From September 2013 all primary schools across England have received a share of the Government £150m pa Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium. The funding is ring-fenced and must be spent on improving the provision and quality of PE and sport in primary schools so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles.
Langford Village Primary School has received £9000 for the current academic year. £5000 of this funding has been spent on our annual affiliation to North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership (NOSSP). This affiliation gives access to regular expert advice from a secondary PE specialist, quality assured professional development training for teachers and teaching assistants, input and support from qualified sports coaches, access to regular sports competitions and festivals including national School Games competitions, support with the development and delivery of primary Change4Life sports clubs and evaluation tools to help measure and monitor progress and impact. NOSSP affiliation also provides automatic full primary membership to Youth Sport Trust and a range of additional benefits and support including the Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark.
The remaining £4000 of the PE and Sport Premium is being spent on providing qualified coaching staff (IGNITE) who deliver outdoor PE provision to Years 1 - 6. Ignite staff follow our Long Term Plan and work with school's Physical Education co-ordinator (Miss Fowler) to differentiate for SEN pupils. In addition to this we are also purchasing new sports equipment (benches for Gymnastics), additional coaching for NQT staff and those self-identified and subsidising transport costs to festivals.
The impact of the Sport Premium funding allowed the school to continue using P.E. and school sport to promote a positive impact upon our children's lives. Children's participation in curriculum P.E. and extra-curricular clubs is improving and they are always eager to learn new skills and games. Children recognise the importance of P.E. and School Sports and are always keen to take part in sporting activities. In a recent audit, our survey showed that children at the school are presented with great sporting opportunities. Pupils across the school have represented their year groups in competitions over the past year and a 35% improvement in participation in sports clubs. We feel this is a result of the enthusiasm shown by our staff and our supportive parents, and feel this helps promote good behaviour and good citizenship throughout our school. Through our affiliation to North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership, children have so far (last academic year) participated in a number of School Games competitions including mini-football, tag rugby, swimming, hockey, tennis, cross country, athletics, Strictly-Dance, netball and cricket! In addition to this, 3 teams were also entered into the Y6 Football leagues - an A Team, B team and a girls team! Through these activities children have been signposted to sporting clubs and events taking place within the community which were also publicised on the website. The children have also had opportunities to take part in a martial arts taster session during the Zone Day.
The Sports Premium has also allowed us to build on the children's leadership skills by giving them more opportunities to be young leaders; i.e. older children lead a dance zone on the playground, help with intra-school competitions and run their own school council. We have elected positions as House Captains who also coordinate and support the Level 1 competitions in the school on a termly basis. These skills are feeding into all areas of the curriculum P.E., where children enjoy sharing their skills with their peers. We celebrate all areas of the curriculum and as part of our celebration of sport we have a termly Sports Personality - their accomplishments and names have been displayed in the entrance area to the school and recorded on the school website (2016 - 2017 - currently not active but in archives). We recognise all individual and team performances throughout the year, we reward those who have adhered to the School Games Values and we allow children to showcase skills they learn in local clubs. Certificates are also given throughout the year for representing the school and the community clubs such as Bicester Junior Triathlon and Bicester Blue Fins, where we are always commended for our enthusiasm and sportsmanship. In the academic year 20016 - 2017, the school achieved the Bronze Award Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark 2017 for our current PE provision and outcomes.
A small amount of cash is used to support local clubs to bring their expertise into school for young people to engage in. By reducing the cost of hire for these clubs they are able to offer children, at school, extended opportunities which they may not otherwise be able to afford
Jemma Fowler September 2017