PE and Sport Premium
The primary PE and sport premium funding is allocated to school by the Government to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and the school must decide how best to use the money to improve PE and sport provision, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.
At St Jude’s Church of England Primary School, we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
PE & School Sport Funding
2015/2016 academic year – £8,000
2016/2017 academic year (projected to receive) – £8,000
We plan to spend the fund for the year 2016/17 in the following ways:
1. Purchase new schemes of work in line with the National Curriculum Framework 2014 to support teaching and learning of PE and sports. This programme will improve the range and progressions of skills taught within PE lessons throughout school and give the teachers the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. Cost: £500
2. Participation in sporting events organised through our secondary school link and SG sports. We participated in several competitions last year and we were successful in most of them. Cost: £400
3. Hire qualified sports coaches to run various lunchtime sporting activities – football, dance, basketball and tennis. We have decided to continue with the sports coaches due to the success of the provision last year. Cost: £1500
4. Hire qualified sports coaches to provide specialist teaching in a variety of sports for KS2 pupils (one hour). The class teachers will deliver the other hour of PE lesson. Cost: £4000
5. Provide training for another member of staff (supply cover) to run Change4Life lunch club to encourage our pupils to lead healthy lifestyles. Cost: £200
6. Run exciting after school clubs and ensure that the children have the opportunity to take part in a variety of sport.
7. Replace much needed equipment for the lunchtime activities and new PE resources. Cost: £300
8. Ensure that all pupils can swim at least 25 metres by the end of Key stage 2. Cost: £500
9. Training sessions/CPD for all lunchtime supervisors and support staff.
10. Supply cover for a member of staff to take the children to the competitions. Cost: £600
The PE and sport premium funding has had an extremely positive impact on our pupils. The funding has made an impact in the following ways:
1. Increased participation in competitive school sports
We have enjoyed success in the last year due to our increased participation in inter school sports competitions and are proud of our children who have gone on to represent our school. They took part in competitions offered by our secondary school link (School Games) and our sport coaches. Results below –
Athletics – 2nd (out of 29 schools)
Gymnastics – 2nd (out of 7 schools) Basketball – 3rd in our group (7 schools) Netball – 3rd in our group (5 schools)
Mo Farah Olympic Shield (Athletics) – 2nd (out of 5 schools)
“We weren’t 6th or 5th or 4th or even 3rd! We were a whopping 2nd! Overall I’m really pleased with this trip and it feels good to have done something great and take home a medal in my last weeks of school.”
(Year 6 pupil)
2. Significantly decreased the number of behaviour incidents at lunchtimes
The professional coaches supported with zoning of the playground. They led bespoke activities for our pupils to enhance their skills and knowledge in football, dance, basketball and tennis during lunchtimes. 69% decrease of incidents was recorded (September 2015 – July 2016).
“The SMT have overseen great changes in the school’s outdoor provision. There is now an excellent range of activities on offer in both playgrounds. Children are all engaged in very worthwhile activities. The effort has been worth it – data recording of incidents of unacceptable behaviour in the playground show a huge decrease in incidents of all kinds.
There have been no exclusions.” (School Improvement Advisor Report)
3. Increased quality and quantity of provision
All pupils accessed at least 2 hours of PE teaching every week, this was initiated through the launch of a ‘Big PE Day’ where children in Key Stage 2 come to school in their PE kit and enjoy the benefits of a 2 hour PE session in an afternoon.
4. Change4Life lunchtime Club
Change4Life Club took place during lunch time. Our Change4Life ‘Champions’ delivered fun activities to the children in order to increase participation within school time and encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles. It has also given some of Change4Life ‘Champions’ the skill and confidence to lead the club.
“The training was good, it taught me a lot of things. I liked that I could make games with the equipment.”
(Year 4 pupil)
5. Increase in participation rates
Activities such as football, dance and tennis at lunchtimes encouraged greater participation of boys and girls. This was observed by our learning mentor and playground supervisors.
“The areas are used to the fullest every lunchtime. The most popular activities are dance and football.”
An increase in the number of pupils taking part in after school sport was also observed, this included football and netball clubs.
A successful Health and Fitness Week, School Sports Day and zumba morning all contributed to increased participation of children and parents in sporting activities. These events maintain a high profile within our school community.
6. Significantly Increased the enjoyment children have for PE
Children are finding the PE sessions with the coaches particularly enjoyable and displaying positive attitudes towards PE. Pupil voice questionnaires demonstrated that 90% of the pupils interviewed found the lessons interesting and exciting. They also stated in the questionnaire that they know what they need to do in order to improve. Play leaders were trained to lead games and activities and have responsibility for putting out equipment.
7. Purchase of new sporting equipment
Quality resources enriched physical education lessons, lunchtime and after school clubs.
Children in Year 3 and 4 were taught by specialist swimming coaches. This has enhanced their fitness levels and understanding of water safety.
9. Increased collaboration with other schools in our locality
Our close collaboration with St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls has been a clear link with increased participation in competitive games. During our school Sports Day, pupils from St Martin in the Fields School came to support with the organisation of the day and took part in some of the competitions.
10. Increased opportunities for CPD
The sports funding also paid for ongoing training sessions for all midday supervisors and support staff. The focus for these was to maintain the zoned activities to ensure the children remain active throughout the lunchtime.
“The training was good and the zoning works really well.” (Support staff)