Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools
All primary schools receive funding to improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer their children. At The Lanes Primary School, we recognise the contribution of P.E to the health and well-being of the children in our care. In addition, we are also aware of the research that indicates that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. To this end, we manage the funds received from central government prudently so that we can impact positively on children’s engagement and enjoyment in PE and sporting activities, and hopefully inspire them to get involved in sport and exercise outside of school.
We received around £9000 for the academic year 2017-18. Such is the importance of support for our children’s healthy lifestyles that further funding is available for the current year and beyond, in the form of the sugar tax, effectively doubling schools’ funding.
For the academic year 2016-17, the money was used to fund the following projects:
- Outside providers and specialists taught blocks of dance, gymnastics, tennis and badminton to classes of children from all year groups across Foundation & Key Stages 1 & 2.
- After school clubs run by outside providers were subsidised. These clubs included basketball, and netball.
- A specialist climbing wall was purchased.
- PE resources across both the Meadow Lane and Cator Lanes sites were upgraded or replaced.
- A whole school REAL PE INSET was delivered and essential resources purchased.
- Groups of children were involved in competitions and sports festivals during school time, including rowing, tri golf, tag rugby, indoor athletics, cricket, football, swimming and rounders. In some cases, tram tickets were purchased to transport children to the events.
- Staff were delighted with the quality of instruction given by the outside providers and noted children were more enthusiastic when a specialist delivered a session. They received in effect, excellent CPD, by watching coaches and taking ideas to improve their own delivery.
- A large number of children took part in competitive sports. As a school, we won the indoor rowing and cricket tournaments and did well in the other sports.
- The REAL PE INSET was very positively received by staff who immediately saw a philosophy which would inspire children of all abilities. REAL PE now takes 50% of children’s PE sessions and engagement has been considerably improved.
- More children attended after school clubs.
How will the increased premium be used for the 2018-2019 academic year?
- Each year group will continue to have specialist coaches deliver sessions throughout the year:
Year 2/3 will be taught Gymnastics by a coach from Born2Bounce in the Autumn and Spring terms.
Reception/Year 1 will be taught Gymnastics by Born2Bounce in the Summer term.
Year 4 and Year 6 – Tennis in the Summer Term, taught by coaches from Chilwell Tennis Club
Year 5 – Badminton, taught in Spring term, by Norman Jowlett.
- We have signed up for the Broxtowe Active Schools Service agreement. This two-year plan will provide a link between schools in the area and arrange more competitions and festivals for children. The plan will train playground leaders, give staff CPD and loan specialist equipment.
In the Autumn term, a squad of 40 children will be trained over a two hour period by Emma Dennis from Broxtowe schools as part of the package. Resources will be purchased for playground activities and the playground leaders will run them.
Emma will also run a weekly session aimed at getting the less active children in our school interested in sport and physical exercise.
- More resources will be purchased to support the delivery of REAL PE, including storage options.
- Each class will have a minimum of two Mile Run session per week. (Younger children will run shorter distances). To make the circuit attractive, motivational pictures will be located on the route. We are investigating whether a purpose built all weather mile run circuit could be purchased.
- The funding will be used to provide more options for playground games. We currently play football, with children keen to move from individual basketball play to team games. To this end, we will be purchasing 6 basketball hoops for use on the top playground so that 3 full games can take place. We will rotate that activity with football and hockey (using plastic sticks). Other activities being considered are table tennis and swing ball variants. In both cases, equipment will be purchased using the funding.
The impact of this funding will be measured in the quality of teaching and learning in PE, the number of children attending after school sports clubs, the number of children taking part in competitive sports, and increased teacher subject knowledge and confidence.