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Grundisburgh Primary School’s PE and Sport Premium

The Government have been providing Sports Premium funding since 2013/14. This funding is being provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and sees money coming directly into primary schools. Head teachers are to spend the money on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children within their own setting.

From 2013/14 to 2016/17 schools with more than 17 eligible pupils received the sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for each academic year. The DfE has since then doubled this money and we will receive £17,550, as confirmed by the DfE for this year, 2019-20. 

Purpose of Funding

Schools are to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.

The DfE expect all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and equipped with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for them to engage in a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. They would like to see... 

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles. Primary School pupils should undertake at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, of which at least 30 minutes should be in school
  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

How did Grundisburgh Primary School spend the money for the 2018/19 academic year, totalling £17,550? How has it impacted upon the children and their learning?

  1. Providing opportunities for children to compete    
  • The school was already taking part in a number of inter school competitions. During the year we have continued to improve our participation in competitions and have competed in more than we ever have before including more competitions for younger children such as Football and Dodgeball for U9s and U7s.
  • We achieved success in competitions this year. We achieved some of the highest rankings that we have before. In the Cross Country we were 2nd. In the RHS Cross Country our Year 6 girls also were the top team in the region with four of our children placing in the top 3 of their races! We also progressed to the County Finals in Quad Kids (Athletics tournament) where we came 5th out of 46 schools!
  • We continued our successful 'Hip Hop' Dance Club before school on a Wednesday morning this year, increasing it to a Thursday morning also to accommodate the growing numbers of children wishing to attend. A great wake up for the children participating and their confidence through performance has developed across the year with other clubs being introduced with great success such as 'Box 2 B Fit.' We continue to offer a huge number of sporting clubs across the school; before school, at lunchtimes and after school too.
  • All children have had the opportunity of working alongside our Dance teacher, Samantha Moss. Indeed all teachers have been learning from her and working alongside her too, enhancing their own teaching, planning and development. We organised a Dance evening which was held at Dance East involving three other schools. Year 6 took part in a fantastic 'Autumn Showcase' in which the children's work combined Dance and ICT. The rest of the school also contributed to the showcase through cross-curricular work which was on display.
  1. Training members of staff in areas we would like to further develop
  • Classes across the school have had access to Samantha Moss who is a Dance teacher. All teachers in the school will have worked alongside her this academic year and all of the children. She ensures upskilling of the teachers through planning and delivering lessons together to enhance our creative dance throughout the school. A Teacher has been trained to deliver Badminton sessions through the use of the Racket Pack and also has access to a coach from a local sports club. This teacher has then used these expertise to teach Year 1 and 3.
  1. Introducing new curriculum areas
  • We have continued to build on new curriculum areas including Handball, LaCrosse and Badminton.
  • We now offer ‘Yoga for Children’ to both Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • Year 4 have learnt to play Volleyball, with new equipment being purchased for this. 
  • Various taster days have occurred this year; Wheelchair Basketball, Futsal and Paralympics whilst new clubs were also offered; Handball to KS2 and Fencing / Archery to KS1.
  1. Raising the status of PE
  • We continued to work hard on raising the status of PE and sport in Grundisburgh Primary School and we maintained our Gold School Games Award this year for the second year which we are really proud of. We need to maintain this for the next year and then we can aim for the Platinum award.
  • Our PE Crew have entered their second year and have been leading and managing PE in the school with the help of Miss Oakley.
  1. Improving participation in extra-curricular sports
  • We enhanced the clubs on offer to KS1 even further. We now offer Nimble Nippers, Running Club, Football Club, Gymnastics and Archery / Fencing. 
  • In a survey undertaken, we are pleased to announce that for the academic year 2018-19 76% of KS1 children and 75% of KS2 children take part in extra-curricular sports in Grundisburgh Primary School. This makes a total of 75% across the whole school. We are particularly proud that the uptake in KS1 participation has risen significantly as we have been working hard to introduce new clubs. There has also been very significant increases in the number of Pupil Premium children's uptake which is now 84% (100% in KS1). The number of SEN children taking part in sporting clubs is now 69% which is a slight decline. The uptake of sporting clubs has decreased slightly however this is due to a handful of children. Miss Oakley will undertake Pupil Perceptions and Parent Surveys to ascertain how this could rise eg. what clubs would they like to see on offer that we do not already have? We will look to use the sports funding to increase this even further in the future and we expect, given the emphasis being put on KS1 sporting clubs that this will rise even further in the academic year of 2019/20.

Impact of the academic year 2018/19s expenditure?

