Our school received £20,650 in 2017 2018 for Sports Premium from central government. This grant is intended to promote PE and Sports and help us encourage and develop healthy lifestyle choices for our pupils. We are totally committed to using the Sports Premium to improve the quality of teaching of PE and Sports and improve outcomes.
We spent the money as follows:
- Help towards the cost of our specialist PE teacher who works across KS2 and runs after school clubs : £12,500
- Payment to the Milton Keynes Sports Partnership to support staff training and facilitate access to inter-school competitions across a range of sports and team games: £1,750
- The cost of creating our unique Health and Fitness Award which provides a structure for children to have regular exercise, learn about healthy lifestyle choices and develop a skill in a chosen sport: £500
- Subsidies towards the costs of specialist before and after school clubs and sports teams:£3000
- Specialist PE equipment and lunchtime games equipment :£2900
As a result of the grant we have improved access to sporting events taking part in a range of competitions including athletics, tag rugby and football. We are pleased that some of our children have shown elite potential with one of our girls competing to a high standard at the Milton Keynes Schools athletics competition this summer.
School Clubs with a sports focus are popular and fully booked each term. Participation in clubs has increased by 20% over the last 12 months.
Our specialist teacher has made a significant impact on standards this year and he teaches 50% of KS2 PE lessons monitoring the remaining 50% taught by class teachers.
Y6 swimming outcomes have improved over the last year with 31% of complete non-swimmers achieving a 5m award. 61% of Y6 achieved the national standard of 25 metres (11% from non swimmers at the start of the year) and 18% were awarded 50m certificates.
Our Health and Fitness Award has been operating for one year and the activities have been popular although the numbers achieving the full award is lower than the target set. We will be re-launching this award in the autumn of 2018 with a new booklet and revised timetable to encourage higher participation and completion of the award.
Our Y2 and Y6 Pupil Leaders help to run lunchtime activities for the children organised by TAs with equipment purchased from the grant. We have begun the ‘Daily Mile’ across the school and will continue to encourage this.