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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong

Sports Premium

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 eight academic years (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21). 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 has the money been used in the past?

 

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

 

During the year 2017/18 the school's allocated grant was £16,000, plus £10 per pupil. Paid in two instalments - Nov 17 and May 18. This will be spent on:

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

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

  • Cricket specialists to teach 10 weeks of cricket to all classes. 

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

  • Improvement of safety for PE and provision for dance by updating the cabinet for the sound system in the hall. This is now attached to the corner of the room, providing extra space and safety for the children, and better provision for dance.

 

During the year 2020/21 the school has £17,361.84 (this includes the school's allocated grant and money carried over from last academic year). See action plan below on how the money will be spent. 

 

Closing statement

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

Action Plan for Sports Premium Funding 2020-21

The above action plan details the planned use of the Sports Premium money or the 2020/21 academic year. This gives further detail about the points listed above, and our aims for the coming year to fulfil the DfE guidance on the use of the Sports Premium. This action plan is under constant review from the PE Leader, Head Teacher and Governing Body Resources Committee.

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!"

Swimming

 

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

 

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 

At St. Mary's Bentworth, we provide swimming instruction for pupils in Year 3 during normal non-covid circumstances. This is provided off site by qualified instructors. During the 2020-21, we've not been able to provide swimming this academic year. In order collate our results, we asked the parents to provide an honest assessment of their child's swimming ability. 

 

Results for pupils in Year 6 the end of 2020-21

  • 100% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

  • 77% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

  • 77% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

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My children feel so safe and happy here. They are keen to go to school every day

Parent - July 2018

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The school teaches really important life skills through the resilience work- understanding failure is a learning opportunity, not a catastrophe

Parent - July 2018

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Communication is excellent- I always know the door is open

Parent - July 2018

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The staff show an exceptional level of commitment to the school

Parent - July 2018

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You are passionate about children being at the heart of everything you do

Parent - July 2018

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94% of our pupils said that 'Teaching is good all the time'

Pupil Survey - July 2018

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