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Sports Premium 2018-19

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 2018/19 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 354
Total amount of Sports Grant received £ 18,880
 
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) £2,000
Sports Coach (Mr P. Eastwood) £ 11,700
Specialised Sports Coach: gymnastics, dance, dodgeball £4,230

Curriculum Focus of Sports Grant Expenditure 2018-19

 

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’.
  • Work on multi-skills, fitness and stamina with KS1 and reception children
  • Improve teaching of dance, orienteering and gymnastics

 

Sports Grant Expenditure 2018-19 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
  • Continued active participation in inter-school competitions at all key stages
  • Improved teaching of dance, orienteering and gymnastics
  • Increased participation in extra-curricular sport for pupils who are sports ‘shy’- 80% of pupils to represent school
  • Pupils show in the sporting behaviours expected of them in intra-sport, inter-school and on the playground, consistently

Impact of Sports Grants Expenditure 2018-19

 

Sports Grant was monitored on termly basis by the PE Subject leader, governor responsible for sport and PE and the head teacher. 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. 94% of pupils were are at expected or exceeding in physical development on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
  • Maintained the  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, athletics 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  and this included the ‘sport for all’ B and 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 embedded into the curriculum day. Orienteering lessons were linked to cross-curricular lessons in PE, Geography, French and English.
  • Sports coach  continues to give support to class teachers increasing knowledge, confidence and future sustainability. The school was used as a training hub and several ‘improving PE and core skills’ courses were held in school.
  • 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 2018-19 for the second successive year. This award recognises our sporting excellence
  • The school continued to promote the four sporting behaviours: Be Ambitious, Be Inspiring, Be connected, Be Fair.
  • Pupil participation in representing the school in sport increased (82%) due to the school’s full participation in the school’s sport programme in KS2

 

The Sports Grant report for 2018-19 can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

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