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What is the Primary ‘Sport Premium’?

The new primary ‘sport premium’ funding for primary schools has been designed to help schools in a variety of ways. Some of the outcomes we hope to meet through the ‘sport premium’ funding are:

  • Increased opportunities for competitive sport.
  • Improved quality of teaching and learning in Primary Physical Education, including more dynamic exercise in lessons.
  • Improvements in the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including “increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances levels they are capable of.

St. Finian’s Use of the Sports Premium

1          Subscription to the West Berkshire School Sport Network Affiliation Package 2017-2018, Service level agreement (CORE) for Primary Schools, entitles us to:

  • A variety of different sports competitions: delivered and funded in at least 16 different sports
  • Continual Professional Development (CPD): on developing the PE Curriculum at St. Finian’s and for skills based courses in a variety of sports
  • Coaching: Volleyball, badminton, football and basketball.
  • Leadership Training: funded and delivered
    • Young Sport Ambassador Conference
    • Health Ambassador Conference
    • Gifted and Talented PE conference
    • Olympic Legacy and Values Conference
    • Inclusive/Paralympic Conference
  • TOP Up Swimming: financial support to any schools who have year 6 pupils who have not yet reached 25m

2          Employing, Mrs Stevens to work alongside class teachers when teaching PE across all phases of the school.

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  • Since the beginning of September 2013 we have participated in33 events funded by the Sports Premium.
  • We have participated a variety of different sports:
    • Football – girls, boys and mixed teams (KS1 and KS2)
    • Netball, (Years 3,4,5 and 6)
    • Basketball
    • Tag Rugby (Years 3,4,5 and 6)
    • 10 Pin Bowling, (KS1 and KS2)
    • Archery (KS1 and KS2)
    • Athletics,
    • Badminton, (KS1 and KS2)
    • Cross Country, (Years 3,4,5 and 6)
    • Rugby, (Years 3,4,5 and 6)
    • Orienteering
    • Chess
    • Gymnastics (Years 3,4,5 and 6)
    • Dance
    • Cycling – Bikeablility
    • Swimming
    • Hockey
  • We have hosted an Olympic Paralympic Swimmer for the day. The whole school enjoyed an assembly delivered by Graham Edmunds. In the morning Year 6 attended a teaching session – curriculum tasks based around science and English but using Olympics and values as tools for learning, and during the afternoon enjoyed a practical session, participating in four different sports – archery, boccia, seated volleyball, and  new age kurling.
  • Introduction of a termly “Inter House Team Sports Competition” across the school from Reception to Year 6. This was introduced by our Sports Ambassadors. The School Council and House Captains organised, mentored, coached and umpired on these events.
  • Every child in KS2 has been offered an opportunity to represent the school in at least one event. Only two children have yet to participant in at least one of the offered events.
  • Our fortunes have been mixed, but we have all been impressed by the children’s desire to improve and resilience in the face of defeat.
  • Our sporting highlight so far has been many – please see the school website and look at the photographs in the “School Gallery.”
  • We have seen an increase in afterschool sporting clubs hosted by the school. Children who have never previously attending have signed up to these clubs.
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The sports premium money is intended to have a positive impact at our school and according to the children it has.

Since the beginning of the academic year 2013-14 we have begun to systematically collect data that will eventually enable us to evaluate the school’s use of the new primary school sport funding. In particular we will be aiming to demonstrate:

  • increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
  • increase enjoyment levels of the pupils in sport
  • increase and success in competitive school sports
  • how much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become
  • growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
  • improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
  • links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills

greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health

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  • We have Sports Premium funded events already planned for the rest of this academic year covering a wide range of activities:  Athletics, Quad Kids, Tri Golf, Mini Tennis, Table Tennis, Kwik Cricket, Dodgeball, Rounders and Multi-skills,
  • A Gifted and talented event for Year 5 and 6.
  • “Change4Life” health and awareness course for selected children.
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