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Blakedown Church of England Primary School

2016-17 Summary & Impact of PE Spending

Aims of the use of P.E. Funding 2016-17.

In 2016-17 the school received £8690 of Sports Premium funding.  This was used in a number of ways to achieve our aims.  After the successful set up of the 'Hagley Pyramid Sports Parentship' some of the fund was used to maintain this positive aspect of inter-sports activities  and keep these running with our other pyramid primary schools at Clent, Belbroughton, Romsley St Kenelm's and Hagley. 

The aims of this partnership are:

  • Every child in Key Stage 1 & 2 will have the opportunity to compete with children from another school;
  • Every opportunity will be made for staff CPD alongside coaches employed or specialist teachers used;
  • Teams will be entered into Tag Rugby, Cricket, Cross-Country, Netball, Football, Bell-Boating, Regatta & Rounders;
  • The opportunity will be given for a proportion of children to experience a sport that they would not normally participate in.

Other aims:

  • Due to changes in personnel across the schools, the partnership employed a specialist P.E. teacher to work with all the P.E. leaders from each of the schools to devise a yearly programme of events; source venues and organise the upcoming events.  The funding covered the cost of this teacher; the cover for time for the P.E. leaders to meet; cost of venues and coaches to each of the events.  In 2016-17, this teacher was Miss Yenson, who has worked as a specialist with Blakedown over several years.
  • To continue to enhance the skills of the teachers in teaching P.E. it was decided that  Miss Cat Yenson would be re-employed, for one day a week for the year through a local sports supply company - A Sporting Chance.  The school's P.E. leader had devised a programme to support staff professional development using the skills of our specialist.  Miss Yenson also provided an after school club, which changed each half term.  
  • To support costs towards the transport to and from sporting events.
  • To buy into a sports package to enable pupils to play a range of competitive games from a greater variety of schools.
  • To give pupils opportunities to take part in healthy activities during the school day e.g. Marathon Kids, The Daily Mile.

Focus of P.E. Grant Spending 2016-17

  • To continue the enhancement of the quality of P.E. through on-going CPD opportunities provided for staff through the purchase of the P.E. specialist employed via A Sporting Chance.
  • To continue to support the costs of a specialist P.E. teacher across the pyramid who will co-ordinate the yearly programme of events across the pyramid.
  • Continue to provide pupils with a range of after-school sporting opportunities.
  • To support charges to enable pupils to compete at other venues.
  • To purchase resources to enhance further sporting activities during the school day e.g. Marathon Kids and develop an interest in exercise as part of a healthy life.
  • To buy into the Stourport Sport Partnership to enable our pupils to play competitive sport with a greater range of schools.
  • Continue to update and replace P.E. equipment when needed.

Summary and Impact of PE Premium Spending 2016-17

  • The Pyramid Active Schools activities added to the experiences that children had via their weekly PE sessions. Children were involved in cross country races, a multi-skills festival, tag rugby tournament, dance festival, orienteering, bush craft, team building skills and bell boating.
  • After school sports clubs ran across the year.  These changed each half term to ensure as many children were given an opportunity to try a new club as possible, they had choices of dance, gymnastics, bat & ball, netball and rounders.  All the clubs ran at full capacity.
  • Through the timetable of events held across the year with the pyramid primary schools, there has been increased opportunity for the children to be involved in a competitive sport.  Where teams have had to be chosen, children who were not involved last time were given first opportunity to take part. 
  • Children were trained and given opportunities to take part in Children's Marathon where they were encouraged to run laps of a set course across the week.  Many children were recorded as being very close to their half marathon due to this and there was increased brisk activity at breaktimes and lunchtimes because of this drive, which all children were encouraged to take part in.
  • Pupil feedback about PE lessons is extremely positive and they say they want even more than the 2 hours a week that they already receive!
  • Staff feedback about the ongoing P.E. support has also been positive as growing confidence from this has enabled higher quality of P.E. to be delivered by them as well as the P.E. specialist.
  • Although the school utilised Sainsbury's Active Vouchers to support purchase of some equipment, the sport premium also ensured that new mats, balls and a range of other equipment was replaced across the year.