Sport Premium & Strategy for Promoting Physical & Mental Health

Statement on the use of the Sport Premium funding in order to enhance the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision

PE is part of every child’s entitlement to a good education. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time gives most of them their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, PE enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise.

(Ofsted (2013): “Beyond 2012 – Outstanding Physical Education for All”)

Statement on the use of the Sport Premium funding in order to enhance the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision

PE is part of every child’s entitlement to a good education. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time gives most of them their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, PE enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise.

(Ofsted (2013): “Beyond 2012 – Outstanding Physical Education for All”)

Sport Premium funding

This funding is ring fenced and can only be spent on improving provision of PE & sport in school.

Latest guidance from the Department for Education guidance states the funding should be used for:

  • Developing or adding to the PE and sports activities that schools already offer.
  • Making improvements which will benefit pupils joining schools in future years.

To this effect, possible uses for the funding may be:

    • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.

paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.

  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.

 

For the academic year, the Sport Premium allocation for Parklands (based on the number on roll) is £17,560. The sum of £10,243 will be received in October 2017, with £7317 received in April 2018. For 2016/17, the allocation was £8,610. For the academic year 2014-15, the allocation was £8,600. (2013-14 – £8,575).

In order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision at Parklands, we have linked with Premier Sport and the local Schools Sport Partnership. These partners have worked closely with us to improve PE and sport by:

Improving children’s level of engagement and learning

  • Delivering innovative, differentiated lessons and extra-curricular clubs.
  • Carrying out pupil questionnaires to review the children’s view of PE and Sport within the school.
  • Increasing the variety of sport on offer at school.
  • Providing summative assessment of children against PE learning outcomes, which are reported to class teachers half termly.
  • Using a structured PE planning and assessment framework to ensure the children’s progress is monitored.
  • Working with school staff to complete long term, medium term and short term planning.
  • Providing quality assurance of lessons via joint lesson observations with Premier Sport and school SLT.

Improving levels of physical activity and health awareness

    • Supporting children to increase levels of physical activity engagement and fitness levels;
    • Work with external partners such as Healthbox to raise awareness of healthy diets and lifestyles.

Increasing engagement in competitive sport

  • Working with local schools to provide a network for competitive games following participation in extra-curricular clubs;
  • Accessing additional sports opportunities via the local School Sports Partnership.

Inclusion opportunities

  • Providing a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, covering the age range Reception – Y6 across the year.
  • Providing clubs for children of all ability levels.

Sustainable PE and School Sport Provision

  • Building a strong rapport with teaching staff, children and parents
  • Providing CPD for teaching staff so that subject knowledge of PE can be improved, so that teachers are more confident and competent to deliver PE
  • Extend impact of Sports Ambassadors in school to provide additional opportunities for able pupils and support younger children in appreciating value of sport and healthy lifestyles

 

It is our aim to encourage all children to lead a healthy lifestyle and make better choices on how to lead an active lifestyle.

We have made a commitment to improve the quality of PE and sports provision and this year we have:

  • Employed qualified coaches to deliver high quality lessons and provide weekly after school sport on the school site;
  • Procured quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport;
  • Continued to be active members of the local Schools Sports Partnership with staff representation on the SSP Steering Group;
  • Planned accessed to external sports competitions and activities to enrich curriculum and provide additional opportunities;
  • Quality assured the work of coaches employed to coach in PE lessons and after school clubs.

To ensure that we are successful in our aims of improving the quality of PE and sports provision this year, we will complete the following:

  • Survey those children who attended after school clubs;
  • Gather data to find levels of children engaging in sport via school;
  • Quality assure the provision from Premier Sport via lesson observations;
  • Routinely undertake monitoring activities.

For further information, please refer to the following documents:

Strategy for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles & Positive Mental Health;
Sport Premium Planned Expenditure & Expected Impact for Academic Year 2017/18
Sport Premium Expenditure & Evaluation of Impact for Academic Year 2016/17