PE and Sports Premium Funding

 

Sports Premium funding is provided by the government to all maintained schools in England in order to improve the quality of provision for Physical Education. It is a set amount of money in which the school can spend as they wish on PE and sports.

Here at Kingfield, we constantly think about what our children need and how we can match these needs and provide all children with memorable experiences and improved learning opportunities.  We have, and will continue to, channel our funding directly into developing the provision of Sport and PE throughout the school. 

This year, the government has doubled the sports premium funding that schools receive for 7 months of the year (the other 5 months is at the previous rate). For the year 2017-2018, we have received approximately £14,000.

Below is a summary of how the latest funding here at Kingfield is being spent and how we are measuring its impact on our children.

Resources

We have set some of the funding aside to provide further resources as we develop PE and sports opportunities. This includes basketball, netball and football posts, as well as corner flags and safety nets for the field. These resources have ensured that all children have access to the appropriate equipment they need for high quality PE and sports during curriculum time and break times. Furthermore, the football resources have ensured our ability to safely, and effectively, host numerous interschool football matches.

Improving opportunities for Inter - School Competitions

The PE subject leader has been, and will continue to, attend WASP meetings to develop opportunities and links with other local schools, as well as develop a wider network of competitive sports opportunities. As a result, children of both genders (especially in KS2) have been able to regularly compete in football and netball leagues; indoor and outdoor athletics, tag rugby, cricket, rounders and football tournaments; and a swimming gala. In cases where transport has been an issue for these events, the funding has been used to provide a coach.

Improving opportunities for Intra - School Competitions and extra-curricular clubs

 

Intra-school competition and performance is embedded within our PE scheme of work at the end of each unit. We pay an external company to run lunchtime football sessions twice a week (one for KS1 and one for KS2). These sessions have proved very popular. Our PE subject leader also runs lunchtime football sessions on other days and our HLTA runs a girl’s football sessions one lunchtime week.

Bikeability

We use sports premium funding to pay for Bikeability sessions for children in upper KS2. These sessions increase their confidence when cycling and teach them about road awareness and road safety.

School field improvements/All Weather Pitch

We are currently at the planning stage of improving our school field. This includes changing the surface to make it usable in the majority of weather conditions. This will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the teaching and provision of PE and sports during curriculum and extra-curricular time.Sports Premium 2016-17

 

In order to measure the impact of this funding we have been, and will continue to:

  • Speak to the children; measure the interest of children in different areas of the PE curriculum.
  • Track the take up of children attending sports extra-curricular clubs.
  • Track the progression of children in KS2 who are meeting the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety.
  • Receive feedback from teachers on the quality of resources available and the impact on their teaching.
  • Feedback from PE Subject Leader carrying out PE observations to monitor improvements in high quality teaching.

Swimming

In Year 3, all children attend swimming lessons for 10 wks per term (30 wks across the year). The teachers are paid for by the main school budget and not by Sports Premium.

Below is a detailed breakdown of the percentages of pupils who have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety by Y6:

  • 77% (23/30) can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 100% of these children (23/23) can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 37% (11/30) can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

(The above figures are based on the children’s own judgements, as we do not currently have swimming lessons in Y6).

 

Sports Premium 2016-2017

Sports Premium 2015-2016