Additional primary school sports funding is used effectively to provide expert teaching. A specialist coach works alongside teachers to help develop their skills in teaching physical education and promote the importance of pupils’ exercise and well-being. Pupils’ enjoyment and participation have risen significantly as a result, as has teaching quality. Pupils now participate in a wide range of physical activities after school. Funding has also been used to provide additional sports equipment and dedicated activity areas for each year group. (Ofsted June 2015)
Sport Premium Overview
At Grange Lane Infant Academy we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons , alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this (DfE June 2013).
We are working closely with Mini Kicks and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meets the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.
Total no of primary aged pupils between the ages of 4-7 on role (October 2016)
Total amount of Sport Premium Grant received annually
Sport Premium Grant
High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical education
- Regular specialist support from qualified PE teachers or qualified sports coaches working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons.
- CPD opportunities for teachers in national and bespoke programmes in PE & Sport.
- Professional quality assured teaching modules & materials for PE & Sport
- Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations
- Regular PE teaching from specialists in order to train staff and enrich the curriculum for example Mini Kicks and Music Bugs.
- Enrichment days like Chinese New Year and World Book day with dance themed activities.
Competitive School Sport: Increasing pupils’ participation in extra- curricular sport
- Inclusive competitive opportunities
- Support with intra and inter school competition co-ordination and delivery
- Organised competitions at local level
Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise
- School based Health programmes and intervention strategies, especially for ‘inactive’ young people
- Playground Mini Leaders training.
- Chartwells our school meal providers help us to promote healthy lifestyles with food workshop, for example making fruit kebabs.
In addition, we have provided Trim trails/physical activity centres for each classroom and subsidised after school clubs.
Impact of School Sports Premium 2017-2018
Impact on Staff
The sports premium has had a huge impact on staff and their knowledge of PE and Health and Well-Being. The money has allowed the PE co-ordinator to access training around Health and Well-Being to broaden their knowledge of the subject area as a whole. We have also been able to provide staff with more stimulating resources to use when teaching their PE lessons. Through use of the sports premium, staff have been able to access CPD through observing Mini-Kicks and using the skills and knowledge they have learnt in their own PE lessons. In turn, all of this is having a huge impact on the quality of lessons that the children receive as well as the quality of their Health and Well-Being.
Through the use of sports premium we have been able to use the external provider Mini-Kicks to provide sessions for KS1 children. This is proving very popular with the children as the sessions are led by very enthusiastic coaches who engage the children brilliantly. We have now been able to employ Mini-Kicks to run 2 lunchtime clubs a week for KS1 children. As well as this we are now running 2 nurture groups for 16 children in KS1. During this academic year, Mini-Kicks will be training children up to become Mini Coaches as well as providing training for staff. We will also be taking part in a variety of competitions both intra and inter school. Through this relationship with Mini-Kicks, the founder, Ben Hunter, is now an EAB for our school.
Curriculum and Equipment
Through the use of sports premium we have bought into the Mini-Kicks curriculum which they are providing training on for staff. They assess the children in their sessions which allows us to build upon what they have previously learnt. We also use the, ‘Real PE’ curriculum alongside this which teaches children about the physical aspect of PE but also other aspects such as, social, personal, creative, etc. This curriculum is engaging both children and teachers and showing lots of progress in various skills. We were also able to buy lots of new resources to compliment this new curriculum as well as new resources for our playground leaders to use with the children at playtimes. We have also used our sports premium for new playground markings.
Youth Sports Trust
We currently hold a Silver Youth Sports Trust Quality Mark which measures the impact of sport and PE in our school. We were previously bronze; however, the sports premium has allowed us to bring in fantastic new clubs, staff development, resources and ideas to allow us to progress to silver.
We currently have Street Dance run by Cre8ive Dance which is very popular club and often has a waiting list! We also have a Healthy Cooking club running for Reception children which teaches them about the importance of eating healthily and trying new foods. Each week we cook a healthy meal for the children to take home. Our clubs are able to run as they are subsidised by school using the sports premium. We are always looking into new clubs for the children (and they change throughout the year) and often send out letters to gauge interest in different sporting activities. Parents and children asked for a Mini-Kicks after-school club so this is now running from F2-Y2.
Teachers have taken part in lots of training and will be undertaking more with our new relationship with Mini-Kicks. They are now much more confident in teaching PE and this is having a very positive impact on the children’s progress and enjoyment.
We have employed Motor On to work with children and staff. Every afternoon they work with 29 children who have difficulties ranging from behaviour to fine motor skills. The primary aim is to develop children’s gross and fine control. Motor On will also be working with staff to train them to deliver these sessions themselves. Staff are going in to watch sessions and there is a staff training session.
You can read more about how we utilise the PE and Sports Premium funding on our Statutory Information page here.