What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic year 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
How will we be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that
- all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
- that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
Spending Plan 2015 – 2016
The school has received £10,205 this academic year.
Increasing participation in sports and PE school clubs
Our school already offers a range of school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2.
Out of these, 12 types of clubs offer some form of physical education, including dance.
Providing opportunities for child to compete
Here are the upcoming competition dates for 2015/2016:
We will continue our existing competitions such as the Borough swimming gala, cross country and football and, in partnership with the other primary schools within our cluster and Local Authority; we will arrange tournaments and fixtures between the primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. We feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.
Children have represented Christ Church in numerous sporting events this year to date. There has been noticeable success in hockey which shows the amount of time and commitment spent by the staff and external coaches. CCP won the Borough trials and represented Kingston at the London Youth Games.
One of the key strands of the sports funding is to enhance the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will be enhanced. Qualified sports coaches will work alongside staff to deliver lessons and support planning and delivery of PE. Working in this way teacher confidence and expertise will develop and the school will benefit from high quality planning resource materials to build on the successes of last year.
As part of the rolling program, the staff will be working with hockey, cricket and tennis coaches over the summer term to develop new skills and enhance existing knowledge.
In October 2015 the school received £5705.
This money has been spent of the following things:
- Kingston Borough football £40
- Kingston sport partnering membership £676
- Kingston dance festival £55 (year 1)
- Tennis coaching £560
- Equipment £84.95
- Sports clothing £513.08
- Hockey Coaching £960
- Transport £354
- Supply cover for teacher courses/tournament £540
Total Spend to date £3783.08
Plans for summer term:
- Hockey Year 6
- Multi Skills EYES Year 1
- Tennis Year 1,4,5 and 6
- Cricket Year 2,3,4,5 and
End of year review of impact of School Sports Premium 2015/16
Staff comments on impact on teaching:
100% staff said that their confidence in teaching PE had increased as a result of the CPD this year. The reasons were as follows.
- A wider range of teaching ideas.
- Received help in planning and structuring Dance.
- Increased subject knowledge.
- Better knowledge of key skills in KS1.
- Improved technical knowledge of Dance.
- Introduced a range of activities and small games for cricket.
- Improved skills to develop hand eye coordination.
- Increased our expectations of the children.
- The increase in subject knowledge has enabled teachers to break skills down as well as extend the more able.
- Now have a better knowledge of what to expect from the children.
- More practical ideas.
- Have dance videos to use in lessons.
- Increased creativity.
- Clearer understanding of how to progress each lesson.
- Feeling more ambitious.
Impact of standards in class:
- Our increased expectations have meant that the level of performance has increased.
- Increased knowledge means lessons are more varied and can be adapted as the lesson is progressing.
- Increased structure in planning has led to better progression of skills- especially gym and Dance.
- Pupils more able to extend dance and gymnastic routines.
- The bar continues to be raised and the children are enjoying the challenge.
- Increased challenge has raised pupil confidence.
- Increase of progression, skills, techniques and pupil enjoyment.
Impact on numbers taking part in competition:
- Use of Rakat buses makes travelling to off-site events significantly easier and allows more children to participate.
- Strong links with local hockey and tennis clubs has produced a large number of children who perform above the standard expected for their age groups. We represented the borough in hockey at the London Youth Games for the second year.
- Over the year we attended 22 sporting events which involved over 250 children from years 2 to 6.
Looking ahead to next year:
Rugby coaching for the whole school to be provided by London Scottish.
Gymnastics coaching for the whole school to continue to develop existing skills and train newer members of staff.
Hockey coaching for lower key stage 2 classes to maintain interest.
Squash will be trialled by year 6.
Year 1 tennis (funded by the LTA) and for years 2-6.
Continue to use Rakat to increase pupil participation in competitions across as wide a variety of sports as possible and encouraging involvement from the whole staff.
To run a mixed football league for years 5 and 6. If successful then roll out across all of KS2 using year 6 as young leaders.
Pupil and teacher voice update.
All pupils enjoyed and thrived in their lessons. They enjoyed the variety of sporting opportunities and mix of coach and teacher led activities.