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Lowton West Primary School

 

How the Sports Funding has been used during the academic year 2013-2014:

 

Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.

However, when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and this can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.

 

What is Sports Premium Funding?

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school head-teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding is an £8000 lump sum with an additional £5.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January 2013 school census. Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve physical education available to pupils. Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

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.

Possible uses of 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 material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits

 

What does this mean for us at Lowton West Primary School?

As you can imagine we are extremely excited about the sports funding so we have carefully considered our priorities in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.

Teaching and Learning in P.E.

A questionnaire was carried out during a staff meeting exploring teacher skills and confidence with the different areas of P.E. curriculum. From this questionnaire the areas of development include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activity (OAA)
  • Outdoor games

 

Our priorities for 2013-14 are:

  • Develop staff expertise in teaching gymnastics, OAA (Outdoor and Adventurous Activity), outdoor games and dance
  • Continue to provide quality coaches for teaching PE lessons across the school.
  • Provide more opportunities for children to take part in school sporting competitions
  • Provide more opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-house competitions
  • Introduce new and unusual sports (new sporting initiatives)
  • Introduce more activities to develop children’s fitness and to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport

How the Sports Funding has been used during the academic year 2013-2014:

 

Use of

Sports Funding

Sessions

Year Groups

Funding allocated to school: £9,780.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Games

6 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 4 - Rugby

                                               £330.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Gymnastics

6 weeks (1 hour per class)

Reception - Gym

                                             £330.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Outdoor Games

5 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 2 - Outdoor games

                                               £300.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Basketball and Year Group basketball competition

6 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 5 - Basketball

                                               £540.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Dance

3 weeks (1hour per class)

Year 4 - Dance

                                              £165.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Outdoor Games

3 weeks (1hour per class)

Year 1 - Outdoor games

  £165.00

Cyber Coach Licence

 

 

£595.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Outdoor Games

4 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 1 - Outdoor games

£200.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Dance

3 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 4 - Dance

£150.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Outdoor Games

 

6 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 2 Outdoor Games

£390.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of Dance

3 weeks (1 hour per class)

Year 5 - Dance

£195.00

Supply for Sporting Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Supply Sessions:

Year 4 Tag Rugby,  

Cross Country,

Basketball,

Greater Manchester Cross Country (Full Day),

Year 3 Tag Rugby,

LOGOS Football (x 2 staff),

High Five,

Year 5/6 Rounders, Leigh Games Full Day (x 2 staff),

Year 6 Cricket,

Years 3 & 4 Cricket,

Year 2 Tag Rugby    

Year 1 Tag Rugby

 

£1,620.00

New initiative in PE and Sport

Archery for 3 Full days

Years 6,5,4

£735.00

Premier Sports coach working alongside staff to deliver lessons and support the planning and delivery of OAA

OAA (Outdoor Adventure Activities)

Years 6,5,4,3

£440.00

Premier Sports coaches to develop and lead inter-house sports competitions

House Competitions

Years 6,5,4,3

£880.00

Golden Mile (Specialist coaches leading cross-country)

 

 All year groups

£845.00

Travel costs to sports events

 

 

£100.00

To provide two Premier Sports coaches to lead a range of sports activities at lunchtimes

 

 

 

All year groups

 

 

1800.00

  Impact of spending

 

Increased participation in competitions. Pupils have taken part in more competitions this year and experienced success winning some of them.

Through competition, children have gained an increased understanding of winning and losing. They better understand fair play and good sportsmanship

Children have developed skills in new sports.

Extra curricular provision at lunchtimes has led to increased participation in sport from Foundation Stage through to Year 6 (football, cricket, dance, basketball, hockey, tag rugby, dodgeball, etc).

Children have received higher quality PE lessons.

Standards in PE have increased.

Pupils have experienced new and unusual sports (archery).

Improved teacher subject knowledge of PE & Sport. Teachers have worked alongside PE specialist improving their subject knowledge and watching outstanding delivery of lessons.

Pupils have had more opportunities to participate in inter-house sporting competitions

 

 

Slag Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 2ED

01942 724865

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