PE & Sports Premium

 Sports Funding Report 2016-2017

 PE and sport funding report impact & expenditure.pdf

If you require a paper copy of this document, please contact the school office. 

The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding of £150 million per annum has been made available for the academic years 2013/4 and 2014/5.

At Kirkdale St Lawrence Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.

We have used the Sport Funding to purchase the gold membership of the Liverpool School Sports partnership, which alongside with our own school actions has enabled us to improve our provision in the following ways:

  • To hire two qualified sports coach to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE
  • To pay for professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff in PE and sport
  • To provide cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school games
  • To buy quality assured resources for PE and sport
  • To provide places for pupils at a lunch time sports club and after school club
  • To provide places for a sporting residential.

 

PE Curriculum

A wide range of activities are delivered in school that aim to engage and inspire all of our children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours of high quality, well planned PE.

Over the year each child will participate in games, gymnastics and dance lessons. Children in Years 2, 4 and 6 each have a ten week block of swimming lessons. The government aim is that all children will leave school in Year 6 being able to swim 25 metres. Top up lessons are also provided for children in Year 6. In addition to this we also have a twice weekly Wake Up and Shake Up aerobic session which increases children’s activity and fitness levels so that they are ready to learn. The children who attend our school breakfast club also have access to a range of sporting activities daily delivered by our support staff and qualified coaches.

 

The Wider Curriculum

PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.

In the summer term we hold our annual Sports Days in which we encourage participation of all children and the school council are involved with the planning and delivery of the Sports Day. Medals and trophies are awarded to individual children and house teams across Key Stage 1 and 2.

We hold an annual Health and Well Being week and liaise with local agencies and outreach services to provide support and advice to our children and parents. Keep fit sessions are also held for parents during our themed weeks.

Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of activities available and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example Everton Football Club have delivered training sessions in school and encouraged our pupils to attend further training outside of school time.

Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills.

We had a sponsored marathon keep fit session during the last week of the summer term to raise money for a school team kit to wear when we attend competitions. All children and staff took part and we raised £243.89.

Click here for Thank you letter from Miss McArdle.

 

Beyond the School Day

Our school is keen to provide a variety of extra curricular activities throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and sports coaches.

Children have the chance to try many sports including dance, football, judo, Zumba, multi-skills, cricket, basketball, dodgeball and rounders.

We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children what clubs they would like to see included during the year. We also monitor participation and check uptake against gender and free school meals.

We enter a wide range of competitions and events and have had many successes.

Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.

 

Impact 2014/2015

To hire two qualified sports coach to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE

  • As a gold member of the LSSP package we had access to a specialist coach 1 day a week. She delivered dance lessons to children in all key stages and led dance activities in breakfast club and an after school dance club.
  • We also hired an additional sports coach through LSSP 1 day a week to teach Games and Gymnastics to the children and provide staff with professional development opportunities. He also led activities in breakfast club and at lunch time.

 To pay for professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff in PE and sport

  • A number of teaching staff attended games training and a rounders umpiring course.
  • Support staff attended playground games training and cricket training.
  • Pop Lacrosse coach taught 4 lessons to Year 5 and assisted the class teacher with planning and delivery of this sport.
  • PE Co-ordinator and Sports Apprentice attended Change 4 Life briefing with a view to delivering a club for this in the next academic year. 

To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school games

  • Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 participated in 19 competitions and we had many successes. We had a mixture of boys and girls in our teams and a high number of pupil premium children represented our school. Our SEN children also had opportunities to take part in specific games and competitions catered to their individual needs.
  • We participated in the following competitions:

Years 5 & 6 Indoor Athletics

Year 2 Gymnastics

Years 5 & 6 Basketball

Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6 Quicksticks Hockey

Year 2 Matball

Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6 Waterpolo

Years 5 & 6 Dodgeball

Years 3 & 4 Dance

Years 4, 5 & 6 Football

SEN agility

Year 5 Pop Lacrosse

Year 2 Tennis

KS2 SEN Strike Golf

Years 4, 5 & 6 Cricket

  • Transport was needed for all these competitions and games.

 To buy quality assured resources for PE and sport

  • The PE Co-ordinator and LSSP coach completed and audit of resources and removed/discarded old equipment. Resources and equipment were replenished.

 To provide places for pupils at a lunch time sports club and after school club

  • School subsidised the 20 places available for the Judo lunch club for children in Key Stage 2 for 8 weeks.
  • Children attend our Zumba after school club free of charge and the school paid for the qualified instructor all through the year. All Key Stages had the opportunity to attend the sessions.

To provide places for a sporting residential.

  • Children from Year 5 and 6 attended a two day residential trip in Ambleside. Activities ranged from gill scrambling, kayaking, mountain climbing and orienteering. School paid for the transport and subsidised the activities.