local girls football tournaments as well as sense of team when competiting in other local competitions.

Sustainability 

PE and sport continue to be on the agenda of school improvement planning.  The focus of the sports coordinator is to continue to improve the quality of PE with pupils, parents and staff. This includes coordinating sports fixtures, communicating with parents and liaising with other schools.

2015/16 Developmental Plan 

In this academic year 2015/16 we are planning to continue with the successful areas from the previous years and develop certain aspects even further. Therefor the sports premium fund will be spent on the following areas:

  • Association of Lewisham Primary School Sports (ALPS membership) – we are aiming to increase the amounts of teams that attend events to allow more children opportunities to compete
  • Improve gymnastics equipment in the school eg – mats
  • Cross curricular inclusion of dance across all year levels
  • Further develop new sports not previously offered to our students – eg Tri-Golf
  • More training opportunities for PE coordinator /sports coach (cost of cover time) which will then be passed onto other staff through whole school CPD opportunities and further opportunities for teaching staff to be involved in class lessons and class v class intra school competitions
  • Continue running the Change4Life club each week for a term – to target children who would benefit from further attendance in the club
  • Signpost a list of local sports clubs on the website to further the number of students persuing particular sports in their own time with their families, especially those who have talent in particular sport
  • Continue to develop sports activities available to pupils during lunch time play in collaboration with senior midday meal supervisor – focus to be on skills based activities
  • Develop closer links to collaborate with local primary schools and secondary schools.
  • Further develop the school website in regards to a sports page.

NB: This is a working document and may be subject to additions and revisions.