PE and Sport Premium
PE and Sport Premium Funding & Purpose of the Grant
The PE and Sport premium is an additional amount of money received by primary schools that is ring-fenced to be spent on activities to improve physical education and sport in schools.
- Raise the attainment of pupils in PE by improving differentiation and raising the level of challenge
- Provide teaching staff with high quality coaching to improve their teaching
- Provide children with increased opportunity to take part in competitive sporting activities both within school (intra-school competition) and within the local area (inter-school competition).
Allocation and expenditure of the sports premium
For the academic year 2018/2019 the school received £10,185.
Sports Premium is spent in the following way:
A specialist PE trained and experienced teacher (Mrs Billington) is employed one day a week to work alongside the school’s teachers to plan, execute and review PE teaching.
An overview of how Three Bridges is using the grant to improve PE and sport provision
Overall approaches to effective practice
Three Bridges has continued to build upon our aim of developing the rigour and quality of our PE provision. We achieved Bronze School Sports Mark award for the year 2014-15 and Gold for 2015-16, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, which recognises and celebrates the work that we have put into improving PE and sport at the school. KS1 provision achieved Platinum Award for 2017-2018 and Platinum Plus for 2018-2019. We are very proud!
This year we continue to employ our locality PE specialist, Mrs. Billington, to support our teachers in the planning and delivery of high quality school curriculum PE. This team-teaching approach is focussed on areas that they need to develop.
In addition to the structure of lessons and effective use of equipment, support will be used to develop differentiation and assessment. The current intended outcomes are:
- Improved teacher knowledge and understanding.
- More accurate assessment (AfL) within PE and use of this to inform further teaching.
- Selection and application of relevant differentiated activities.
- Increase in challenge for more able pupils.
- Increase in teacher confidence and understanding of safety.
- Increase in activity levels within lessons.
- Improvement in fitness and skill levels for all pupils.
The school develops action plans to ensure high quality provision is sustained and embedded for future years.
Creating sustainable provision
The funding is supporting professional development for teachers. As PE is not used to cover time out of class, the teachers at Three Bridges work alongside our specialist PE teacher. The aim of this process is to develop each teacher to a high standard through a coaching plan.
Emphasis on inter-school/intra-school competition
All pupils take part in intra-school (level 1) competitions as a part of curriculum PE lessons. These are differentiated class competitions at the end of a unit of work which help raise the level of challenge in our school sport. It has also been used to identify children to go forward to represent the school in inter-school (level 2) competitions in a range of areas, from netball to athletics for A-D teams. During 2016-2017, children from Three Bridges went forward to compete at County level (level 3) competitions in both Hockey, Netball and Football. In addition to this, all KS2 children travel to, or welcome another primary school, as a year group and play ability grouped competitions. All children n both KS1 & 2 are given the opportunity to represent the school in an inter-school (level 2) competition.
Each year, there are School Sports days. Every child competes in a variety of track and field activities against other teams (based on team colours) in the school.
Links to local clubs
A list of local clubs and contact details has been put on the school website and at the end of each unit of work pupils are given further information about joining local clubs; gifted and talented pupils in each area are given letters about training times / days and costs.
Wider role of School Sport
Pupils in Year 5 are trained as ‘Play Leaders’ in the Autumn term to support younger children to play games at break time and develop their skills as young leaders. Y5 pupils are then encouraged to take up a role as Play Leaders later in the year.
Year 6 pupils support and run KS1 and EYFS Sports Day, modelling and running the activities, and guiding their younger peers.
Upper KS2 children are chosen to be a part of the Sports Crew who discuss their ideas in order to work towards improving PE within the school. The Sports Crew are reselected in January.
Evidence of impact
We have a range of evidence that is used to assess the impact of the actions taken to improve PE teaching. These include:
- Teacher practice audits before support from specialist teacher and repeat questionnaire afterwards.
- Anecdotal evidence from teachers about the increase in fitness and stamina of pupils.
- Records that measure the number of children who take part in extra-curricular sporting activities.
- Improvement in attainment of children in inter-school competitions.
Teachers are audited regularly to find out how their PE teaching practice is progressing.