Primary school PE and Sport Premium funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government providing funding of £150 million per annum for each academic year to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools 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
How much do we receive as a school?
For the academic year 2016/17 we will receive £8788.
Competitive sporting opportunities
The Acle Cluster employs an extended schools worker (partly funded by Sports Premium Funding) to organise a range of competitive events held across the whole academic year. These events are keenly contested and encourage wide participation from all the school taking part. They are extremely popular amongst our pupils and include Cross Country, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Swimming and Athletics.
Working alongside the extended schools worker, headteachers and subject leaders organise sporting events which all our pupils can take in, such as the Cluster Dance and Music event at the Open Venue in the summer term. This event is non-competitive but celebrates the diversity of approaches within each school to create memorable dance routines and encourages and promotes participation of both boys and girls (as do all our cluster activities).
Sport Premium funding has been spent on transportation so that we can increase participation in all the sports events provided by the cluster and travel to high quality venues, such as the UEA Sports Park, for competitive events.
We are working with Premier Sport to develop high quality PE lessons which enrich the opportunities for children in Years 1 and 2. Specialist coaches provide lessons which build up the skills base for pupils within an exciting range of age appropriate sports delivered on a weekly basis. Staff members observe lessons and develop their own skills through joint planning and delivery of PE and Games. The coach from Premier Sport also runs a football club for pupils from Years 1 to 4, as well as games coaching for pupils of all ages, including preparation and coaching of our school sports teams. This link takes you to the Premier Sport website, so you can find out more about the way they support school sport here at Acle.
We are working in partnership with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) to help build on the core skill base identified for lower Key Stage 2 pupils, by working in specific sport areas such as invasion games which cover Football, High 5 Netball, Quicksticks Hockey and Tag Rugby. Striking and Fielding sports such as Rounder’s and Kwik Cricket, along with Net and Wall games such as tennis and volleyball are also taught in lower KS2.
Our partnership with CSF enables more pupils in the school to access sports enrichment activities they organise, such as the new football festival at Colney.
CSF staff use ongoing assessment documents to help measure the impact of delivery and the progress of the pupils. Acle Primary and CSF work together to implement a scheme of work and lesson plans which further impact the teaching and learning of both staff and pupils. This approach helps sustain and maintain excellent sports provision for our pupils.
Other specialist sports provision includes working with cricket and rugby coaches from Norwich School in preparation for high quality inter school competitions organised by our cluster and Norwich School.
We have used sport premium funding to pay for a whole school initiative to get pupils more active and fit during lunchtimes – the “Golden Mile”. This project, started by Premier Sport but led on a weekly basis by Year 6 pupils, encourages pupils to gain running miles and improve their fitness levels. This popular sporting activity has led to greater participation in running events organised by our school and within the cluster.
Year 6 sports leaders have been responsible for developing sports skills at lunchtimes for their colour groups, leading to improved participation and standards when the pupils compete against each other in athletics (whole school sports day).
Sport Premium has funded high quality training for our new sports subject leader and for other staff in sports such as tag rugby and cricket, in conjunction with the Norwich school and their coaches.
Extra-curricular clubs and opportunities
A range of sports clubs and opportunities are organised throughout the year, some of which are subsidised by Sport Premium. Sporting clubs have included basketball, football, tennis, gymnastics, cross country, multi skills and dance.
A range of equipment and resources has been purchased so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles in their recreation times. We have built a new Woodland Tower (giving pupils daily opportunities to challenge themselves and build up new skills) adjacent to the school playground; this has been partly funded by sport premium. Sportshall athletics equipment has also been purchased this year, to improve our pupils’ athletic abilities during the winter months.
Further develop our KS2 sports teams through high quality training.
Creating further opportunities for inter school competitions in football and netball.