Sports Premium

During the 2016-2017 year the Tynedale Schools Partnership will continue to deliver high quality PE lessons alongside school staff. A calendar of competitions linked to the curriculum has been organised. This is the final year that we will be buying into this provision as school staff have been upskilled and can offer the expertise to continue providing the same high level of teaching, competition and after school activity clubs. Any further CPD will be accessed using this funding to maintain staff skill levels.

Mr Hartley (Class 2 Teacher) is our PE co-ordinator and will be responible for maintaining our current high quality PE delivery. Co-ordinators from our mini partnership of schools will meet on a termly basis to plan and review provision.

The Impact of Sports Funding to date:

The school has participated in the following sports supported by a PE coach:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Mixed ball skills

They are also about to participate in the following:

  • Tag Rugby
  • Tri Golf
  • Tennis
  • Athletics

Impact

  • The impact of the above is that it has and is going to provide a much wider range of sports than a very small school could normally provide.
  • Specialist support has meant that pupils get a better quality of sport coaching and teachers are upskilled.
  • Pupils are more enthusiastic about PE and look forward to the coach coming to school with a range of different equipment.
  • The school has also purchased a wider range of sporting equipment that has meant pupils can participate in a wider range of sports.
  • The funding has also allowed us to run an After School Sports Club each week which has had a very good uptake.

The school has also been able to participate in a wider range of competitive sports through the sports partnership including the following:

  • Football tournament
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Tri Golf
  • Tennis tournament
  • Skipping Festival

Overall pupils benefit from the sports funding with greater participation through competitive sport and a wider range of sporting activities that they would not normally be able to access. Children learn to mix with other schools, be part of team building and experience exposure to different levels of competition. In the future hockey, netball and dance performance may take place.

During the 2015-2016 year the PE grant bought us the expertise of 2 specialist PE teachers who organised a programme of curriculum delivery, inter-school competitions and staff continuous professional development. We also attained the Sainsbury School Games for 2014 – 2015 award at a Silver level and are hoping to achieve the Gold award for the 2015-2016 year.

What is the Sports Premium Grant?

The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the three academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2013 school census) will receive the funding.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Greenhaugh.

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
run sports activities with other schools

For the academic year, 2013 – 2014, we used the money to continue to buy-in Mrs Anne Scott from Bellingham Middle School, to deliver PE on Monday afternoons. In addition to this, we partially bought into the Tynedale School Sports Partnership (TSSP) which entitled us to a specialist teacher for two terms when we were not swimming, Staff Training on a range of courses, including “Real P.E.” and “Change for Life Clubs”, After-School Club provision (Multi Skills and Gymnastics so far) and intra and inter-school competition and festivals, such as the Skipping Festival in May ’14.

For this academic year, 2014 – 2015, we are planning to buy fully in to the TSSP and use the expertise of our own staff for the additional teaching sessions. We will continue to provide swimming lessons for a term, as well as a range of after-school clubs run by external staff and our own staff.

Impact: We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with the funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made by formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in P.E. It is anticipated that at the end of the academic year we will have some data to show the impact of this sports premium funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.