What is the PE and Sports Premium?
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils through sustainable developments.
"The government is providing additional funding of £300 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money. However, the government suggests that school can use funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
What are we doing at Boldmere?
Sporting opportunities are actively encouraged and developed at The Federation of Boldmere Schools and our children participate in weekly lessons, after school clubs and a range of competitions. Our school PE and sport development priorities are based on our school context and identified pupil need. These include:
• To increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (including disadvantaged pupils).
• To increase the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
• To increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
• To broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
• To increase participation in competitive sport.
We believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability, emotional health, mental well being and interaction with others. Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.
By the time children leave school in year 6, our aims are that through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve inter personal skills and healthy lifestyles. We achieve this by:
- following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum;
- developing a whole curriculum for supporting children to make informed choices about healthy living and lifestyles;
- adapting the Real PE programme to fulfil the needs of our children;
- giving every child the opportunity to swim at least 25m;
- developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate;
- integrating, where possible, into other curriculum areas, for example, the use of athletics data in maths & ICT;
- developing programmes that meet the needs of all the children, providing equal opportunities, making allowances for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified classroom programmes;
- involving the community where possible, for example, Sports Day, clubs, inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and resources.
- providing enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.
This year Boldmere Junior school have received funding of £16,000 as well as £10 for every child in our school. Therefore, our 2019/20 PE and Sports premium budget is £19,620. Boldmere Infant and Nursery school have recieved funding of £14,097.
Please see the following document below which gives a breakdown for how we plan to spend the money, what we are aiming to spend the money and our rationale behind this. Our aim is to ensure all of the support and provision put in place is sustainable and will have a lasting impact on our children’s love for sport whilst at Boldmere Schools, and beyond.
Each year we publish how we have spent our allocation. Please look at the attached documents that explain how much funding we have received, how we are spending it and what impact it is having on our school. This is a working document, so will be changing throughout the year.
Impact of Sports Premium
- Staff CPD
With the sports premium money, we have been able to provide all teaching staff with extra CPD to support their teaching of PE. All staff have worked with a senior sports specialist to improve their confidence when teaching indoor PE, who worked with them and their class to maximise their teaching impact. We feel this sustainable impact has enabled staff to witness a lesson with their own class to support their on-going development.
We have also supported teaching staff with support from a sports coach from Aspire. On this programme, teachers have been able to work alongside a more experienced member of staff to support their development. Staff have liaised with the coach to develop their weaknesses, improve their knowledge of assessment and improve their quality of teaching. Again this is sustainable, as staff are now able to take this knowledge forwards and support year group colleagues too. As well as this, we are now able to run more before school, after school and lunchtime clubs through our sports coaches. This means more children are now fit, healthy and active which is entirely down to the extra sports funding.
For more information regarding sports premium, please look at the following:
- Use of outside agencies / sports coaches
This year we have been very fortunate that the extra sports premium money has allowed us to get outside agencies and specialised coaches in to give the children a richer experience in different sports. By using specialised sports coaches, children have been able to improve their skills in a range of sports. We feel by doing this, we are developing a love for sport that will continue into adult life. This year, our whole school has benefitted from termly dance lessons from a specialised dance teacher. This has supported us to ensure all of our children and living active lifestyles as well as teach them a range of dance techniques.
We have also aimed to give children opportunities to do sports that they never previously would have had the chance to participate in. For example, this year the whole school participated in an ‘Archery taster day,’ where a specialised sports leader spent the day in school teaching children archery. The money received from the Sports Premium funding has allowed this to occur.
- Purchasing of cooking equipment
Our extra sports premium funding has allowed us to purchase a wide range of cooking equipment, including 10 desktop cookers in Junior school. With this purchase, we are ensuring children participate in termly cooking lessons to make them aware of healthy lifestyles. By using simple-to-follow recipes, children get to have the enjoyment of creating, making, cooking and eating their own food! We believe this sustainable purchase will enable us to develop healthy eating habits for all of our children throughout their time at Boldmere Schools.
- Purchasing of new equipment and kit
This year we have been able to buy new equipment to ensure we offer more scope with the sports we offer our children. We have also been able to update old equipment for sports such as tennis, to promote the love of a wide range of schools.
We have also purchased new kit for different sports too. By doing this, we have ensure we can compete in more sports whilst also raising the profile of sport in our school.
- Inter-house competitions and Mile-a-day
We have purchased a selection of new trophies in Junior school. These are encouraging children to take part in inter-school competitions, supporting active lifestyles. This year, children have competed in three house competitions over the course of the year, all of which have been run by our sports crew. This has ensured every child in KS2 participates in a competitive sport in a supportive environment and has raised the profile of sport within the school.
Children participate in a "mile-a-day" as often as we can every week, with all classes competing to win our ‘mile-a-day- trophy.’ By doing this, we ensure all of our children are active each day. This has encouraged active lifestyles in a fun way, with children aiming to improve on their own personal best times!
- WSAS Membership
By fully utilising out Wilson Stuart Active Society membership, we have been able to offer a wider range of sporting opportunities for all children, and offer access to a range of sporting competitions throughout the year. This has given more children opportunities to play the sports they enjoy competitively, promoting their love of sport and physical education.