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Easton Garford Endowed CE School

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Sports Premium Statement

As part of the Olympic legacy, the Department of Education and the Department of Health have made £150 million available to all primary schools in the United Kingdom. This equates to a grant of £8000 per school, plus an additional £5 per pupil in key stages one and two.

The funding is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on improving the provision of physical education, school sport and healthy, active lifestyles. Suggested uses for the money include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

Initially planned as a two year scheme, it has recently been announced that the sports premium funding will continue until 2020.

Easton Garford School were allocated £8190 last academic year and £8190 again for this acdemic year.

Use of funds to date and proposed actions:

1.         Stevey T training educational model £3060

Eastern Garford Endowed School have bought into the Stevey T training educational model.  This will allow a part time member of staff PEO (physical education Officer) to support the school for approx. 130 hours across the academic year.

This member of staff will work closely with our PE Coordinator to develop high standards of delivery are offered by all teaching staff.  The aim this year is to provide in school support for these teachers to further embed outstanding Physical Education in the School.

Our PE Coordinator and physical education officer will track the delivery plan termly and assess and change accordingly. We will look to work alongside teachers on their delivery of Physical Education with a 7 week training programme for every TA to up skill them in PE and help with the suitability of Physical education. The use of the curriculum aware PEO will help to maintain Physical Education as a core subject in the school.

This has benefited the school/pupils by:

  • Taking admin work away from teachers to allow them to focus on curriculum delivery
  • Making the school better prepared for government inspection
  • Providing the baseline measurements for assessing the impact of the sports premium funding
  • Improving PE provision and preparing for the new national curriculum
  • Providing pupils with better PE and sport, therefore better opportunities to develop athletic, personal and social skills.
  • Providing a wider range of physical activity, allowing each child to find an activity for life and develop a broader range of skills
  • Increased motivation toward and ownership of learning

This will allow staff to:

  • Deliver a wide range of activities
  • Involve pupils in the decision making process
  • Access the best possible training
  • Become more confident in delivering and assessing PE
  • Create an environment in which healthy competition is used as a tool for learning and development

Throughout the year, the PEO will act as point of contact for all school staff that have any questions or support needs around any aspect of school sport and PE.

2. School Games Participation £700

Eastern Garford Endowed School bought into School Games Participation.  This gives access to school games competition and frameworks for the year.  Pupils will have the opportunity to compete in a range of sports, with the aim of qualifying for the county (level three) and then national (level four) School Games.  This buy in also includes a level one tournament to be run by a member of the hub schools PE teaching staff and key stage four young leaders.  This will model good practice to school staff, sports council and young leaders, and provide the blueprint from which future level one completion can be conducted.

3. Development planning

Following the announcement that the Sports Premium funding will continue through to 2020, we are working with our SPO to create a long term development plan for PE and school sport. Our overall aims are to provide the best possible provision for our pupils, both in and out of school, achieve our Gold School Games Kitemark and to be rated as outstanding in all areas of PE and sport.

It is essential to the schools continued development and commitment to physical education that the sports premium is used in a managed, sustainable manner.  Some schools have invested the grant fully in external providers or into facilities and resources, but are neglecting staff training.  The impact of this funding must be longer term, embedding enjoyment of physical activity and healthy living at the heart of everything we do.  We have invested in new assessment structures to measure the progress of our pupils accurately, and processes are in place to monitor participation in PE and extra-curricular sport/physical activity.  

Also this year we plan to build upon our sports premium provision by: 

Securing a lottery funded project (in collaboration with Funding Fitness) to provide change 4 life style playtime active skills programme for all our children, before and during school, provide weekly adult community keepfit classes and offer free Easter and Summer holiday clubs.