PE And Sports Premium

PE and Sports Premium

Sport and increased physical activity have long been recognised as important areas to promote through education and beyond. Physical activity and playing sports is beneficial for the health of individuals but also has the capacity to bring communities together. The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics created increased excitement about sport and inspired many to take up and participate in activities they had never tried before. The government recognised the importance of maintaining that interest and ensuring that the legacy of the Games continued, and so have invested millions of pounds into schools through the PE and Sport Premium. Since 2013 primary schools have been entitled to this funding in order to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

For more information about the PE and Sport Premium, please click here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

Physical development, which includes PE, swimming, MOVE and Sensory Processing work is vital to the children at Willow Dene. Through participation in PE, our children develop their motor skills and learn how to control their bodies in different and more refined ways, through personalised and engaging activities. They also acquire key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness. Our facilities are highly specialised and have been chosen to meet the wide variety of needs our children have. The PE and Sports Premium has meant that we are able to invest in specific areas we would like to develop as a school that will have long term effects on the health, well-being, learning and development of our children.

In order to assess the impact of the PE and Sports Premium we are able to reference pupil attainment using our Learning Journey assessment system, as well as through our Annual Reviews, MOVE assessments and discussions with staff and parents. We are then able to see if there are specific areas that children need to develop and if there are trends throughout the school.

Year 2019-20

How we plan to invest the money

The intended impact on the children’s PE and sport participation and attainment

Sustainability?

- To further develop access and involvement in sports within the community:

  •  Joining the Greenwich School Sport Partnership (Approx. £1000)
  • Membership of South London Special League Football (Approx. £200)

 

Children will have increased opportunities to participate in sporting activities outside school through involvement in community sports.

Children will develop their physical skills as well as their social communication when interacting with children and staff from other settings.

Relationships will be forged with different organisations that will enable us to share and have access to a wider range of equipment, settings and resources.

Staff will develop new skills and knowledge through new CPD opportunities and through taking part in more off-site activities.

- To further develop our personal fitness provision in order to provide targeted and more general fitness programs for children, families and staff:

  • Money towards our personal trainer (Approx £10,000)
  • Investment into new and more robust equipment for our gym at Oakmere Road (Approx £3,000
  • Playground gym equipment at Swingate Lane (Approx £1,000)

 

Children and their families will have access to targeted fitness intervention where appropriate and more general fitness provision within class.

Staff will have access to professional support for managing physical needs including back and shoulder pain.

Equipment will be longer lasting and fit for purpose to meet the demands of the children at Oakmere.

Children at Swingate will have access to equipment to improve fitness at playtimes and throughout the day.

Staff will work alongside the personal trainer in order to improve their own understanding of fitness and be able to support children in their programs even when the trainer is not there.

Knowledge and advice from the personal trainer will be disseminated through to the children, staff and families, involving everyone at different points and improving fitness and lifestyle for all.

Staff will be fitter and more able to manage and improve aches and pains.

Gym equipment will be robust and better quality to prevent damage and improve outcomes.

Equipment for the playground will be durable, fixed and robust.

- To improve the quality and efficiency of our equipment storage to ensure it is easy to access, space saving, and better protected from damage:

  • Storage solutions for large equipment to be safely stored out of the cupboard and into the large hall
  • Storage solutions within the PE cupboards to maximise space and allow staff to access equipment more easily and protect it better when putting it away
  • (Approx £1,500)

 

Equipment being stored in the large hall will enable all to see what we have and will free up space for us to invest in more equipment generally.

Ease of access will mean that staff are more able to take equipment out and more likely to put it back correctly to ensure equipment is not damaged, is stored safely and is easy to find. This will improve PE sessions as equipment will be easier to be used and will be in better condition.

Equipment will last for longer through quality storage solutions which make damage less likely and will improve usage of equipment.

Staff will be able to see and access the equipment we already have, and this will lead to an improvement children having maximum time to learn, rather than spending time storing equipment.

