P.E. Grant and Sports Grant

PE and Sport Grant

All schools receive a sum of money annually in order to improve PE and Sport. Many schools are using this funding to widen the variety of sports on offer after school, however our hall is used for after school care so this limits us. Currently after school sports clubs on offer are football and multi-sports. Evaluation of children's needs has indicated that many start school lacking in upper body and core strength, so improving this, as well as general stamina, has been the priority. We have spent, and are continuing to spend our PE and Sport Premium on staff training and equipment to ensure that children benefit from the funding for as long as possible.

 

PE and Sport Premium 2019/20

 PE Premium Funds c/f from 19/20

                                      4592

Instalments 20/21

                                    17704  

Total balance for 20/21                                                                                                                                 22296                                                                                                               

Spending due 20/21

PE resources

Junior school field

Repair playground surface Yr R

Employment of Play Leader from Jan 21

 

 

                                    3707

                                    1000

                                    5004 

                                    3400

 

Total                          13,111

 

Total still available 20/21

                                    9185

 

We are proposing to spend a further sum of just over £5,000 to repair the surface surrounding the old play equipment on the top playground. When the equipment was originally installed, bark chippings were laid. Over the years the chippings have turned to dust. They were replaced once, but the log retaining wall is now rotten too, so it seems sensible to have the whole surface and retaining wall replaced so that children can use this to develop their gross motor skills during break and lunch playtimes.

Many improvements to children’s fitness levels don’t require any large spend. The ‘daily mile’ is one example, as is encouraging children to have healthier school meals rather than packed lunches, many of which are not nutritionally balanced.

 

 

 

Guidance on How to Spend the Premium

 

There are 6 key indicators, the improvement of which are the areas on which the PE and Sport Premium has to be spent.

 

Key Indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.

By improving facilities in the Early Years outside area and the top playground, all children will be encouraged to be more active. The guidance also encourages activity during lessons, which is a strategy that all teachers use. Yoga is also a regular part of the school day.  

 

Key Indicator 2: The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.

Evidence supports the thinking that children who are physically active are likely to be able to focus on academic learning more effectively. The term ‘whole school improvement’ relates to academic standards. Providing high quality PE resources is part of the strategy to raise the profile of PE.

 

Key Indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport

In past years we have used some of the premium to release teachers to team teach with our PE specialist, Matt Sanders, therefore continuing to develop teachers’ knowledge and skills.

 

Key Indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

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Key Indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

In the past we have worked with other primary schools and offered children opportunities to visit the local secondary school to participate in running events. We have also participated in wheelchair basketball. The pandemic has significantly limited these opportunities however. By making a small contribution towards the cost of maintaining the Junior School field, we are able to share this facility thus giving children the opportunity to participate in sports on grass, but again the pandemic has prevented us from taking full advantage of this.

 

Key Indicator 6: Increase general health of all children in school

Partly in response to guidance on limiting the spread of Coronavirus, we have built in more opportunities for children to be active outside. We are also doing everything that we can to encourage healthy eating

PE Premium Spend 2019-20

In 2019-20 we were in receipt of £17,753 with a carry forward from the previous year of £8,213 making a total of £25,966. Due to the school being partially closed we were unable to spend all of the funding

 

Key Indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.

During the daily mile, certificates given weekly for children who persevered when they found running difficult. Children became more confident to run, and they gained an understanding that ‘personal best’ is as important as winning.                                                                                                                                                                      

Certificates £20

A ‘jumping trail’ was created in our Early Years area, together with improvements to the outside providing a bigger space for physical development.                                                                                  

EY outside area development £11,032

Key Indicator 2: The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.

Our children lack core strength and upper arm strength, which affects their ability to write. By providing equipment (‘climbing wall’ and ‘rope wall’) in Early Years to encourage development of core and upper arm strength, we hoped to improve this.                                                                        

Climbing wall and rope wall £4,200      

Balanceability £1720

PE equipment needed replacing to allow children to a wide range of apparatus during gymnastics.

Equipment for Sports’ Day £172    

New inside PE equipment £518

 

Key Indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport

Our PE and Sport specialist will trained teachers, with each teacher working alongside him once each term, so that their skills in teaching gymnastics and sport improved.                                                                    

Teacher training £1,800

 

Key Indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

A ‘Happy and Healthy Week’ was introduced to link physical and mental health, and to introduce children to types of physical activity that they wouldn’t normally experience.                            

Aldershot Town Football Club support £120

Food for Happy and Healthy Week &120 

New outside equipment for playtimes £318

 

 

Key Indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

We had intended to participate in competitive sports activities run by our local secondary school, however due to circumstances beyond their control these didn’t take place.

 

Key Indicator 6: Increase general health of all children in school

Our aim, through buying in expertise to advise on improving school lunchtimes, was to increase the number of children choosing a school lunch. This was partially successful, but stopped in March.           

Lunchtime review  £1374

 

Total Spend £21,274

To carry forward to 2020-21 £4692

 

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