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Sports Premium

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport provision.

Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer such as:

  • Developing or adding to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Building capacity and capability within school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

 

 Sports Premium Provision for 2020 - 2021

Amount Scheduled for Academic Year: £17,860 + £9,618 (carry forward)

  • Outdoor playground equipment for all pupils to further increase the engagement of pupils in regular physical activity, which will benefit pupils joining the school in future years - £10,000
  • Outdoor learning opportunities for all pupils to promote a good mental health, and for children to participate in outdoor learning tasks which have increased physical activity - £1,600
  • Hiring of local sports Centre for increased facilities and equipment - £200
  • Active play leader at lunchtimes - £1,100
  • Equipment and resources to help staff teach PE and sport more effectively - £1,000
  • Specialist qualified sports coaches to increase confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching of PE and sport - £5,000
  • Offsite activities for children in Years 3 & 5, to promote additional ‘outdoor and adventurous challenge’ activities - £3,100
  • Entry fees for sporting competitions - £200
  • Active playground markings/resources/equipment for Foundation Stage - £1,500
  • Run a sporting competition to increase pupils’ participation within a competitive sport against other local primary schools - £600
  • Lunchtime sporting clubs for increased engagement of pupils in regular physical activity - £2,178
  • Additional sports coaches during themed week (Health & Fitness week) to broaden the range of sporting activities which children experience - £1,000
Sports Premium Impact for 2019 - 2020
 

Amount Received (Academic Year 19/20): £17,860 + £2,416 (carry forward 18/19)

Total Spent 2019/2020: £10,658

Carry Forward to 2020/2021: £9,618

Please note, schools closed on the 20th March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic therefore spending allocated between March and July 2020 were unable to be fulfilled.

 

Raised profile of PE/Sport

The profile of PE and sport has been raised across the school through the provision and opportunities we have provided our pupils at Downsway Primary School.   In addition, we have shared this with our parents/carers via our newsletters and with all our pupils during whole school assemblies.  As a result, it has acted as an additional motivator for our pupils to do well in lessons as our pupils are keen to be selected to represent Downsway at sporting competitions and opportunities.  In addition, we have also;

  • Purchased equipment and resources to help staff teach PE and sport more effectively.
  • Provided the children with lunchtime football club; three times a week, and an additional coach due to increase in numbers.
  • Organised transport so that we could transport children to and from competitions/opportunities.
  • Wellbeing and mindfulness provision for KS2.
  • Hiring of local sports Centre for increased facilities.
  • Inter-house sporting competitions, such as handball.
  • Children & staff sporting competitions, such as netball.
  • Whole school sporting events, such as the colour run.
  • PE sessions with sports leaders from our local special school.
  • Organising and hosting football tournaments against local primary schools.
  • Sporting workshops, such as dance.

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

Specialist qualified sports coaches have worked with our teachers and some teaching assistants and as a result our staff have reported that they have increased confidence and knowledge to deliver high quality PE sessions within the area they have been supported in.  We have had specialist coaches in for;

  • Tag Rugby
  • Cricket

In addition, the use of sporting subscriptions such as Cyber Coach to increase the confidence and skills of staff within dance.

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Pupils at Downsway Primary school have experienced a broader range of sports and increased number of sporting activities, which would not be possible without the sport premium funding.  These opportunities have resulted in increased active pupils’ participation and include;

  • Football tournament
  • Hockey festival
  • Lunchtime ‘Active Play’ worker
  • Badminton sessions at local sports centre
  • Yoga sessions
  • Sporting trips for activities such as climbing

These experiences are in addition to the sporting clubs we already have at Downsway Primary school, not through the Sports Premium, including;

  • Judo
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Street Dance
  • Cross Country running

Increased participation in competitive sport

For Downsway’s pupils, there has been increased participation in the number of competitive matches and tournaments, including paying affiliation fees for netball and football. 

  • Netball league matches (4 matches)
  • Netball league finals (8 matches)
  • Football tournament at Little Heath (2 teams)
  • Cross country running competition at Denefield (4 teams)
  • Cross country running competition at Downsway (8 teams)
  • Football tournament at Little Heath (2 teams)
  • Two football tournament at Downsway (2 teams)
  • Hockey festival at Phoenix & Ranelagh Hockey Club (2 teams)

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

  • Lunchtime ‘Active Play’ worker
  • Outdoor playground gym equipment
  • Active Trails playground markings
  • Minimum of two PE lessons a week
  • Lunchtime football club – three times a week

 

 Swimming at Downsway

All pupils at Downsway Primary School will receive swimming lessons in Year 4.  We currently use the swimming pool at The Oratory Preparatory School and qualified swimming instructors.

Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in Year 6 who met each of the three swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 

Downsway’s Year 6 cohort in the 2019 to 2020 academic year who met the national curriculum requirement = 72% (swimming lessons took place in Year 4)