Use of PE funding
What is the PE and sports premium?
Although the Olympics may be a distant memory, the legacy of the London 2012 continues. To help fund Olympians of the future all primary schools will receive additional PE funding for the next three academic years (2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16). Each school will receive £8000 plus an additional payment of £5 per pupil per year, to be spent on additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. Below is a joint statement from the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport about the PE and sports premium:
“We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary headteachers.”
“Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
• hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
• support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
• provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
• run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• run sports activities with other schools”
The amount of premium received for the academic year 2015/2016: £9142
|PE Teacher to train class teachers and run competitive sports competitions||£4550.00|
|CM sports tournaments||£266.00|
Releasing staff to go to tournaments during the school day
Enabling specific children to attend after school clubs
How does this affect our school?
To make the most of this opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to deliver high quality PE and games lessons.
The PE teacher we have employed (Leo Maliphant) will work across all the schools teaching PE to provide new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our school to leave a lasting legacy of PE.
Who have we employed?
My aim over the last two years has been to increase and enhance the opportunities for children to experience sport and exercise. Within schools I have been able to add in new areas to the PE curriculum; such as Volleyball, Tri-golf and Orienteering for children to experience and enjoy. Outside of school I have strengthened the links to the local secondary schools (Amery Hill and Eggars) as well as starting new links with Alton College and Alton Sports centre.
This has allowed activities such as Trampolining, Cross country, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Orienteering and a Swimming gala to be added to the list of growing opportunities. With the continued enthusiasm of the schools and staff, physical education and sport continues to grow and flourish within the cluster and participation levels are increasing all the time. There are still new opportunities to explore and more links to develop with the hope that every child can find what inspires them to be active and take part in sport.
My role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time is split evenly between all 11 schools and I teach at 9 different schools a week. Every half term I change the schools, teachers and classes that I work with to maximise the impact I can have. Coming from a secondary PE background I am able to use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context.
What are the aims for this role?
The 3 main aims of my job are:
• To increase teachers confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons
• To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use
• To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other
• To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school
How is the rest of the money used?
The rest of the money is used to run sports competitions. CM Sports has been running a ‘competitive schools tournament’ on a Tuesday and a Friday between 5pm and 6pm. The school funds ten pupils each half term, who form a team and learn skills for a specific sport. The sessions prepare the children for a competitive tournament on the final week. Each half term the tournament is run for a different age group (Y3 and 4, Y5 and 6 and in the summer term Y1 and 2). Children have participated in basketball, hockey and athletics tournaments.
The aim is to provide competitive sport for primary children in the local area; to give them the opportunity to meet and engage with children from different schools; to visit one of the local secondary schools that they may attend in Year 7 and to represent their school in a competitive and sporting way.
Team trophies are awarded after each tournament for fair play and for the winners of the tournament, individual children are chosen for specific achievements and receive a trophy. All children receive a medal for participating in the tournament. The PE provision at Anstey Junior School is constantly under review to make sure the funding is put to best use.
The impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment:
In the Summer of 2015 the school surveyed all of the children at the school to establish their participation in sport both at school and out of school. The findings were as follows:
66 children (37% of those questioned) said that they had represented the school in a sports competition at some point in the year.
71 children (39% of those questioned) said that they had participated in an internal sports competition (the house competitions for table tennis, football, netball, cross country, rounders and dodgeball).
78 children (44% of those questioned) attended an after school sports club, on the school site, straight after the end of the school day.
107 children (58% of those questioned) said that they attend a sports club outside of school, that has not been organised by the school.
This data shows that over one third of the children at the school represented the school in a sports competition during the academic year 2014/2015. Just under half of the children at the school attend a sports club organised by the school (in year 5 and year 6 over half of the children attend a sports club organised by the school). Over half of the school also attend sports clubs that are not organised by the school.
The school will run this survey every year to measure the impact of the sports funding on children participating in sport and sporting competitions and to ensure that the impact of the funding is sustained in the future.
How will these improvements be sustained in the future?
Teachers at the school have all been trained by Leo in a variety of sports. The training has mainly involved Leo teaching the class a specific sport with teachers watching and supporting. Teachers then have planning to follow up on this. This means that the quality of teaching in PE has improved and this will be sustained over time.
The competitions are now part of the school’s timetables and will continue in the future.
Children across the school are participating in more competitive sport and sports clubs. The school will continue to monitor this to ensure that it is sustained into the future.