South Malling Sports Premium Report 2016-17 – Updated May 2017
What is the Sports Premium?
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2016 to 2017. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
South Malling has received £9,350 for this financial year.
One of the conditions of this funding is that schools post a report about how it is being used on their websites.
How can the Sports Premium be used?
The government's advice is that schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but are free to choose the best way of using the money.
How is South Malling using the Sports Premium?
Many schools use their Sports Premium to fund external coaches who then teach PE within the curriculum. Although this can have a short-term benefit, we have chosen to invest the Sports Premium in order to achieve a more sustainable improvement that will endure even in the event that the funding is discontinued. Within our Sports Action Plan we have identified four key areas. These are to enable children to monitor their own progress, allow children to manage resources more independently, provide strategic lead and direction and provide staff with professional development.
Objective 1: Support consistently high-quality PE teaching in line with the new
Actions: We have installed two outdoor whiteboards (on the field and the playground) in order to improve teaching and learning in PE.
The coverage of the PE curriculum has been reduced in order to be more realistic about the potential clashes with other activities at busy times of year such as Christmas and improve coverage of what remains. Five blocks of activities stretch over the six terms allowing teachers greater flexibility in their delivery.
Books have been purchased that will allow the further development of lesson plans and resources in key areas of our PE curriculum.
We buy into the services of Priory School's sports coordinator, Sara Riley, during term 6 she will undertake a series of joint observations with James Beattie to monitor and improve the standard of teaching.
A specialist sports TA is undertaking a Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education in order to raise the standard of PE within with curriculum and in particular Sportshall activities.
Impact: Individual teachers have been given feedback from lesson observations and acted upon it. A new cycle of observations will start in term 6.
The sports TA is employing what she learns from the course in the delivery of the Sportshall programme.
Next Steps: Sara Riley will be engaged again next year in order to team-teach and develop staff’s skills. The long-term plan for PE is now due to be reviewed – in particular to renew the emphasis on gymnastic skills within the curriculum.
Objective 2: Develop areas of excellence
Actions: Through a pupil voice exercise, children identified football, netball, rugby and table tennis as areas they want to excel in. There is more focus on these sports within the curriculum and we have purchased more equipment to support them. A lack of gymnastics equipment has also been identified as an obstacle to high-quality provision, and c.£1000 is being spent to buy a range of benches, balance bars and balancing tables to improve the provision.
How is the Sports Premium helping? We have already bought more football, netball and table tennis equipment. There has been c.£1000 set aside for gymnastics equipment although there will be an additional cost to building additional storage that is yet to be confirmed.
Impact: This can be measured by the results at a local level:
- Both football teams are competitive.
- The girls' football team won 3rd place in a league.
- The Year 2&4 football team finished 3rd in the cluster competition.
- Within netball the A team achieved third place at a local tournament. The league is yet to be concluded.
- There was a record amount of individual success at the district sports athletics event in July 2016.
Next Steps: Renew an emphasis on gymnastic skills within the curriculum.
Objective 3: Involve more children with cluster sporting activities.
Actions: We are now sending two teams to fixtures that allow it. This allows us to send an A team based on merit and a B team that allows as many children as possible the chance to represent the school.
How is the Sports Premium helping? There are more adults trained as group leaders and we have also purchased more sports kits for netball and football. We also contribute towards Priory School's sports coordinator's salary to ensure that these events are well organised. Additional hours of the school office staff are also bought in order to ensure that events run as smoothly as possible.
Impact: So far this year, we have sent the maximum number of children possible to netball and football tournaments. We have had a drop off in table tennis participation so have been unable to take part in regional competitions. For the first year we have had a girls’ football team take part in a tournament.
Next Steps: Create intra-school competitions that act as a stepping stone between PE lessons, extra-curricular sport and playground activities and inter-school competitions. Run this in conjunction with our Sports TA once trained.
Objective 4: Embed a self-assessment system for the children to monitor their own progress.
Actions: We have invested in the Aviva Sportshall and England Schools Athletic Association badge schemes - systems that encourage children to focus on the basics and allow them to monitor their progress towards badges. We have also bought HLTA time in order to run the scheme.
How is the Sports Premium helping? We have bought a large number of badges and equipment that is specific to the challenges within the schemes. We have also invested in HLTA time in order to ensure that the scheme runs effectively.
Impact: Children are enjoying the scheme and the results show that improvements are being made in fitness levels as measured through the scheme. Within Key Stage 2, 92 children have received awards. Of these children, 25 have gone on to improve the level of their award. The records kept also assist in the identification of children for gifted-and-talented programs and cluster-level competition.
Next Steps: Starting in September a similar system will be rolled out in KS1 in which the same HLTA will manage and monitor the system on behalf of the KS1 staff.
Objective 5: Improve the quality of morning and afternoon play activities.
Actions: Purchase playground equipment including traverse walls and totem poles. These offer a different form of play to the equipment we already have and help children develop upper body strength and motor control. These also tap into the current trend for parkour.
Alongside this we have purchased a range of equipment replace worn and broken equipment.
How is the Sports Premium helping? The Sports Premium will be used to purchase a traverse wall for the field costing c.£2500.
Next Steps: There will be an ongoing cost in order to replace worn and broken equipment and to respond to pupil voice requests.
Objective 7: Increased extra-curricular sporting activity.
Actions: Fund additional TA time in order to free up teachers so that clubs can be run within school hours.
How is the Sports Premium helping? Additional TA time bought in order to allow teachers to run lunch time clubs.
Impact: Unfortunately, the external provision for our football club has been unsatisfactory so we are directing some of the funding on an ongoing basis to allow teachers to run clubs at lunchtime – with early afternoon registration taken by HLTAs. This will make the club free for children and because it’s during school hours, improve the uptake of the club.
Next Steps: The next step is to broaden the base of appeal for table tennis, which currently doesn’t attract enough numbers in comparison with previous years.
Objective 8: Increase fine-motor control in reception.
Actions: £300 set aside to fund fine-motor control games and create a dexterity station within reception.
How is the Sports Premium helping? Purchase of storage and a variety of games and equipment to improve dexterity.
Next Steps: Assess the impact through the end-of-year reception assessment against the Early Learning Goals.
Professional Fees – Sara Riley £1700
Additional Swimming teachers - £640
HLTA hours - £900
Admin hours - £600
Courses - £850
Gymnastics equipment - £1000
Dexterity Resources - £300
Climbing apparatus - £2500
Replacement equipment and additional badges for scheme - £800