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Grundisburgh Primary School’s Sports Funding

The Government have been providing PE Premium funding since 2013/14 and this is set to continue into 2020. 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.

All schools receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for each academic year so far and we will be receiving this for this year also. Currently we have 174 children on roll for the academic year 2017/18 and so we will be receiving £8,870. This is subject to confirmation as there may be more funding due to the 'Sugar Tax.' We are awaiting government confirmation of Pupil Premium Funding allocations.

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.

How did Grundisburgh Primary School spend the money for the 2016/17 academic year, totalling £8,845? 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.
  • We achieved success in competitions this year. We achieved some of the highest rankings that we have before, for example in the Cross Country.
  • We also participated in more netball and football fixtures with other primary schools in our pyramid and we now take part in tournaments for netball, a Football A Team and a Football B Team. Money has been spent on ensuring travel for the children and that teachers can be released to take children to these events.
  • We continued our successful 'Hip Hop' Dance Club before school on a Wednesday morning this year. A great wake up for the children participating and their confidence through performance has developed across the year.
  • 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. We organised a Dance evening which was held at Dance East involving three other schools. Year 6 took part in a fantastic 'Winter Showcase' in which the children worked combined Dance and Poetry, working with two experts.
  1. Training members of staff in areas we would like to further develop
  • Classes across the school have had access to Sam 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.
  1. Introducing new curriculum areas
  • Following on from Louise Jukes an Olympic Handballer launching handball within the school. Jeffrey Hoey came in to work with our Years 3 and 4 children to introduce Handball as a new invasion game. The children thoroughly enjoyed having such an exciting new sport to learn. The teachers who worked alongside Jeffrey Hoey were Mrs Cresswell (Class 3) and Mrs Mason (Class 4) and they now feel equipped to teach Handball as a six week block unit, having worked alongside the expert to produce schemes of work. The Year 4 children then took part in the Handball tournament for the Ipswich area coming a well-deserved 4th. We hope to improve this next year in the knowledge that our Year 3 children moving into Year 4 have already received teaching input and training. This can be furthered in Year 4.
  • We now offer ‘Yoga for Children’ to both Key Stages 1 and 2 and there has been a great uptake of this.
  • We purchased a Lacrosse Kit and our Year 3 children learnt how to play this invasion game.
  • We continue to run Change 4 Life club and this is having a significant impact upon the children that attend.
  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 Silver School Games Award. We are aiming for gold next year.
  1. Improving participation in extra-curricular sports
  • We enhanced the clubs on offer to KS1 even further. We now offer Nimble Nippers, Running Club and Gymnastics. 
  • In a survey undertaken in June 2017, we are pleased to announce that 70% of KS1 children and 76% of KS2 children take part in extra-curricular sports in Grundisburgh Primary School. This makes a total of 73% across the whole school which is an increase on the previous year. We are particularly proud that the uptake in KS1 participation has risen significantly as we have been working hard to introduce new clubs. 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 2017/18.
  1. Increasing participation in swimming
  • Previously only our Years 5 and 6 classes went swimming. We have now increased this provision and our Year 4 class also go swimming for a term too. This is particularly important as in the new national curriculum it states that by the time children leave us to move on to high school, all children must be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

Impact of the academic year 2016/17s expenditure?

  • Standards of teaching have improved even further. Increased confidence of teachers to teach areas highlighted as needing enhancing; gymnastics and dance.
  • More children able to learn how to swim (at a younger age)
  • Greater provision of extra-curricular activities. 70% of KS2 pupils now participate in extra – curricular activities and 61% of KS1.
  • Greater variety of sports being taught within the curriculum. Handball has been a fantastic addition and we look forward to the further addition of Lacrosse.
  • 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 for example reaching the next level in Tag Rugby and finishing second in the pyramid football and netball leagues.
  • Greater emphasis on PE in general; we have been awarded the Silver Sainsbury’s School Games Award.
  • Improved fitness of our children; base line fitness tests show improvements made across the academic 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.

How does Grundisburgh Primary School plan to spend the funding for the Academic year 2017/18?

  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. Areas highlighted by staff which will continue to be enhanced are Dance and Gymnastics.

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

·         Football tournament (A and B team)

·         Netball tournament

·         Girls’ football tournament

·         Tag Rugby festival

·         Basketball Tournament

·         Cross Country event

·         Handball tournament

·         Swimming Gala

·         High Five Netball Tournament

·         Kwik Cricket Festival

·         Rounders Tournament

·         Dodgeball Tournament

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

We will also look to add in some more KS1 festivals to ensure they are given more opportunity this year as well.

  1. Maintain current swimming provision
  • Continue to fund our Year 4 children to have swimming lessons for a term as well as our Year 5 and 6 children.
  1. Introducing new extra-curricular activities
  • Further KS1 clubs will be on offer to the children. KS1 Gymnastics and a KS1 Club offering Archery / Golf.
  • A new 'Box 2 B Fit' Club will be offered
  • Running Club will be offered to KS1 and KS2
  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 focus on fitness for 10 minutes a day, focusing on improving fitness and working towards 'Personal Bests' to motivate and encourage.
  1. Enrichment surrounding the Winter Olympics / Paralympics. Enrichment around the 'Tour de Britain.'
  • Themed curriculum weeks surrounding the Olympics and Paralympics
  • Cross – curricular learning based around the event
  • Allowing children to experience Paralympic winter sports; invite expert in.
  • Watch the 'Tour de Britain' pass through Grundisburgh. RideBritain to come into school to offer taster session and curriculum enrichment for Years 5 and 6.
  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.
  • Create a 'PE Crew' 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

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 PE Pupil 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.

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 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 PE Premium

Sports Club uptake since introduction of PE Premium

PE Action Plan 2016- 2017

Impact of PE Action Plan 2016-17

PE Policy 2017-18