Sport Premium 2014 – 2015
The Government has announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school Headteachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
You can access the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/getting-more-people-playing-sport/supporting-pages/school-pe-and-sport-funding
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Knowles Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We also believe it has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
We have been able to use the sports premium funding of £9,353 to support the development of P.E. and school sport in the following ways:-
- Subscription to the Milton Keynes School Sport Partnership to enable qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff to plan and deliver high quality P.E. lessons such as dance for Year 3 and 6 children. Working in this way, teachers had the opportunity to further develop their confidence and expertise providing an enhanced offer in the children’s lessons. Subscription to the Milton Keynes School Sport Partnership enables opportunities for KS2 to participate competitively across a range of sports such as football, hockey, badminton, hockey, athletics, dodgeball and netball as well as providing gymnastics and dance support for KS1 and Foundation teachers.
- We have appointed a Sports Specialist Teacher from September 2014 who is teaching Quality First P.E. and sports lessons, as well as running a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs.
- To increase participation levels in sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these. At the beginning of the current school year we identified a need to encourage our children to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, we chose to enable the children to have an active lunchtime – offering a greater variety of choice and lunchtime sporting opportunities are now fully subscribed.
- Staff have attended a wide variety of CPD courses including gymnastics, korfball and athletics in preparation for a wider, more exciting PE curriculum next year.
- The long term plan has been changed to reflect the need for children to learn to swim at a younger age.
- Hockey equipment – hockey sticks and goalkeeper kit, quick-sticks balls to introduce hockey at a younger age, gum-shields.
- Futsal balls to develop the existing football skills.
- Dance equipment – creative movement bag for KS1 and KS2.
- Multi Skills equipment – trolley set up for class and club use containing a wide variety of equipment such as frisbees, blindfolds, quoits, beanbags and a selection of different balls.
- Netball equipment – team bibs for using at sports festivals.
- There is a more enthusiastic atmosphere towards sport at Knowles and children are eager to strive to improve themselves and their results through competitions.
- The high uptake of extra-curriculum activities and the introduction of Year 5 sports leaders and helpers have meant an increase in cross-year group interactions and friendships through sport.
- More children with behaviour and social needs are participating in lunch time sports clubs.
- Knowles have successfully hosted their first hockey, korfball and netball fixtures, winning matches in all events.
- Ability to achieve sustained activity in P.E. and extra-curricular clubs has improved across year groups due to the availability of sports clubs during lunch and after school.
- The school was able to raise over £600 for British Heart Foundation through a sponsored dodgeball tournament.
- Case studies of particular children have shown their ability to concentrate in some class based lessons has improved due to engagement and enjoyment in physical activities throughout the school week.
- Staff have identified children whose maturity and confidence has improved in PE lessons due to responsibilities given to children through sport.
- Sports Leaders and Helpers have been established in Year 5 to enable the celebration of sporting achievements through KS2.