Sports Premium

Ashbrow Sport Premium Statement

PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Ashbrow School and at least two, hour sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe thatphysical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sport Premium) for physical education (PE) and sport to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at School. We are currently in the 2nd year of funding and are using the Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:

  • employing  a specialist PE teacher from the Pennine Sport School Partnership to work alongside teachers in lessons on a Friday to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE
  •  providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport through the Pennine Sport School Sports partnership
  • supporting external sports coaches to run competitions, and to increase pupils’ participation in school games competitions
  • quality assuring the work of coaches and instructors employed to coach after school clubs
  •  buying into the Pennine School Sport Partnership to develop local initiatives within the North Huddersfield Learning Community.
  • using the funding to support  sport tournaments and competitions for pupils of all age
  • providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs
  • supporting midday playworkers to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtime
  • developing young sports leaders

 

Sports Premium 2015-2016

The majority of our allocation of Sports Premium Funding has been used to employ specialist Qualified Teachers P.E. teachers, to help upskill class teachers and deliver high quality PE to pupils. In addition to this expenditure on staff through the Sports Partnership £615.00 was put towards supplement sports equipment to support the after school club relevant to the P.E. focus in the Autumn Term 2015. Working with the Sports Partnership has also provided regular access to inter school competitions for all age groups, assemblies and the training of children sports leaders.

Sports Premium 2015-2016 – Total Funding = £9495.00

Please see the table below for a breakdown of how this money has been used and the impact it has had.

 

Specialist PE Teachers - £8,880.00

Activity – Term

Year Group /Staff

Impact/Evaluation

Autumn 1 – (7 Weeks)

 

1 day per week

Reception & KS1

REAL PE focusing on agility, Balance and Coordination to Music.

 

KS2

Fundamental Movements and Invasion Games.

 

After School Hockey Club

(year 5&6)

Reception – 64 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers.

 

Year 1 – 30 Children (1 class) 1 class teacher .

 

Year 2 - 30 Children (1 class) 1 class teacher.

 

Year 3 – 58 children (2 classes)

2 class teachers.

 

Year 6 – 12 children

 

Year 5&6 After school Hockey Club – 12 children.

Curriculum PE

Up skilling staff - Staff surveys.

All staff indicated an increase in confidence and skills set, both for themselves and the children. Staff identified according to current experience and previous opportunities of working with/ alongside specialist staff. NQT’s and an RQT were included to ensure they felt supported in their development of PE.

The impact on fitness was also noted for the targeted children. This boost in fitness and self-confidence alongside improved levels of concentration has positively impacted on learning across the curriculum.

This has influenced plans for the use of the Sports Premium in 2016-17.

Also through the game based activities, staff, children and parents were encouraged to see how the fundamental skills taught, are transferable and could support them to access different areas of PE. An increase in children’s confidence was clear to see week on week. They also had to opportunity to continue to develop respect and ambition, which are both key school drivers.

 

After School Hockey Club

The after school Hockey Club provided an opportunity to develop specific hockey skills & techniques.

Working with the specialist P.E. teacher, was key in furthering staff knowledge and skill in the delivery of hockey thus building capacity in school.

The after school opportunities similarly increased the children’s understanding of ‘gamesmanship which has helped to build a stronger games legacy.

 

Autumn 2 – (6 Weeks)

1 day per week

Reception, KS1 & KS2

Dance ( related to class topic)

Reception – 64 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers.

 

Year 1 – 30 Children (1 class) 1 class teacher.

 

Year 2 - 30 Children (1 class) 1 class teacher.

 

Year 3 – 58 children (2 classes)

2 class teachers.

 

Year 6 – 12 children (1 class)

Curriculum PE

Up skilling staff - Staff surveys demonstrated that staff greatly valued the opportunity to work alongside a specialist dance teacher. All staff involved noted that they had positively gained from the experience. Their increase in skill, knowledge and expertise transferred across to other PE sessions taught when the specialist was not present.

 

Through dance and creative movement, children were not only taught fundamental skills, their creative skills were challenged to promote enterprise. This element of ‘risk taking’ was also encouragingly seen to influence ‘having a go’ in other areas of the curriculum. This aspect of PE supported children across all age ranges, holistically. The school drivers of communication and enterprise were both skilfully promoted.

Spring 1 – (6 Weeks)

1 day per week

Reception KS1 & KS2

Gymnastics.

 

Afterschool Gymnastics Club

(G&T Year 4,5,6)

 

 

Reception – 64 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers.

 

Year 1 – 60 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers

 

Year 4 - 51 children (2 classes)

2 class teachers.

 

After school Gymnastics Club

Year 4,5&6 – (10 children)

 

Up skilling staff - Staff surveys again demonstrated increased confidence of staff. NQT’s and the RQT mentioned that the allocation of time to PE during their initial training meant that there was not always in depth opportunity to understand the more complex aspects of PE. Working alongside specialist teachers was highly valued.

 

Through gymnastics and creative movement, children’s fundamental skills were enhanced. The series of lessons also developed, suppleness, flexibility and strength of body and mind. Children noticeably learnt how to encourage each other with specific comments showing a developing, greater maturity.

 

The Gymnastics specialist supported the identification of children with a gift and/or a talent in gymnastics.

The Gymnastics specialist also supported the school team’s preparation for inter school Gymnastic competition. The children’s focus during the competition reflected the additional input from the Specialist after school and inspired some children and parents to look into the availability of clubs beyond the school.

 

 

Spring 2 (5 weeks)

1 day per week

Net & Wall games

Reception – 64 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers.

 

Year 1 – 60 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers

 

Year 4 - 51 children (2 classes)

 

Up skilling staff - Staff surveys.

Although this is an aspect of PE that staff feel fairly comfortable with the skills progression aspect supported skill development for staff and pupils alike.

 

Through game based activities, developing children’s fundamental skills by teaching them transferable skills that will support them to access all different areas of PE. Pupils also had greater opportunities to consider thinking about games more strategically. This skill was certainly transferrable in terms of the problem solving.

Children had opportunities to plan and organise teams for the games which enhanced the leadership skills of some pupils.

 

Summer 1 (7 weeks)

1 day per week

Striking & Fielding Games

Reception – 64 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers.

 

Year 1 – 60 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers

 

Year 4 - 51 children (2 classes)

 

KS1 Multiskills Club

In progress.

Summer 2 – (6 Weeks)

Athletics

Reception – 64 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers.

 

Year 1 – 60 Children (2 classes) 2 class teachers

 

Year 4 - 51 children (2 classes)