From 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding for primary schools to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sports. At Bedale we are committed to providing high quality physical education and aim to encourage all children to enjoy leading healthy and active lifestyles through our Physical Education.
We are currently using our Sports Premium funding to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school. On this page you can find out more about what we have spent the money on, focused around our three key aims:
- Raise standards in PE across the school through high quality teaching,
- Raise participation levels of pupils taking part in a competitive sporting activity or sports club.
- Improve behaviour through participation in sport.
2016-17 Sports Premium
In 2016/17 our sport premium is being used to:
- Develop and promote active play and lunchtimes through the contribution towards new outdoor play equipment. This will also contribute physical development skills in EYFS.
- Continue to upskill key stage two teachers in the delivery of PE lessons, including a new member of staff, and provide high quality PE lessons by working alongside sports teachers from Bedale High School when teaching PE. BHS PE. This will help ensure sustainability as sessions are not just led by staff from Bedale High School, but our staff are learning new skills to then use in our own setting and share with new members of staff.
- Revise resources for the effective delivery of PE lessons and for use in the delivery of clubs by buying quality materials for PE and sport. High quality materials and storage solutions are purchased to ensure long-term sustainability of resources.
- Continue to provide a range of sports clubs for children by paying for sports coaches or teaching assistants to run clubs to encourage participation in physical activity. Staff take part in, observe and work alongside sports coaches to help ensure sustainability of this improvement in PE quality.
- Continue to provide opportunities for participation in sports competitions by running intra-school and cluster sports competitions, increasing pupil’s participation in competitive sport against other schools and pooling funding with other schools to contribute to the running of competitive sports events and festivals. These opportunities are becoming part of the standard annual cycle of events, making them increasingly sustainable.
- Continue to provide new sporting opportunities for children, in particular less active children, through visits from outside sports coaches and specialist instructors.These opportunities are again becoming part of the standard annual cycle of events, making them increasingly sustainable.
In each academic year we have received an allocation of the following:
2015/16 Income: £9365
Upskill key stage two teachers by working alongside sports teachers from Bedale High School when teaching PE.
“I like getting to know the teachers who might teach us when we go to the high school.”
“There is other equipment to use like the nets in volleyball and basketball.”
“We are at a good advantage because when we go the high school we learn new skills that we can use in other sports.”
“Like going somewhere different to play sport. I like that we can practise the skills we have learnt when come back to school.”
“You focus on skills and learn the skills so you will be ready to play the sports.”
“I have brought back lots of ideas for my own PE teaching.”
“Team teaching works really well, I’ve learnt lots about delivering PE and the children get lots out of it.”
KS2 Parent questionnaires April 16
94% agreed that their child had enjoyed the sessions.
93% agreed that their child had learnt new skills.
94% believed that there was a good range of activities.
90% would like to see the sessions in the future.
Year 6 Pupil questionnaires April 16
100% of pupils enjoyed the sessions.
100% of pupils would like to see the sessions continue.
Over 95% of children thought the sessions helped them learn new skills, believed they had been encouraged to do their best and thought there was a good range of activities.
Develop lunchtime activities by funding sports coaches to run lunchtime clubs.
Year 3 and 4 children involved in lunchtime rugby sessions ran by a specialist coach during Autumn 2016.
This has contributed to a reduction in lunchtime behaviour incidents:
In Year 3: over a 50% reduction incidents from the first half term to the second half term in Autumn.
In Year 4: there were only 5 incidents throughout the whole Autumn term.
Also there has been significant reduction (over 75%) in incidents between Autumn 2014 and Autumn 2015.
Revise resources for the effective delivery of PE lessons and clubs.
Equipment purchased for the delivery of net/ wall games.
Purchase of dance/ gym resources for use in clubs.
Continue to provide a range of sports clubs for children by paying for sports coaches or teaching assistants to run clubs.
Four clubs run throughout Autumn term for years 1-6 children.
Karate club continued through Spring due to popularity in Autumn. Less clubs available in Spring due to space with building work.
Summer: Rounders, Year 3&4 Cricket, Year 5 & 6 Cricket, Archery and Karate club.
