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Sports Premium Funding

 

What is the Sport Premium?

In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of 150 million for Physical Education (PE) and Sport often referred to as a Sport Premium. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.

 

When asked about the ‘Sport Premium’ at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London’s vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people. (Lord Coe)

 

The purpose of the premium

The PE and Sport Premium must used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

 

Current Provision

 

We are proud of the current PE curriculum provision at our school and of the wealth of opportunities that we provide for our pupils.  Borrowdale School is situated in an area that provides opportunities for outdoor pursuits but has limited opportunities for many traditional British sports. Despite being in the wettest place in England, Borrowdale School does not have a school hall. This used to make providing PE in winter more difficult, but after its refurbishment in 2020, we are using the Borrowdale Institute for indoor PE lessons in the winter months. 

 

Outdoor sports

We aim to make the most of our fantastic location and offer a rich menu of outdoor activities such as Ghyll Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking, Hill Walking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Abseiling, etc. All children start to learn to swim at an early age and carry on with lessons until they confidently meet the government’s expectations.

 

Team Sports

Team sports which can be pursued locally are also taught in PE lessons and after school sporting clubs include Cricket, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Multi Skills and Netball. We also run a Young Leaders program for our Year 6 pupils who lead our lunchtime activities and games for other pupils.

 

Individual Sports

Individual sports taught at the school in PE lessons and after school clubs include Running, Dance, Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Skiing, etc.

 

Competitions

Inter and intra-school competitions also feature in our school sporting calender including Hockey, Athletics, Football, Tag Rugby, Netball and Cross Country as well as our yearly KS1 and KS2 Sports Days.

2022 Planning for sustainable future development -> Multi Use Games Area

Sustainability for the future is always one of the most important considerations for a small school like ours. Ofsted are looking to ensure that the premium is spent in such a way that the fitness and activity levels of all children, both present and future, will continue to increase. The DfE have also made it clear that the funding must be used for future generations as well as current pupils. This has changed the way we look at the premium as we don't feel the need to spend it all in one academic year.

 

With the high expectation of demonstrating sustainability for the future, it continues to be important that we consider long term benefits when planning the use of the funding. The DfE have made it clear that spending the funding on longer-term projects, such as improving an outdoor area, is a much more appropriate use of it than on more short-term projects. This has provided the school with an opportunity to develop and enhance the existing playground as part of making sustainable improvements to the children's of PE, Sports experiences, to increase children's activity levels and to ensure that the children leave in Year 6 fit, healthy and with a positive outlook on sports! 

 

 

A dedicated sports area (MUGA) will be developed on the current school playground in 2022. This qualifies as a good use of the PE and Sport Premium as it will provide a safe environment to build crucial physical, social, emotional and imaginative skills. These are the fundamental skills that lead to greater self-confidence, better coordination and advanced problem-solving skills. Not only that, but a good sports/play area is a resource that children will be excited to use. Keeping exercise fun as a form of play makes it easy to encourage children to partake in physical development at school, and it's an investment that will benefit pupils for years to come. 

 

Over the years, the wear and tear of the school playground has made it less useful for PE lessons and playtime because its condition has deteriorated. It causes the children to fall over and its abrasiveness causes injuries. 

 

By adding a MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area), our teachers can again teach running and active games quickly and easily, thereby increasing the amount of time they allocate to physical activity. All teachers are aware that children work and learn better once they have had some exercise. In taking the class outside for activities and exercise throughout the school day, teachers will see that their classes are much more focused, low-level disruption will decrease and the children's learning will increase; this will naturally support raising standards in our school.

 

The Borrowdale weather can be very hit and miss, and a slip-resistant MUGA will provide a safe place to take children outside in poor conditions. The current tarmac playground becomes slippery very quickly, and the grass pitch is often too boggy and muddy to be used during the winter months, therefore outdoor PE and play sessions can suffer.

