Sport Premium

Sport Premium funding, also known as Olympic Legacy funding, for Physical Education and School Sport was announced by the government in March 2013. This ‘ring-fenced’ funding – only to be spent on PE and sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes,Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions.

MRP Sports Premium Grant (SPG) 2015-2016

For the school year 2015-2016, here at Milton Road Primary we will be receiving £9,800, which in accordance with DfE guidance, we will continue to channel directly into developing the provision of high quality Sports throughout the school. We have put together a plan that is based around the academic year September 2015 to July 2016. Below is a breakdown of how this year’s SPG funding will be spent:

  • £8000 is being spent on staff development with a specialist leader in Sports teaching, Lorna Adams from Chesterton Community College, who works in school every Thursday afternoon. The specialist will work alongside teachers to help them develop their own skills through planning support, delivery of lessons and assessment in aspects of indoor and outdoor PE and games, such as gymnastics, invasion and racket sports. This support will be across the whole school ensuring that the skills of teachers and quality of PE lessons in school are significantly enhanced.

  • £900 (equating to one day per half term) being spent on releasing the PE subject leader, Mary Williams, from teaching duties throughout the year in order to support and monitor in-school provision and also develop a wider network of competitive sports opportunities.

  • £500 reserved to buy high quality PE equipment and resources to enhance a broad, balanced and engaging PE curriculum.

  • £250 allocated to purchasing the PE Scheme of Work for Cambridgeshire schools, revised in line with the New National Curriculum.

  • £150 will be allocated towards subsidising specialist sports clubs in school that children may not otherwise have access to outside of school.

    The impact of this funding will be measured through:

  • pupil perception questionnaires measuring the interest of children in different areas of the PE curriculum;

  • direct feedback by teachers on the quality of support offered by the specialist;

  • feedback from the specialist teachers to the Head Teacher on the level of engagement by teachers;

  • the participation and success of our school teams in local, regional and national sporting competitions and events;

  • the increase in the number of children engaging in inter-school sporting activities; and

  • the number of children attending a sports club either in school or outside.

    Updated: 25th October 2015

How effective was SPG in 2014-2015

A very successful year with 11 members of teaching staff being supported. This support was in the format of a scheme of work being taught that the member of staff had identified. They were then asked to identify three key areas that they would like covering and together, we identified how I was going to meet these needs. At the end of the unit we evaluated the unit and whether the original requirements had been met. I am pleased to report that in 100% of the feedback sheets, staff felt that their needs had been fully met. Many staff reported that they now felt more confident about teaching the unit next time by themselves. They also reported that their subject knowledge had increased and many commented on how they now felt more able to use PE subject specific language. Following the unit one member of staff produced key word cards for the classroom wall so that the children were able to see the words and use them in some literacy work they were going to do around the evaluation of performance tasks that the children had been asked to do. Again, many staff made comments about how it had been very beneficial to see how a whole unit of work could be covered and how the progression throughout the unit allowed for pupil progress. Using an ipad was a very beneficial tool that allowed pupils to observe their own and others' performance. Across all year groups we began to look at how to identify strengths and areas for development within a performance. We also looked at how regular feedback needs to be given if it is to improve pupils' performance.

Teaching of invasion games was improved in the autumn term through the  introduction of grids being marked on the field. Being able to have access to ipads or similar would now massively enhance the opportunity for pupils to take their PE learning to the next level.' (End of Year report - July 2015)

Feedback from Julie Godfrey (Specialist Sports Coach, Chesterton Community College)

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