Review of PE and Sport Premium
Primary School PE and Funding at Bovington Primary School
Funding continues to utilised by the school to maximise achievement in PE and sport. It is intended that the school will spend this funding on a number of strategies to increase children’s participation, enjoyment and success in sporting activities, as well as increase the sporting opportunities provided for the children.
In 2016-17 we again received £9,104 and the funding was been used to pay towards the sports coach to continue to work alongside the teaching staff to exemplify effective practice and because of his impact on the enjoyment, participation and attainment of pupils across the whole school. Funding was used to engage with the Purbeck School Sport Partnership once again. The evidence was, as reported by the children, was that the range of opportunities was fantastic and that they enjoyed all the events that were offered. However, after discussions with the Purbeck School they will be organising events aimed at all year groups, not just Upper Key Stage 2. This included events that were specifically targeted toward inclusivion and children that were sometimes reticent participants in sports. During the course of the year and through auditing it was felt that the impact of the Sports coach on developing teacher skill had reached its limit and that there was a danger of deskilling the teachers. The decision was taken to invest in training for the teaching staff and to share the delivery of PE between the class teacher and a HLTA as part of a curriculum carousel.
A Wellbeing Aspect curriculum team, led by a Middle Leader, was developed and within this the PE coordinator continued to oversee all PE in the school to ensure every child was receiving quality teaching in all areas of PE, not just games. We audited and checked that children were participating enthusiastically across all year groups. The PE lead was released to attend CPD opportunities, training and undertake observations of others and to support those who are not confident with teaching PE and the Head teacher and the PE lead attended a review conference for PE across the Purbeck schools in the summer term. Observations and assessment of PE in all Key Stages took place on a regular basis and pupil attainment and progress in PE was reported to parents. The PE lead developed the team of young Bronze Ambassadors to raise the profile of sport and healthy active lifestyles for the school and these children have played a significant part in developing more active lunchtimes.
In the Spring Term we took part in the biennial Sports Relief as well as other initiatives such as Race for Life. In the Summer Term there was a fantastic sports day that was run in the morning by the Bronze Ambassadors for the RY and KS1 children. The day enabled competition against personal best and friendly inter-house rival between the four house teams. There was also a cup for the Sports Boy of the Year and Sports Girl of the Year, which was given for outstanding performances on sports day and sporting achievements and contributions from over the course of the whole academic year.
In 2015-16 we received £9,378 and the funding was primarily used to employ a specialist sports coach to deliver the games curriculum to all classes within the school. The sports coach attended regular training sessions and courses alongside the PE co-ordinator as a member of the school staff. This meant that children were receiving high quality teaching from a subject specialist and teachers and teaching assistants were receiving practical CPD as they were required to support the coach. The other part of the funding was used to buy into the Purbeck School Sport Partnership which was a calendar of competitive inter-school events organised and run primarily by the Purbeck School and its students. This programme was mainly aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 to give them increased opportunities to experience competitive sport. These competitions occurred on a nearly weekly basis and a number were aimed at encouraging girls into sport, with festivals and competitions that were girls only. These were hugely popular as the girls weren’t embarrassed about being watched by boys and it is a pleasure to report that a large number of girls have continued sport since joining secondary school in September. This package also included CPD opportunities for school staff in a range of sports to increase subject knowledge across the school. At least one member of staff attended all of these development opportunities. As a recommendation from Ofsted’s ‘Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all’ document we attended a Young Bronze Ambassadors training course for the second year with a further 10 Key Stage 2 children, as it was found that ‘pupils’ achievement and enjoyment of school, including their personal development and well-being, were enhanced significantly by opportunities to train as junior sports leaders’. We now have 12 Young Bronze Ambassadors at our school, each of whom contributes to the teaching, organisation and leadership of PE.
It is evident that since the Primary School PE and Funding was first introduced the enjoyment and participation of children has increased across the whole school. This can be measured by the number of children now signing up for extra-curricular sports clubs as well as attending sports events outside of school time. The enthusiasm shown by children when they know they have PE that day is exceptional, and the enjoyment can be seen on their faces during every activity within the session.