Sports Funding

It is our intention to get the most value for our school from the Primary P.E. & Sport Premium funding. Detailed below is our 2016-17 & 2015-16 funding outline and impact statements.

Sports Premium Impact statement 2015 2016

  • Sports Coach-We have provided an experienced sports coach for Classes 1-6 offering 2 hour weekly sessions.
  • Sports Week-We organised our annual Sports Week which engaged lots of sports organisations from the local community. We offered a range of sports including: archery, table tennis, martial arts, a smoothie bike, tennis, golf, cricket, Zumba a dance to open the Rio Olympics, football, orienteering, a visiting Olympian and Gold Commonwealth Games sportsperson to inspire the children. We ended with a wholly inclusive sports morning for the whole community. Most of the sports were free of charge and built links with the community,  but we used sports funding to provide a special dance workshop for the Rio Olympics 2016 for every class and a smoothie bike with healthy eating assembly.  Impact: Children enjoyed trying different sports to show how diverse sport is, learnt about healthy eating and lifestyles, have been more active and are taking up clubs inside and outside school as a result of the week. We are setting up an archery club at school in 2016 2017 for classes 5 & 6 as a result of the week. We are also looking at ways of bringing in the football coach to further develop football at lunchtimes within our school.
  • Competition-We have entered many local sports competitions as part of a variety of clusters and secondary school transition programmes. We use sports funding to pay annually to be part of the cluster schools and Secondary schools competitions.  Impact:We are competing in more competitions and having greater success as a school. We have competed at a high level finishing on average 3rd out of 6 or 9 teams. We have had success at both district and area sports level. Impact: Children experiencing healthy competition and striving to be even better, reaching for the stars in sports. Some children are competing outside school at a very high level e.g. within local and national football, gymnastic and athletic teams.
  • Fundraising-At the time of the London Marathon, we ran a whole school marathon where every child and member of staff ran a mile. From this, we raised money to purchase a unique smart Team AK sports kit for children to wear at all of our competitions or matches where they represent our school, we also raised money for our twin school in Uganda to donate sports equipment for them. Impact: Pupils will feel proud and smart to be part of a team which competes against other schools.
  • Zumba- We have funded 6 sessions of Zumba for kids, one each term for each class, staff and Governors to encourage fitness and participating. Impact: Children say they really enjoy the session, they are observed participating with smiles on their faces and say they LOVE Zumba!
  • REAL PE We used money towards the REAL PE scheme to further develop challenge in PE/sports lessons

Sports Premium Plan 2016-2017

We plan to use the sports funding to continue to achieve the above (2015 2016), we will also:

  • Provide sports coaching for Class R (EYFS FS2) and the whole school
  •  Provide Zumba for the whole school 6 times a year
  • Change the sport focus for sports week to ensure we keep the opportunities varied and diverse
  • Use funding to pay for the second part of REAL PE. We held training for Real PE on TD day Friday 22ndJuly 2016 so staff CPD is up to date for PE.
  • Pay an annual fee to local secondary schools to be part of local school competitive games, tournaments and competitions organised and coordinated by the secondary schools. This is develop the range of competitive sports on offer e.g. tag rugby, football, netball, sports hall athletics, athletics. Through this we also access sports leader training to develop leaders in sport in years 5 & 6 where they operate to support others in sports week.As a result of this spend, a diverse range of sports will be offered to all pupils within our school, quality sports coaching will be given weekly to every class, more sports clubs are being set up  including archery for beginners and advanced. Staff will be trained to deliver PE with clear challenge in the style of our star challenge. We will continue to reach for the stars and offer high quality sports teaching, opportunities, competition and encourage our pupils to be fit, active and healthy.

As a result of this spend, a diverse range of sports will be offered to all pupils within our school, quality sports coaching will be given weekly to every class, more sports clubs are being set up  including archery for beginners and advanced. Staff will be trained to deliver PE with clear challenge in the style of our star challenge. We will continue to reach for the stars and offer high quality sports teaching, opportunities, competition and encourage our pupils to be fit, active and healthy.

Impact will be measured through:

  • Pupil voice feedback on REAL PE lessons, sports week, clubs, competition
  • Lesson observations to show engagement
  • Attitudes towards competitive games and sports and outcomes
  • Ensuring all children engage in sport and fitness via the varied approach.

AK SPORTS FUNDING STATEMENT 2015/2016

What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture

Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an ‘Olympic Legacy’. At Ashton Keynes this means £8,275 a year during the financial year. Schools will have to spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. We continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional coaching and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum and after school sports clubs. We are working to ensure that the funding is best used to deliver all aspects of sport within Curriculum 2014.

At  Ashton Keynes the funding is being used to deliver the following projects:

  • Providing qualified sports coaches to work with all of our children. Through our partnership with I can sports the school is able to provide high quality P.E. and Sports whilst enabling all our children to experience and take part in physical education and competitive sport.
  • Our teachers receive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) from the PE specialist via observation, staff training and team teaching.
  • With the requirements of Curriculum 2014 competitive sport has an even higher profile than before. To account for this, our sports specialists offer competitive sport clubs with opportunities for children to represent the school in a range of sport teams entering competitions against other schools.
  • The sports specialists provide lunchtime sessions ‘Play for all’ to encourage all children to play actively and together. On Tuesdays and Fridays a range of equipment is available for the children to choose from. They are supported by the specialists to use this equipment in a fun and engaging way.
  • Sports week in June- we hold a whole week focused on Healthy bodies, healthy eating and healthy minds. We provide opportunities for our children to experience a wide range of sports and activities.. This year we had: an visit from an Olympic athlete, wheelchair basketball, a smoothie bike, Zumba, fencing, tennis, martial arts, cricket among many other exciting activities. We involved organisations from the local and wider community.
  • We fund termly in school Zumba sessions for the whole school which is valued by all

Future plans for use of funding:

  • From September 2015 we are investing in the Real PE programme with the aim of Giving all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. (Real PE). http://www.createdevelopment.co.uk/solutions/real-pe/ One of our sports specialists has already under taken the first part of the training. Once completed, all teaching staff will be trained to use this exciting programme and deliver it alongside the specialists at Ashton Keynes. This fits perfectly with our school’s star challenge, extending to learning behaviours within PE. We know that our children will really rise to this challenge.

Feedback:

“It is excellent to see the children receive the very best from high level sports practitioners whilst developing my own skills to teach PE at a higher level” Year 2 teacher

“The after school sports clubs are always over-subscribed and incredibly popular with children and parents. It is excellent to see our children engaging in purposeful activities at lunchtimes during the ‘play for all’ sessions” Mrs. Saville Head teacher

“We have so much fun with Mr. Brown and we learn to work as a team” Y5 Pupil

“I have really enjoyed the dance this term with Miss. Lawrence, and can’t wait to do more” Y2 Pupil