Primary Schools PE and Sports Funding
Please see our Sports Premium Strategy for this school year (Click the link below)
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers.
Aims for School Sport and PE with the 2015/2016 Sports Premium funding:
Funding for 2015/16 = £5620
This year we will continue working alongside Sports Development to provide our teachers with ongoing training for teaching PE and using their coaches to deliver high quality extra-curricular provision, encouraging children to enjoy and participate in a range of different sports and disciplines.
Mr Cookson will continue to work with children at lunchtimes on various sports and activities, encouraging participation and enjoyment for all.
We have also planned whole school activities for National School Sports Week, focusing on the Olympic and Paralympic values to show that being active can be fun.
We will continue to host and attend half termly PE Cluster meetings with other local primary schools to discuss and address current issue and organize local intra and inter competitions.
We aim to continue to enter as many cluster and borough competitions as possible so the funding will help us to provide transport and to release our PE leader
We aim to achieve the 2016/2017 Sainsburys Gold Kite Mark Award
We aim to maintain high percentages of children attending extracurricular activities
To continue to increase participation and success, our PE leader has begun planning for upcoming competitions and leagues, giving children something to practice for and aim towards over the academic year.
Sports Premium Update Spring 2016
We are continuing to work alongside Sports Development to provide our teachers with ongoing training for teaching Gymnastics and Dance and using their coaches to deliver extra-curricular provision. This term Classes 1, 2 and 3 have had support with delivering Gymnastics and Dance.
Lewis Gledhill, our new Midday Supervisor will soon be working with the children at lunchtimes on various sports and activities, encouraging participation and enjoyment for all.
A group of Year 5 children have undertaken the Sports Leaders training program and are using the MUGA at lunchtimes to deliver activities to the younger children.
Class 3 has participated in Tri-golf and Boccia intra-competitions delivered by Rick Fox, the Saddleworth Cluster School Games Organiser.
Huddersfield Giants have been working with Class 3 over a 5 week period to deliver Tag-Rugby coaching. We received some ‘match quality’ rugby balls for taking part and will take part in an inter-schools competition at Saddleworth Rangers before the end of the year.
On the 9th February, we hosted a PE Cluster meeting with other local primary schools to discuss and address current issue and organize local intra and inter competitions. Since the last meeting in December, we have taken part in a Girls’ Football competition where we earned a respectable 2nd place. The Tag-Rugby competition arranged for the 2nd February had to be postponed due to poor pitch conditions. This has now been re-arranged for the 22nd March.
The purchase of new kits have increased children’s desire to compete in Level 2 competitions.
We have successfully maintained high percentages of participation in school PE and sport. Percentages of children in Key Stage 1 and 2 participating in extra-curricular activity in so far this year is so far averaging out at 70% (not taking competitions and leagues into account).
In December we celebrated another Sainsbury’s Gold Mark Award for pupil participation in PE and extra-curricular sport. We were one of 71 schools (Primary and Secondary) across Oldham to receive this award.
Funding for 2014/15 = £8465
This year we will continue working alongside Sports Development to provide our teachers with ongoing training and using their coaches to deliver high quality extra-curricular provision including a range of sports which encourage children to be active.
We have also planned whole school activities for Sports week to show that being active can be fun.
We aim to continue to enter as many competitions as possible so the funding will help us to provide transport and to release our PE leader.
We will audit our resources and ensure we have the right equipment to help us ensure good quality PE is sustainable over the coming years.
We have audited our resources and ensured we have the right equipment to foster good quality PE.
We have purchased a number of new sports kits, aiming to encourage children to compete for school in a range of different sports.
Funding for 2013/14 = £5151
This funding was spent mostly on providing training for our teachers. We wanted to make them more confident in their delivery of PE and ensure that provision across school is consistently as good as possible. We employed specialists to work with our teachers on our curriculum and on delivering high quality lessons especially in gymnastics and dance as these are areas in which our teachers were not as confident.
If our teachers were going to be more ambitious in their teaching of gymnastics, we needed to ensure children were safe so invested in good quality mats and wedges.
Our teachers had a half day of gymnastics training so this money enabled us to pay for supply cover for the day as well as enabling us to release staff and provide transport to take children to competitions such as the Greater Manchester Winter Games, in which we are representing Oldham in the swimming.
Since the beginning of the funding we have been able to encourage more children to be active on a more regular basis. We carried out a questionnaire with children which showed us that our older children are very active, partaking of several hours of activity each week outside of PE lessons.
We feel that the planned use of PE and sport funding will be extremely effective in improving and sustaining high quality PE and sports provision in our school.
• The School has represented Oldham in the Greater Manchester School games from a number of Sports (See Sporting Celebrations section of the website).
• Pupil engagement and enthusiasm is exceptionally high.
• Pupils are competing for school on Saturday and Sundays at Cross-Country championships and Cricket Competitions.
• Our PE leader has made links with LGFG sports team coaches and organisers, supporting the team selection and recruitment process.
• Sport has been promoted beyond this school – for example this year the Lydgate, Grasscroft, Friezland and Grotton Saddlworth Olympics Team were highly successful with children from Friezland winning more medals than before in a wide range of sports and disciplines across the age groups.
• Links with other sporting organisations and clubs have been developed and strengthened
• Pupil and parent participation on Sports Day is the best it has been. Children participated and competed in a range of sports and disciplines in a non-competitive and competitive format across a whole day. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic values were focussed on and personified by every child in school!
• To improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision through well planned and differentiated lessons.
• To increase participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels they are capable of through our partnership work.
• To create a detailed skills progression, providing short and long term targets and producing a comprehensive PE development plan.
• Staff with little sporting expertise feel more confident in delivering lessons.
• The range of extracurricular activity has increased.
• Extracurricular uptake has remained at near 100% of pupils in KS2 significant uptake in KS1.
• For the second academic year in a row, Friezland have achieved the Gold Mark for school sport and competition.
• Standards continue to rise – by example, the school’s success at cluster, borough competition and regional competition. (See Sporting Celebrations section of the website)
We have a clear action plan in place:
• we have employed highly skilled PE specialists to work alongside our staff at school to increase subject knowledge and confidence.
• we have carried out an audit of the sports our children do outside the school day.
• we are auditing our current strengths and areas for development.
• we take part in sports events within our cluster and beyond.
• Parental feedback and support is highly positive