Sports Premium

Sports Premium Money Report

(October 2017)

Key Indicators for how we target our use of Sport Premium

  • Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school (Amount spent 20%of budget) Impact: There are sport clubs/opportunities for regular physical activity during school time and after school each day including opportunities to target the least active children by providing specific activities to cover a multitude of interests (e.g. running, extending school sports opportunities with local clubs such as Settle CC, North Ribb, Settle United, Keighley Cougars, Giggleswick School and holiday clubs.Physical activity is embedded into the school day through active playgrounds and active teaching of sport during dinner times and after school (see below)
  • Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement(Amount spent 15% of budget)Impact: We encourage pupils to take on leadership/ volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school - our ethos of work hard and play hard underpins our school philosophy.We will use a portion of Sports Premium to support health and well being and to support strategies for healthy eating, mental health and teaching key individual life skills such as resilience, perseverance, mindfulness, meditation and self discipline. All these key skills are crucial to high sporting performance and impact on whole school performance (see school data for summer results 2018 to determine the impact of these strategies on wider academic school performance).
  • Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport (Amount spent 20% of budget) Impact: Staff provided with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively including through the hire of qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils(Amount spent 15% of budget ) Impact: We have introduced new sports/ activities (Box Fit/Clubbercise/SAQ/Dinnertime football club) to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities (see below)
  • Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport (Amount spent 30% of budget ) Impact: We have entered and/or run more sport competitions than any other maintained primary school in the Craven area. We have been partners with other schools/clubs and organisations to run sports activities and clubs for local children and regularly represent our area in the School Games. We provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum with extra adult to pupil ratios during school sessions and supplementary extra lessons for those pupils in Year 6 who are at risk of not meeting government expectations

How much money have we received or are expecting for Sports Premium?

  • 2013/14 £5,697 Started Sept 2013
  • 2014/15 £8,193
  • 2015/16 £8,805
  • 2016/17 £8,803
  • 2017/18 £17,601

As can be seen below, our annual sporting spend tends to exceed the grants that have been provided to us, demonstrating the commitment of the school to this area. In order to supplement the information above we offer the following information for governor scrutiny.

What have been your priorities for spending this money and what has been the impact?

Continuing to meet the key criteria above and to raise standards in PE attainment across the school with high quality lessons and events both in and out of school working with partners such as staff from Settle College and other local primary schools and local sports clubs and sporting organisations such as the RFU and FA. Offering sporting opportunities to all pupils in a systematic and sustainable manner - encouraging positive competition and participation with a view to establishing a long term interest in personal health and fitness.

Impact: Settle Primary School has reorganised its PE sessions to offer greater breadth of sports coverage via a sports afternoon framework that operates for all classes from Year One upwards. The school has sought to increase the number of dinner and after school clubs available and has bought in expertise and where appropriate and offered staff training to increase skills and sustainability. The result is that children get to access a greater range of activities and clubs throughout the school both during lesson times and on a dinnertime and after school club basis - staff have benefited from working with expert coaches and sports specialist offering an element of sustainability for the future.

Spend: Approx £3,200 per year

Ensure that pupils who attend Settle Primary School have access to inter school competition in a range of sports in the North Craven Area that exceeds other local maintained primary schools.

Impact: There is a comprehensive inter school calendar for events shared by local primary schools. There are also supplementary sporting activities set up for: Rugby (Johnny Walker Festival/Keighley Cougar Tag and Contact Rugby Festivals), Judo (Schools League and Open Area Squad Training) and via our strong links with the Independent School Sector and local sporting clubs and organisations training and competitive events in the disciplines of hockey, football, netball, cricket, Judo and rounders. In 2017 children have had access to new box fit, SAQ and Clubbercise Children Clubs to increase sporting opportunities. The school was awarded the North Yorkshire Pupil Premium Award for this area in 2016 and was nominated for a Yorkshire Area Award. The Headteacher and school was the winner of the Yorkshire Spirit of Rugby Award and nominated for the RFU National Award 2017.

Settle Primary School provides considerable opportunities for pupils in sport – including boys and girls and pupils across Key Stage One and Two. These sporting fixtures give children something to look for and are extremely popular. The exciting activities provide the school with a behaviour management tool and serve as an aid to boy achievement in school. Opportunities exist for all pupils to participate in some way at some point throughout the year regardless of sporting ability (e.g. through the multi skills festival, mini Olympics, athletic festival etc.)

