The use and impact of sports premium at Whaley Thorns Community Primary School 2016-17
The Government has committed to providing additional funding until 2020 to enable primary schools to improve the provision of physical education and sport as a method for whole school improvement. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools.
This funding will be ring-fenced and, therefore, can only be spent on provision for P.E. and sports. Schools will be held accountable for how they use the funding to support pupils progress and participation in P.E. and school sport. They are required to publish information for parents on-line about spending and will be expected to provide details to Ofsted inspectors on request.
All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8 000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. For the academic year 2016-17 Whaley Thorns Primary School received an amount of £8585.
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is that it should be used so that:
'All children benefit regardless of sporting ability'
Children have the opportunity to compete in interschool tournaments Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development We make use of collaborative partnership working, i.e. with other schools, sports clubs, etc. Children will have access to professional coaching for a range of sporting activities Children will be introduced to new experiences Children learn that exercise is an important factor in the development of a healthy lifestyle.
With the above rationale in mind, and adhering to the guidelines for how to spend this money, our initial plans for use of the Sports Funding included: - More targeted pupils have an active start to the day by continue morning running club. Set up an incentive scheme to increase participation. - Increase pupils’ concentration and readiness to learn by running daily mile as a pilot in one class, with view to roll out in to more classes - Increase pupils’ concentration and readiness to learn by piloting the use of MathsOfTheDay in one class, with view to expand into other classes. - Increase CPD for all staff by approaching the head teacher about PE Specialist to work alongside staff – funding dependant. - More pupils to be involved in active lunchtimes by continuing with lunchtime coach 1 day per week and stablish a lunchtime leaders rota. - Achieve school games Silver mark by increasing the number of B teams in competitions and increasing the amount of blogs on school games website.
Specific provision purchased with Sports Premium in 2016-17 included: A sports package from a cricket coach secured coaching for every year group through out school for a minimum of one term. The coach worked alongside teachers and teaching assistants to develop their skills. He also ran an after-school club for Key Stage 2 pupils.
The Junior Gym from Bolsover District Council was hired on three separate occasions.
A contribution towards transport costs to take children to tournaments
A sports package from Bolsover Sports Partnership which included provision for younger children in developing key skills, new activity ideas for teachers, the organisation of interschool tournaments and festivals and events, such as Bikeability, etc.
A specific sports package providing a lunch time coach (one day a week) in order to help coach sports and help improve leadership skills of the children.
Impact of using the Sports Premium
A greater number of children participated in inter-school sporting activities and events and are keen to try out new physical activities.
Staff are more confident and able to teach skills in cricket sessions.
The Junior Gym was hugely popular with the children and introduced them to a new way of keeping fit. Requests were made to hire the gym in future.
15 children achieved awards for Bikeability.
Key Stage 2 children were praised for their dance performance at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield.
Several children progressed through to the regional stage of the cross country event.