Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Sports Partnership Money
In 2015 – 2016, the school received £9565 in Sports Premium funding.
In 2016 – 2017, the school received £9579 in Sports Premium funding.
The School Sports Premium money has been used in conjunction with the Local School Partnership to provide 1.5 days of specialist sports coaching. This covers the majority of the funding.
This is to deliver a PE and School Sport programme in school which will include both curriculum provision (with an opportunity for staff training) and lunchtime and after school provision. Coaches began to deliver 'Change for Life' activity sessions in 2016. These activities aim to engage a small group of children who are less active within our school setting. They include a variety of fun,active challenges.
This is provided by specialist coaches appointed by the Sports Partnership.
We have purchased two i-pads to support the development of assessment throughout the school and enable children to develop a greater understanding of assessing progress across school.
One of the features of our school is a swimming pool. Sports premium money enables us to employ a swimming coach to allow pupils in Years 1 – 5 to swim weekly. (Most schools can only offer swimming to one year group).
We have access to the West Lancashire School Sports Partnership and its website. This, and use of Lancashire PE planning, enables us to:
Compete at level 1 (Intra School) School Sport Competitions delivered by school sport specialists as part of their curriculum delivery (once the new Lancashire SOW is implemented in your school).
Compete at level 2 (Inter School) School Sport competitions for primary schools delivered by the School Sport Partnership.
Have opportunities to represent the Borough in level 3 competitions.
Have access to local festivals and competitions. Local competitions delivered on behalf of primary PE associations at secondary school and other community venues, supported by trained young leaders.
Develop playground leaders within school to support lunchtime activities on the playground.
- access to 4 gifted and talented days per academic year with links to external clubs.
- The development of an invite only gifted and talented PE cohort who will receive additional PE provision.
- access to 4 festivals of sport (for pupils who have low ability in PE) per academic year.
- access to Bikeability Level and 2 training.
- access to Sports Council training.
- access to school sport specialist plans and resources.
We used money to provide resources developed and provided for schools to develop specific sports and two school sports days.
PE is often the most popular subject on the curriculum as shown by pupil questionnaires. We hope that the children will continue their love of sport and exercise into adulthood.
Our pupils often go on to become young sports leaders at secondary school or even come back as School Sports Partnership coaches.
PE lessons across school are now taught by a professional coach and lesson observations show high quality lessons are being delivered. We have once coach per half term for one and a half days.
The School Sports Partnership is committed to moving forward and they have an enhanced programme in place for 2016 / 2017.
Assessment for Learning in PE continues to improve.
The enhancement of playground markings done previously has ensured that the children have designated areas to support PE during lessons and at playtimes. Children are very active during playtimes.
The coaches have broadened the access to a wide range of good coaching.
The school also provides swimming lessons for children from Year 1 to Year 6.
The school achieved a bronze Sainsbury’s School Mark in October 2015.
In the 2015-16 academic year, the school achieved the gold sports mark and this was repeated in the academic year 2016-17.