Sports Pupil Premium
Every school in England receives extra sports funding through Sports Pupil Premium.
At Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy, we use Sports Premium funding to ensure there is a well-established and thriving sports programme. This money is used to further enhance the quality and range of experiences pupils receive. We also use this money to improve professional development and confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We believe that this has a long lasting and positive effect on the future learning and physical development of children within our school.
In line with funding guidelines, Ellison Boulters will be joining a Sports Partnership of Primary and Secondary schools with a focus on increasing the quality and quantity of primary school sport.
The aim of this partnership will be:
- To provide an extensive range of professional development opportunities for staff;
A comprehensive programme of primary school sport specific courses is organised, aimed at supporting school staff to deliver high quality PE and sport. There will be a minimum of 6 courses arranged per year that include: gymnastics, dance, netball, athletics, quick sticks, lacrosse, football and teaching swimming (through the ASA). Cost: £1000 (Release time for staff to attend training.)
- To provide specialist sports coaching and staff mentoring;
In partnership with recommended Sports Coaching companies, qualified sports coaching will be offered to provide a comprehensive range of activities with local, dependable, qualified and CRB checked coaches, who will inspire pupils to continue in both the school and community setting. Additional Cost - £4585
- To co-ordinate a range of inter and intra-school competitions and sports events;
A competition calendar has been designed, offering many inter-school competition opportunities through the year. This also includes the opportunity to participate in Sainsbury’s School Games qualifier rounds. Cost: £1000 (Staff release time to allow children to be accompanied.)
- To organise a top-up swimming programme for non-swimmers;
Non and beginner swimmers in Y3 and Y4 will have a term of weekly additional swimming instruction in small groups. This will support school in ensuring that every pupil can swim 25 metres competently before the end of Key Stage 2. Additional Cost: £2120 (subsidise cost of swimming lessons).
- To ensure the expansion of school links to community sports providers
- Development of leadership opportunities and active playgrounds programme;
Staff to deliver a leadership course around active playgrounds to pupils. This type of leadership enhances pupils’ personal development and well-being. Additional Cost: £200 (Release time to allow children to be accompanied)
- To support monitoring, evaluating and evidence development;
Our Sports Premium Ambassador will be supported to articulate a clear vision for PE, set high expectations of staff and pupils and provide schemes of work if necessary. Additional Cost: £300 (Release time).
Total Budget £9200
Evaluating the impact
A base line assessment has taken place of the fitness levels of pupils, sport participation rates, and expertise and confidence of staff in the planning and delivery of PE. This will be evaluated on a yearly basis in July.
Increased expertise and confidence for staff in the planning and delivery of PE, judged through staff questionnaires.
Questionnaires monitoring participation in physical activity show raised rates of involvement for pupils. Increase in the amount of pupil led activities at lunchtimes.
Higher quality of physical education judged in lesson observations
P.E equipment is used more effectively and this is noted and judged through planning and observations.