How we used the Sports Funding - 2013- 2014
As a school we sent out questionnaires to KS1 and KS2 asking what sports they enjoyed, what they wanted to improve on and what they would like to try. Using the information from the questionnaires we set up a timetable of events, sporting activities and clubs for the year. Before the interventions, each child completed a questionnaire covering their strengths, weaknesses and areas they would like to improve for a particular sport. This enabled us to tailor interventions to support the needs of all children involved. At the end of the interventions, we again sent out questionnaires to measure the impact and effectiveness of the activities implemented.
This academic year each practitioner has completed a detailed baseline for the PE skills of the children in their class. This enabled us to track progress in each area, measuring the impact of the interventions. We have also completed an audit of our own skills, so that we can provide additional professional development opportunities for our staff. This will ensure staff can continue to provide a high level of specialist support in PE once the funding has ceased.
Below is a list of possible uses for the funding that the Government have suggested. We have highlighted the bullet points that we have used and provided a timetable of events for the year. Our aim is to’ provide opportunities for pupils to engage in competitive sports and activities and help pupils to lead healthy and active lifestyles’ National Curriculum 2013, whilst also meeting the needs and interests of the children through a range of new and exciting activities.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
· hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
· supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
· paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
· providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
· running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
· buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
· providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
· pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Planned Interventions at Morpeth All Saints
Through Franki Clark and Northumberland County Council we have bought into five festivals and
Year 4 - football, Autumn 1
Year 3/ 4 – tri golf, Spring 1
Year 4 – tennis, Spring 2
Year 3/4 – tag rugby
Year 1 – multi skills, Summer 2
We have also invested in training for staff in:
Gymnastics – Autumn 1
Dance – Autumn 2
Games – Spring 2
Newcastle Community Football Club
Autumn 1 - 6 weeks, reception, year 3 & 4 football
Autumn 2 - 6 weeks tag rugby and multi skills, reception, year one and a lunch time club for year 2.
Spring 1 - 6 weeks, year 3 & 4 tri golf
Spring 2 - 6 weeks, year 3 & 4 tennis
Summer 1 – 6 weeks of football for reception, year one and a lunch time club for year 2.
Summer 2 - 7 weeks, year 3 & 4 tag rugby
With each session two coaches are sent to provide team teaching opportunities and professional development for each member of staff. Session plans are also provided, so we can build up a resource bank in school.
Yoga – Year 1 and 2
6 weeks’ intervention in autumn 2.
Street Dancing – EYFS and KS1
Two full days for nursery, reception and KS1.
Parents were invited to join in with nursery sessions and a performance for whole school and parents. Due to the success of street dancing, there are plans to extend this to an after school club.
Skipping School – Whole School
One full day. Purchasing skipping ropes from Skipping School. CPD training for an hour after school for all staff and the provider will also leave planning, so we can implement the activities long term. To consolidate and extend the skills from the Skipping School, we plan to run a sponsored skipping event through the British Heart Foundation.
EYFS – Playground Markings
Linked to children’s interests in nursery and reception we have ordered: a road track, garage, parking bays, pedestrian crossing and stop signs. We are also planning to develop nurseries outside area to scaffold the development of the children’s gross motor skills.
After School Clubs
The same company we have for football interventions in school has also started running a football club afterschool. It has been such a success parents have requested for the club to continue. They are going to run all year round, next term it will be multi skills.
Football School – will run in June 2014 half term, it will be open to all year groups and last for four days.
Hula Hooping - every Monday night after school.
Karate – continues on a Thursday night after school.
There is still more! We plan to work with Navigate Northumberland to run the Young Navigators Award for year 3 and 4 pupils and organise whole school walking days, watch this space! Year one are also hoping to go rock climbing as this was the sport they all really wanted to try.
If you have any questions about our PE programme or would like to get involved, please ask!