What was the impact of the funding during the 2015/2016 academic year?
* We provided a range of before, during and after school clubs which increased the opportunities available for our children. As a result of this over 60% of KS2 attended a sports club per week, with almost 50% of KS1 and EYFS attending a club each week. Some weeks were extremely impressive, and showed over 100% of pupils attending a sports club.
* Sports coaches were employed through the Wyre and Fylde Sports Partnership, to work alongside school staff to support both curricular and extra-curricular PE delivery. As a result,
*we now have an extremely effective way of delivering our PE lessons, and have more clubs run by staff members than ever.
* We have increased the opportunities for our children to compete at the highest level of school sport. This has allowed us to nurture that talented young sportsmen and women that attend our school. This year, we finished second the in the Wyre and Fylde district athletics event, which was a particular highlight. In football, the school team lifted the Caterall Gala trophy and came runners up in every other tournament that they entered.
* We also signed up to the Garstang and District school sports partnership, which provides the opportunity for children of all abilities to compete against other schools, as well as providing a cluster group for the areas PE Coordinators to share and develop best practice.
* We have trained wider school staff to allow them to become active players in the development of school PE and sport. We now have a teaching assistant who is responsible for delivering inclusion sports to allow the ‘less active’ children to develop their interests in sports, and to increase their chances of developing a healthy and active lifestyle.
* This year we have been awarded a School Games Gold award, which demonstrated our commitment to the development of primary PE and school sport. This is an award which we are extremely proud of, and allows us to demonstrate the level of progress which we have made, since the funding was brought to schools.
Below are our intentions for the sports funding during the 2016/2017 academic year:
* Hiring qualified sports coaches to continue working with school staff:
The Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership will provide sports coaches to work with our school staff. This will not only allow the children to be taught by a trained sports coach, but it will increase the skillset of our already talented staff team. As a result, the level of our school sports provision will be enhanced and developed further.
* Providing places for pupils for after school sport club
To add to our growing level of school sports opportunities, we are funding to allow all children to participate. Firstly, we are paying a trained dance instructor to lead out Wake and Shake club on a Tuesday and Friday morning. Secondly, we have paid for a school swimming club at the local baths, where a trained professional will allow specific children the chance to undertake swimming lessons outside of school hours.
* Increasing participation in school sport
We will be providing more opportunities than ever for our children to participate in intra-school sport. We are planning to attend more fixtures than ever, and the school’s sports premium will allow us to fund transport and staff cover costs, allowing children to participate in school time.
* School Subject Development
Mr Marshall, who is the School PE Coordinator, will be released for one day per half term, with the remit of analysing and developing Physical Education and school sport. The particular area of focus will be developing the curriculum, introducing a systematic assessment system, and making further improvements to the level of extra-curricular provision.