Sports Premium

Sport at Whitemoor

At Whitemoor Academy, we recognise the importance of health and fitness and ensure that every child in school receives a minimum of two hours of PE within curriculum time each week. In addition, we also offer after school and lunch time sport clubs.

Physical activity is promoted throughout the school day in many different ways from cross curricular outdoor learning to competing in events outside of school.

We actively encourage children to participate in sporting events in our locality through collaboration with the Aspire Academy Trust, through our involvement with the Mid Cornwall Sports Network as well as in collaboration with the schools in our cluster.

Children have many opportunities to take part in activities such as cross country, hockey, tag rugby, netball and football but we also aim to involve children in activities that our locality provides. These include beach safety, kayaking, surfing and coasteering.

Success and participation in sports both in and out of school are regularly celebrated in assemblies. We are proud of our pupils’ achievements and want the children and parents to be proud of also.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government provides funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools

Partnership

Whitemoor Academy is part of The Aspire Academy Trust. Through Aspire, we are able to offer our pupils a range of sporting opportunities including access to large competitive events.

Whitemoor Academy is also one of a cluster of schools that form the Brannel Cluster.  Meeting every half term we endeavour to share best practice and facilitate opportunities for KS1 and KS2 children to participate in competition and skills development.  

Alongside this, Whitemoor Academy are members of the Mid Cornwall Sports Network. This allows the children to compete in competitions and games across a wider area.  

Whitemoor has seen increasing success in competition, reflecting our improvement in all areas, and we are continuing to make this a school where pupils can engage in a wide variety of extracurricular sporting activities in every cohort. We intend to use the sport premium to accelerate this upward trend.  

 

 

 

Funding

Following on from the 2012 London Olympics, we have been allocated funds by the government to enable us to further improve the provision and standards of PE at the school. The funding has been provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is only to be spent on PE, working out to approximately £8,500 each year. 

 

Allocation School receives £8500 of sport premium funding for 2016/17

Actions

Budget/Expenditure

Impact

Membership to Mid Cornwall Sports    Network.

£300

Continued opportunity for competitive sport and upskilling of staff through CPD opportunities.

 

Curriculum resources including new PE planning app that can be used across  the school

£1600

Resources to improve quality of PE lessons.

Equipment to support sporting events and to raise the profile of sport in school

Resources and training to improve the quality of PE teaching in school and to ensure a consistent approach across both key stages.

Resources for play/lunch time

£300

Games painted on playground to engage pupils in taking part in fitness activities during their free time.

Mini bus training

£1500

Two further members of staff to be trained this year. This will enable us to take children to an increasingly diverse range of sporting and activity venues without incurring transport costs that usually inhibit activity. We will be able to take part fully in all competitions and festivals without relying on parents and carers to provide transport.

Subsidized sports kit for some staff members

£100

 

Teachers act as role models in uniform sportswear and are therefore more likely to lead by example in active lessons.

Hiring coaches to lead afterschool clubs

£1400

Every teacher in school already leads an afterschool club. This funding will allow us to offer further opportunities.

Additional swimming lessons in KS1 with professional coaching.

 

 

 

Transport costs and hire of sports facilities at local secondary school  

 

Training for P.E co-ordinator

              

 

£1500

 

 

 

 

£500

 

 

£1200

 

 

The majority of our pupils do not attend swimming lessons outside of school and therefore are not learning to swim until they are in KS2. KS1 swimming lessons will improve confidence and ability by the time pupils leave us in year 6.

 

 

 

As we are currently using our school hall as a classroom, access to areas such as gymnastics has been limited. The hiring of facilities at a local secondary school has allowed us to teach these subjects.

Level 5 PE training for Sports Co-ordinator will provide further upskilling for staff across the school and ensure that PE is being monitored and led effectively.

 

 

 

 

Impact to date – May 2017

  • Increased level of participation in sporting events and competitions with a significantly higher level of success. E.g. For the first year, we had upper KS2 pupils go through to the finals of the county cross country competition.

  • Higher percentage of pupils representing the school at events – KS1 21% and KS2 61%

  • Higher percentage of pupils attending after school clubs

  • Increased PE opportunities for pupils. E.g. trampolining at the local secondary school for year 3 and 4 was led by trained staff provided both CPD for our teachers but also led to increased engagement in pupils. This is evidence through pupil conferencing.

  • Successful KS1 swimming lessons has led to increased confidence in year 3 swimming this term. This is on going so impact will not be entirely evidenced until children participate swimming year on year.

  • PE co-ordinator has partially completed the Level 5 training. This is still on going.

 

Sustainability:

Staff CPD has taken place and resources have been purchased. For this reason, clubs will continue next year with the increased numbers at a reduced cost to the school budget.

Due to teachers completing mini-bus training, we are now less likely to need to book transport for events or rely on parent volunteers. We can therefore continue to enter a range of competitions.

There will be no need for transport to the local secondary school next year as our new classroom will be up and running and we will have our school hall reinstated. We envision that we will need to spend some of next year’s funding purchasing new resources and maintaining those resources in the hall that have not been used regularly over the last three years.

We should see the impact of KS1 swimming lessons over the next few years as the children move through KS2. We expect a much higher percentage of pupils swimming at least 25m by the end of KS2.

  

 

 

 

 

School received £8500 of sport premium funding for 2015/16

Our focus in 2015/2016 was on broadening the range of opportunities available for our children and the capacity of our staff to teach and lead sport at high level.

Actions

Budget/Expenditure

Impact

Membership to Mid Cornwall Sports Network.

£300

More opportunity for competitive sport and upskilling of staff through CPD opportunities was beneficial to all staff across the school. This will be continued next year.

Curriculum resources including resources for health education.

£1800

PE resources were improved and helped to raise the profile of sport in school. E.g. Tag rugby/running kit was a noticeable improvement when we entered tournaments throughout the year. This will need to be replenished in a few year’s time.

Resources and training to improve the quality of SRE in school ensured a consistent approach to the teaching of SRE.

Mini bus training

£1500

This enabled us to take children to an increasingly diverse range of sporting and activity venues without incurring transport costs that usually inhibit activity. We were able to take part fully in all competitions and festivals without relying on parents and carers to provide transport.

Two more members of staff to be trained next year.

Subsidized sports kit for some staff members

£200

Teachers act as role models in uniform sportswear and are therefore more likely to lead by example in active lessons.

All teachers now have sport kit – those members of staff who lead extra sport clubs may need a second kit next year. Some staff may also need different sizes.

 

Hiring coaches to lead afterschool clubs

£2000

Every teacher in school already led an afterschool club. This funding allowed us to offer further opportunities. This will continue next year at a slightly discounted rate.

Additional swimming lessons in KS1 with professional coaching.

£1500

KS1 swimming lessons improved confidence and ability. This will continue next year.