Sport Premium funding
As stated by the Department for Education the purpose of the PE Sport Premium funding is to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.
This means that it can:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
The DFE states:
'Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.'
'Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.'
They have stated that they will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.
Click on the link below to see how we are planning to use the Sport Premium funding for this academic year.
See our Blog on the Youth Sport Trust Twitter page and website below.
Click on the link below to see how we spent the Sport Premium funding during 2016/2017
The total PE Sport Premium amount for the academic year was £9,755.00
Below is a more detailed explanation of how the funding impacted on pupils’ PE and sport participation and their attainment over time as well as supporting them in developing a healthy and active lifestyle.
We recognised the importance that PE plays in the development of the whole child. Therefore, we used a programme called ‘Skills2Achieve’ to record pupil’s achievements in four different areas which allowed us to monitor and measure progress in PE but also to look at the development of the health and wellbeing of our pupils.
The four areas are:
- ‘Healthy Me’
- ‘Social Me’
- ‘Thinking Me’
- ‘Physical Me’
‘Healthy Me’ looks at what pupils learn over time that allows them to develop an active and healthy lifestyle.
‘Social Me’ includes skills linked to collaboration, empathy and cooperation. It looks at how children show team work and recognise the importance of fair play. It records skills linked with the development of a Growth Mindset including resilience, perseverance and responsibility. It also contributes to our shared school and British values.
‘Thinking Me’ includes skills linked to Physical Literacy. It involves the development of thinking skills and how creativity is shown. It also looks at the intended outcomes and how children evaluate their work and recognise how to make improvements.
‘Physical Me’ looks at skills in stability, coordination, locomotion and controlling an object both on their own and with others. The skills become more complex and developed and show how pupils improve their understanding and develop physically.
Please see the attached case study to show how we are using Skills2Achieve and the positive impact it has had.
Extra-curricular sports activities
We offered a range of extra-curricular sports activities to further inspire and motivate pupils. Children had the opportunity to try new sports and activities as well as develop previously learnt skills. Clubs took place before school, during lunch time and after school.
Extra-Curricular Sports include: Ballet, Street dance, Football, Taekwon-Do, Archery, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Ultimate Frisbee, Athletics, Hockey, Table Tennis and Goalball.
Please see the Extra curricular clubs timetable for more information on the clubs available for this half term.
In addition to extra-curricular sports clubs, pupils benefit from attending a number of sporting events and competitions organised by Cardwell staff (involving other schools in the Borough) or events staged by the Borough.
Physical development is extremely important in a young child’s development. Research has shown that physical activity in young children can enhance their motivation, coordination, learning and well-being.
During Active Learning sessions activities build on learning done in the classroom whilst developing skills in body management, bodily co-ordination, balance, strength, agility and confidence. Activities are also planned to promote spatial awareness, hand - eye coordination, strength and foot & leg coordination.
Our ‘PE Lead’ Anna Sullivan is released to facilitate Active learning and build capacity for Foundation Stage staff to teach it.