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Sports Funding Update September 2016

About the PE and Sport Premium Funding

 

During academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016-2017 the Government are providing additional funding for schools, called the “PE and sport premium”. This is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

 

The intent of improving the quality of primary school PE and sport is to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.

 

Purpose of the Funding

 

Schools must use the PE and sports premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to:

 

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

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For example, the funding could be used 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 and Change4Life clubs

  • run sport competitions

  • increase pupils’ participation in the National School Games Programme

  • run sports activities with other schools

 

About Immanuel and St Andrew PE and Sport provision

At Immanuel we aim to encourage all children to participate and engage in a wide variety of sporting activities. To do this we provide a variety of activities in school time and as extra-curricular clubs. We also encourage children’s participation in clubs and sporting activities outside of the school through celebration of their successes and achievements.

 

Currently children at Immanuel have access to the following;

  • Sports and PE during normal curriculum provision

  • A variety of extra-curricular clubs including football, gymnastics, basketball and dance.

  • Regular involvement in inter-school football and other local sports events and competitions

  • Cluster School sporting events across the school to encourage participation and improve links with other schools

  • Swimming is delivered over the academic year for year 4 children, with the aim of all children being able to swim at least 25 metres.

 

2015/16 Review

 

Over the past year we have worked hard as a school, liaising with both Hakinakina sport and Fitness coaches and our local schools to successfully:

  • Increase sports participation - both in the school and out of school.

  • Increase the sports participation of each year group.

  • Improve staff confidence and competence in the teaching of sport.

  • Maintain the number of sports on offer to the pupils.

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in school - sport supported by the sports staff of Hakinakina sport and fitness coaches.

  • Increase the number of sports children are participating in outside of school

  • Increase the number of children who have represented the school in organised sports fixtures / events

 

Aims for 2016/17

 

In our recent review of our provision we have identified the following areas for further development:

  • To raise the profile of PE and Healthy Living throughout the school and show we understand the value and impact of PE on our school and pupils.

  • To provide a clear and structured PE curriculum which is consistent and sustainable and ensure that all staff have high competence across this curriculum.

  • To continue to provide children with the opportunity to compete in sporting events against other schools.

  • To make links with local sports clubs and the community to increase the number of extra-curricular sporting clubs and participation outside of school.

  • To ensure that appropriate PE resources are available for all children and they are fit for purpose.

  • To ensure that there is a plan for the use of the PE Sports funding and that it contributes directly to the progress and opportunities available to the children in relation to their Physical development and wellbeing.

 

Successes: End of Academic Year 2015-2016

 

  • Hakinakina sport and Fitness coaches have been employed during lunch breaks to encourage the children in active play, this has been effective at helping the children be more active at lunch breaks.

  • The school have participated in a wide variety of local school sports events. This has given the children the opportunity to compete against many children from the local area. This has raised the profile of sporting activities in the school.

  • Selected children have represented the school at competitive sports events. The children have performed very well against stiff competition and this raised the esteem of the children.

  • Children have had access to an increased amount of play equipment during break times due to more effective use of the resources that already existed in the school. This has increased the activity of the children during breaks.

 

Further Development needed 2016-2017

 

  • Further CPD for coaching all staff.

  • Continue to develop assessment across the school, year group by year group.

  • Develop opportunities for children to be identified as gifted and talented in PE and nurture this.

  • To target groups of individuals who would benefit from learning about resilience.