Sports Premium and PE

 

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Great School Sprint October 23rd 2015

Year 6 sent a team of sprinters (5 girls and 5 boys) to this event at Portsmouth Guildhall Square. Five other schools from the Portsmouth Area were also represented and in total, there were about 80 competitors taking part. The children had a chance to warm up with and interview a current British Olympic sprint athlete during the morning - what an experience!

All the children took part in heats, with the top 12 girls and boys making it through to the semi-finals. The first three from each semi - final went forward into the final. Well done to Hannah and Ellie Mae for making it all the way to the Girls' final and Charlie and Thomas for making it to the Boys' final. 

Congratulations must go to the girls who came second in the team event. the boys came away as champions, with Charlie winning the Boys' Final!

 

Lee-on-the-Solent Junior School

School Sports Premium Funding 2015-16

The Government Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport have provided additional funding to schools to improve the provision of PE. This commitment to continue funding, was announced in December 2015 through ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation.’ Each school has received PE and sport premium funding for the academic year 2015-16. This is ‘specifically to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport schools offer’ demonstrating ‘the importance placed on PE and school sport by Government…’.

We believe physical education is paramount to help children keep fit, active and healthy and we wish to foster enjoyment of sport or physical activity for life.  Children are provided with opportunities to work individually, to aspire to improve their own performance as well as further developing their team work skills, respect for each other and co-operation and communication skills when working collaboratively. 

We already utilise the expertise of a wide range of highly skilled specialist sports coaches through the Gosport School’s Sports Partnership which costs £2400 per annum. In addition, we employ a cluster PE sport specialist who has increased subject knowledge, understanding and confidence for teachers and a progression in skills, knowledge and understanding for pupils. In 2014- 15 we achieved Sainsburys School Games Gold Award. This is created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England. The Mark demonstrates our school’s commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education.

This academic year 2015 – 2016

The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment

At Lee-on-the-Solent Junior School we aim to improve and develop a sustainable programme for the provision and quality of PE and sport in lessons, inspire pupils to become more physically active and promote understanding of the value of leading a healthy lifestyle.

With our Sports Premium funding, we will continue to improve the quality of our provision in PE lessons and provide CPD for staff.  We are developing our existing successful rolling programme, to enable all children to be taught by a specialist coach for two units of PE.  This includes coaching in basketball and tag rugby in year 6 and swimming and multi skills in year 5, gymnastics, multi-skills and athletics in year 3 and 4. Subsequently, children are able to participate individually and in a team at Level 1 inter-class competitions and/or Level 2 inter-school events. Level two competitions, organised and run by Gosport Schools Sports Partnership and locally affiliated clubs, involve children competing against other schools from the Gosport area. We are also utilising competitions and events run by Portsmouth SSP, such as the Great School Sprint. Coaching and transport to and from these events is provided through Sports Premium funding.

We pay into Gosport Schools Sports Partnership, who provide our swimming programme for Year 5. Each child receives 5 hours of group swimming tuition. Aqua Academy is employed by the partnership to provide swimming instructors and life savers. In addition, we have payed for additional swimming instructors in order to have a smaller ratio in the pool, pool hire at Holbrook and transport to and from swimming lessons.

Across the year, we endeavour to provide a wide-range of extra-curricular sporting opportunities for the children throughout the key stage, to improve their physical fitness and help them to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sports premium funding will allow us to purchase new PE equipment. For example, replacement gym mats and soft balls for use during clubs and indoor/ outdoor PE.

It is important for our school to develop strong community links. Furthermore to our clubs run by experienced school staff, we are also utilising the expertise of squash and tennis coaches from Lee on the Solent tennis, squash and fitness club, to teach skills to years 3 and 4 for a half term per class. We have also forged a new link with Pompey in the Community who provide a multi-skills club for years three and four. Additionally annually, we take part in a number of programmes run by the School Sports Partnership these include; Chance to Shine Cricket and Bikeability. All of the programmes promote exercise, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.

How we will make sure these improvements are sustainable

With a number of other local schools, we have used some of our additional funding to further improve the quality of provision in PE lessons. We continue to employ a PE specialist to work in our school for half a day per week as well as providing further extra-curricular opportunities. She works alongside our teachers to help them to improve their practice. This builds a sustainable model for improving the quality of PE in our school. As a school supported by the PE specialist, we  are able to access a Captured HQ technology learning platform. This provides teachers and support staff with access to hundreds of PE videos to be used in planning, preparation, support and assessment of learning across a range of core PE skills and therefore providing a sustainable digital resource in addition to the bank of current resources held in school. The videos feature some of our children performing key skills in gymnastics and dance. In addition, staff meetings and training provide teaching and support staff with opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in particular areas of PE. This filters directly into the quality of provision of PE and school sport at Lee on the Solent Junior School and, as a School Games Gold School, we aim to continue to provide a range of quality sporting opportunities across the key stage.

Primary PE Sport Grant Awarded
Total Number of Pupils on Role 361
Amount SG Received per pupil £27.09
Total Amount of PPSG Received £9780
Summary of PPSG 2015 – 2016

Objectives of Spending PPSG:

1)         Coaching - Hiring qualified sports coaches, in a range of sports, gymnastics and dance, to work alongside all teaching staff in lessons

2)         CPD - To increase teachers/ support staff’s subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE through CPD.

3)         Utilising the expertise of GSSP and  cluster PE specialist to develop staff understanding of assessment in PE.

4)         Festivals and competitions - Providing more opportunities for children to participate in festivals and competitions – Level 1 / Level 2

5)         After school Clubs - Providing more opportunities, after school clubs and paid holiday activities for all, with a focus on specific groups of children, e.g. Y5/6 girls football, dance club for more able / G&T pupils, less active children or Pupil premium children.

6)         and increasing the number of pupils actively involved in physical activity to exceeding 80%..

7)         G + T - To create a comprehensive G+T program for all pupils.

8)         New Curriculum - Creating a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the 2014 new curriculum. Writing new schemes of work with specialist coaches, supplementing Rawmarsh schemes of work, including cross-curricular opportunities.

8a) Developing  sustainable improvements.

9)         Partnership - Creating a partnership extension program with extensive club links, using quality local providers, in traditional and non-traditional sports.