PE and Sports Grant
The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. This funding has been allocated directly to primary school head teachers.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.
Wiveliscombe Primary school has decided to use the money to:
- pay for professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff in PE and sport
- increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities after school and in the community
- improve resources to support the development of the subject
Sports Grant Report (financial year) 2017-2018
Financial Year from April 2017
|Total amount of PE and Sports Premium money in the budget||£15,680
|Summary of Grant spending 2017-18|
|Record of Sports Premium spending 2017-18
(The following does not represent an exhaustive list of provisions made).
|Focus of spending||Spend||Impact of spending|
|CPD For Staff
Last year, we put some CPD in place for all members of staff to improve our teaching of swimming. However, it quickly became clear that we needed to put more in place as most members of staff were very underconfident. This year, we employed a swimming teacher to work alongside our teachers, support staff and parent volunteers to develop our teaching of curriculum swimming.
Two new members of staff also attended a Module 1 swim teaching course to ensure that all our teachers hold this qualification.
Other PE courses
Teachers are given a choice of PE courses throughout the year and we have at least one teacher attending upcoming cricket and badminton courses. Includes supply costs for teachers attending courses.
This allows our teachers to confidently teach at least one of their classes’ two hour long PE sessions a week (one is taught by PPA sports coaches in most classes which is not paid for from this budget).
Improvement in our teaching of swimming and increased confidence among our teachers and support staff. This has in turn lead to a vast improvement in our children’s swimming skills. As a result of this training, we are able to give the following statistics:
Percentage of current year 6 who can perform these skills:
We have had staff members attend cricket and badminton courses throughout the last year. As a result of AH attending the cricket course, she has started running a rounders club transferring the skills and confidence attained at the cricket course .
|Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP)/Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) Buy In
The Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP) has provided a set amount of money from each school to Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) in order to maintain a range of opportunities within Taunton Deane.
|£2,145||This means that children have continuing access to eg:
Festivals at local secondary schools.
There are two festivals for each year group per year and these are full inclusive allowing every child in every year group to participate.
Inter School Competition (central venue leagues)
These are level 2 competitions which include competitive events and friendlies in a range of sports across the year. They also run Level 3 competitions, some which are open entry and some which need qualifying for.
CPD/training for non-specialist
Allows us to send teaching and non-teaching staff on PE training courses either for free or a subsidised price.
Introducing new initiatives through cluster meetings for PE lead
These meetings are essential to ensure we use of PE premium funding in the more effective way.
Providing gifted and talented PE and leadership enrichment.
Jane Clarke (our SSCo) works with our sports leaders and leadership academy children to help them run festivals.
|PE Coordinator role
To allow PE coordinator more time to review initiatives and organise opportunities for increased participation in a greater range of sporting events etc
To allow PE co-ordinator to attend Somerset PE conference and meetings with other co-ordinators.
|£ 0||(All time taken before beginning of this financial year as PE co-ordinator on Maternity Leave)|
Employment of Polly Pring, a qualified forest schoolteacher, to work alongside our teachers providing every class with a full day of learning outdoors. This is to encourage our teachers to get classes outside and active during their other curriculum lessons.
|£340||Our staff get more ideas and confidence for how to bring the curriculum outdoors which increases children’s physical activity levels during the school day. More days are planned for the Summer Term so that we can continue to active learning to ensure our pupils are getting at least 30 minutes of activity per day.|
Maintaining safe and useable equipment for PE lessons
Sensory Circuits equipment
Once a week at morning break, each class gets a chance to use the newly purchased play equipment with their class teacher on a separate part of the playground than the rest of the school. This is one way our pupils are achieving 30 minutes of activity during their school day.
Following on from a skipping workshop that every class and all staff attended, we purchased two class sets of skipping ropes so we could have a large skipping area on the playground.
To enable us to run sensory circuits, we need specialist equipment to meet the needs of the children attending. Without this equipment, these children would not get the full benefit from doing sensory circuits.
Extra lunchtime supervisor
In March, every class in the school attended a skipping workshop. Using our increased number of supervisors, we are able to have a separate skipping area on the playground. This has proved incredibly popular with large numbers of pupil skipping each playtime.
We employ extra lunchtime supervisors to allow the supervisors to run intra house competitions and have a skipping area at playtimes. By having additional adults, we are also able to safely spread children across 3 areas allowing them to have significantly more space to be active.
This means that children have the choice at lunchtime between playing on the school’s play castle and climbing wall, playing intra sport (organised by our Y6 young leaders) on a separate playground or skipping on our main playground. This has significantly increased the children’s activity levels during their hour long lunchtime break. We are confident that all children are achieving at least 30 minutes of activity during their lunch time alone.
|Visits and Activities
|This included entry fees to the Minehead Swimathon and the Beacon to Beach relay run. Both of these events are team events open to all of KS2 and are always very popular and usually include children who don’t often put themselves forward for other CVL Level 2 competition.|
|Support and coaching staff
After school clubs
Staff for Level 2 and Level 3 competition
Payment for our ELSA lead to run these circuits during the school day.
|After school clubs
By paying support staff to run after-school clubs we are able to offer a much wider range of active extra-curricular clubs to our children. This year it has included ‘active club’ which is a club aimed at children who don’t enjoy organised or team sports and it is mostly playing games and getting muddy on our school field. A girl’s cricket and girl’s football clubs as well as a netball club have all been offered as very few girls were signing up for our mixed gender clubs for these sports.
Staff for Level 2 and Level 3 competition.
Without paying support staff to attend Level 2 & Level 3 competitions, we would be unable to attend as many as we do as teachers are not always able to attend. This allows us to have higher numbers of children participating in extra-curricular sports and activities. We have also used supply teachers to cover classes so teachers can attend level 2 and 3 competitions where large numbers of pupils ate attending. This is especially important for level 3 competitions as there are often 2 or 3 teams competing in different sports.
We have a number of children who are arriving in the morning, but are not ready to learn. These children are timetables to get a session of sensory circuits each morning. Essentially, starting the day with a Sensory Circuit helps children (and the adults) to start the day feeling more awake and ready to learn. This is often, but not limited to, out children with SEN needs.
After the first set of 6 week sessions,
· children have reported that they are enjoying the sessions, that they feel calmer after completing them, that they notice when they are starting to go back to ‘red’ and need to do some more work to calm down.
· Teachers have noticed calmer behaviour and more willingness to engage.
· TA’s have reported instances when children have asked to use the equipment to help them calm down.
· Parents report that children are enjoying the circuits and that their general behaviour and attitude to school is more positive.
Many of the children who are benefitting from the sensory circuits find being on the playground too difficult and this allows them to still achieve 30 minutes of activity during the school day.
|Grant spent so far|
|Total Sports Premium Expenditure as of April 2018
Left to spend in budget