Sports Premium Funding 2016/2017
What is the Sports Premium?
The primary PE and sport premium 2016 to 2017 will be paid by the Secretary of State for Education to the local authority. The authority will then distribute the premium to maintained schools in its area as stated in Section 14 of the Education Act 2002. In accordance with Section 16 of that Act, the Secretary of State lays down the following terms and conditions on which financial assistance is given in relation to the premium payable for the academic year 2016 to 2017.
Purpose of the premium
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Possible Uses of the Premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that they should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs
- run sport competitions
- run sports activities with other schools
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governing Body at Barlby Bridge Primary School agree 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; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development and that healthy, active lifestyles are encouraged, developed and maintained.
|To raise the quality of PE teaching and sport in school, ensuring that standards are at least good at Barlby Bridge Primary School.||We employ a qualified sports coach HLTA who takes an active role in teaching and leading sports provision across the school. This allows us to develop the practice of teaching staff through collaborative working and in house CPD.||
|Children have access to a wider range of sporting activities as part of their curriculum entitlement.
The sports coach takes a lead in organising and coordinating sports events in school and within the local community. This has allowed us to increase our participation in different sports competitions.
Staff are better prepared to teach PE throughout their careers as a result of the continued development of teaching practice.
|To work with the local community and in partnership with other schools in the area.
To provide provision for gifted and talented athletes as well as extend the sporting chances for all children at Barlby Bridge.
|We are part of the Sporting Start initiative. This is a local cluster of schools that are seeking to develop young leaders through sports.
As part of this programme, there are a wide range of sporting competitions that we take part in alongside provision for children who are gifted and talented in specific sporting fields.
Sporting Start also work closely with GetSet (the educational body of the London 2012 Olympic Games). They help support the Sports Council with ideas and resources and our membership means that we benefit from this.
|We have already sent teams of children to compete in a dance festival, High 5 netball, girl’s football and a hockey tournament.
We have been able to broaden our sporting provision we offer within school and as part of extracurricular clubs.
Our sports councillors attend regular meetings. The last of which was attended by an Olympic gold medallist.
|Provide places for pupils in after school sports clubs.
|We have continued to offer a variety of after school clubs and lunchtime clubs run by a specialist sports coach.
We use Sports Funding to expand our PE resources for these clubs and playtimes. This is supported by the BBS play leaders. These are children in year 5 and 6 who lead games and activities for younger children.
This provision is available daily and can be accessed by all children from Reception to Y6.
The sports coach HLTA also runs after school clubs which are made available to children from Reception to Y6 throughout the year.
*Taken from allocation for our specialist sports coach.
|Increased opportunities and participation in PE, sport and physical activity through after school clubs.
45 places are provided each term for Dance and Football clubs.
11 places are provided for lunch time sports clubs.
The lunchtime clubs have had a positive impact upon behaviour, with a reduction in incidents at break-times.
Being able to offer places for children from Reception to year 6, helps to build lifelong habits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
|To promote healthy lifestyles||As part of our commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles we have been involved with the Selby ‘Pathways to Health’ initiative. In order to maximise the impact on our children across the school, we have funded a specialist from the NYOLS to come into school to work with children in year 5 and 6.
This focused on the development of Geographical and mapping skills, being able to identify and manage risks in their locality and the development of an interest in their locality and walking to promote good health.
Once trained, children from upper KS2 will use these leadership skills, working with groups of children from KS1.
|Children understand the need to be healthy and make positive lifestyle choices. They have a positive view of the local area and are able to assess risk.
Leadership skills impact on all aspects of pupil’s school life and they use these positively both as a role model and a guide for younger children.
Being more active can reduce the risk of major illnesses and walking is a great way to start. Walking is also good for reducing stress and fatigue, increasing your energy levels and improving your concentration.
All children take part in the ‘daily mile’. This is linked to the PSHE unit on being healthy and involves all children being active for 15 minutes each day, in a non-competitive environment, around a designated circuit of the playground.
|Purchase equipment and resources to increase participation in activities and lessons.||We have continued our subscription to the Cyber Coach programme. An online platform that allows pupils to access expert fitness tutorials. Cyber Coach supports teachers in incorporating physical activity into the daily routine of the children. By providing a virtual instructor to lead pupils through dance routines to get everyone moving.
We are committed to providing children with the best quality sports equipment. We regularly audit our resources and update where necessary.
|Children are more confident participating in a range of dance and fitness activities.
Extended opportunities for physical activity provide health benefits and improved fitness levels.
The investment in equipment and resources, support sustainable change in attitudes toward sport and healthy lifestyles.
|To offer a broader experience of a range of sports and activities to all pupils.||We have employed a specialist forest schools teacher to work with all children across the school from year 1 to year 6. A Forest school is provided as an after school club and this is free to pupil premium children.
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment.
Forest Schools clearly fits in with environmental, science and outdoor education but also promotes healthy life choices as well as encouraging all children to be active and assisting the development of physical activity.
|Forest school impacts positively on pupils in a number of ways;
Confidence: Children have the freedom, time and space to learn and demonstrate independence
Social skills: Children gain increased awareness of the consequences of their actions on peers through team activities such as sharing tools and participating in play
Communication: Language development is prompted by the children’s sensory experiences
Motivation: Children develop a keenness to participate and the ability to concentrate over longer periods of time
Physical skills: The development of physical stamina and gross and fine motor skills
Knowledge and understanding: the children develop an interest in the natural surroundings and respect for the environment
Forest schools have helped to reach students who are reluctant or don’t usually engage in Sport/Physical activity.
“Learning Outside of the classroom: It’s nice to see the children learning in different environments.” (parent questionnaire)