Sport Premium

The following information can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF - Use of Sport Premium

 

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of over £450 million per annum for academic years from 2013 – 2016 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 headteachers 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

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

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
  • paying for professional development opportunities in
  • PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

 

How will Ravensmead be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

At Ravensmead, we believe that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. Schools receive Sports Premium budget for the financial year, this report is based upon academic years (i.e. September-July)

 

P.E. and Sports Grant Budget for the Financial Year April 2016 – March 2017 Prediction

Income

2015-2016 Carry Forward £  557

PE/Sport Grant £9,400 (Based upon previous year’s allocation)

TOTAL (£9,957)

 

Planned Expenditure For the Academic Year September 2016 to July 2017

3 Terms Extra Swimming Lessons £3,719

Training charges for PE Teacher Level 6 qualification £250

Training charges for Teaching Assistant Level 5 qualification £959

Sports Federation Competitions £360

Scootability £860

TOTAL £6,148

An Apprenticeship had been planned and agreed and costed at approximately £3,500, this has now been cancelled and further consideration will be given to expenditure in July 2016 when the impact of the academic year 2015/2016 will be judged and new objectives set in line with DfE guidance on P.E. and Sports Grants, taking into consideration the following documents:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

https://www.afpe.org.uk/advice-on-new-national-curriculum/advice-on-sport-premium

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment data/file/437894/School inspection update June 2015.pdf

 

How will Ravensmead utilise the Sports Funding in the Academic Year September 2016 – July 2017?

The Sports Funding for 2016/2017 will be allocated in the following ways:

  • We will continue to deliver a PE curriculum that provides children with extra swimming sessions, as we believe it is essential for all children to be competent within water. By increasing the amount of time spent in the pool, we feel confident that we are giving every child the opportunity to meet National Curriculum end of KS2 expectations.
  • Health and fitness is a key issue for children and at Ravensmead, we aim to address any issues. To do so, we will be providing a Change4Life club in the form of lunchtime circuit training sessions. To be able to provide children with these sessions, we will purchase fitness equipment to support this. E.g. Step Up boxes, skipping ropes etc.
  • To support our focus on ‘Keeping Healthy’, we will purchase fitness trackers for children to use within PE sessions, as well as throughout the school day in order for them to monitor how ‘active’ they are being, while educating them on how to become more active. To support these fitness trackers, it may be necessary to purchase Apps for the iPads to sync the devices to.
  • In order to keep the Newcastle under Lyme Sports Federation running, each participating school have decided to invest a small amount of their Sport Funding into creating extra sporting events within the local area. This was felt to be essential as it allows children even more opportunities to compete in sport across the local area.
  • Each year, Ravensmead participate in Year 5 Bikeability where children take part in practical road safety sessions with their bikes. With the increase in scooters being used by children over recent year, we believe it would be important to provide Scootability training for the children at Ravensmead also. Having had recent incidents with children and their scooters, we feel like this would be a good way of utilising the sports premium.
  • CPD for Teachers / Teaching Assistants for level 5 and level 6 PE Specialism leadership will enable more staff to be up skilled with PE.

How will Ravensmead utilise the Sports Funding in the Academic Year September 2015 – July 2016?

The sports funding for 2015/2016 will be focused on 3 main areas:

  • Aim to make sure that all children by the end of KS2 are meeting national expectations within swimming. To do this, Ravensmead will provide double the amount of swimming sessions that we have previously done. By increasing the amount of time spent in the pool, we feel confident that we are giving every child the opportunity to meet the following; ‘To swim confidently over a distance of at least 25 metres’ and ‘ To use different swimming strokes such as front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke.’
  • Instead of using Stoke City coaching staff, this academic year part of the sports premium will be spent on CPD for current teaching staff In particular, R Heppell will be attending a series of courses to attain Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism’. The aim of this is to up skill current teaching staff, rather than spend it on outside agencies in order to make the impact of Sports Premium more sustainable for the future of Ravensmead. This will be a course over the year, with the intention that R Heppell will take on a greater responsibility of the PE lessons that are to be taught at Ravensmead in the future
  • The replenishment of PE equipment to the cost of £514 has been ordered for the new academic year. This includes footballs, tennis balls, hurdles, gymnastic mats, cricket bats, cones, small balls, bibs and pump valves. This will be reviewed throughout the year, with the prospect to order more equipment if felt necessary.
  • In order to support our application for the Bronze/Silver School Games Mark , part of the budget may need allocating in order to buy equipment so that children can help with officiating sports also. E.g. linesman flags.

