What is the PE & Sports Funding?
The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and allows money to go directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional Change4Life sport clubs paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport running sport competitions,
- or increasing participation in the school games buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.
How Kings Hill School uses the PE and sports funding
We believe that the sports funding must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; all pupils will be given the chance to develop their technical skills and reach a high level of physical fitness; children will have the opportunity to participate competitively in inter-school and district tournaments with local schools; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
Funding will be used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. This is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.
Our overall aim at Kings Hill School is to use our Sports Funding to continue to raise the quality of teaching PE and sport in school, ensuring that standards are consistently good and outstanding and pupils are motivated to keep themselves fit physically fully understanding the long term health benefits of physical exercise.
Objectives and Outcomes 2015-2016
How did we spend this ?
We used a qualified P.E. and sports specialist teacher to work alongside teachers when teaching P.E. and develop their teaching skills in PE
Sarah Barrett from PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Specialists) continued to work with teachers in the school during P.E lessons. Working with a different year group each term, teachers planned out a scheme of work for the term, observed Sarah teaching the class and then participated in lessons to develop their own skills, ready to teach the lessons themselves. Children benefitted from being taught by a specialist teacher but our own teachers and teaching assistant skills were developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.
We improved the physical fitness of all of the pupils at Kings Hill School.
To ensure that all pupils in the school are at an appropriate level of physical fitness, there will be a whole school physical fitness challenge each term which will promote physical fitness and enjoyment through exercise.
Term 1 and 2 challenge – ‘Skipathon’. Pupils were informed of the benefits of skipping in a whole school assembly in September, where the school skipping award scheme was launched. Pupils were given the opportunity to gain bronze, silver and gold awards stickers by completing several differentiated skipping challenges. Pupils had the opportunity to be trained and assessed by the year 5 play-leaders at lunchtimes. To conclude the skipping challenge we held a whole school ‘Skipathon’ to raise money for charity.
Term 3 and 4 challenge – ‘Just Dance’. Pupils were encouraged by teaching staff to practice several dance routines, from country barn sequences to following routines in ‘just dance’ music videos. Pupils practiced during P.E lessons and golden time. This challenge was concluded with a ‘Just dance’ assembly at the end of term 4, where each class will demonstrate their favourite dance to the school on stage.
Term 5 and 6 challenge – ‘Olympic Athletics’. Using the Rio 2016 Olympics to promote physical fitness, pupils were given several athletics challenges, where they could achieve bronze, silver or gold awards for sprinting, throwing, jumping agility challenges. This gave pupils an opportunity to compete against themselves and try to improve their fitness and core sporting skills.
An ‘Olympic hall of fame’ display board was also displayed which showed the boys and girls school record holders for these activities.
We extended the use of the house team system to inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages
Our annual KS1 and KS2 Sports Day is the end of year whole school sporting event where family and friends are welcome to come along to join in the fun and lend their support. We extended the use of the house team system to enable other inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages throughout the year.
We provided places for pupils in after school sports clubs Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2. We aim to provide clubs for Football, Cricket, Rugby and Athletics. Most clubs will continue to be provided free of charge however there may be a small fee charged by coaches for some of the clubs. There was an additional TAG Rugby club this year which coincided with the England 2015 Rugby World Cup.
We provided opportunities for children to compete Our PE & Sport Co-ordinator will arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. Kings Hill pupils have previously competed in Aylesford and District Tournaments and in some cases Kent Finals, where pupils have competed against the best schools in the county, for example the school football and cricket teams. We feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.
We continued year 5 Playground Leaders scheme
New playground leaders from year 5 will be trained from September and will begin working in the Key Stage 1 playground at lunchtimes. The primary aim for the play leaders is to improve the sporting skills of KS1 pupils, teach games that improve these skills and encourage pupils to be active and have fun through physical activity. As well as this, play leaders will play an integral role in promoting the whole school fitness scheme, teaching pupils skills required to be successful as well as assessing pupils’ progress and overseeing the rewards scheme
We formed a school sports council
A ‘School Sports Council’ will be elected from year 2-6. They took on a variety of sporting roles throughout the school year to help improve P.E. and sport within the school. Through bi-weekly meetings, pupils were asked to contribute ideas on the progress of the whole school fitness scheme, Intra-School competitions, P.E. lessons, school fund raisers and sporting events, such as sports days. We feel that this is a very important way to gage an understanding of the pupil’s point of view with regards to P.E and sport within the school.
We have also: Purchased new sports equipment and purchased new sports team kit – this will help pupils have a higher self-esteem and sense of pride for their team
Purchased P.E shirts for members of staff who teach P.E. or run after school clubs.
Provided cover to release teachers for professional development in PE & Sport and to attend sports events.
Sports Funding Spend 2015 - 2016
£6000 - External sports specialists, PASS (Physical Education Sport Specialists) to raise standards of P.E being taught in school and increase physical activity in school.
£850– Usage of school outdoor area.
- To continue funding a specialist instructor to teach mountain biking lessons to year 5 and 6 pupils.
£1,240 - external specialist sport coaches to teach pupils specific P.E. lessons and train teachers in school.
£520 Specialist cricket coaches to teach pupils during P.E. lessons and train teachers in all year groups.
£720 Specialist tennis coaches to teach pupils during P.E. lessons and train teachers in all year groups.
£1437 – P.E. equipment required to teach effective P.E. lessons in school.
- EYFS/ KS1 equipment to teach core skills. Bean bags, soft balls, large plastic balls for indoor use.
- KS2 Equipment required for teaching invasion games and athletics, rugby balls, footballs, skipping ropes, athletics equipment
- Includes new netball posts (£213), new skipping ropes (£250), new KS1 soft balls (£184), rugby balls (£110), netballs, football bibs (£106), football kit girls football team (£220), Sports Day Equipment (£81), hockey sticks (£54), cones, tennis balls (£51), beanbags (£21)
Total Spend 2015-2016 = £9527
Impact of Funding 2015-2016
Improved staff confidence and delivery of P.E lessons throughout the school – staff trained by sports specialist during P.E lessons.
Improved skills to teach effective gymnastic lessons following training
P.E. plans and resources created for staff to deliver effective P.E lessons
New dance scheme of work created for dance lessons in P.E.
Training of 30 year 5 pupils to be playground leaders, enabling them to teach core physical skills at lunchtimes
Increased participation of pupils in after school clubs – athletics clubs, TAG rugby club and girl’s football club.
Specialist professional tennis and cricket coaches taught P.E. lessons throughout the school.
Improved fitness levels of pupils in the school evidenced through whole school fitness schemes of skipping, dance off and Olympics athletics challenge.
Increased inter school house team competitions including Key Stage 2 Tag rugby, football and rounders competitions.
Orienteering plans and resources created for whole school usage
New equipment bought to ensure high quality of P.E. lessons – new footballs, tennis balls, bean bags etc.
Termly newsletter updated parents on PASS activities taking place at school
Sports Funding Action Plan and Impact 2016-2017
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Please click to see our Autumn term Sports Funding Impact Report 2016-2017
Please click to see our Spring term Sports Funding Impact Report 2016-2017