Sports Premium & School Sport
Sports Premium 2015/2016
The Government introduced funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through a ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing £150 million during 2015/2016 to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.
This funding can only be spent on Sport and PE provision and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with a dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support.
For 2015/2016 the amount received was £8,000 + £870 = £8,870 use of Funding and effective PE and Sport at St George’s.
We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities.
At St George’s we use our funding to enhance PE and Sport via a professional company, Kinetic Coaching, delivering National Curriculum Physical Education teaching through the provision of well-trained sports coaches. We continue to invest in high quality resources, and buy into swimming lessons at a local swimming pool. We have spent considerably above our Sports Premium Allocation and have invested highly in quality PE and Sport over many years as we know the importance of physical activity on children’s’ health and wellbeing. Total spent on PE for 2015/16 = £22,845
All children in Year 4 receive approximately 24 weeks of swimming lessons through the Autumn and Spring terms. Children in Year 5 and Year 6 share the remaining 12 weeks in catch up swimming lessons.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all our children. We are committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well – planned PE.
At St George’s we teach all the areas of games;
In Early Years they are taught basic multi skills – throwing, catching, balance and different ways of moving.
In KS1 and KS2 the Autumn term is based on invasions games; football and basketball. In the Spring term children learn dance and gymnastics and finally in the summer term net and wall games are covered by tennis and field games are covered by cricket.
The sports coaches from Kinetic Coaching lead one PE lesson each week for classes from Year 2-Year 6 class. The modelled lesson then ensures that the follow on lesson by the class teacher continues to provide very high quality P.E. provision.
A sports coach is employed every lunch time to engage the children in a range of sports, including football, basketball, table tennis and four square. Each year group has a set day to be involved in this coaching session. This reinforces and supports key behaviour skills and attitudes, as well as giving children a healthy sporting experience.
At St George’s we have always been keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year. Clubs were run by Teach Sport and then Kinetic in the summer. In the Autumn term they run football and basketball clubs, in the spring they hold football and gymnastics club and in the summer is football and summer sports. Children learn the key rules and how to play the sports.
We listen to the children as to what provision they would like to have included.
St George’s have continued to be members of the Association for Lewisham School Sports (ALPS) which has allowed children from the school to participate in many competitive team tournaments in a wide range of sports including athletics, hockey, football, basketball, netball, cricket and tennis. All children have enjoyed the competitive element to participating in sports and it has taught them about working as a team and sportsmanship.
The school has also provided training for ‘Little Leaders’ – children whose leadership skills are developed to help organise and run sporting activities for younger children. They Little Leaders helped to organise and run the EYFS/KS1 fun day. Each child was responsible for an activity and they were in charge to set it up, organise the children and score the activity.
The school now have a boy and a girl’s football team who train regularly and play in competitive matches against local schools.
We have set up a ‘Change for Life’ club which is run by a professional sports coach and is aimed at children who are disengaged in sports or who do not have the opportunity to take part in sporting activities as much as they would like to. It is a national scheme and is aimed at children in years 3 and 4. During the sessions children get to take part in a variety of fun multi skills activities. They children get to attend a ‘Change for Life’ festival each term, where they meet children in the same club form other schools and celebrate sports by taking part in a variety of games and discuss a healthy life style.
We try to ensure that we cater for all our children’s needs and we regularly monitor participation and check uptake against gender, ethnicity and Free School Meals.
The Wider Curriculum
During our residential visits to Arethusa, children are given the opportunity to participate in many outdoor adventurous activities which may include, wall climbing, high ropes course, problem solving team games and orienteering.
The Daily Mile
Each child is still running a mile a day. This has become a key part of the children’s day.
PE and sport has a high profile at St George’s and permeate many aspects of school life. Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as ‘Sports Week’ where children participate in a wide range of activities held through lunchtimes and PE lessons.
In the summer we had our annual EYFS/KS1 fun day which the children enjoyed. We went to Dulwich College Sports Club for a KS2 sports day where the children took part in a variety of running, jumping and throwing activities.