Sport Premium

 

PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ CE VA Primary School and at least two, 1 hour sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum.  We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sport Premium) for physical education (PE), sport and physical activity to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at School, for two years.  

Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. 

IT IS EXPECTED THAT SCHOOLS WILL SEE AN IMPROVEMENT AGAINST THE FOLLOWING 5 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.

Throughout the 2016/2017 academic year, we will use the Sport Premium funding of £8 545, to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:

  • increasing the proportion of time that children spend being active each day through initiatives such as the Daily Mile;
  • engaging our least active pupils with the opportunity for regular physical activity;  
  • continue to add to the range of resources required for a comprehensive range of physical activities to be provided by our sports leaders;
  • providing after school sports clubs both at school and through our links with our school sports partnership;
  • developing our team of school games and sports leaders so that we are able to offer a wider range of physical activities during lunch and break times;
  • procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE, sport and physical activity;
  • using high quality sports coaches to deliver targeted professional development for teachers; 
  • updating and widening the range of sports and PE equipment we have in school;
  • funding for supply cover and transportation when sports events and festivals take place during the school day;
  • continuing to buy into ‘Active Schools’ to ensure access to high-quality training and guidance as well as supporting the development of city wide initiatives in Leeds;
  • using the funding to support regular involvement in sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages;
  • continuing to support midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes;
  • establishing, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs;
  • provide opportunities for all children to compete in their house groups, in addition to the school sports days.  

Throughout the 2015/2016 academic year, we used the Sport Premium funding of £8 545, to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:

  • increasing the proportion of time that children spend being active each day;
  • developing our team of school games and sports leaders so that we are able to offer a wider range of physical activities during lunch and break times;
  • purchasing resources required for a comprehensive range of physical activities to be provided by our sports leaders;
  • procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE, sport and physical activity;
  • using high quality sports coaches to deliver targeted professional development for teachers; 
  • funding for supply cover and transportation when sports events and festivals take place during the school day;
  • continuing to buy into ‘Active Schools’ to ensure access to high-quality training and guidance as well as supporting the development of city wide initiatives in Leeds;
  • updating and widening the range of sports and PE equipment we have in school;
  • using the funding to support regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages;
  • continuing to support midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes;
  • establishing, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs;
  • further developing and extending the school’s house system to further develop exciting inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages.

 By the end of 2015/16 the impact of Sports Premium funding on PE, school sport and active lifestyles was:

  • 62% of children were able to represent LEH at inter-school sports competitions.  Many of these competitions and festivals took pace during school time and sports premium funding was used to pay for supply cover for teachers leading the activities and transport to and from the events; 
  • 50% of children attended sports clubs at LEH.  these were either ran at school or as part of the 'come and try' sessions held at Wetherby High School.  (Children were able to access these sessions as a result of our membership of the Boston Spa Sports Partnership, which is paid for through Sport Premium funding.)
  • LEH was represented at the West Yorkshire School Games finals in both quicksticks hockey and cross country.  
  • improvements in teachers subject knowledge and ability to deliver high quality PE lessons.  
  • Our team of sports leaders provided a wider variety of activities that promote activity at lunch times. 
  • Class 2 won the skipping challenge competition against other local primary schools at Boston Spa High School;
  • 95% of children felt that working with a specialist sports coach had improved their skills;
  • 75% of children had attended an after school sports club at some point during the year

Throughout the 2014/2015 academic year, we used the Sport Premium funding of £8 545, to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:

  • procuring  quality-assured professional training  for our new PE Subject leader to ensure effective coordination and development of PE, sport and physical activity at LEH;
  • procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE, sport and physical activity;
  • providing supply cover for staff to access training provided through the Active Sports SLA;
  • employing specialist sports coaches to work alongside teachers to increase their subject knowledge and ability to deliver high quality PE - including football coaching for the whole school provided by LUFC;
  • purchasing technology that allows children to instantly review and evaluate their performance allowing them to improve their skills;
  • increase participation in intra and inter-school competition through releasing staff, membership of the local sports partnership and membership of the Youth Sports Trust;
  • continuing to buy into ‘Active Schools’ to ensure access to high-quality training and guidance as well as supporting the development of city wide initiatives in Leeds;
  • using the funding to support regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages;
  • supporting midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes;
  • establishing, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs;
  • improving the school’s house system to further develop exciting half-termly, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages.

By the end of 2014/15 the impact of Sports Premium funding on PE, school sport and active lifestyles was:

  • LEH achieved the Bronze Level Award on the School Games Mark;
  • 64% of children were able to represent LEH at inter-school sports competitions.  Many of these competitions and festivals took pace during school time and sports premium funding was used to pay for supply cover for teachers leading the activities and transport to and from the events; 
  • 100% of children took part in the LEH skipping challenge which continued throughout the spring term;
  • Classes 2 and 4 won their respective skipping challenge competitions against other local primary schools at Boston Spa High School;
  • All teachers received up-to-date training on what constitutes 'good PE teaching' from a leading member of the Active Schools team;
  • 95% of children felt that working with a specialist sports coach had improved their skills;
  • 75% of children had attended an after school sports club at some point during the year

In 2013/14 the Sport Premium was spent on:

  • subscribing to the Active Schools service-level agreement to ensure access to high quality training and guidance as well as supporting the development of city wide initiatives in Leeds;
  • supply cover to facilitate teachers accessing training provided by ‘Active schools’;
  • purchase of resources such as PE mats, netball posts, basketball nets, football kit, footballs etc and storage for items purchased, to ensure that good quality and sufficient resources were available to deliver high quality PE lessons for a range of sports and activities;
  • purchase of resources for use in sporting events such as sports days and ‘Le Petit Départ’;
  • purchase of schemes of work for dance, athletics, gymnastics and other sports to furnish teachers with ideas for PE lessons and ensure appropriate development of skills within units of work as well as progression through the school;
  • tag-rugby coaching provided by Leeds Rhinos.

In addition, classes had access to specialist sports coaches through the Family of Schools who supported the teaching of gymnastics, dance, basketball and tennis.

At the end of 2013/14 children gave positive feedback about PE in the summer term pupil questionnaire which indicates some of the impact of the use of the funding:

  • 95% of pupils responded that they enjoyed PE;
  • 100% of pupils considered that their skills had improved through working with a specialist sports coach;
  • 98% of pupils considered PE teaching was good;
  • and 69% of KS2 pupils had attended an after-school sports club at LEH, at some point during the year.