Budget

P.E. and Sports Grant Budget for the Financial Year April 2015 – March 2016

Income

2014/2015 Carry Forward £0

PE/Sport Grant £9,400

TOTAL (£9,400)

Expenditure

Stoke City Coaching Lessons £2,340

3 Terms Extra Swimming Lessons £3,719

Training charges for PE Teacher Level 5 qualification £959

Supply cover costs for PE Teacher at Training £740

Supply cover costs for PE Teacher at Sports events £360

PE & Sports Equipment £725

TOTAL £8,843

 

Impact and Sustainability of P.E. & Sports Grant/Premium

April 2015 – March 2016 Sports Funding Expenditure against previously planned objectives.

This report for Ravensmead will be completed at the end of the academic year July 2016.  This is due to the cross-over of the funding allocation (financial year) and the objective setting and planned expenditure for the academic year.

 

How will Ravensmead measure the impact of the Sports Premium from the Academic Year September 2015 – July 2016?

We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

At the end of the year we will be reporting on the impact that the funding has had at our school and will be setting out our plans to further develop this in 2016/17.

 

What has been the impact from the September 2015 – July 2016 funding?

  • Children in Year 3/4 participated in double blocks of swimming sessions, meaning that they swam for two full terms on a weekly basis. This has enabled the majority of children to meet the new national curriculum objectives; ‘ To swim confidently over a distance of 25 metres’ and ‘To use different swimming strokes such as front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke.’ It has been an effective use of the Sports funding, as it has given the children at Ravensmead the opportunity to take part in twice as many instructed swimming sessions, something that the majority of children may not have access to outside of school.
  • Having attended CPD throughout the year, R Heppell achieved the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism. Through achieving this qualification, this member of teaching staff is now considered to be a ‘specialist’ within the subject of PE. Moving forward, he will be responsible for delivering PE throughout Key Stage 2 in the academic year 2016/2017.
  • Ravensmead have applied for the School Games Mark and at the time of writing, are currently awaiting the result.
  • Sports funding was used to replenish PE equipment, allowing children to participate in new sports, including hurdles for a new sports day event. Linesman flags were purchased as well as whistles to support the children with officiating Level 1 school Games events at Ravensmead.

 

How did Ravensmead utilise the Sports Funding in the Academic Year September 2014 – July 2015?

A particular sporting focus for the school this year was to improve the quality of teaching and learning in areas of individual teacher development. So for example, a teacher that felt less secure in football, received CPD in this area.

At the end of Summer Term 2014 a self evaluation audit was carried out with discussions with staff, exploring teacher confidence within the different areas of the PE curriculum. From this discussion, each teacher identified an area of development in their teaching practice for PE. This was then focused upon in the delivery of a series of lessons, with Stoke City Coaching staff assisting and team teaching.

Below shows how the school spent the sports funding during 2013-2014

 

Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE

The school hired the services of Stoke City Community Programme coaches who delivered PE lessons alongside our teaching staff. This initiative benefited all children from Year 2 through to Year 6. Each term the coaches worked with a different year group, attending every Thursday throughout the academic year 2014-2015. Not only have the children benefited from being taught by qualified coaches, but our own staff have had the chance for personal development through the sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.

 

P.E. and Sports Grant Budget for the Financial Year April 2014- March 2015 = £9,040

Stoke City Coaching Lessons £3,700

2 Terms Extra Swimming Lessons £2,484

Team Teaching & Supply cover for teachers at sports events £2,880

(@ approx. £180 a day)

TOTAL £9,064  (Carry Forward to next Financial Year NIL)

 

Increasing participation in school sport

As well as using the Stoke City coaching staff to deliver high quality PE lessons alongside the class teacher, they also delivered a weekly lunchtime sports club. This initiative was targeted at the children in KS2 and the aim was to increase participation whilst improving playground behaviour, through channeling the childrens’ energy into sporting activities. An after school club was run by the Stoke City coaches to encourage extra curricular participation in KS1 also.

What has been the impact from the 2014/2015 funding?

The quality of teaching and learning in PE remains ‘Good’ at Ravensmead and this is backed up by the schools involvement in the School Games Level 2 competitions throughout the academic year, including progressing to Level 3 School Games competitions in Cricket, which involved competing against schools from across the county.

 

P.E. and Sports Grant Budget for the Financial Year April 2014 – March 2015 

Income

PE/Sport Grant £9,040

 

Expenditure

Stoke City Coaching Lessons £3,700

2 Terms Extra Swimming Lessons £2,484

Team Teaching & Supply cover for teachers at sport events £2,880

(Approx £180 a day)

 

TOTAL £9,064

Carry Forward figure Nil

 

P.E. and Sports Grant Budget for the Financial Year April 2015 – March 2016

Income

2014/2015 Carry Forward £0

PE/Sport Grant £9,400

TOTAL (£9,400)

Expenditure

Stoke City Coaching Lessons £2,340

3 Terms Extra Swimming Lessons £3,719

Training charges for PE Teacher Level 5 qualification £959

Supply cover costs for PE Teacher at Training £740

Supply cover costs for PE Teacher at Sports events £360

PE & Sports Equipment £725

TOTAL £8,843