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Sports Premium Funding At Normandy Primary School

 

Sports Premium Funding 2018-2019

 

Estimated allocation for 2018 - 2019 - £21,260

 

Physical Education is vital for all students due to the many aspects of health it can improve. What adds more to the importance of PE is that there is a wide range of evidence that clearly shows just how much being physically active improves cognitive ability. Together, both increased health and mental focus can result in greater well-being. Knowing this, we here at Normandy Primary school aim to develop, not only physical skills, techniques, motor skills, knowledge of sports and rules, but also students that continue to feel positive about themselves and their work.

 

Through the delivery of PE lessons, after-school clubs, sports days and special workshops, we praise the efforts and achievements of our students as well as support them in striving to improve further. We encourage both positive and respectful individuality as well as cooperation and team work when approaching activities in PE and all other subjects.

 

Being physically active is a large part of life here at Normandy Primary. The types of activities our students take part in throughout the school over the year are:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Tag-Rugby
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Bench ball
  • Athletics
  • Dodge ball
  • Gymnastics
  • Games to improve Motor skills
  • Skipping

The children use the sports hall, the playground and the school field for the activities as well as a wide range of PE and sports equipment.

 

Sports Premium

The purpose of the Sports Premium budget is to provide opportunities to children. Moreover, it is about further enabling schools to promote opportunities related to PE and sports that children may not have otherwise been exposed to, realised they could do and/or be good at.

The impact that the Sports Premium budget has had on our pupils at Normandy Primary school has been very positive.

As a school, we have acted on providing the experiences and opportunities that the Sports Premium budget was meant for by doing the following:

  • Employing GT Sports. The coaches work closely with us here to assist in delivering high quality PE lessons, but also provide CPD. This way, our teachers are up to date with the latest in physical education and can deliver effective lessons.
  • Furthermore, the coaches deliver after school clubs for a wide range of children covering various physical activities that not only build towards improving at sport, but increasing skill, technique, health and fitness, spatial awareness and fine motor skills.
  • Supplying workshops that focus on different areas of health and fitness, such as
    • Skiphop – delivered by Lee Collinson who provides a 3 day skipping experience for the whole school that has always ended in our children skipping in their own time.
    • Loopyloo – a dance club that increased physical activity for all ages. This was also an activity that we added to lunch times, which was great fun for our students
    • Concept4Football – a team that provides football activities for our children in the lower school

These activities and experiences have provided the children with opportunities that they possibly would not have been able to get access to easily outside of school. Through PE lessons, pupil voice, word of mouth and general observation we have seen an increase in participation in PE and expect it to continue as we are still finding more and more opportunities for our children to take part in.

 

Sustainability

Normandy Primary have sustained the benefits of the experiences we have provided through the use of the Sports Premium budget by including what the children experienced from the workshops in our PE lessons. As well as that, the resources have been acquired.

 

Swimming

Having conducted a pupil voice with the then year 5 and now year 6 cohort, most of our students can swim 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively and perform self-rescue.

 

School Games Bronze Award

 

This year we were awarded the Bronze Award for School Games. School Games is a Government initiative to raise the profile of School Sport in different ways. (see attachment). Funding shall be used to release the PE subject Leader from class to carry out internal school competitions to achieve this award and to increase pupils’ participation in the School Games.

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Premium Funding 2017-2018

 

Our allocation for 2017 - 2018 - £21,260

 

The purpose of the Sports Premium Budget is multi-facted. It should provide children with experiences and opportunities that they may not have otherwise been exposed to, to further their understanding of physical activity, as well as health and fitness to, ultimately stand them in a good stead for a healthy future where the risks of health related issues are reduced. The Sports Premium budget will also be used to fund workshops and special guests that can inform the children about the underlying topics of Physical Education - Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles, Leadership, Mind-set and Resilience.

 

Teacher Professional Development

 

As in previous years, a staff audit of PE skills was carried out in September. Part of the allocation shall be spent on sending teachers on PE training courses over the year in the area that they need to develop or refresh.

 

'Sharing Good Practice' is a system used within the school and the PE Subject Leader is able to take PE lessons in various classes whilst the class teacher observes. This has proved hugely successful in the past and assists teachers in their teaching of high quality PE, not to mention raise their confidence. Money for supply cover will be used to release the PE Subject Leader from class to enable this to continue.

 

GT Sports

 

This year, we are continuing to use our funding to provide coaches from GT Sport to work alongside our teachers to develop and support them. GT Sports will continue to work with all year groups throughout the year, supporting staff on alternate weeks, enabling staff to teach PE lessons themselves, to consolidate their own CPD.

 

Concept 4 Football

 

As well as this, we have employed Concept 4 Football, a team that impressed during a free workshop to our Year 3 children before the 2018 Summer holiday. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we have asked them to work with us. Since September, they have provided a Monday lunchtime sessions and Wednesday after-school football session for KS1 children.

 

Loopy Lou

 

Another attraction we have at Normandy Primary School is Loopy Lou: a dance teacher that has been working with our children during the school day. Loopy Lou started with us during Summer Term 2 of 2018 and because of a greater interest in dance and an increase in attention towards dance on Tuesdays when this club is provided, we have continued this workshop as well.

 

After School Clubs

 

We offer a variety of After School Clubs with GT Sports continuing to coach children in Years 1 to Year 6 in Multi Sports to include Football, Basketball, Cricket, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Dodgeball, Rounders, Athletics and Mini Golf. This club is hugely popular with parents paying for the sessions via our online payment system, Sims Agora.

Concept 4 Football also offer an after school football session for children in KS1.

 

Skipping

 

In October 2018, Normandy Primary School has Skip-Hop joining us to provide a three-day intensive skipping workshop that has significantly increased physical activity in the shape of skipping, whether the action of skipping be individually or in groups. Due to the success of the workshop in 2015 and again in 2017, it was clear that we should ask Skip-Hop to come back. Most children can now skip in the school as a result of this and being given the opportunity to skip at both playtime and lunchtime every day. By using this company, we can build on previous skills learnt.

 

The Plan

The funding will be targeted to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision to ensure:

  • improved confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school;
  • pupils have a very good understanding of healthy lifestyles which will result in a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school and beyond.
  • increase participation in school sport by offering a range of in-school and afterschool clubs and events, to be run by members of staff and specialist coaches, e.g. all children participated in 'Skip-Hop' skipping sessions with an external provider back in September 2015, 2017 and again this academic year 2018-2019.
  • fund specialist teachers and coaches to provide CPD for all staff, particularly in areas of the PE curriculum where staff surveys suggest a lack of confidence, e.g. Gymnastics, Dance.
  • a greater confidence in planning and delivery of high-quality PE lessons

 

Outcomes

To enable these outcomes to be met, the grant will fund:

  • the hiring of qualified sports coaches to team teach with teachers when teaching PE.
  • CPD for all staff with an emphasis on dance and gymnastics.
  • CPD for KS1 staff to develop children's ability, balance and co-ordination.
  • increasing participation in school sport by offering a range of workshops and after school clubs.
  • providing opportunities for children to compete in competitions against other schools.

 

Impact and Outcomes

The impact and outcomes will be measured by:

  • a greater confidence in planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons.
  • a deeper understanding of the expectations of the new Primary PE curriculum (2014).
  • increased pupil participation in PE and Sport, including links to local clubs and organisations.

 

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