The Use and Impact of Sports Premium at Bolton Primary School
Use of premium in 2017-18
General Information: What is the Sports Premium?
The Government has allocated funding for the academic year 2017-18 to improve the quality of provision of physical education and sport in primary schools for all of our pupils. The funding is ring fenced which means that it can only be spent on PE and sport provision in school.
We are 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 Bolton Primary School.
Purpose of funding:
Schools can only spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding include: hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches, paying for professional development opportunities for sport, running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games, purchasing sports resources & equipment and providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.
How this funding is being used at Bolton Primary School:
We have undertaken a PE and School Sport audit in developing our Sports Premium plan.
In 2016-17 the school received a sports premium of £8260, all of which was spent. In 2017-18 the school received an allocation of £16,430. £2848 was used to pay into the Eden Valley Sports Partnership (EVSP).
We are proud of the PE and sporting provision within school, and this specific funding allows us to:
At Bolton Primary School we feel it is important to encourage pupils to lead healthy and active life styles. The Governors endorse a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all. We want to enhance the quality of teaching and learning of physical education at Bolton, making the best use of resources to enhance our PE provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
Gifted & Talented Provision: The most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools. These children have been identified and placed on the school’s G&T register.
Inclusion: We ensure that all children are involved and are able to access PE at their own level. To make physical education lessons inclusive, teachers need to anticipate what barriers to taking part and learning particular activities, lessons or a series of lessons may pose for pupils with particular SEN and/or disabilities. Planning needs to consider ways of minimising or reducing those barriers so that all pupils can fully take part and learn. Teachers should set high expectations for every pupil. They should plan stretching work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard. They have an even greater obligation to plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teachers should use appropriate assessment to set targets which are deliberately ambitious.
Partnerships: We make use of collaborative ways of working with our local cluster of schools in Eden through our involvement with the Eden Valley Sports Partnership.
Training: Staff access training opportunities and continued professional development
Through the funding, pupils are becoming higher skilled in PE which is impacting on their classmates and the average standard is rising. Younger children are learning from older children in the mixed aged classes and this is also raising performance. Established clubs and established coaches are also impacting and many clubs are run by volunteers. What we would like to develop more in 18/19 is Sports coaching modelled to teachers and creating opportunities for CDP. Our local cluster schools also provide numerous tournaments which give regular opportunities for children to compete against similar level children.
Providing opportunities for children to compete (i.e. in tournaments and fixtures between the local cluster primary schools)
The provision of these additional experiences within school has enabled pupils through the school to be introduced to new sports, has increased pupil participation in sports in school, has also increased attendance at level 2 events, enabled more pupils to attend extra-curricular clubs and directly resulted in an increase in the children’s involvement with local sports clubs outside of school time. We continue to work with the children and outside agencies to ensure that our funding allows all pupils to benefit from involvement in a wider range of opportunities.
Basic Moves festival – children did extremely well. More emphasis on the teaching of ‘Fundamentals’ has already started to have a positive impact. Basic skills are being mastered and tackled earlier on in school.
Pop Lacrosse competition – the children got through to the quarter-finals, which was impressive considering that this was the first time that Bolton had entered a team.
Quicksticks competition – our team were one of the semi-final winners from the Kirkby Stephen cluster event and then 3rd out of Eden (missing out on a place at the Cumbria Games by just one goal!)
Netball Competitions – children have competed at the EVSP cluster event and events hosted by individual schools: Hunter Hall, Long Marton, Kirkby Thore and Warcop
Football Competitions – children have competed at the EVSP cluster event and events hosted by individual schools: Hunter Hall, Long Marton, Kirkby Thore, Warcop and King Meaburn Cup
Kwik Cricket –
Orienteering – children thoroughly enjoyed the event, coming 4th out of 18 teams. The large and small schools were not separated for this event, which makes our achievement more pleasing!
Tag-Rugby competitions – for the first time, Bolton Primary School has hosted its own competition. 5 other local primary schools from within our cluster entered with 7 teams playing in total. A fantastic time was had by all and a super opportunity for children, staff and parents to get together. Bolton have competed at Kings Meaburn and Long Marton and also taken part in the EVSP festival at Penrith. Both teams did exceptionally well.
Cross Country – Key Stage 1 attended. Two Year 1 children finished 1st and 3rd!
Swimming Gala – Excellent results from the gala with some individuals coming in the top 10 within the whole of Eden.
U-Dance – This is another ‘first’ for Bolton. Although not a competition, Bolton were able to show-case their talents. They performed their own dance ‘Just Add Water’ on stage, along with a large number of other schools, in front of a huge audience!
Eden Rock – those children that attended the U-Dance also had the opportunity to use the Climbing Wall at Eden Rock.
Gymnastics – the children who had been selected to represent the school at the Key Step Gymnastics competition were unable to go (postponed due to snow and new date fell on the same date as school residential) It was decided that we would hold our own competition within school. Those children from years 5 and 6 who were not competing were involved in judging and scoring.
The purchase of sporting equipment and resources
Sports funding was utilised to boost our school resources throughout the school e.g. assessment tracker, gym bench, springboard, vault, balls, posts and flags and skipping ropes. Some of the funding has been used to enable us to deliver outdoor educational activities during ‘Nature Week’.
Continued Professional Development (CPD) and curriculum delivery support for new Co-ordinator and staff. This includes attendance at local cluster updates and courses for example ‘Active Maths’ and ‘Active Literacy’. Both offered through Active Cumbria or Eden Valley Sports Partnership. Staff have been trained how to use the ‘Assessment Tracker’ during a staff meeting.
Who is responsible for managing this and delivering a quality sports and P.E. programme?
Mrs. Bianca Cousin is the PE Co-ordinator. She ensures, together with the head teacher and staff, that the PE curriculum is fit for purpose and matched to the needs of our pupils. The pupils in KS1 and KS2 take part in 2 hours of physical activity each week, working through a challenging curriculum appropriate for all abilities.
All of Key Stage 1 are taught ‘Fundamentals/Multi-skills’ as one of their lessons each week. These are basic gross motor skills which form building blocks for more complex and specialised movement skills and patterns. Research has shown that children who develop FMS are more likely to engage in sport and physical activity throughout adolescence and adulthood, leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Assessment in PE:
An assessment tracker has been purchased and is in place. Although still in it’s infancy, the tracker has already proved very successful. For ‘Achievement’ our focus has been on the ‘physical pupil’ through unit assessment and tracking is completed throughout the specific unit.
The PE Co-ordinator keeps a log of all of the pupils that take part in sports both during and after-school. This ensures that we can monitor ‘Participation’ in extra-curricular school sports, including those that take part outside of school and within the community. It also allows the school to determine whether there are any ‘target groups/cohorts’ to look closer at.
We listened to ‘Pupil Voice’. At the commencement of the academic year all children were asked to complete a PE questionnaire. This provided them with the opportunity to say what they liked/disliked within the PE curriculum and what they would like to see being delivered both within lessons and as extra-curricular activities. Questions were asked relating to assessment, benefits of PE, playtimes and what physical activities they took part in outside of school. This information was used to inform decisions relating to extra-curricular activities, assessment opportunities and curriculum coverage.
For further information on the Sports Premium Funding please click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page:
SCHOOL SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING
YEARLY OVERVIEW 2017/18
This is a list of opportunities that have been funded using the School Sports Premium.
Total Sports funding received for 2017/18 =£16,430