Sports Premium

Our Vision is that ALL pupils leaving Barton Church of England Primary school will be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.  Each year, every child in our school will be given the opportunity to represent the school in a sports event or competition. 

Objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools against these five key indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

 

During the year 2016 - 2017 Barton Church of England Primary School received a sports grant of £8243. This continues to have a positive impact in school. Including:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

The Wider Impact of sports funding includes:

The raised profile and uptake of sport in school is beginning to be seen to have positive benefits on pupils beyond the narrow realm of PE. Children are learning vital life / key skills such as resilience, teamwork, communication and compromise through their PE. We have also worked PE and sports into our Christian ethos and the children’s Spiritual and Social development through the introduction of awards and certificates for sportsmanship presented in Collective Worship. Children are increasingly gaining confidence through participating in sports, and this helps in a classroom environment and in their learning. Teachers draw on children’s positive experiences of sport and PE to build on in lessons. Cross curricular links are also made in sport (e.g. Maths – measuring distances / Science – understanding cardio-vascular development / Music – through dance etc.), further raising standards in these subjects.

The website contains a detailed breakdown of the spending of this money, along with an impact statement and photographs celebrating the children’s participation and achievements in sporting events within the wider community of cluster schools.

  • The Richmond SLA has continued to provide more targeted support this year. A staff skills audit was conducted and staff felt the areas they were least confident to teach were dance and gymnastics.  We have accessed trained PE and dance teachers to teach a unit on each of these areas and teachers have observed practice and discussed this with these teachers (including an Outstanding Secondary PE Specialist) in order to build their own capacity and skills.
  • Pupils have continued to be able to access inter-school competitions this year, including:
    • Football tournaments
    • KS2 Sports Hall Athletics
    • Quick Sticks Hockey
    • Tag Rugby
    • Y3/4 cricket
    • Y5/6 cricket
    • KS2 cross country – where 100% of out KS2 children took part.
    • Y3/4 tennis
    • Y5/6 tennis
    • KS1 Quad Kids athletics

 The funding has also enabled the children to access a wider variety of sport, including competitive and non-competitive: termly Skip2Bfit sessions, Chance to Shine Cricket coaching by Mark Jobling, a Judo Taster sessions and football and dodgeball coaching by Middlesbrough Football Club. 

Taking part in sport in our school is inspiring our children to take part in sport after school and in the local community. After taking part in judo sessions in school, five children in our school are now taking part in Judo sessions out of school.  After out Chance to Shine cricket sessions, at least two children have joined this scheme out of school. 

A sports questionnaire revealed that the children wanted to take part in a dodgeball club, table tennis club and football clubs.  Teachers and TA’s continue to give up their time to run lunchtime and after school clubs. Clubs run by school staff include: football, netball, dodgeball, tennis, Skip2Bfit, dance and running club. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their continued hard work and dedication to providing enriching sporting experiences for our children.  

The funding has also been used for transport to these events which might not otherwise have been available to the children. 

In March 2017 Simon Martin, the Sports Premium Governor and the Headteacher monitored sports premium spending and agreed that is was being used effectively.  The Sports Premium Governor agreed that we are now getting far better value for money with the new plan, that children are taking part in a wider variety and range of activities and events within the cluster and they are meeting lots of new children from other schools which is preparing them for the next stage in their education and that they are learning new skills. 

 

For a detailed breakdown of spending during the 2016-2017 academic year, please see the link below:

Funding Allocation - Academic Year 2016-2017

During the year 2015 - 2016 Barton Church of England Primary School received a sports grant of £8280.