Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The government is providing funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and can therefore only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
2017 – 18
Between September 2017 and March 2018 we were allocated £9590.00 and between April 2018 and August 2018 we were allocated £6850.00, giving a total ring-fenced funding of £16440.00.
How the money was spent?
This money was used to subscribe to the Eden Valley Sports Partnership (EVSP) at a cost of £5026.00. £2888 is of this money gained us access to a structured calendar of interschool sporting events, plus regular in-school time-tabled coach visits over half-termly blocks in sports we requested and targeted. In 2017-18 these included balance bike training, dance and tennis. The rest of the money was spent on an enhanced package where the children in KS1 had the opportunity to go horse riding at ‘Happy Hooves’ for six weeks and pupils in KS2 had bike ability training and workshops about bike maintenance.
Funding was spent on staffing costs from April 2017 to March 2018 totalling £3688.90. Also, included was transport costs to sporting events (bearing in mind that we mostly ask parents to help us transport to smaller events), and employing external coaches which totalled £3702.50. Over the course of the year we bought lots of resources to improve our provision. This included a lap top and projector screen for the hall so we can do whole class/school exercise sessions on a daily basis. The total cost of these resources was £2625.17. We also needed a new P.E shed to store the equipment which cost £1320.70. All the children in the school attended 10 swimming lessons at Appleby pool which cost £310.05. The total expenditure was £16673.32. There was a slight issue when some SP monies were spent before the second instalment of £6850 was added to our budget. The monies have now been allocated to us and we have retrospectively recoded any payments to that budget.
New sports coaching expertise has been sourced in sports including dance and Karate. We continued to use Action Ants across the school throughout the year. They provide fun sports provision, including whole school mini-Olympics, Jedi light sabre fencing club, archery, fencing and transition sessions for pre-school and Reception children. The whole school took part in ten hours of swimming lessons. The Y6s participated in outdoor activities such as climbing and ghyll scrambling at Patterdale Hall with the other cluster schools. They also went to Energi Trampoline Park as there end of term trip. Meg Fynn was employed to work with KS1 and some KS2 pupils in the Summer term, preparing for the Summer performance and we had a new Zumba dance club for KS2 pupils in Spring 2018.
Impact of the Sports Premium in 2017-18
Children gained access to a regular programme of inter-school competitions and were able to progress to area and county-level tournaments in sports including football and tri-golf. 100% of the Temple Sowerby School pupils have taken part in an intra and inter school competition.
Staff members were released to audit current PE provision, including participation by children in extra-curricular sports clubs at school, sporting clubs and activity outside school and participation in inter-school competitions representing the school. Staff were released to complete paperwork relating to entries for competitions, to attend out of school events and to organise sporting events within and between schools including area Kwik Cricket, swimming galas and the school Sports Day. New sports have been introduced to target children who were not particularly keen on taking part in P.E. lessons.
Staff have increased their expertise by working alongside the EVSP, Action Ants, Lacrosse coach and dance teachers.
The variety of after school sports clubs (organised by school) has increased as is the numbers of pupils who attend them.
- For the EVSP calendar of sporting events click here.
- For an overview of P.E. in Temple Sowerby Primary for the current year 2018 – 19 click here.
Maintaining and increasing participation and impact:
Information about pupil participation is being recorded and will be calculated at the academic year end. Sports clubs this year have included football, netball, gymnastics, tag-rugby, dodge ball, dance, fencing, running and rounders. Following last year’s survey, new sports have been introduced and less active children have been targeted to increase their participation. Temple Sowerby School achieved a Gold Sports Kite Mark from the Youth Sports Trust in 2016-17.