Funding for Sport and PE Provision Improvement
STIMPSON AVENUE ACADEMY– FUNDING FOR SPORT AND PE PROVISION IMPROVEMENT
What is the Sports Premium?
In April 2013, the government announced funding of £150 million for physical and education and school sport. The government continues to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve the prevision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools are responsible for determining how the funding is best used.
Our ethos and vision for PE within Stimpson Avenue Academy:
At Stimpson Avenue Academy School, we aim to provide all children with an inspiring curriculum that gives them the opportunity to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities. This helps them to become confident in a way that supports their health and fitness throughout their lives.
Stimpson believes that physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. We aim to develop a balanced program offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in physical education. Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build, self-esteem, teamwork and positive attitudes in P.E.
We aim for:
- PE to be fun and enjoyable for all regardless of ability.
- PE to develop confidence, skills and knowledge.
- Pursuit for excellence.
- All pupils to be proud of their achievements.
- All areas of PE to promote fair play, team spirit and respect amongst all pupils.
- PE to educate children to improve health and wellbeing developing life long positive attitudes to PE.
- Provide quality opportunities for children outside of school time.
How much do we receive for 2016 – 2017?
This academic year, Stimpson Avenue Academy School has received £9695 in additional Sports Premium Funding.
How do we spend the Sports Premium?
Stimpson believes in using the additional funds to improve the breadth and quality of our provision. To that end, a considerable amount of our money is used to ‘employ’ external, specialist PE services including two sports coaches and a specialist dance teacher.
How was the Sports Premium utilized last year?
In the Academic and Financial Year September 2015 to August 2016, the Academy received £9741.
This funding was used in the following ways:
- Employing two specialist Sports coaches who deliver high levels of PE across the whole school. These coaches came in four afternoons a week, provided games provision at lunch times and also delivered before and after school clubs at a cost of £13, 716
- Employing a specialist dance teacher at a cost of £2600 to provide an afternoon of dance lessons. After school club provision was also provided once a week
- Providing additional off-site opportunities for pupils. Every child in year 4 had a block of swimming lessons at a cost of £1993
Year 6 children participated in an outdoors physical day (Aerial Extreme) at a cost of £340
- Coaches and facilities hired to provide sports days for every child within the school from Nursery to Year 6 at a cost of £231
- Sports transition days and cross-schools sports days at a cost of £452
- Resources to support planning at a cost of £513
- PE resources to support the teaching of PE at the cost of £500
- Bikeability year 6 level 2 - £100 for administration and organisation
Every pupil had access and the opportunity to experience positive sports provision across the school.
Sports provision at lunchtime has had a positive impact on the behaviour at lunchtime, especially within KS2.
Dance targeted both Pupil Premium pupils and others from lower socio-economic backgrounds providing them with experiences they were unlikely to be able to access out of school. Many had a talent within dance and this opportunity nurtured this and enhanced their self-esteem.
60 Year 4 pupils participated in swimming and at the start of the block of sessions there were 30 non-swimmers and by the end there were 50 out of 60 children who were able to swim 5m or more.
Sports days ensured every child competed within a series of activities in a fun yet competitive environment. This included both sports days for Stimpson children and additional days where they competed against other schools. Stimpson won the Year 4 trophy.
Year 6 children attended aerial extreme for the day and enjoyed working together and overcoming their fears. A supportive environment was present and many of the pupils self-esteem was boosted when they completed the course. 100% of the children completed the course.
31 children participated in the bike-ability and 100% passed.
Our provision for PE and Sport this year (2016/2017):
At Stimpson Avenue Academy, we are very fortunate to have 2 specialist PE staff who teach one of the PE lessons across the school, in addition to class teachers teaching the other hour of PE, to ensure every child receives 2 high quality hours of PE a week. In addition to this, every child in year 4 is given the opportunity to complete a block of swimming to ensure we are meeting national expectations within swimming. Furthermore, we have a dance specialist teacher to provide the pupils with high quality dance training.
Pupils are taught in their mixed ability teaching groups and cover a wide range of sports including dance, gymnastics, orienteering, multi skills, football, hockey basketball, netball, badminton, tennis, athletics, rounder’s and cricket. We have a good indoor hall space and 1 large outdoor playground. For sports days and other events where a field is required to enhance sports provision, we hire community facilities and the sports coaches for additional hours to ensure every child from Nursery to Year 6 has a high quality and positive sports day experience.
We are providing increasing opportunities for pupils to engage in additional clubs and provide a wider variety. As a school, we are working hard to continue to enhance the quantity and variety of clubs on offer to the children and increase the opportunities to participate in competitions and external events. We are also building upon community links and this has included Saints rugby coaches providing some of our pupils with specialist tag rugby teaching. Some of our pupils represented the school at half time of a Saints match demonstrating their rugby skills.
This year the children will:
- In Key Stage 1, they will learn and develop their fundamental skills in locomotion, stability and object control. They will begin to apply these skills to games, dance and gymnastics activities.
- In Key Stage 2, they will take part in weekly PE lessons two times a week which will take the form of a multi skills format moving into and include; Netball, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Rounder’s, Athletics, Gymnastics and Dance.
- Participation in swimming lessons in Year 4.
- Complete level 1 and 2 bike-ability in year 6.
- Sporting opportunities via community links. For example, participation in tag rugby via the Saints provision.
- Participate in inter-house competitions.
- Have the opportunity to take part in matches, tournaments and festivals across the city in a range of sports.
- Be offered extra-curricular activities with a focus on Physical Education including Dance, dodge ball, basketball and multi-skills.
- At lunch times, all children will have the opportunity to take part in physical activities.
- All children from Nursery to Year 6 participate in sports day.
Additionally, the PE sports premium this year (2016/2017) at Stimpson Avenue Academy, will continue to be spent on a variety of sports enhancing enrichment outdoor activities. This includes:
- Stimpson is increasing its representative opportunities for pupils by providing transport, new kits and equipment to support this.
- Providing additional opportunities for competition within school and outside of school covering all costs for these activities.
- To provide pupils, who are gifted and talented, in sport with expert, focused support.
- Purchasing equipment that the children in PE, play and lunchtime and in extracurricular clubs.
Below is a financial breakdown of how the key ways the PE sports premium will contribute to the PE spend this year. Due to recognition of the importance of sports provision, this is supplemented with additional funding from school budget.
- Sports Specialist Teachers including lunchtime and before/ after school provision £13, 580.00
- Specialist Dance Teachers £2250.00
- PE equipment £500.00
- Kit and equipment to support representation of the school £274.00
- Transport to events £400.00
- Bikeability year 6 level 2 (may be charged for hiring equipment) at accost of £100
- Lunchtime equipment £500
- Gifted and Talented additional sporting opportunities. £400
- Cross school sports days and provision £455
- Specialist coaches for sports days £231
Total Sports premium: £9695
Total spending: £18690
Total left to spend over the year for extra opportunities: the allocation is fully spent and the school has contributed to this area of funding from budget although any additional provision/facilities will be considered on an individual basis.