The ‘Sport Premium Grant’ is funding allocated by the Government in addition to the school’s budget, which should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
At St Saviour’s Community Primary we believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership, working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision, in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
How have we been spending the Sport Premium Grant?
Last year, schools were allocated £8,000 plus a further £5.00 per pupil. For our school we received £8,375 in total. The grant has been used to:
2014 – 2015 Sport Premium (£8,375)
- Fund a PE specialist teacher to develop teaching and provision for PE and Sport in school. This included a personalised programme of staff professional development.
- Increase participation in PE and sport so pupils develop healthy lifestyle, including lunchtime and after school activities
- Buy into School Sports Partnership arrangements
- High quality PE taught across the whole school
- A weekly ‘multi-skills’ club at lunch time with a specialist PE teacher to encourage and engage the children in physical activity and develop a healthy lifestyle.
- A weekly coaching session led by the specialist PE teacher – available to all year groups over the year (various sports). Some of which led to inter-school competitions.
- Increased participation in competitions and tournaments.
- Specialist teacher worked alongside class teachers in weekly PE sessions, modeling good teaching, developing teacher confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport.
- The Lancashire scheme of work implemented across school, including using the core tasks as means of assessment.
- Teachers’ skills and knowledge has been developed through continued professional development sessions and attendance of external KS1 and KS2 curriculum courses.
- Year 6 children were given the opportunity to take part in bike-ability and those children without bikes were able to borrow a cycle to complete their training with a focus on staying safe.
- Sainsbury’s School Sports Bronze Award achieved.
2015-2016 Sports Premium (£8,470)
- Fund a sports coach for 13 ½ hours (3 afternoons) per week to deliver multi-skills clubs during lunch times, support high quality teaching throughout afternoon PE lessons with focused staff professional development and lead coaching sessions (various sports) after school.
- Fund the Level 3 Forest School qualification for two Learning Support Assistants to enhance the use of the outdoor environment in all curriculum areas and provide experiences for children beyond what is usually accessed.
- Buy into the School Sports Partnership, to provide pupils with specialist coaching for an increased number of sports.
- Sports coaches have worked alongside school staff to develop PE provision. Teaching staff feel more confident to provide a higher standard of teaching of PE.
- Through access to the School Sports Partnership:
- Y5 children accessed ‘Play Leader’ training ready for moving in to Year 6 and undertaking these roles during the lunchtime period.
- Y5/6 children were able to access Bike-ability training, including those without bikes who were able to borrow.
- Staff accessed CPD, developing subject knowledge and skills base for delivery of the curriculum.
- Children gifted at sport were able to access AGT events
- Y6 children organised the whole school sports dayWe will develop opportunities for children to lead, manage and officiate sporting competitions, playground activities and tournaments (at least 5% of pupils). Sports Coach to provide training for playground activities
- Level 3 Forest School Practitioner qualifications achieved. EYFS access to Forest School provision twice per week over the course of the year with impact evident on individual pupil progression through the ‘Physical Development’ strand of the framework.
- A wider range of after school clubs are now developing
Sport Development in 2016 / 17 (£8,410)
- We will extend the opportunities for children to lead, manage and officiate sporting competitions, playground activities and tournaments (at least 5% of pupils).
- Sports Coach to provide further training for lunchtime playground activities.
- We aim to reach the criteria for the Gold Sainsbury’s School Games Mark and provide sufficient evidence to achieve this award.
- To continue to offer a wide range of after school clubs and coaching sessions and aim to engage at least 20% of students in extracurricular sporting activity every week.
- Through motivating and creative activities we aim to continue to inspire and educate children and staff, raising standards whilst encouraging a more active healthy lifestyle.
- We will continue to invest in the professional development of staff so they are best equipped to teach high quality PE and school sport. This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development.
- Targeted support for vulnerable groups and individuals to raise participation in sport.
- We will promote intra-school competitions (at least 3 each year) and inter-school competitions (at least 2 each year).
- We will remain part of the Rossendale Primary School Sports Partnership.
How we will make sure these improvements are sustainable.
Continue to be a member of the School Sports Partnership, which will provide training and opportunities for competition in a wide range of sports. Consequently, more children will have the opportunity to participate and compete in sports.
Increased teacher expertise through attending courses and working alongside coaches within school will enable staff to develop children’s skills even further. Courses will continue to be identified for the development of teachers in the teaching of PE. Our aim is to be ‘outstanding’ in PE.
Continue to purchase equipment that needs replenishing and provide quality equipment for children to use.
Continue extra-curricular clubs for both KS1 and KS2.
Continue to enter inter-school competitions in order for children to enjoy competitive sports against other schools (level 2). Further develop the number of competitions we enter.
Continue to provide inter-house competitions (assisted by sports coach) to allow 100% of children to take part in level 1 competitive sports.
Promote competitive sports as they provide our children with a unique learning experience.
We will continue to evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessment in PE will be developed to ensure that progress in PE can be closely monitored. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.