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:
- 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
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Sports Premium Provision for 2022 - 2023
Amount Scheduled for Academic Year: £17,850
- Hiring of local sports Centre for increased facilities and equipment - £350
- Active play leader at lunchtimes - £2,000
- PE scheme of work, 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 - £2,000
- Lunchtime sporting clubs for increased engagement of pupils in regular physical activity - £2,000
- Offsite activities for children in Years 3 & 5, to promote additional ‘outdoor and adventurous challenge’ activities - £2,500
- Entry fees for sporting competitions & sports affiliations - £200
- Run a sporting competition to increase pupils’ participation within a competitive sport against other local primary schools - £600
- 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 - £3,450
- Run inter-house competitions to increase pupils’ participation within a competitive sport against their peers - £300
- Teaching assistant for active support for SEND pupils - £1,000
- Additional sports coaches during themed week (Health & Fitness week) to broaden the range of sporting activities which children experience - £900
- Role model visit to inspire pupils as a tool for whole school improvement and to encourage increased physical activity - £1,000
- Introduce pupil roles of sport leaders to improve sport activity during break times - £550
Sports Premium Impact for 2021 - 2022
Amount Received (Academic Year 21/22): £17,850
Total Spent 2021/22: £17,850
At Downsway Primary we have used the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of our PE, physical activity and sport we provide. We have built capacity and capability at Downsway to ensure that improvements which have been made this year are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Raised profile of PE/Sport
The profile of PE/sport and the importance of the children having good mental health continues to be 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 to take part in the opportunities available.
- Purchased equipment and resources to further enable staff to teach PE as effectively as possible.
- Provided the children with lunchtime football club; three times a week, and an additional coach due to increase in numbers.
- Forest school training and sessions to support the children’s mental health provision and activeness.
- Whole school sporting events, such as Race for Life, sports day, etc.
- PE sessions with specialist coaches.
- PSHE curriculum.
- Hiring of local sports Centre for increased facilities.
- Organised transport so that we could transport children to and from competitions/opportunities.
- Children & staff sporting competitions, such as netball.
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 lessons within the area they have been supported in. We have had specialist coaches in for;
- Didi Rugby
In addition, Get Set 4 PE scheme of work has been purchased. As a result, it has increased staff confidence, further developed skills and assessment opportunities when teaching PE.
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
- Netball tournament
- Cricket tournament
- Lunchtime ‘Active Play’ worker
- Badminton sessions at local sports centre
- Outdoor adventurous activity days
These experiences are in addition to the sporting clubs we already have at Downsway Primary school, not through the Sports Premium, including;
- Street Dance
- Cross Country running
- Adventurous outdoor activities (Year 6 residential trip – 5 days)
- Bikeability – Level 1 and Level 2
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- Lunchtime ‘Active Play’ worker
- Outdoor playground equipment to promote physical activity at break and lunch times
- Active playground markings
- Minimum of two PE lessons a week
- Lunchtime football club – three times a week
- Two new pieces of playground equipment
Increased participation in competitive sport
For Downsway’s pupils, there has been increased participation in the number of competitive matches and tournaments, including paying to hire a minibus to transport the children to and from some sporting competitions.
- Years 5 & 6 football tournament at Denefield – winners
- Years 3 & 4 tag rugby tournament at Long Lane – winners
- Year 5 & 6 West Berks & North Hants Primary Cross Country Championships
- Year 2 children tag rugby event at Long Lane
- Years 5 & 6 Bill McIlvride Cup football tournament – winners
- Years 5 & 6 Jubilee Cup (netball and cricket) at Denefield – third place
- Years 3 & 4 football tournament at Westwood Farm - winners
- Year 6 rounders tournament at Long Lane - winners
Swimming at Downsway
All pupils at Downsway Primary School will typically receive swimming lessons in Year 4. We currently use the swimming pool at Bradfield Sports Complex 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
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
Year 4 (33)
(2022 – 2023)