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Sport premium

At Maybury Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

What is the Sports Premium? The government provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is to continue into 2015/16. The 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Maybury Primary School that will mean around £8,500 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the 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 of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits

Sports Premium Funding at Maybury

Before the introduction of the School Sport Funding, Maybury had already invested in the services of a sports coach to ensure that all children received high quality PE teaching.  This came as a response to an audit of teachers’ skills; many felt they needed support in this area and so the employment of a sports coach was also used as ongoing CPD for teachers. Sport within the school at this time also had a relatively low profile and only very few of our children engaged in sporting activities outside of school.

The introduction of the Sports Premium has allowed us not only to continue with this provision but to develop sport even further in the school. The aim is to ensure that there is a legacy of high quality PE and sports teaching and provision in the school, even after the ending of the sport premium.

How will we spend our allocation?

Teaching and Learning

  • Sports coach work with each member of staff for one PE lesson per week
  • Develop new long, medium and short term plans to ensure high quality planning resource materials
  • Establishment of Creative Friday Sports and PE sessions to introduce specialist sessions for all and to extend the skills of our talented children
  • Increase children’s participation in inter and intra school competitive games
  • Fund coaching qualifications for our own staff

After school clubs

  • Establish a greater range of sports based after school clubs using own school staff and appropriate coaches

Lunchtimes

  • Purchase equipment and work with lunchtime supervisors to develop playground games to increase children’s physical activity – particularly girls
  • Introduce lunchtime sports clubs

Resources

  • Purchase additional resources as necessary
  • Purchase of kits for teams who represent our school
  • Purchase of shorts and t-shirts for all pupils

Intended Outcomes

  • Improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE by improving the skills and confidence of the staff ensuring that high quality PE is taught consistently
  • Increase the level of participation in, and enhance the enjoyment of PE and sport within and outside the school day
  • Improve the health, skills and physical literacy of all children through high quality PE and sports provision
  • Use PE and sport to improve basic skills and drive whole school improvement

Impact of the PE and Sport Premium 2014/15

Staff Training and Teaching Resources

  • PE coordinator FA coaching Level 1 for Football – now runs a school team
  • School Games award training – PE coordinator now implementing Bronze Award
  • Ongoing CPD from Y1 – Y6 from sports coach who works with each class for one session per week
  • Training for High 5 netball – now cascaded and netball team formed

Competitions and Out of Hours PE

  • Netball team – High 5 league – unbeaten this season
  • Football tournaments and friendly matches against other schools
  • Dodge ball competitions
  • Intra school competitions

We have entered significantly more Level 2 tournaments this year; mainly High 5, Football and Dodgeball. 

We have also been able to run significantly more after school clubs, some by members of our own staff and some through the employment of local coaches:

  • KS1 Dance
  • KS2 Gymnastics
  • Lower KS2 Football
  • Upper KS2 Football
  • Upper KS2 Netball
  • Basketball club KS1 and KS2

High Achievers in PE have benefited in the following way:

  • Creative Fridays – Sports coaches employed to deliver high quality PE
  • Sports coach and teacher working in PE session ensures that there can be a focus on stretching the more able

Other opportunities for children:

  • School kit purchased for children to compete
  • Paid for three pupils to attend Easter Camp Netball coaching – coached by one of the England players
  • GB silver medallist (badminton) worked with children across the school as part of GB inspiration day