Sport Premium 2016 – 2017

The Government provided 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. The Conservative Government has pledged to continue this funding through to 2016 (2020 if they are re-elected). 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. At Knowles we aim to make sustainable improvement which enables children to learn in the present and take what they have learnt through to their future.

Britain has some of the best athletes and sports teams in the world, so it is no surprise that sport plays such a big role in our national life and that people in our country are such passionate sports participants and supporters.

Sport brings many social benefits to people and communities. It helps people perform better at work or school, and lead happier, healthier lives. And supporting sports teams and athletes bridges social divides, bringing people and communities together, both locally and nationally. – Conservative Sports Manifesto

We intend to to use the sports premium funding of £9,353 in 2016-17 school year to support the development of P.E. and school sport in the following ways:-

  • Milton Keynes Schools Partnership Gold Affiliation – With a higher level of support staff will be better prepared to teach high quality PE and children will therefore benefit from higher quality learning. Entry into competitions and festivals will support children with a clear passion for sport and representing the school.
  • Transport costs – Additional budget for transport that isn’t covered under the partnership. Ability to visit more schools for friendly matches. Building school relationships. Children will have greater access to more events, giving more children the opportunity to take part in matches.
  • Replenishment of equipment – Replenishment of broken or old equipment will contribute to higher quality learning and greater opportunities in PE. Children will have access to a good amount of equipment to support all different learning areas.
  • Lesson support from outside providers and WOW day opportunities in OAA – Opportunity to book out of house provider’s and experts in their field to support class teacher’s in the delivery of PE lessons and provide WOW experiences for children in different sporting areas. Children will gain the opportunity to learn from experts in their field. Teacher’s will be supported and learn from higher quality teaching and learning.
  • ASA Level 2 in coaching swimming qualification – PE coordinator to complete final coaching qualification in swimming in order to take over from our out of house Swimming Coach and monitor/lead all lessons. Many of our younger children have never been to a pool before and lack the vital life-saving skill that swimming lessons will provide. By taking control of all of our swimming lessons we will be in a better position to monitor and support children in their swimming lessons.
  • ASA Level 2 in coaching swimming qualification – PE coordinator to complete final coaching qualification in swimming in order to take over from our out of house Swimming Coach and monitor/lead all lessons. Our children are widely behind in swimming with many unable to swim. Many of our younger children have never been to a pool before and lack the vital life-saving skill that swimming lessons will provide. By taking control of all of our swimming lessons we will be in a better position to monitor and support children in their swimming lessons.
  • Staff training in swimming – Staff who are supporting swimming to all have a Level 2 Aquatics in Teaching Swimming qualification. Staff more confident to support and teach larger groups in the pool.  Better provision of swimming for children. Swimming is a known weakness at Knowles.
  • KS2 Athletics equipment – Extra equipment to continue the success of KS2 Athletics including proper hurdles, high jump, throwing equipment etc. Sports Day 2015 was a success with more technical events for higher KS2 children. With more equipment we will be able to take this learning a step further.
  • Replenishment and update of gymnastics and dance equipment – With newer equipment children will have full access to quality resources when learning.
  • New indoor Handball nets – Two indoor handball nets – continuing to promote new sport and success in Handball so far.  Children enjoy handball and can learn important co-ordination, balance and agility skills from playing with the correct equipment.
  • Table Tennis tables and equipment – Introduction of new sport advised in Headteacher PE Conference 2016 – tables and equipment.  Children will learn vital coordination skills and be introduced to a new sport. Lunchtime clubs are always popular and table tennis can add to this.
  • Training for Year 5/6 Sports Leaders – To extend training for our Year 5/6 Sports Leaders and contribute to the growth of a sport environment throughout the school. Sports Council meetings and training will give the leaders more of a role in school and sport a continuing growth in the school.
  • Badges and medals to promote awards and support inter-house competitions. – Badges to promote the importance of Olympic values and Bronze/Silver/Gold awards for PE – will go alongside the certificates already in place. Children will be valued for their achievement in sport and attitude should improve in PE lessons.
  • Health and Fitness support – The majority of our children lead an unhealthy, sedantry lifestyle. Introduction of health and fitness tasks will further support the provision of sport and an active lifestyle throughout the school. Boards to promote health & fitness.
    Including money to mark a golden mile onto the playground.  Improve attitude towards health and fitness in school – clearer understanding of its importance.
  • Supporting our HA and talented children in extra-curricular clubs. Supporting cost for LA children to access clubs. – Money towards supporting our children in extra-curricular and outside of school clubs that they may not be able to access or afford.  Our talented children with more support will be able to access and experience PE at a higher level and experience a more challenging and exciting sport while having the opportunity to be noticed by outside clubs in the future.
  • Playground Markings – Extra playground markings to support active playtimes. Increasing opportunity for PE in and out of lessons.