Garstang Community Primary School’s Sports Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
We have been given freedom of how to use our school sports funding, but have been provided with a set of guidelines to support us in making the best use of our premium.
Possible uses for the funding include:
• hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
• new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
• funding continuous professional development opportunities in PE/sport
• covering the costs of releasing primary teachers to attend internal and external training
• running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
• increasing the quality of materials which are used to teach and lead primary PE
• increasing the after school opportunities for children of all ages and abilities
What is our long term aim for the development of Primary PE and School Sport?
The PE Coordinator, School Leadership Team and Governors are extremely passionate about: ensuring that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete at the highest level, ensuring that their talent is nurtured and developed; that the staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development, which will increase the overall effectiveness of our Primary PE delivery.
What is our vision?
Here at Garstang Community Primary, we value the sporting potential of each and every child and are committed to providing a range of sports opportunities to interest everyone. Participation is seen as an integral aspect of school life and for the last 4 academic cycles, we have seen a year on year rise in the level of participation in the school. We also recognise the value of competitive sports and see inter-school activities as an opportunity for Gifted and Talented children to showcase and develop their talents. We also develop a range of internal and external activities, to allow children of all abilities to experience sports competition. Our commitment is one which utilises the breadth of school sport to develop excitement, raise academic attainment, and encourage the holistic development of each and every pupil.
How much funding did we receive for the 2016/2017 academic year and how was it used?
This year we were allocated £10,359 as part of the DFE’s commitment to funding School Sport. This figure is a sum of money carried forward from the 2015/2016 academic year, the base payment given to all pupils, and a premium payment of £5 per pupil on roll.
The main commitments for the funding have been:
£1952 to the Wyre and Fylde Sports Partnership (Cardinal Allen High School)
£1100 to the Garstang Schools Sports Partnership (Garstang Community Academy)
£3107.71 to various sports equipment suppliers.
The remaining balance has been spent on various areas of PE and School Sport. We have spent 100% of our allocated money for this financial year, and will use the next payments to continue to develop the level of PE and School Sports provision in school.
What was the impact of the funding during the 2016/2017 academic year?
Having received our Schools Games Gold Kitemark for the previous year, we have continued our commitment to developing the subject and are on track to obtain a Gold standard again at the end of this Academic Year.
Impact on Participation
Participation rates have continued to rise for both extra-curricular activity and for sports competitions.
Autumn Term: 57% Spring Term: 56% Summer Term: 57%
Whole Year Average: 56.6% of pupils participating in extra curricular sports clubs every week.
Current 2016/2017 Figures
Autumn Term Average: 61.8% of pupils participating in extra curricular sports clubs every week.
Impact on Attainment
Our children have access to better PE provision than ever, due to the increase in high quality teaching and learning resources. In addition, our monitoring of staff subject development shows a continued increase in the confidence and subject knowledge.
We now have a systematic system in place to monitor the progress of pupils throughout PE lessons. In EYFS the children are monitored on their physical development goals. In KS1, the pupils are measured at the beginning of Year 1 and the end of Year 2, to track their attainment in PE. In KS2, each year group will track the pupils through the use of core tasks, in the majority of sports. These assessments will be submitted to the PE Coordinator with video evidence in some cases, allowing for pupils of all levels to be supported or challenges as necessary.
With the increase in sports funding for the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the short term sustainability of the progress in PE is secure. Measures have been taken to upskill staff, increase resources, and develop tracking systems, thus increasing the long term sustainability of the subject. We have modified PE and School Sport now, to benefit both present pupils and those who will join us in future years.
How have we utilised Sports Funding to make additional improvements to our PE and Sport provision?
Developing Sports Activities
Yoga has been introduced in Year 1, 6 and in Reception.
Boccia and Kurling clubs and competitions have been used as inclusion events.
Judo is now taught in Years 1, 3 and 6.
Fencing and Modern Pentathlon is delivered in Year 6.
We have entered many competitions for earlier years in the school such as: KS1 Multi Skills and many events for Years 3 and 4.
We have organised a FunSwim club for pupils in KS2, at the local swimming pool. Some of the pupils were targeted as they had achieved their 25 metre badge but lacked water confidence.
Continuous Professional Development
A PE inset at the start of the year modelled the use of new equipment to raise attainment and increase pupil interests. The new resources ensure a vibrant and deep learning environment where all pupils can reach their potential, e.g. Use of Vortex Howlers to teach throwing skills. The current staff have had training in the assessment of PE, and the system is now being used across the whole school.
New sports and Activities
The following events have been introduced as clubs and competitions: Speed Stacking, Boccia, New Age Kurling, Modern Pentathlon, Fencing.
We have seen a rise in pupils attending sports clubs due to the school introducing new activities to the pupils. For Example: Judo has been a success in PE and there has been a rise in the numbers of children taking up Martial Arts outside of school. In addition, our table tennis academy has grown with two pupils now ranked by English Schools Table Tennis.