The government provides additional funding to improve the provisions of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to primary head teachers across the country. This funding is protected and therefore can only be spent on the provision for PE and sport in schools.

Sports Premium Report 2017-18

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport
This means that the premium should be used to:
  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Amount of PE and sport premium received for 2017-18: £19,480

How the 2017-18 PE and Sport Premium is to be spent:
  • Contributing to the employment of a PE specialist to continue leading the development of the sports curriculum across the school, ensuring that improvements are sustainable by working alongside the newly appointed PE champion;
  • Affiliation to local sports associations – this will continue to increase participation in competitive sports opportunities & provide training opportunities for ‘young leaders’ to sustainably increase participation in physical activities within school;
  • Using specialist sport and activity coaches to introduce additional sporting and physical activities to enrich our curriculum and increase participation;
  • Increasing the range of after school clubs offered;
  • Investing in schemes of work to support teachers to improve learning and teaching in P.E now and in the future.
Swimming and Water Safety:
National curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? 64%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? 59%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 64%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? No
Evaluation of the Academic Year 2016-17

During the 2016-2017 academic year the PE and sports premium funding was used to maintain and enhance the provision in PE and school sport.

Impact
Skill Levels:

As a result of the employment of a PE specialist, the quality of P.E has risen significantly throughout the school.  The skills progression has been refined and improved, enabling them to acquire, develop and build upon their key skills.  As children progress through the school, they are displaying greater confidence in their own abilities, and an increasing number of more able students are being identified as a result of the increased confidence, knowledge and skills of staff teaching P.E.  This will develop even further during 2017-18 and beyond as a new skill based assessment framework is introduced across the school.  Sporting achievements in 2016-17 included a much improved team performance during the inter trust football competition and participation in county cross country events, resulting in a child being selected to participate at the next level.

Participation:

During the 2016 – 2017 academic year, as a result of our Sports Premium funding, we worked with a range of specialist sports coaches to widen the range of physical and sporting activities offered to our children and increased participation:

Activity Numbers participating 2015/16 Age range Numbers participating 2016/17 Age range
After school football (Leicester City) 20 Y5 30 KS2
Basketball club (Riders) 24 KS2 24 KS2
Dance 20 KS1 250 KS1&2
Multi sports club 50 KS1&2 50 KS1&2
Boxercise (Rendell Monroe) 0 25 KS2
Cross country 0 10 KS2
Netball 0 20 KS2
Mindfulness (children’s yoga) 0 15 KS2

The participation levels in inter-school sporting competitions were significantly raised in 2016-17 as a result of our Sports Premium funding.  This introduced new opportunities, contributed to skills development and helped to identify pupils with strengths in different areas.  We are now affiliated to SSPAN (Leicester City School Sport and Physical Activity Network), we participate in inter schools tournaments within the Rushey Mead Educational Trust whilst continuing to participate in a local football league for Leicester Schools.  The new sporting competitive opportunities introduced during 2016-17 as a result of the sports premium funding included cross country, netball and basketball events.  We also participated in “Dance in a day” with other schools in the trust.