Spend: Approx £2000 per year - including money pooled into a cluster arrangement (approx £800 )to keep costs down

Target gaps in school provision and school based expertise – by utilising outside expertise, specialist coaching in school during PE sessions and staff training

Action: The school buys in additional coaching in order to make PE lessons more exciting and to raise the caliber of coaching. This year we will buy in coaching staff to strengthen rugby union (contact and tag), rugby league (contact and tag), cricket, netball, hockey, tennis and judo. Staff have been trained in specific skills (e.g. most teaching staff have a rugby coaching certificate , some having football, judo coaching, netball certificates etc.) During the year additional coaching certificates will be sought to raise the overall skill level of the staff for career development purposes rather than because there is an absence of knowledge – so that we can aim for the very highest sports coaching expertise from staff at Settle Primary School..

Impact: The majority of teaching staff at Settle Primary School are comfortable teaching PE and have a sports related coaching certificate. The pursuit of qualifications is to be more systematic so that there is a sufficient staff knowledge base in all key sports equating to long term sustainability.

Spend: Approx £4,500 per year

Develop traditional 'girl sports' in the school – traditionally the school has been driven by traditional boy sports such as rugby and football and though a very wide range of sports have been covered the traditional girl sports of hockey and netball have been somewhat overlooked due to a lack of inter school competition in the area and a lack of coverage in local schools. Buy in additional coaching expertise and or resources to ensure coverage of all girls sports and clubs.

Impact: Netball and Hockey achievement is as prominent as achievement in rugby and hockey. More girls are attracted to participating in sports – especially traditional girl orientated team sports. We contribute to facilitating girl interest in sports at Secondary Level by making it a part of their everyday experience and culture at Primary level.

Spend: Approx £600 per year

Integrate the disciplines and values of traditional martial arts sports more readily into the school curriculum – providing a focus for pupils who wish to develop as individuals as well as develop skills as part of a team.

Impact: We have a Judo Club at the school and now have partner schools operating their own club at Ingleton and Bentham. We have incorporated Judo into the curriculum with termly sessions that are free to all pupils and set up inter school competitive events of which we are currently School Champions in the Craven Area 2016 and 2017. We currently have three North West Area Judo Champions and five members of our school are in the North West Area Squad. We had 4 County Champions in 2016 and a British Champion and member of the England Squad Team. Pupils have competed across the country and in Europe (Sweden, Holland, Belgium and Ireland).

Spend: Approx £1000 per year

Maintain school participation rates in area and regional tournaments.

Impact: We have set aside funding to facilitate transport costs allowing us to compete throughout the region and attend fixtures and rounds beyond the area. Settle Primary school does well in primary school events, but many of these events take place a long way from school and transport is expensive. Funding allows our pupils to succeed at high level events such as the Yorkshire Games, Tag to Twickenham Competition (we recently had the honour of doing the curtain raiser for a six nations England v Wales International event), Yorkshire Cross Country Festival.

Spend: Approx £2000 per year

New resources to develop emerging sports: – badminton, hockey and netball equipment, rugby pads and posts for contact rugby and judo mat contribution.

Impact: the school has gradually invested in high quality equipment (including safety equipment) to deliver a range of sports to Settle Primary School that were not available to pupils pre: pupil premium initiative: Judo, hockey, netball, contact rugby, Badminton.

Spend: Approx £2000 per year

Challenges for 2017-18

  • Trial a new staff team from September 2017 to maintain successful provision in 2016-17 to assist in the delivery of sport throughout the school - offering an increase in dinnertime and after school club coverage and piloting new ways of delivering PE lessons in Y3-6 classes.
  • Introduce/maintain new clubs: Fitness Club, Boys and girls games sessions after school, Running, Box Fit , Clubbercise and Judo Club
  • Redirect/provide additional funds to target pupils mental health as well as physical health and well being. As well as sports provision and the physical aspect of sport there is also a huge mental element too and one challenge this year will be to look at opportunities for how sports premium may be complemented to the Creative Curriculum/Curriculum for Life Program in School, so as to impact more systematically on promoting the personal well being and mental health of pupils. Similarly our Creative Curriculum and Curriculum for Life planning will look closer at cooking and healthy eating with a view to all these elements being built into Sport Premium spend in 2018-19
  • Audit sports equipment and refresh resources as appropriate (purchasing new equipment to support new clubs such as Badminton)
  • Look at new cost effective ways to make transport costs more affordable.
  • Provide more opportunities for closer working with college students and strengthen transition opportunities for pupils in Year 6 and across the primary phase so that we have a structured program of sport delivery that encourages a range of opportunities lower down in the school and allows specialism opportunities in key sporting areas for pupils who would benefit from this.

Further information:

See below regarding swimming provision

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

School Performance 

  • Percentage of Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 95% 
  • Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 95%
  • Percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year 65%

School has used the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming and this activity is over and above the national curriculum requirements, providing higher teacher-pupil ratios to enhance personalisation of swimming teaching to meet individual needs.

Report written by Richard Wright

Headteacher/Sports Coordinator