Sports Funding 2015 – 2016
We are using the funding to improve sport and physical activity for all. We work in collaboration with other schools and partnerships to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.
All children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools.
Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development in order that pupils continue to benefit from high quality PE teaching.
Children have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of adventurous sports, which are not available in the school environment.
How we will use the Sports Premium money in 2016-2017
Yearly membership of the EVSP (Eden Valley Sports Partnership) which gives us access to a wide range of sporting events and specialist teachers.(For further information you may wish to read the latest Partnership Newsletter )
Increase the amount of competitive sport in which our children can participate by
subsidising offsite swimming in order to ensure all children in years 2-6 participate in swimming activities in an environment which will stretch and challenge their swimming ability, (use of additional coaches to work alongside staff)
Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for short PE modules, which include areas such as multi-skills rugby, hockey, archery and athletics.
Fund Forest School training and resources (increasing healthy lifestyles)
Purchase equipment so children have access to the latest materials, PE sportswear
Subscribe to the online portal ‘cyber coach’ so children have access to high quality sports coaching indoors (the virtual dance instructor allows staff to choose from a wide selection of work-outs, tuition and dance classes.)
Release staff to attend training and further develop PE in Clifton school.
Measuring the Impact 2015-16
Between March 2015 – March 2016 we received £8315 of sports funding.
We evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels of which they are capable.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways.We look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school.
During 2015-16, examples of the impact of Sports Premium funding are as follows:
By being part of the School Sports Partnership has enabled us to take part in competitive sports with cluster schools. The majority of children in our school have been involved in at least one sporting event: these range from orienteering in KS2 to gymnastics and dance in KS1.
Staff worked alongside coaches to develop strategies in teaching areas such as games, athletics, orienteering or rugby which extends staff expertise in school.
We have ensured children have access to quality PE coaching in a nearby village hall, with new materials (such as mats), thereby ensuring provision is of a high standard and builds on prior expectations.
Run sports with our partnership schools, (for example in Y6 transition days / activities or in swimming galas).
Funded high quality sports kits for children to wear in tournaments, together with equipment such as sports ‘bibs’, tag rugby belts and containers.
We have also used additional funding sources for PE in Clifton by developing our playground (see Sports England bid), which has ensured that – coupled with increased staff expertise and confidence in skills – the funding has had a sustained impact on sport at Clifton.