Continue to provide opportunities for participation in sports competitions.
Events attended so far:
Autumn: Football, Squash, Cluster Swimming.
Spring: Cluster Hockey Level 2 & Level 3, Girls Football, Netball, Cross Country (Level 2 &3),
Summer: KWIK Cricket Cluster, DRAX Cricket festival.
Quad Kids, Rounders.
Providing opportunities for children to take part in new sports.
Karate sessions for year 1/2 children throughout Spring term.
Karate parent questionnaire KS1:
100% agreed that their child had enjoyed the sessions and had learnt new skills. 95% believed their child was encouraged to do their best. 91% would like to see more sessions in the future.
Archery taster days ran at the beginning of July and Archery club ran in the second summer term.
In 2015/16 our sport premium was used to:
- Improve knowledge and confidence of key stage two teachers in the delivery of PE lessons by working alongside sports teachers from Bedale High School when teaching PE.
- Improve access to quality PE resources by using Bedale High School facilities. As well as the pupils gaining from PE lessons, this is building strong working relationships between the two schools and opening up opportunities such as working with the Sky Sports Living for Sport team on Friday 4th March.
- Develop lunchtime activities by funding sports coaches to run lunchtime clubs to encourage participation in physical activity (WRUFC Coaches during Autumn 2015)
- Revise resources for the effective delivery of PE lessons and for use in the delivery of clubs by buying quality materials for PE and sport.
- Continue to provide a range of sports clubs for children by paying for sports coaches or teaching assistants to run clubs to encourage participation in physical activity, including Mark Jobling from the Yorkshire Cricket Board.
- Raise the profile of sports through activities such as Chance to Shine's National Cricket Week (20th - 24th June 2016).
- Continue to provide opportunities for participation in sports competitions by running intra-school and cluster sports competitions, increasing pupil participation in competitive sport against other schools and pooling funding with other schools to contribute to the running of competitive sports events and festivals.
Previous funding has been spent on:
- Pooling of funding with other schools to contribute to the running of sports events and festivals.
- Hiring of specialist PE teachers and sport teachers to work alongside teachers in PE lessons.
- Supporting pupil participation in competitive sport against other schools.
- Sports coaches to run lunchtime/ after school clubs to encourage participation in physical activity.
- Encouraging active playground activities (new resources).
- Running sports competitions.
- Paying of professional development for teachers in PE (including pooling funding with other schools).
- Providing children with new physical education opportunities.
- Promoting a team ethos and raising the profile of competitive sports.
The impact of our spending in 2014-15 was:
- We have been able to use the funding to pay for a specialist dance teacher to work alongside staff to improve skills in the delivery of this area. This also gave children opportunities to receive dance lessons from specialist coach.
- Children have had increased access to competitive sport because we were able to use funding for transport and supply costs to take part in cluster events. In addition to other competitions attended in previous years, we were able to attend a quadkids event, an all girls football event and an all girls cricket event for the first time this year. Also sixty children were able to attend this year’s cluster cross country festival- a 50% increase in the number which attended last year’s event.
- We were able to increase children’s opportunities to attend a lunchtime sports club by using funding to employ a specialist sports coach to run a lunchtime club.
- We were able to purchase equipment for use at lunchtime so children were involved in playing active games.
- We were able to increase staff knowledge in the planning and delivery of PE lessons by funding the cost for a new teacher to attend a dance course.
- We were able to use the funding to pay for a specialist rugby coach to work alongside teachers and develop skills in the delivery of this area. Children were also provided with opportunities to receive rugby coaching from specialist coach.
- We were able to fund transport to a year three and four tennis festival to encourage less active children to take part in competitive sport, this is the first time we have taken part in this festival.
Please see the links below for a more detailed breakdown of spent funding from 2013.
For a detailed breakdown of Sports Premium spending, please see the document below:
This term 53% of key stage two children are taking part in one of our sports clubs! That’s over half of the children in years 3/4/5/6!
What an active school we are!
School Games Award
We have also been successful in applying for the School Games Silver Mark as part of our hard work in PE and we are currently planning towards our application for the Gold Award.
Click on the link here for more sporting news from our school.