School Sports Premium 2017/2018

The DfE announced over the summer holidays that the PE and Sports Premium will be doubled in this academic year.We have also been informed through the Association for Physical Education that Ofsted Inspectors will be looking in more detail at how the funding is spend and the sustainable impact it is having. DfE provide this rationale for the provision of the funding:

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Vision:

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Objective:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Spending Figures 2017/2018

TOTAL SPEND - £18,312.00

Liverpool Sports Partnership Bronze Package - £1495.00

Liverpool FC Foundation - £11,500.00

Total Gymnastics - £3,780.00

The remaining £1,537.00 has been allocated to the use of transport over the year for sporting events and an additional Dance after-school club

P.E Spending Review 2016-17

Our Sports Premium budget has been invested in: · Gymnastics coaching £6,080 · Liverpool Football Club multi skills coach £10,200 · Participating in a range sporting activities organised by L.S.S.P, St Helens Rugby Club and L.F.C.

Outcomes from this expenditure

As a result of this expenditure our school has seen an increase in participation of extracurricular activities, as the following percentages illustrate:

Year 1 / 2 2015 - 24% 2017- 71%

Year 3 / 4 2015 - 50% 2017- 84%

Year 5 / 6 2015- 60% 2017- 93%

Competitive Competitions

In terms of competitive competitions our school has increased the number and variety we have been able to attend to include:

· Dodgeball

· Boys and girls Football

· Rugby

· Netball

· Tri golf

· Dance festivals

Other areas of sport participations:

Swimming

We have continued our swimming programme from Year 3-6 and this has resulted in 84% of Year 6 being able to swim 25m or more.

Outdoor Pursuits

We are continuing to develop our more adventurous elements of the curriculum with our annual visit to the Kingswood Centre with our Year 5 class.

Impact of the Sport’s Fund Spending:

Not only have we increased participation we have also seen a dramatic increase in our success levels, especially in the field of football where our Year 3 teams reached the regional finals for the second year running and our Year 6 team won the LFC mini league. These were major achievements considering the standard of opposition in those competitions.

Our gymnastics team were also successful at doing a performance at the opening ceremony of the Junior Gymnastics Championships at the Echo Arena. We were also successful at reaching the Mersey Games finals, for the very first time, with our Tri Golf team that consisted of the less sports minded pupils.

Future Aspirations

It is hoped next year to develop our idea of more active lessons by adopting the Maths of the Day programme throughout the school. This is aimed at increasing physical activity within lessons and has been successfully trailed, this year, by using small groups from year 5 and 6.

Conclusion

To conclude then, I think it is clear from the general enthusiasm around our school that the range and volume of sporting activities has increased the participation and interest levels around physical activities. The children are learning to win and lose in the right spirit and I can see that our sporting culture is developing self control, discipline and last but not least enjoyment in sports.