Effective Use of PE Sports Premium Funding
For the academic year 2018/2019 Paddocks Primary School has received approximately £17,990 which we have used or will be using to improve our Physical Education and sport provision in the following ways:
- We contributed £2,580 of funding to our local network, the Forest Heath Schools Sports Partnership. Membership of this partnership allows us to participate in a wide variety of inter-school tournaments in the Newmarket and Mildenhall area. On average children from Paddocks take part in 10 matches per year from football to tennis and cricket. Membership also includes:
- Training for midday supervisors to help enhance sport activities during lunch breaks.
- Sport Leader training. A selection of Year Five and Six children undertake Sport Leader training. During the lunch hour these children, often gifted and talented, organise and lead small group activities for KS1. This is a position of great responsibility and Sports Leaders contribute to the maintenance of discipline and behaviour in addition to developing their own self-confidence and leadership skills.
- Four, six hour coaching sessions (24 hours in total), during which specialist, trained professional coaches work alongside both children and teachers. For the academic year 2018/10 coaches will be delivering, rugby, tennis, dodgeball and netball training across all year groups in KS2. Not only do these sessions offer the children a superb opportunity to develop their skills under the tutelage of a trained professional coach but teachers, working alongside the coaches, further develop their own curriculum knowledge and delivery practice.
- Balanceability for children in Year One.
- We fund Year Four children in swimming, organised by Suffolk Norse.
- We have paid for Bikeability training for children in Year Five.
- We used £6,480 (per annum) to fund a professional P.E coach via Premier Sport to cover one hour of P.E for each class in school. The same coach also works alongside children during the lunch hour.
- We employed a lunch time coach (via Premier Sport) for two days per week.
- We purchased additional resources and used a professional company to maintain the school’s gymnastics equipment.
- We can partly fund after school sport provision. The school offers three after school clubs via Premier Sport. Paddocks partly funds places for these clubs, reducing the costs for parents and ensuring that they are well attended. Pupil Premium budget is also used to fully fund places for disadvantaged children.
In the future we will spend the remaining funds on:
- Continue to provide qualified coaches to work alongside our teachers to provide quality first teaching in PE and Games lessons.
- Provide/purchase additional resources for break and lunchtime to enhance playground activities.
- Working towards earning the Gold School Games Mark in 2018/19.
- Ensure the monitoring and use of the new scheme of work.
Impact so far:
- A healthy participation in inter school sports competitions.
- In 2016/2017, Paddocks attended the U11 Football tournament, the U11 Hockey tournament, Sportshall Athletics, U10 Mini Soccer event, U11 Netball, Mini-Tennis and the Primary School Multi-Sports event.
- Year 5 and Year 6 children have been trained to become ‘Play Leaders’ which has raised the profile of PE around the school.
- Increase in after school club attendance from around 80% to 100% in all three clubs.
- Upskilled teacher’s subject knowledge and confidence with delivery of PE, through our involvement with Premier Sports’ coaches. This will help to ensure sustainable improvement for the future.
- Broader range of sports and activities offered to all children, through PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs and our Play Leader scheme.
- Increased number of children being chosen to represent Paddocks at the Forest Heath Gifted and Talented Workshop.
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Swimming at Paddocks Primary School is extremely important to us. As a life-saving skill we encourage all of our children to achieve the National expectation of 25m unaided swimming. Our current Cohort of 25 Year Six children (13 girls, 12 boys with 3 on the school’s SEND register), all achieved the gold swimming award at Newmarket Leisure Centre at the end of their time in Year Four.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Percentage of current Year Six children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters.
Percentage of our current Year Six cohort who can use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
Percentage of our current Year Six cohort who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.