At Westbury on Severn C of E primary school we are committed to providing all children, regardless of ability or age, the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. These take place during PE lessons, Westbury Workshops, after school clubs and interschool competitions and events.
"Pupils are developing healthy lifestyles and physical fitness well through the school’s physical education programme and the additional sports opportunities provided."
Ofsted June 2014
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Alongside numeracy and literacy, Sports Premium will be the third area to be inspected by Ofsted therefore it is vitally important that we utilise the funding effectively.
Our two year plan to spend the Sports Premium money to effectively support children progress in PE and staff subject knowledge is to:
Work collaboratively with expert PE specialist in delivering high quality PE lessons alongside staff, to further improve staff experience and knowledge.
Provide high quality resources to be use across the school.
Offer a range of after school sports activities.
Work alongside local primary and secondary schools to offer competitive opportunities.
As our school commitment to this we have affiliated to the Forest of Dean School Games Network and the GloWMATCH (Westbury CE, Minsterworth CE, Ashleworth CE, Tibberton, Churcham and Huntley CE) cluster of schools. This collaborative working will provide enhanced opportunities for students and staff alike to develop PE and School Sports. The following areas will be covered:
Pupil participation opportunities –festivals and events (Dance, Easter and Summer Multi-Skills)
Pupils competition opportunities – Cross country / Tag-Rugby / Swimming gala / Athletics / Rounders
Staff continual professional development – High Quality Physical Education / Sport Specific
Curriculum support – activities as required
In addition, as part of our commitment, we will also look for ways to increase participation in sports activities and clubs and offer additional sports clubs so that we continue to work with our Healthy School Status and reaccreditation.
At Westbury-on-Severn C of E Primary School we aim to ensure that all children enjoy physical education. We aim to improve health and well-being, to promote active participation and lifelong learning.
We have been given additional funding to help raise standards and improve provision within PE and Sport, both within the curriculum and through out-of-hours clubs.
From September 2016 to August 2017 we will receive £8348 additional funding which we expect to use to provide the following:
Activity: Estimated cost:
Specialist sports coaches delivering specific PE lessons and CPD £5,345
Updating resources £1,000
Specialist Dance Sessions £800
Participation in competitions £400
Our main plans for the year are:
To continue to employ a PE specialist to work across the whole school, helping to deliver the PE curriculum and developing staff CPD.
Develop a Dance Curriculum to school through working with a specialist Dance teacher, who will provide dance CPD
Continue to look for competitions/tournaments that the children can compete in such as the GPJ tournament.
Continue to work in partnership with our GLOWMATCH cluster to develop opportunities for competitive sporting engagements/tournaments.
Talk to the children to find out which after-school clubs they would like to attend with a view to keeping attendance at clubs high throughout the school.
Offer a variety of after school clubs – football, netball, dance and multi-sports.
Continue to raise the profile and participate in events such as the country dance festival.
Continue to provide swimming for the children in years 2-6 in the summer terms.
Progress in 2015/16:
During the academic year 2015-2016 the school has been allocated funding of £8,342. This funding has continued to be used to enable all teachers to receive continuous professional development in their delivery of PE skill, through active weekly participation in training with qualified sports coaches. This has improved the quality of PE provision in the school and upskilled all members of the teaching staff at the school.
The PE subject leaders have worked with sports coaches to audit and improve the quality of resources for PE, created detail action plans, which have been carefully followed and monitored by the school and Governing Body. The new resources have added to the overall impact of the quality of PE offered to the children. New Outdoor-learning boards were created and installed in the playground in order to enhance sports during break times and for use as target practise during PE lessons.
Throughout 2015-2016, Sports Premium grant was used to organise inter-school competitive tournaments and competitions in a wide range of sports, including tag-rugby, football, cross country, multi-sports and Kwik Cricket. In addition, the grant was used to provide opportunities for the children to engage in Rugby World Cup events and Ashes Cricket Tour events. These added to the raising of the profile of sports in our school and the enjoyment of it. A further inter-school opportunity was a ‘GLOWMATCH Olympics’. This event brought together the children across our cluster to enjoy sports in celebration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
A greater range of sports clubs have been offered to the children in school, with a greater percentage of take up by children. In the academic year, 2014-2015, the number of children taking part in at least 1 extra-curricular sports club was 60 out of 76 children in the school. By the end of the academic year 2015-2016, 81% of pupils (68/84) engaged in after-school sports clubs.
Breakdown of allocated funds for 2015-2016:
Coaching for Teachers’ CPD £3260
After School Clubs £300
Sports Day £180
Tennis Whizz £390
GLOWMATCH competitions £400
Multi-skills Club £625
Rugby World Cup event £310
Ashes Cricket day £311
Standards of achievement during the academic year 2015-2016 indicate that by the end of July 2016:
- 97% of pupils made at least expected progress since September 2015 of which 29% of pupils made above expected progress since September 2015.
"The primary school sports grant is used effectively to extend pupils’ opportunities and physical development. Specialist sports coaches provide good teaching for pupils and provide useful training to increase staff skills in physical education."
Ofsted June 2014