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Sports Premium Funding

Last academic year (2015/16) St. Mary’s received £9,620 for PE funding. This money was spent on the following:

 

  • £1100 – Inflatable assault course for a start of year PE Day. All children were physically active and the day was used to inspire a love of learning through PE.

  • £1000 – New football goalposts for the playground – Improving the equipment and the area in which the children play on a daily basis.

  • £1500 – New equipment – Improving PE provision and the equipment which the children have the opportunity to use.

  • £400 – Golf Lessons – Pupil premium children received golf lessons paid for by the school – encouraging children to participate in a sport which can be exclusive due to financial reasons.

  • £600 – Tickets and transport to watch an international Netball fixture between England and Australia – inspiring a love of sport through attendance. Providing some children with their first experience of live sport.

  • £3200 – Sports specialist – Organised intra-academy events. Increased participation – all children involved in whole school events. CPD opportunities were provided for staff.

  • £500 - Prizes for PE Day events e.g. Indoor sports day, Euro 2016 inter-house tournament

  • £500 transport to fixtures – increased the number of level 2 or 3 events attended to 25.

  • £600 – Archery specialist – children were provided with lessons in Archery – opportunity to experience a new sport. The school went on to win the Newcastle Cup and a Year 4 child from our school won ‘Best at the event.’ (He had never tried Archery previously).

  • £100 – Shin pads and socks – purchased for children who didn’t own any/couldn’t afford to buy them prior to a sports fixture.

  • £100 – New PE kit for pupil premium children who required it.

  • All of the above helped raise standards and participation across the school. In recognition of this fact, St. Mary’s have been awarded with the Silver Kitemark award. This is awarded to schools who meet the necessary criteria in terms of provision and participation. More information regarding this is available under the ‘Silver Kitemark’ tab.

 

Achievements

 

As well as increasing participation across the whole school, it was also a great year in terms of results. This was no doubt helped by some of the coaching and specialist support paid for by the funding.

 

Events won:

 

 

  • Year 5/6 Football Cup – Area round (Boys)

  • Year 5/6 Football Cup – Area round (Girls)

  • Year 4 Intra-academy Football B team (Mixed)

  • Year 4 Archery (Mixed)

  • Year 5/6 Tri Golf (Mixed) - Newcastle Town Champions, 4th in the county

     

    Second Place:

  • Year 5/6 Table Tennis League (Mixed)

  • Year 5/6 Netball League (Mixed)

  • Year 5/6 Football League (Girls)

  • Year 4 Intra-academy Football A team (Mixed)

 

Proposed spending (£9,645) for 2016/17:

 

Action

Cost

Impact

Intra school events (Indoor sports day, Summer sports day, Maths/sport event).

Prizes and necessary equipment - £500

Children provided with more opportunities to take part in physical activity and compete together as a team/house.

Sports leader flash badges

£100

Provide children with the opportunity to lead PE within school.

New football kit

£200

Partially funded

Encouraging the children to take pride in representing their school and a team kit.

PE Kit

£300

Providing kit for those children who cannot afford it. Allowing them to participate as any other child would.

Improve playground facilities/equipment

£2000

Children able to use games at playtime and more visible netball, rounders, football markings.

Provide children with opportunities to experience non- mainstream sports (Archery, Golf)

 

Specialist coaches - £1000

A greater variety of sports and physical activities experienced by more children. School more competitive in competitions.

Provide opportunities for children from Y3/4 to compete in competitive events. Increase from 2 to 3.

(Rugby, Tennis and football)

 

Specialist coaches prior to event - £1000

A greater variety of sports and physical activities experienced by more children. School more competitive in competitions.

Increase number of after-school clubs available to children.

Funding for pupil premium children to attend - £500

Children to enjoy the sessions and be inspired to participate in school sports events.

Ensure staff have the opportunity for CPD

£1000

Raising standards through the development of staff and the provision they give to the children.

Minibus hire

£3000

More children able to attend a greater number of events – helping the school move towards ‘Gold Kitemark’ status.

 

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