- To further build upon sustainable and durable equipment to use for exercise and sensory regulation throughout the day and for dedicated PE sessions:

  • Break out areas with integrated equipment to be introduced around the school, to support the sensory needs of some children and enable spontaneous exercise and movement breaks
  • To build up our dance resources in order to further put into practise the PDM work we have done on dance, Movement Works, the Compass Dance event and use the portable mirrors we have purchased
  • (Approx £1,000)

 

Children will have access to areas throughout the school that will enable them to regulate their sensory needs as and when they need to, particularly when transitioning.

Resources will be used to support the work we have already put in place, particularly around dance. This will lead to children and staff developing their skills in a range of physical movements, particularly dance.

Equipment purchased will be long lasting, durable and high quality. Break out areas around the school will be integrated into the corridors and will be particularly durable in order to be fit for purpose.

Resources purchased will be high quality and durable. They will be timetabled in order ensure they are well looked after and preserved for intended sessions.

Year 2018-19

We received £17,690 in sports premium funding.

How we invested the money

The impact on the children’s PE and sport participation and attainment

How it is sustainable

- We continued to invest in outside coaches to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of our staff to teach a range of activities.

 

  • £889 – Climbing wall staff training
  • £11,800 – Personal trainer to work with staff and children across both sites to improve fitness and well-being throughout the school
  • £1900 – Movement Works

Children developed their skills within a wider range of activities. Staff have become more skilled at using a wider variety of equipment and are trained in safety considerations for the climbing wall.

Staff have increased their knowledge and skills to share with each other and to develop the skills of the children.

 

Health and well-being has been improved throughout the school, in some cases, reducing absence in children and staff.

 

 

- We continued to invest in a wide range of accessible equipment to give all children and students access to a broader range of physical activities.

 

  • £1500 – Dance resources including free standing mirrors for Swingate Lane
  • £600 – Carousel Lying Board

 

Staff have the resources they need in order to deliver engaging, inspiring and individually appropriate lessons.

 

Children and students have a rich source of accessible, sustainable and durable equipment with which to explore a wider range of movements, activities and games.

 

- We have developed healthy habits through participation in daily training and external sporting events and tournaments

 

  • £200 – South of England Foundation Special League
  • Daily Mile – pedometers
  • £312 per year – 5-a-Day Fitness

 

Children and students have increased opportunities to take part in competitive sports both inside and outside school. This has enabled students to develop a sense of team work, build self-esteem and develop resilience. 

 

Healthy habits have become ingrained within the school day enabling children to become familiar with how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and self regulate.

Year 2017-18

We received £17,600 in sports premium funding.

How we invested the money

The impact on the children’s PE and sport participation and attainment

Was it sustainable?

- We continued to invest in outside coaches to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of our staff to teach a range of activities.

 

- £3,000 – Rebound Therapy Training

- £600 – Charlton Athletic Trust

- £500 – Climbing wall staff training

- £1,300 – Personal trainer for secondary school staff and children to access the gym

- £7000 - Movement Works

 

Children, students and staff have developed their skills in a wider range of sports and activities particularly in dance and football, through having training from outside coaches. The confidence of staff has increased in teaching these skills.

- Coaches have worked with a range of classes to ensure skills are disseminated throughout both schools.

- Staff knowledge and confidence has increased in these areas which they will then be able to share.

- We continued to invest in a wide range of accessible equipment for swimming, games, MOVE and sensory processing to give all children and students access to a broader range of physical activities.

 

Climbing

Swimming

Gym

Wider range of general sporting equipment

 

£4500

 

Children and students have continued to have a rich source of accessible, sustainable and durable equipment with which to explore a wide range of movements, activities and games.

 

Staff have increased resources in order to deliver engaging, inspiring and individually appropriate lessons.

 

- Durable and long lasting equipment was purchased, with appropriate storage to ensure it is accessible and well preserved.

- A wider range of resources purchased have meant that a wider range of activities are able to be taught.

 

- To inspire children through participation in sporting events and tournaments

 

- £500 South of England Foundation Special League

- £200 Sports tournament

 

Children and students have had increased opportunities to take part in competitive sports both inside and outside school. This has enable students to develop a sense of team work, build self-esteem and develop resilience. 

 

- Children and students have had increased opportunities to take part in competitive sports, increasing staff confidence and developing students experiences of sport in the wider community.