Primary school PE and sport funding
At Droxford Junior School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver high quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing new primary school sport funding to improve the quality of sport and PE. Droxford Junior School will receive £8,896 for 2016.17
Purpose of the 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.
At Droxford, we intend to use the funding to:
– Develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this.
– Provide specialist sports coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school working alongside teachers.
– Provide specialist coaching for some of our talented sports pupils.
– Increase participation in district and county-wide competitions and tournaments through membership of the local sports partnership and involvement in the School Games.
– Support children to develop Physical Literacy through the provision of additional extra-curricular clubs and lunchtime ‘Energy’ clubs.
– Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played (sportshall athletic equipment, mini-tennis and more advanced gymnastic equipment)
How will the funding enhance our PE and sport provision?
Every child participates in two hours of high-quality PE a week. Already we offer a broad range of sports within our PE curriculum and extra-curricular clubs. In addition to gymnastics and dance, sports taught include football, tag rugby, quicksticks hockey, high 5 netball, kwik cricket, rounders, short tennis and athletics. Children are given the opportunity to swim during Lower KS2 with the aim of pupils being able to swim at least 25m. Pupils in Upper KS2 have the opportunity to complete the ‘Bikeability’ Cycling Proficiency scheme. We offer a full programme of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) through our residential trips which every Year group is involved with. Experiences and activities on offer include archery, abseiling, orienteering, dry-slope skiing and rifle shooting amongst others.
With the funding, we aim to enhance our sport and PE provision by offering new and exciting sports to our schedule. A new fencing club will be offered which will be funded by the Sports premium. In addition, we are looking to develop other sports such as basketball and volleyball into our PE curriculum next year. Bringing highly qualified sports coaches in to improve teachers’ subject knowledge is also planned for next year. We are intending to use the funding to work with an athletics coach to extend our more able pupils and a basketball coach to develop this sport into our curriculum.
After-school sports participation is carefully monitored by both the Extended School Coordinator and the PE manager. Children are encouraged to attend at least one sports club after school. Where this is not possible, typically due to children needing to catch a bus home after school, we encourage that child to join a lunchtime club either organised by a teacher or our Sports Ambassadors and Play Leaders.
Competition and Festivals
We currently take part in a range of competitive sporting events within our local school cluster. These events form part of the School Games Level 2 programme and include competitive events such as football, rugby, netball, cricket, athletics, rounders and cross country. Representing the school on a sports team is highly encouraged and pupils are proud to be involved. We celebrate our teams’ involvement and achievements on our website blog.
With the sports funding we have bought new sports kit to enable us to increase competitive sporting opportunities for more pupils. Subsequently, we have entered a Level 2 Girls’ Football tournament and two Tag-Rugby tournaments.
With future funding, we aim to build upon the basketball and athletics coaching offered in PE lessons and enter a team into Level 2 Basketball competition and Sportshall Athletics events.
Impact so far
To date, we have used the funding to employ expert coaches to work alongside teachers to develop tennis, gymnastics and dance. This has been hugely beneficial to enhance teacher’s knowledge and skills and to provide challenge and specialist coaching for pupils. As a result, new planning has been developed to use in future PE lessons and more specialist equipment has been bought; such as activsoft gym wedges, reversaboards for sprinting and specialist mini-red tennis balls.
Sports Premium Funding – Impact Statement
Throughout the year, the funding has been used to increase participation and experience in tennis, dance, handball, dodgeball, tag rugby, judo and football.