Weald CPS: Sports Premium: Provision & Impact
- To make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport
- Develop existing or introduce new PE & Sport activities to encourage more pupils (especially the least active) to take up sport
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
- Provide existing staff with training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- Develop the spirit of sporting behaviour and healthy competition through inter-school sports fixtures and other activities
How the Sports Premium funding was spent in 2014-15 and its impact on sports participation & attainment; see links below:
The PE & Sports Premium funding for the year 2015-16 will be £8000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil, giving a total of £8750
How we intend to spend the Sports Premium funding in 2015-16:
Sports Premium funding will continue to be allocated to the employment of a specialist sports coach (Matthew Thacker) for two mornings and two after school sessions per week. This enhanced provision for the teaching of sport within the school (which commenced in April 2014) will have the following benefits:
- Up-skilling and training of existing staff to build capacity for further improvement in sports coaching should the specialist input be removed.
- The intrinsic value of external input: the additional skills and enthusiasm of specialist sports coaches.
- Increasing skills and participation in sports: all classes in the school (including Reception) receive one hour per week of dedicated sports tuition in addition to their PE lessons. The 2014-15 programme of activities consisted of fitness training, boxercise, dance and instruction in English & American sports. The 2015-16 programme will continue to develop skills and increase participation in a wide range of sports as well as enhance children’s general fitness through circuit training and specific fitness tests. In addition to the quantifiable physical benefits (see Mr Thacker’s report above), this provision helps to support improvement in children’s academic performance.
- Increasing the variety of sports available during both curricular and extra-curricular time. Having more sports available means that more children can experience success. This has been facilitated by the construction of a new Multi-Use Games Area, funded through the school’s collaboration with KCC, Weald PC and the PTA. In addition to traditional team sports like football and netball, children are coached in tennis, rugby, hockey, cricket, gymnastics, athletics, swimming, rounders, basketball, handball and dance).
- Positive impacts on pupils’ personal development: increased confidence; a healthier lifestyle, improved physical fitness, a ‘Growth Mindset’; enhanced resilience/determination to succeed; better behaviour; increased confidence/self-esteem; increased attendance. These impacts are monitored using a mixed methodology of quantitative and qualitative techniques.