Selborne CE Primary School PE Funding Statement
What is the PE and sports premium?
Each school receives £8000 plus an £5 per additional pupil per year to be spent on improving sport and PE provision for all pupils. For the academic year 2016-17, Selborne has received £8,422.00.
Below is a joint statement from the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport about the PE and sports premium:
“We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary headteachers.”
“Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
•hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
•support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
•provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
•run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
•run sports activities with other schools”
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How does this affect our school?
To make the most of this opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to further support them in the delivery of high quality PE and games lessons. The PE teacher we have employed, Mr Leo Maliphant, works across all the schools teaching PE to provide new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our school to leave a lasting legacy of PE.
Who have we employed?
My aim has been to increase and enhance the opportunities for children to experience sport and exercise. Within schools I have been able to add in new areas to the PE curriculum; such as Volleyball, Tri-golf and Orienteering for children to experience and enjoy. Outside of school I have strengthened the links to the local secondary schools (Amery Hill and Eggars) as well as starting new links with Alton College and Alton Sports centre. This has allowed activities such as Trampolining, Cross country, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Orienteering and a Swimming gala to be added to the list of growing opportunities. With the continued enthusiasm of the schools and staff, physical education and sport continues to grow and flourish within the cluster and participation levels are increasing all the time. There are still new opportunities to explore and more links to develop with the hope that every child can find what inspires them to be active and take part in sport.
My role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time is split evenly between all 11 schools and I teach at 9 different schools a week. Every half term I change the schools, teachers and classes that I work with to maximise the impact I can have.
Coming from a secondary PE background I am able to use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context.
What are the aims for this role?
The 4 main aims of my job are:
· To increase teachers' confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons
· To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use
· To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other
· To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school
How is the rest of the money going to be used?
In addition to employing a cluster PE teacher we have also used the pupil premium funding to provide opportunities for children to attend competitions and tournaments with local schools by releasing staff to transport and supervise children at these events. We have released staff to work with the cluster PE teacher on designing schemes of work and assessment criteria.
Funding has been provided for vulnerable children to attend paid clubs.
We have improved storage and resources to enable a wider range of activities to be taught at school. This includes Outdoor and Adventurous Pursuits and last year we installed Orienteering trails within the school.
We also funded a visit by a GB athlete to inspire the children, she gave a presentation and led PE lessons for all of the children.
Children have had extensive access to after school provision which has included training sessions and tournaments. This year they have attended: Three Cross Country races; Hockey; Orienteering; Table Tennis; Basketball; Dodgeball; Badminton; Athletics; Trampolining; Girls Football; Boys Football; Netball; and Tri-Golf. These are open to all children in the age group for which planned and there is no selection other than for the final team event. Our School attended 19 out of the 24 additional cluster events offered.
We have helped to fund and taken part in the Alton Area Primary Swimming Gala.
We funded additional swimming lessons to the usual curriculum lessons which enabled children to undertak life saving skills in addition to improving their swimming techniques.
We have funded extra cricket, during Games lessons and after school clubs. The team reached the Hampshire finals this year.
We have just started "The Golden 10", based on the Golden Mile but rather than a mile the children have 10 additional minutes of activity where they are aiming to beat their own personal best.
Sporting activity has a high profile in the school and the children are very keen to participate. Many of our children are achieving well in the cluster competitions both on a personal basis but also as teams across the age ranges.
The PE provision will be constantly under review to make sure it is put to best use over the next few years.