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Sports Premium 2017-18

The Sports Grant is given to school to promote physical education and competitive sport. This is a report on how we intend to spend  the grant in 2017/18 and the impact it will have on the school. This report is also available to download. 

 

Overview of the school:

 

Number of Pupils and total Sports Grant received
Total number of pupils on roll 338
Total amount of Sports Grant received £ 14,733
 
Nature of Expenditure 2017/18
Planned Expenditure  
Affiliation to Blackburn Schools' Sports Association £100
Access to competition SLA through BPSSA £ 850
Sports Equipment: refurbishment of equipment (including mile a day and orienteering courses) £1,250
Sports Coach (Mr P. Eastwood) £ 11,140
Visit of motivational coach to work with pupils and teachers (Craig Heap) £1,600

Curriculum Focus of Sports Grant Expenditure

 

The school will continue to focus on the following areas:

 

  • Continue to increase pupil participation in competitive sport with our disabled pupils and Key Stage One pupils
  • Participation in a wide range of inter schools competitive sport across the age range
  • Employ the skills and expertise of Sports coach to deliver coaching and support teaching (2 days a week)
  • Promote four sporting behaviours: Be Ambitious, Be Inspiring, Be connected, Be Fair
  • Continue to Identify and increase participation pupils of accessing sport or who are sports ‘shy’.
  • Promote resilience and ambition in pupils by the school working i with a motivational coach
  • Work on multi-skills, fitness and stamina with KS1 and reception children

 

Sports Grant Expenditure 2017-18 Success Criteria

 

Sports Grant was monitored on termly basis by the PE Subject leader, governor responsible for sport and PE and the headteacher. The following impact was measured:

 

  •  Maintain after school clubs/ lunch time clubs linked to competitions
  •  Increase in KS1 competition and extra-curricular trials for infant pupils
  • Maintain participation in SEND Football Tournament, BOCCIA , SEND Paralympics and cricket events
  • School’s contribution to BPSSA ensures access to competitions across the age range
  • Active participation in inter-school competitions at all key stages
  • Improved teaching of sport and PE by class teachers; installation of orienteering and running courses on school grounds
  • Increased participation in extra-curricular sport for pupils who are sports ‘shy’
  • Pupils show in the sporting behaviours expected of them in intra-sport, inter-school and on the playground

 

The Sports Grant report for 2017-18 can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Impact of Sports Grant Expenditure 2017-18

 

Sports Grant was monitored on termly basis by the PE Subject leader, governor responsible for sport and PE and the headteacher. The following impact was measured (for swimming– see the additional report) :

 

  • Mr Eastwood worked with the foundation stage and key stage one pupils on levels of fitness, physical development and multi-skills. 84% of pupils were are at expected or exceeding in physical development on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
  • Increased participation in KS1 in competitive sport within school and also in inter-school sporting events. There was a continued increase in the number of children accessing extra-curricular sporting activities. These included the introduction of gymnastics and dance clubs.
  • Our hearing impaired pupils participated in a number inter-school events, both as para-athletes and with abled bodied children.
  • The school participated in a wide range of competitive sports in and this included the ‘sport for all’ B anc C team events at all key stages. There was an increase in number of teachers running clubs to promote competitive sport and physical activity
  • The Daily Mile was successfully introduced. Orienteering lessons also began in school.
  • Sports coach continues to give support to class teachers increasing knowledge, confidence and future sustainability
  • The work of the Sports Coach in developing fine and gross motor skills improved the outcomes of our SEND pupils
  • The school was awarded the Sainsbury Platinum Award for 2017-18 for the first time. This award recognises our sporting excellence
  • The school promoted the four sporting behaviours: Be Ambitious, Be Inspiring, Be connected, Be Fair. Awards were given to children who were able to demonstrate this.
  • The school had a successful Dance Festival. All pupils in the school participated.

 

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