 

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2020/21 

 

Key achievements to date:

Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need:

  • Successful weekly running club continued after Covid-19
  • Staff training- Mountain leader training in order to take children out on the hills walking.
  • Equipment bought for PE and Outdoor activities in order for children to improve their skills and have the correct equipment to practice with.
  • Staff member taken on role of liaising with the other local schools in order to develop more local competitions.
  • Competing in local schools events (up to Covid-19)
  • Active forest school (wellbeing) all year round
  • Improving and resurfacing the playground and other outdoor areas in order for children to feel confident when playing sport.
  • Employing an active sports leader to organize extra sessions at lunch time.
  • Increasing and improving Outdoor provision.
  • Creating links with the local rugby club to hold a local tournament and other local links such as a fencing club.

 

 

 

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

100%

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

100%

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

100%

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

Yes

 

 

 

 

Academic Year: 2020/21

Total fund allocated: £16390

Date Updated: 15 December 2020

 

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

Percentage of total allocation:

62.5%

School focus with clarity on intended impact on pupils:

Actions to achieve:

Funding allocated:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested next steps:

Resurfacing the playground in order for children to feel confident when playing sport.

 

Employing an active sports leader to organize extra sessions at lunch time so that children are able to access at least 30 minutes a day of physical exercise.

 

Employing a sports leader for lunch time.

 

Developing an action plan to resurface the playground.

£10,000

  • Lunch time leader appointed.
  • Playground resurfaced with a child friendly material
  • Discuss surfaces that will be appropriate for the playground.
  • Interview candidates for the role of lunch time leader.

Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Percentage of total allocation:

6.2%

School focus with clarity on intended impact on pupils:

Actions to achieve:

Funding allocated:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested next steps:

Sports coaches to enhance the teachers skills and confidence in teaching PE (multiskills, tennis, cricket, rugby) (Summer 21)

 

Sports leader to liaise with local cluster schools organizing intra-schools competitions

Teachers to be confident in teaching PE

 

Sports leader to attend meetings and help organizing tournaments and festivals

 

 

£1000

All teachers teach PE and dance to their classes when coaches are not attending the school

 

All children participate in intra schools competitions.

Aim to bring tournaments for cluster schools onsite

 

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Percentage of total allocation:

0%

School focus with clarity on intended

impact on pupils:

Actions to achieve:

Funding

allocated:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested

next steps:

Allocated a staff member with the responsibility of taking on the role of PE. Knowledge and skills will be passed on throughout the year through staff meetings and observations.

Communicate between Class 1 and Class 2 and make sure that every teacher is confident to lead PE sessions and is given the equipment to support the childrens development.

Allowance given for Staff member to attend local cluster meetings and extra training if required.

Evidence will be in all PE teaching and through teacher feedback to PE lead.

Regular staff discussions ensure clear action plan for PE areas of strengths and improvements.

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of outdoor sports and activities offered to all pupils

Percentage of total allocation:

25 %

School focus with clarity on intended

impact on pupils:

Actions to achieve:

Funding

allocated:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested

next steps:

Encourage a love for outdoor activities and sports

 

Increasing outdoor activities

 

 

Continue links with Glaramara and Nichol End Centres

 

Further develop outdoor classrooms and Forest schools

 

£4200 for:

Outdoor activities

 

Outdoor kit and equipment for forest schools

 

Outdoor classroom

Increased awareness of self-rescue during our outdoor education sessions.

 

Increased involved with pupils with our local golf club.

 

Increased awareness of indoor and bmx cycling.

 

Continue to make links with local clubs.

 

Continue to book the Velodrome.

 

Buy equipment.

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

Percentage of total allocation:

5%

School focus with clarity on intended

impact on pupils:

Actions to achieve:

Funding

allocated: 

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested

next steps:

Creating links with the local rugby club to hold a local tournament and other local links such as a fencing club.

 

To achieve a strong link with the local rugby club, including being able to run a annual tournament with all the local schools involved.

 

Liaising with local schools to make sure more events are entered and organized throughout the school year.

£800

Funding should not be needed if a voluntary link is provided.

A strong link and connection with the rugby club where children can then improve further with the club.

 

Making sure we have a competitive yearly calendar of broad events.

Continue to create a link with the rugby club.

 

Continue to be in discussions with other local schools in order to create an improved sports calendar.

 

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