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What is the PE and sports premium?

 

Although the Olympics may be a distant memory, the legacy of 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 £5 per additional pupil per year to be spent on improving sport and PE provision for all pupils.

 

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”

 

Click here to see the full policy

 

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 further support them in the delivery of 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 role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time will be split evenly between all 11 schools and I will teach at 9 different schools a week. Every half term I will change the schools, teachers and classes that I work with to maximise the impact I can have.

As a PE specialist I will use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context. I have had many opportunities to teach and coach in a variety of contexts with both secondary and primary children, not just in this country but also abroad. I will look to use all of my experience to provide and develop new, exciting and challenging lessons for all in the cluster.

 

What are the aims for this role?

 

The 4 main aims of my job are:

1.      To increase teachers confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons

2.      To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use

3.      To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other

4.      To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school

 

How is the rest of the money going to be used?

 

We have also employed CM Sports who have been running sports competitions.  CM Sports has organised 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). In the academic year 2013/2014 the focus was on basketball, hockey and athletics.

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.

 

Below is an overview of our allocated annual grant and how it has been spent:-

 

During the year 2014/15 the school's allocated grant (£8,177) was spent on:-

  • Employment of a Specialist PE teacher (see above synopsis)

  • Employment of CM Sports to provide competitive sport - increasing participation in school games and strengthening links between schools/Years 1 - 6 (see above synopsis)

  • Participation in 'Be the Best You Can Be Programme' (cost shared with Pupil Premium funding)

  • Employment of Confident Kids/Year R - promoting confidence & self-esteem (cost shared with Pupil Premium funding)

  • The purchase of quality assured resources/equipment to enhance our PE provision

  • Playground Markings to create an environment that stimulates exploration, fitness and social interaction

  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE/Sport

 

During the year 2015/16 the school's allocated grant (£8362) was spent on:

  • Employment of a Specialist PE teacher (see above synopsis)

  • Employment of CM Sports to provide competitive sport - increasing participation in school games and strengthening links between schools/Years 1 - 6 (see above synopsis)

  • Employment of Confident Kids/Year R - promoting confidence & self-esteem (cost shared with Pupil Premium funding)

  • The purchase of quality assured resources/equipment to enhance our PE provision

  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE/Sport

 

During the year 2016/17 the school's allocated grant (£8177) will be spent on:

  • Employment of a Specialist PE teacher (see above synopsis)

  • New sheds to store  PE Equipment

  • Playground Markings

  • Employment of Confident Kids/Year R - promoting confidence & self-esteem

  • Professional Development Courses

  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE/Sport

 

Closing statement

The PE provision is constantly under review to make sure it is put to best use.

 

Monitoring and evaluating

Over the year, all aspects of the Sports/PE provision are monitored and evaluated by leaders within the school staff or by Governors. We have been very pleased with the progress of all pupils during these sessions. They enjoy being so active and trying out new skills with their bodies- the feedback has been very positive.

These are some of the comments from the Confident Kids Leader:

 

"The main aim behind “Confident Kids” is to raise the confidence of children and to have them explore their potential through dance, drama and song. It also involves a high level of activity so is closely related to a sports style class, getting children moving. My motto is to “give it a go” and although children are not forced to take part, the ethos is that we are all in it together just trying out new things – and the results after just a term and a half have been most encouraging."

 

"It is always a joy to work with children who are keen to learn something new – of course some are naturally more reticent about joining in than others, but I am delighted that with a little persuasion and encouragement all children have actively taken part in the class – the more they do, the more confident they become!"