Physical Education & Sports Funding

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The government is providing additional funding of £150 million each year for 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school. Each school receives £8000, plus £5 per pupil on roll. For 2015-16, our total grant was £9590. 

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

At Locking Stumps Community Primary school, we pride ourselves on being a happy and healthy place to learn. We’ve developed an action plan to ensure this funding is invested to maximise the long term impact of our PE provision for pupils and staff.

Our Sports’ funding plans (below) show how we invested the money in 2015-16 and how we are currently investing the money in 2016-17. We have closely monitored the impact of these initiatives through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback, uptake of clubs etc. and continue to do so.

PE and Sports Grant information 2016-2017

Action

Expenditure

Impact/Proposed Impact

Sign up to Local Service agreement with Livewire for training and CPD purposes

£2500

The SLA offers a range of training services and resources at no extra cost or at a highly discounted rate. We have a number of new and current staff that will greatly benefit from further training in REAL PE and REAL Gym. The extra funding will ensure all our staff are suitably prepared to continue to deliver our curriculum to the highest possible standards. The SLA also gives us access to a number of free resources and competitions for our children to take part in.

Employ a PE apprentice to work alongside class teachers as well as lead children’s games during lunch and break times

 

£6000

The support provided by our PE apprentice over the last couple of years has been integral to our progress and achievement at Locking Stumps. This practice was highly praised in our site visit during our successful application for the AfPE award; for which we were one of only a handful of schools to receive a distinction. Our apprentice provides much needed support during lessons and really enhances the extra-curricular opportunities on offer at our school.

Employment of sports coaches to deliver specialized after school clubs

 

£2000

Attendance levels at the clubs we offer is always high; with attrition rates equally so. The sports grant allows us to offer a wide range of clubs to all our learners. In 2015-16 we had a record number of clubs and attendees for our school. Over the next year we aim to use these monies to focus on providing a wider range of clubs for our younger learners, particularly those in reception and Key Stage One.

Cover supply costs to allow PE coordinator time to review the progress of children, assess impact of sports grant and to further plan based on these findings

 

£300

By using the grant money to provide cover for our PE co-ordinator we are able to ensure that PE provision at our school remains high on the agenda. This time is integral in ensuring we are able to track progress and monitor standards across the school. It is also used to ensure we can keep up to date with new initiatives, plan CPD accordingly and analyse the impact of previous expenditure for future planning.

To purchase new equipment to support delivery of curriculum and replace worn/unsuitable items

 

£1000

Our curriculum is ever changing. We are constantly monitoring and updating the resources available to the staff in order to ensure our children have access to everything they need in lessons without having to wait. Our resources are plentiful and kept up to date with any new initiatives we introduce to ensure we can provide quality PE lessons on a daily basis.

 

 

 

Total expenditure

£11 800

At Locking Stumps we truly understand the impact this funding has had on our children. PE and sport is held in very high regard and as a school we often supplement the grant money with investment of our own.

PE and Sports Grant Impact 2015-2016

Action/Expenditure

Cost

Impact

Employ a PE apprentice to work alongside class teachers as well as lead children’s games during lunch and break times

£4500

This has been highly successful. Behaviour problems at school are rare during lunch and break times due to the engagement levels of the children. Mr Hitchen himself has developed significantly as a PE support. In July 2016 we were awarded the AfQPE with a distinction. (One of only 4 schools nationally to have received a distinction in this round of applications). The deployment of Mr Hitchen to support staff in the teaching of PE has had a significant impact, and he has also been responsible for a number of very successful lunchtime activities and competitions. In 2015/16 over 250 of our children took part in at least one of these lunchtime events.

Invest in RealGym and RealDance CPD for all staff

£400

 RealGym training has been attended by PE lead. This has been disseminated to all staff through in-house training. Our teachers are now delivering lessons in line with other RealPE units which has greatly increased the consistency of teaching in gymnastics. Resources for RealDance have yet to be released and therefore we cannot comment on the impact of this particular area. This has built on the prior knowledge of teachers within the use of REAL PE. The standards in PE have increased. Through observation it has been noted that children are more active during lessons. 

Employment of sports coaches to deliver specialized after school clubs

£2000

This year we offered after school clubs in tennis, rugby (tag and contact), and football. All clubs were provided free of charge in order to maximise take up. Clubs were fully inclusive within the appropriate year groups.

Numbers of children accessing clubs has increased significantly. Attendances are high at all after school clubs with over 75% of our children having accessed at least one of our sporting clubs in the past academic year (all clubs show at last 80% attendance rates).

Cover supply costs to allow PE coordinator time to review the progress of children, assess impact of sports grant and to further plan based on these findings

£250

Mr Donoghue has provided termly reports for Governors on the impact on the Sports’ Grant. These are contained within the Head Teacher’s Report.  Achievement across the school is very good across each year group – 70% of pupils in each year group are working at or above – assessment summary 2015/16. This time was crucial in ensuring our school achieved a distinction for the AfPE award.

Cover supply costs to allow PE coordinator to work alongside teachers to support delivery of new Gym/Dance curriculum

£400

Mr Donoghue, our PE coordinator spent time within classes to support colleagues in their delivery of PE. They were able to observe best practice and, implement strategies in their own teaching in order to raise standards

To purchase new equipment to support delivery of curriculum and replace worn/unsuitable items

£1000

 Our school is extremely well equipped with resources to match our ever changing curriculum. Our children have access to all the resources they need during lessons and after school clubs. This means lessons are well paced and children remain active for longer as they are not waiting for any equipment; this was evident in all lessons observed during the application process for the AfPE award.

To invest in new kits for rugby, athletic and basketball teams

£450

 Due to an oversight with our budget this target was not achieved. We plan to use some of next year’s grant monies to fund the purchase of new kits.

Invest in new staff PE uniforms to raise the profile of PE across the school

£500

All staff including Teaching Assistants wear the correct attire and school staff kit for PE. This demonstrates our high expectations and standards to the children which is transmitted to their own presentation and dress.

Total Cost

£9500

 

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