What is the Sport Premium Funding?
The government have pledged £150 million per annum for, at least, the next 2 years to support P.E and school sport in primary schools. The Sport Premium Funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for P.E and sport in schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The government have also announced a further commitment to P.E and sport until 2020 if they are elected in the next general election. This is the second year of the Sports Premium Funding from the government.
We, as a school, will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in P.E and school sport. We are required to publish on line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents, carers and others are made fully aware of the P.E and sporting opportunities available to children at Charter Primary School.
How is the Sport Premium Funding allocated?
The Sport Premium funding is allocated to each individual school by the payment of a lump sum.
Schools with over 17 pupils are allocated a lump sum fund of £8,000 and then £5.00 per child in Y1-Y6.
Charter Primary School have received from April 2014 – April 2015 approximately £8,600.00.
How should the Sport Premium Funding be spent?
The government has recommended,
“Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.” (DFE website).
How will Charter Primary spend the Sport Premium Funding?
At Charter we aim to use this money to create a sustainable curriculum for all pupils. Therefore some of the money provided by the funding will be invested in the professional development of staff and as a result should enhance the quality of teaching for all children. There will be new planning for both KS1 and KS2 developed to create a consistent approach to teaching P.E. As a result, the quality of children’s learning and development should be improved.
- We have employed a specialist P.E teacher/coach to work in our school. Paul Riddington works every Wednesday, all day, and runs an after-school club to widen the opportunities the children have to participate in sport. Due to the influence and expertise of this specialist teacher, all teachers will have the chance to develop their teaching of P.E and will team teach with a specialist to increase knowledge, skills and confidence. Paul Riddington will provide planning for the units and year groups which he supports each half term. This will enable a collection of comprehensive, progressive plans to be developed throughout the year.
- This year, we aim to develop a consistent, progressive scheme of work for gymnastics across the school, both KS1 and KS2. In addition to this planning, Natasha Lloyd, the Sports Premium Leader for the Phoenix Federation, will be upskilling KS2 teachers in the teaching of gymnastics. Each KS2 teacher will have individually tailored targets to aid development of teaching and learning in lessons.
- Additionally, we have invested in new games and athletics planning in KS2, which has been created specifically for our federation of schools, by James Foxon. The staff have been introduced to this, which will help create a consistent, progressive approach to planning and delivering P.E lessons across KS2.
- A varied, broad curriculum map has been developed to enable all children to access a wide ranging curriculum. It also gives structure to all staff whilst teaching P.E and allows planning to be well thought, progressive and developmental. The curriculum will give children multiple opportunities to experience new sports and physical activities alongside refining movement skills.
- Furthermore, we have also had the opportunity to work with TESCO FA Skills, specifically with Paul Cowie. He has enabled teachers to develop their understanding of multi-skills and football as well as broaden their knowledge of how to teach games based sports. This support is short-term (Autumn term only) however all teachers will engage with this support during this time frame.
- In order to create a sustainable approach to P.E, assessment frameworks need to be consistent and accurate. We aim, this year, to introduce a new assessment framework to enable staff to easily evaluate the skill level and progress of each child in their class. This will also aid teachers in creating targets for children in P.E lessons. This framework will be appropriately linked to the new National Curriculum and make assessing P.E manageable for all staff. This will be introduced to staff in the near future.
In addition to creating a sustainable P.E environment, Charter aspires to engage as many pupils as possible in extra-curricular activities. Consequently, we have used part of the funding to employ outside coaches to run after-school clubs in which the children can participate. We hope that children will broaden their experiences by participating in these clubs and become more enthusiastic about P.E and sport.
- After school clubs have focused on extra-curricular activities in both KS1 and KS2. These clubs have allowed children to engage and participate in sports, which otherwise they would not have had the opportunity to do so. They have been led by Paul Riddington and Natasha Lloyd.
- Paul Riddington has focused on targeting after-school clubs linked with the local leisure Centre (Xcel Leisure Centre). These clubs are short term (4-5 weeks in length) and provide an opportunity for the children involved to compete and represent the school. These opportunities previously were not available to the children.
- To increase the competitive opportunities for all children, this year we have signed up to the Xcel Leisure Centre competition nights. These events are approximately 3/4 occasions per half term. They provide SEND and G&T festival opportunities as well as varying opportunities to take children, who do not usually compete, to a competition outside of school. Paul Riddington will lead these events.
- Natasha Lloyd will run a series of clubs. Some of these will link to the school games competitive events and others will be linked to her expertise in gymnastics and dance. This will provide a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities to children who otherwise would not have the chance to develop their talent and skills.
- Charter Primary School has been involved with the ‘Let’s Get Fizzical’ project, again linked with local Xcel Leisure Centre. This is aimed at children who are currently physically inactive. ‘Let’s Get Fizzical’ aims to work with these children to enable them to understand the importance of health and physical activity as well as increasing their levels of participation in sport and physical activity.
- Because of our links with TESCO FA Skills and Paul Cowie, we have been offered the opportunity to access a sports after-school club led by Paul Cowie. We have expressed our interest and will find out more information in the near future.
As a result of developing more extra-curricular clubs, we would like children to have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the local area. Therefore we chose to be part of the School Games Competitions in our local area.
- Schools Games competitions are an excellent way to become involved in intra-competitive sport. The children have benefitted from increased opportunities to trial children before choosing a team to compete, which has also allowed for opportunities for G&T children to be identified as well as showcase their skills in competition.
- As a school, we aim to enter more competitive School Games events this year than last to show the positive impact of the Sports Premium Funding.
- With the support of Paul Riddington leading his after-school clubs, we have increased our competitive opportunities within the local area. Approximately twice a half term, Paul Riddington will use the opportunity of the after-school club to generate a team to compete at the competitive events held at the local Xcel Leisure Centre. This will allow for increased participation in competition and to give greater opportunities to children who do not usually compete in competitive events.
- As well as general competitive events, the local Xcel Leisure Centre holds Gifted and Talented (G&T) events which we will signpost the children to. This allows talented pupils to develop their skills and compete alongside and against other G&T children in the local area.
- Because we are a federation with Wyken Croft, there is an aim to increase competition between and within both schools. In some events we will work as individual schools competing against each other and in other events we will work together to create a G&T team to show the development of excellence.
- It is our aim to hold a Sainsbury’s School Games day this year. We will begin with a preliminary competitive event and then there will be a final to celebrate the talent of the gifted students. The whole key stage will watch the final to give other children an aspirational goal.
What impact has the Sport Premium Funding had on P.E and school sport?
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium Funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium Funding to improve the quality of P.E and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance and participation levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with Sports Premium Funding can be achieved in different ways. Already this year, we have monitored the professional development provided by Paul Cowie and Paul Riddington for staff. This will be an ongoing process throughout the year. Staff questionnaires, pupil voice, child questionnaires and minutes from meetings will all provide evidence of impact for the Sports Premium Funding.
In addition to monitoring the support in teaching and learning staff receive, teachers will be observed before and after professional development has been delivered. This will enable teaching staff to have individually tailored targets set as well as structuring support to meet these specific targets. At the end of the teaching and learning support, staff will be observed to check their progress towards these targets. Further support will then be decided from these observations. This will help measure impact of professional development towards improved teaching and learning in P.E and school sport.
We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. We feel that the measurement of impact upon attainment will develop over the next 2 years. As a school we would hope to see improvements in the children’s progress in P.E, however this may not be measurable for all year groups/ classes until the end of the next academic year. This is as a result of the newly introduced assessment procedure and format.