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2015-2016 Sport Premium
Sport Premium Statement 2015-2016
In 2015-2016 received £8,872 to enhance PE provision and increase participation in physical activities. We used the funds as follows:
Out of school hours sporting activities before and after school: £3,550
Netball club for KS2
Dance club for KS1 and KS2
Gymnastics club for KS1 and KS2
Tennis club for KS1 and KS2
Fencing club for KS1 and KS2
Circuit training club for KS1 and KS2
Football club for KS1
Football club for KS2 Girls
Football club for KS2 Boys
Multi sports club for KS1 and KS2 led by a qualified sports coach
We were able to offer a wider variety of clubs, which encourage sporting activities both before and after the school day.
This year there were10 different clubs reaching both KS1 & KS2 children.
63% children (105) in KS1 & KS2 attended at least one sporting club before or after school this year.
There were 273 places taken up between the 10 clubs
The divide was close to 50% girls & 50% boys
Following on from the football club sessions we have been able to participate in local Camden leagues with both a girls and boys football team. Pupils have been able to report back on their fixtures in assemblies where we have celebrated the importance of teamwork, collaboration and participation as well as successes.
The introduction of fencing this year has added a further dimension to the sporting activity on offer and has appealed to some children who before now have not been motivated to join a sport club. School assemblies have shown and explained some of the rules and etiquette of fencing and this has encouraged more children to take up the sport.
The increased club offer to KS1 children has allowed more children in KS1 to attend clubs before or after school, encouraging children to enjoy participating in sport and being more active at an earlier age.
Increased and developed Physical Activity at lunch and break times: £3,230
Improved provision at break and lunchtime for all pupils is a priority to increase opportunities for physical exercise, develop skills and reduce obesity. We believe that break times are a vital part of a child’s school day, teaching them to be active, interact and let off steam.
In order to improve children’s physical activity during the day, specialist coaches have been employed for 1 hr, two times a week, to encourage and increase the amount of physical exercise children participate in during their break times. Coaches have modelled and organised games and activities for children whilst supporting lunchtime supervisors develop their confidence and skills in organising physical games and activities for children.
For some children, engaging in positive, physical play can be more challenging and they may need more support and encouragement. In order to support the engagement and inclusion of all children, we trained pupils from the upper primary classes in Yr 5 & 6, together with the lunchtime supervising staff, to become Playground Friends.
This involved one day of specialist training for all Yr 5 & 6 children together with lunchtime supervisors. Children were trained to help pupils from EYFS, KS1 & KS2 to play games and take part in positive, physical activities during their lunchtimes.
Children’s fitness and engagement has increased from improved opportunities to participate in physical activities during their break times. Children have been taught a variety of skills at lunchtime, which has improved their stamina and skills during PE lessons. In addition, the focus on physical activity has contributed to a more positive attitude towards participating in sport as evidenced in the increase to 63% pupils taking part in sports clubs before and after school.
The introduction of Playground Friends has not only allowed children to show responsibility, develop relationships and grow in confidence, it has supported those who were less inclined to participate, as their peers encouraged them to join in.
This year due to the children’s improved attitudes and increased fitness, every child in the school from Nursery to Yr 6 walked a mile around the school and then the following day, ran a mile for Sport Relief. For our children to suggest this activity is evidence of a significant shift in attitudes and fitness levels since last year.
Parent and Child Swimming £900
We have found that many of our children’s first experience of swimming, is when we take them in KS2. For several children this is a daunting experience and water confidence is low.
To address this and support children in gaining water confidence and access to swimming experiences from an earlier age, we took children from Nursery and Reception classes with their parents to a monthly swimming session at our local pool.
By organizing a monthly pool session and encouraging parents to go in the water with their younger children, parents’ confidence and desire to take their children again in the holidays or after school has significantly increased. Many parents who had never been swimming themselves or who had never taken their children to the swimming pool found it a significantly enjoyable and manageable experience and have since taken their children independently of the school. With parents becoming increasingly active with their children, the positive messages regarding the importance and enjoyment of physical activity have become stronger for the whole family. The experience of swimming at Nursery and Reception age will support the children’s swimming ability and water confidence, increasing their skills and preparing them better as they move into class swimming lessons further up the school.
PE specialist teaching support £1,365
To ensure that our staff are trained and proficient in delivering high quality PE and physical activity to our pupils, it is vital that our staff have access to professional learning. By employing a sports specialist to model, support and help teachers plan the PE curriculum, Staff have started to grow in skills, knowledge and techniques.
A weekly session of 1hr with a sports specialist teacher has been rotated between teaching staff throughout the year.
Teachers are getting the opportunity to observe a high quality PE lesson, discuss their observations and plan their own session to follow on. The teachers’ are gaining confidence and developing a greater understanding of the skills required to deliver quality PE lessons. The PE curriculum is well balanced across the three terms, helping to address required skills and standards of the National Curriculum.