PE and Sport Premium
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing new, substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. The money is only to be spent on sport and PE provision and is to benefit all children regardless of their sporting ability. St Luke’s will receive a total of £9600 for the academic year 2016/17.
What are we doing at St Luke’s?
All schools have the freedom on how to spend the sport funding they receive. At St Luke’s we recognise the contribution of PE and aim to develop a balanced programme offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in physical education and beyond. Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build self-esteem, team work and positive attitudes in P.E.
We aim to:
- Develop confidence, skills, knowledge and independence
- Pursue excellence, be proud of achievements and support development
- Promote fair play and respect
- Educate children to improve health and wellbeing
- Provide quality opportunities for children outside of school time
What will we do with the funding?
The priorities for the academic year 2016/17 have been:
- To enhance and continue the schools afterschool sports provision including the Hunslet Club partnership.
- To provide more staff training for teachers.
- To fund extra swimming sessions as well as offsetting current swimming lessons.
- To continue to fund current afterschool provision previously set up.
- To fund transport for PE provision.
- To buy PE equipment.
Impact of previous years funding
Having already received funding of £22,065 over the past 3 years, St Luke’s has enhanced the provision we provide. Having previously analyzed and evaluated the schools afterschool programme we have successfully tackled a number of gaps and concerns, as well as using the funding to buy equipment, increase the levels of participation in competitive sport, increasing the variety and diversity of the curriculum and by also using the funding to support PE which was already in place. So far we have:
- Increased female engagement in afterschool PE by funding specialist coaching specifically for girls.
- Increased the successes of the swimming schedule by funding extra afterschool swimming sessions for the under confident.
- Purchased new equipment to increase the variety of PE available to the children in school.
- Funded more opportunities for children to experience a wider variety of competitive sport.
- Funded opportunities for children to experience a wider diversity of sport.
- Funded all year round afterschool PE provision in partnership with The Hunslet Club.
The Sport Premium has increased participation across Key Stage 2, with extremely encouraging attendance at the Hunslet Club afterschool provision. Year 3/4 has an average attendance of 80% whereas in Year 5/6 the current attendance is 83%.
Sport Premium also contributes towards extra swimming sessions with 37/42 children of the previous year 6 able to swim 25 metres.
How can we use the extra sports funding to promote healthy lifestyles beyond school life?
The sports funding has allowed the school to employ professional coaches from The Hunslet Club with the specific aim of signposting our Key Stage two pupils to the extensive range of sporting opportunities available at their local sports club. To strengthen the links between the club and the school, we have arranged for several sessions to take place at the Hunslet Club rather than on school grounds. This has provided our children with the initial steps towards furthering their personal experience of sport in a wider context. As a result, 25 pupils are either currently engaged in or looking to take part in, further activities at the Hunslet Club in their own time (parental questionnaire survey July 2016).
What do the families feel about the extra PE provision provided by the Sports Funding?
“I think it’s been great to encourage the kids to be more active & have opportunities to try different things”
“I like the fact there are healthy lifestyle sessions included, ensures that exercise and health becomes part of their school work”
“Has certainly got them more interested in different sports”
“Keeps them active in a safe environment, they now attend the Hunslet Club 3 times a week”
“I think it’s a brilliant idea to keep the kids active and interested in sports, my son is now interested in joining the Hunslet Club for other sports”
“My daughter is more confident & it has increased her activity in and out of school”
“He has become fitter, healthier and improved his stamina”
“Definitely going to join the Hunslet Club”
“My daughter has had a chance to try such a variety of sports and it has boosted her confidence”
“My daughter has joined the Hunslet Club as a direct result of attending the after school sports club”
“It is really good for my daughter; she has started Gymnastics at the Hunslet Club now”
What do the children feel about the extra PE provision provided by the Sports Funding?
“I like the fact that we get to try new sports”
“It was great to go down the Hunslet Club and try out boxing”
“I’ve started attending different sessions at the Hunslet Club now”
“I like being with my friends”
“I’m glad we don’t just play football. I really like the Frisbee game”
“The coaches really help me”
Please watch our short video showing the extra PE sessions being enjoyed at St Luke’s.