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.
For 2019-20 academic year we received £18883 sports premium funding.
Sports Premium impact is measured against five key indicators. Below is a summary of how this year’s sports premium has been used against each key indicator.
Please see the evidencing the impact of Sports Premium document below for more detail on how we have spent our funding. Please note this spending has only been used from September 2019 – March 2020 due to School Closures.
Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
- The purchase of resources for EYFS to support high quality physical development provision.
- Lunchtime clubs in place throughout each term including being ran by external sports specialists to encourage participation in physical activity.
- The purchase of equipment for use at lunchtimes to promote active play.
- The use of external sports specialists to work alongside staff in PE lessons to promote healthy lifestyles.
- The purchase of resources for use in the delivery of high quality PE lessons.
Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Providing a range of sports clubs during lunchtimes ran by specialist coaches.
- The promoting and celebrating of PE achievements and events in school.
- Swimming top up for key stage 2 children who have not yet met the national curriculum requirements. (Postponed until next year due to school closures)
Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Continue to develop key stage two teachers' skills in the delivery of PE lessons, including wider school staff, and provide high quality PE lessons by working alongside sports teachers from Bedale High School.
- PE lessons in school ran by sports specialists alongside key stage one teachers to allow teachers to gain skills in the teaching of basic movements.
- One off sessions ran by sports specialists which teachers can replicate in future years.
Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Sports clubs ran throughout the year including being ran by specialists to provide children with a range of sporting experiences.
- Sports specialists in school to deliver PE lessons alongside staff: Chinese dance specialist, Judo specialist and multi-skills specialist.
Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport
- Continue to provide opportunities for participation in sports competitions by contributing to the running of and attending cluster sports events.
What our Sports Premium funding has been used for:
- Continue to develop key stage two teachers' skills in the delivery of PE lessons, including wider school staff, and provide high quality PE lessons by working alongside sports teachers from Bedale High School. 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. We are also hoping this year we can continue our strong links with Bedale High School’s sports department to support our children who show a particular talent in sport.
- Provide opportunities for staff to observe each other in the delivery of PE lessons in order to share and build on good practice.
- 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, including the opportunities for less active children to take part.
- 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 part of the standard annual cycle of events, making them increasingly sustainable.
- Continue to provide new sporting opportunities for all 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.
- Help our school achieve the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award for the 2017/18 academic year.
School Games Award
We are delighted to be able to say that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year
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