  • Standards of teaching have improved even further. Increased confidence of teachers to teach areas highlighted as needing enhancing; gymnastics and dance.
  • Greater provision of extra-curricular activities. 75% of KS2 pupils now participate in extra – curricular activities and 76% of KS1.
  • Greater variety of sports being taught within the curriculum. Handball, Lacrosse and Badminton have been great additions.
  • Greater participation in inter and intra school sports. More emphasis is put on the importance of this.
  • Children achieving higher and better results in inter school competitions. 2nd in Cross country and 5th in Athletics event, Quad Kids.
  • Greater emphasis on PE in general; we have been awarded the Gold School Games Award for the second year in a row.
  • Improved fitness of our children; base line fitness tests show improvements made across the academic year. Fitness levels have risen by about 40% given the same fitness test as last year.
  • The Health of our children and their participation in school sports (and indeed sports they attend outside of the school arena) continues to be monitored closely and gaps identified and closed.
  • 100% of our Year 6 children, leaving KS2, could swim over a distance of 25m, use a range of different strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

How does Grundisburgh Primary School plan to spend the funding for the Academic year 2019/20?

  1. The school will continue to focus on the professional development of staff.

One of the key strands of the sports funding is to develop the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will continue to be excellent and further enhanced. Qualified sports teachers will work alongside teachers and teachers will attend courses. Working in this way helps to develop teacher confidence and expertise and will ensure that Grundisburgh Primary School always delivers High Quality PE Teaching. Staff will be asked in the Autumn term what areas they feel they need additional training in. Tennis coaching has been organised for Year 5. The local tennis coach (Carl Douglas from Grundisburgh Tennis Club) will work alongside Mrs Davey to upskill her and ensure she has the ability and expertise to teach her unit of tennis.

  1. We will continue to raise participation in school competitions and have already signed up to compete in the following;

·         Football tournament (Mixed and Girls) - Football for U11, U9 and U7s.

·         Netball tournament

·         Tag Rugby festival

·         Basketball Tournament

·         Cross Country event (Hollesley and RHS)

·         Handball tournament

·         Swimming Gala

·         Kwik Cricket Festival

·         Rounders Tournament

·         Dodgeball Tournament (U11, U9 and U7s)

·         Quad Kids event (Years 3/4 and 5/6)

  1. Introducing new extra-curricular activities
    • Further KS1 clubs will be on offer to the children where possible.
    • Complete parent and pupil surveys to ascertain what clubs they would like to see on offer for the Spring and Summer term.
    • We will look to provide a Tennis Club in the Summer Term.
  1. Further emphasis on fitness
    • There will be further emphasis on fitness. Children will undertake baseline fitness tests and their fitness will be monitored and improved across the year through the PACE programme. All classes will be expected to continue to focus on fitness for 10 minutes a day, focusing on improving fitness and working towards 'Personal Bests' to motivate and encourage. There is now a class set of pedometers to aid in the application of this.
  1. Enrichment opportunities
    • Cross – curricular learning based around events eg. Rugby World Cup and forthcoming summer Olympics.
  1. Enhance leadership of the older children in the school
    • Year 6 Playleaders to train Year 5 children to be Playleaders to ensure legacy and ongoing leadership. These children will invite younger children to participate in games at lunchtimes.
    • Older children have been learning to referee as well as taking part in the given sport. During Netball club children are routinely refereeing the club and therefore also gaining a better understanding of the game itself.
    • Maintain the 'PE Crew' into a third year to enhance leadership across the whole school.
  1. Enhance the use of ICT within PE lessons
    • Having introduced Ipads to the school look at further ways of using ICT in lessons to enhance learning so that children can progress further - look at how this can feed into assessment of PE.

  2. We are focusing on upskilling all of our teachers so that progress, momentum and enjoyment in PE can continue even when there is no longer Sports Premium money being received by the school. We are confident that as a school we value PE and the impact that it has on the child as a whole and this will therefore always remain an important priority for the school. Largely our sporting clubs are run by our teaching staff or parents who are volunteering and are therefore sustainable.

How are we helping children to develop a healthy, active lifestyle?

We are working towards 'Food for Life' Silver. We have achieved our 'Food for Life' Bronze award which has included making the dining hall experience better. We also have a new Catering provider. We are now looking at enhancing our provision for cooking and growing and will be growing things to be used in the school kitchen. FOGs have also provided us with £1000 which has been used to provide cooking utensils including containers so that children can take meals they have made at school home. We are enhancing our healthy cooking and each class is now cooking at least once every half term, focusing on diet and skills needed to make a healthy meal.


Progression of Sports since introduction of Sports Premium

Sports Club uptake since introduction of Sports Premium

PE Policy 2019-20