In March 2013 the government announced a major new funding initiative to support the delivery of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided by the Department for Education, with contributions from the Department of Health and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The premium will provide over £150 million per year for the academic years 2013-14 and 2015-16. The premium is paid directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport provision for all pupils.
Now into our fifth Year of funding, Peterbrook Primary School has decided to spend its money with the intention of furthering the involvement of all children to take part in some form of Physical Education and sport at school.
Making sure the improvements we make are sustainable is crucial to the progress of P.E. and sport here at Peterbrook. These are discussed within the breakdown of our spending below:
The funding has been doubled for the 2017/18 school year, so we have been granted £16,000,
plus £10 per individual school child.
We continue to work from our new scheme of work for the whole school from Reception to Year 6. This is the RealPE scheme and it is fantastic, as it allows the children to focus on their stage of P.E. and not just their age level. This is great, as it allows all children to challenge themselves at their own level, as well as providing amazing, fun and engaging lessons that will develop the children’s agility, balance and coordination. The children have shown real positivity with this new scheme and have reported back to my Sports Council that the skills they learn really benefit their P.E. learning and sporting activities.
Teachers are assessing their children based on the skills that they have learned and also through their individual personal, social, cognitive, creative, physical, health and fitness skills. These assessments will be monitored by the P.E. coordinator, who will ensure that children are continuing to participate well in lessons, as well as ensuring a good attainment level across all Units of Work within the new scheme.
We continue to provide the children with 2 lessons of P.E. throughout KS2 through the use of sports coaches who assist with the delivering of sessions that compliment our new scheme of work. The coaches will do this by focusing on the children's agility, balance and coordination skills through our challenge cards, as well as working on both individual and team games/activities. There is a continuous dialogue between the P.E. coordinator, the coaches and teaching staff, enabling all sessions to link together and to ensure progress is being made by all children within the classes.
The coaches will also aid the P.E. coordinator with the running of Intra-School sporting competitions that will run throughout the school year, once again allowing all children to participate in fun, competitive sport.
The coaches will also run a 'Gifted and Talented' group for children that are excelling in their P.E. here at Peterbrook and also run a 'Social Sports/Games' group, which will aid in building confidence of individual children through fun and engaging sports games. The children will be continuously monitored on their progress throughout these lessons, ensuring that the more able are being engaged through challenging, sporting skills.
The cost of the services to support the teaching of P.E. is £64 per day, which equates to £256 p/w and £9728 for the 38 weeks at school.
We also make use of the sports coaches to assist with Break times and Lunch times here at Peterbrook. The coaches have been given a timetable of activities to provide on the playground and field for the children across both KS1 and KS2. These activities will provide an opportunity for all children to develop their sporting/physical abilities and will hopefully lead to an increase in participation of physical activity of all children. The coaches have been specifically asked to create games/activities that benefit sport specific skills and also to provide actitives for children that may not have something to do on the playground/field that day. This will encourage the less active children to become more active, through the use of fun and engaging sporting activities.
The cost of the break time and lunch time support £30 per day, bringing the weekly cost to £376 and the yearly cost to £14288.
We have once again been able to become an enhanced member of the Solihull Sports Package, which has also allowed the PE Coordinator and other staff from our school to attend training days to develop as PE teachers, lunchtime supervisors and coordinators for the school.
This benefits the children in many ways, which includes allowing them to take part in more engaging PE lessons and in more competitive sport. Through this package, we are able to sign up for the basketball, football, girls football, netball, dodgeball, cricket and cross country competitions, along with others, which will begin during the Autumn Term. There are many other competitions that run throughout the school year, which include Rounders, Swimming, Tag Rugby and Athletics that we will also be attending.
Having such a wide variety of Sporting competitions allows for many different children to take part in a sport that they enjoy/excel in and that it is not just the same children competing all the time. This once again shows the positive effect our pupil premium money for P.E. and school sport has on the participation and attainment of our children here at Peterbrook.
The cost of the Solihull Sports Package is £1790.
The school have chosen to spend money on purchasing new equipment for the school. We have funded new netball posts, so that we can have an A and a B team this year, (allowing more children the chance to compete) football goals, basketballs, footballs and netballs. Without this equipment, the school would not be able to take part in sporting events against other schools and P.E. lessons would not be as engaging as they are.
We have also restocked our P.E. cupboard, so that lessons will be positively enhanced. Alongside this, we have restocked the playground shed, full of new equipment, so that break time and lunch times will also see positive benefits from having newer and a wider variety of equipment.
This equipment will be very positive for the school and the children taking part in both the lessons and extra-curricular school sport, especially with the continuation of our brilliant new scheme of work.
The cost of the new sporting equipment, so far, is £1244.83
We are delighted to announce that we, Peterbroook Primary School have achieved the Gold level #SGMark from our @YourSchoolGames application! 🏆 for the 2016/17 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of sporting competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded again this year.
In the past three years, we have progressed from the Bronze award 2014/15, to the Silver award 2015/16 and now to the
Gold Award 2016/17, which shows that school sport here at Peterbrook is moving forward all the time.
The sports premium is having a very positive impact on the sport here at Peterbrook!
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