Sports Premium

2013 – 2014

Following the London Olympics 2012, the Government released funds (Sports Premium) to schools to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sports provision. Schools can choose how to spend the money but should aim to increase the participation of pupils in sport and encourage them to develop healthy lifestyles.

Our school received £9,190 for the academic year 2013-2014

The money was used to run a ten week course in the Summer term for each Year 4 and Year 5 class which focused on healthy lifestyles and taster sessions for a variety of sports. It is planned that Year 3 (Y4 September 2014) would participate in the sessions in the Autumn term. 2014.

A running club was a new club offered in the academic year, 2013-2014 which provided 90 places across the year and was led by enthusiastic parents! Many children surprised themselves and really enjoyed the opportunity. The school was very successful in local cross country championships; they won the Catholic Schools’ Country Championships!

The number of pupils taking part in extra curricular sporting activities across the academic year, 2013-2014 increased; 84 pupils participated in sports in school often in more than one activity (51 girls, 37 boys, 6 PPG and 9 SEN/D). Many pupils participate in sports outside of school too, some playing at County level.

The school is working in partnership with Nicholas Breakspear School – use of astro- turf pitch for all home football fixtures for both boys and girls matches.

It is anticipated that the school will receive £9,000+ during the academic year 2014-2015. The school has employed a sports coach for this year to promote outdoor sport and encourage increased participation in sports clubs. The school plans to continue introducing new sports clubs to give as many opportunities as possible to all children to enjoy being active.

Sports Premium 2014 – 2015

The school received £8220 in Sports Premium for the academic year 2014 -15. The money was used to employ a sports coach to develop and improve the teaching of PE through the school. The children’s understanding and application of strategy and different skills, across a range of sports, meant that they developed their confidence and enjoyment of sport. This was evidenced through the high level of participation of a number of clubs that took place before and after school.

They included:

  • Girls and Boys football Clubs
  • Netball Club
  • Running Club
  • Summer Sports Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Golf Club
  • Dodgeball and Basketball Club
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Street Dance Club

The boys football club secured a third place finish in the St Albans City Cup; the Girls Netball Team were joint winners of their local league; the cross country team managed to place highly in a very competitive league of runners and competed well in the Catholic Schools Cross Country Championships; the school was represented at District Sports and produced 1st place in the Boys’ 100m Year 5 – 2nd place in the Girls’ Throwing event – 1st Place in the Girls’ and Boys’ Shuttle Relays for Yr 3/4 and managed to be represented in a number of other running finals.

The school Fencing team took place and competed admirably against a strong field in a local tournament. Many of the fencers went on to establish themselves in a local club and have taken part in a number of tournaments and have even won one of them. The school has built strong links with a local community club which will continue.

Some of the Sports Premium money was used to fund a Skipping Workshop and the purchase of skipping resources for the children to use at different times of the day. Skipping has proved to increase fitness levels and coordination and offers a good sense of fun and enjoyment. It continues to be popular with children across the school. Skipping is still used in PE lessons to help children with coordination and to raise self – esteem.

PE Premium 2015/16

The school was allocated £9800 for the academic Year 2015 -2016. The money has been spent to purchase the following items:

Item Cost in £
X 2 Basketball Hoops 200
X 1 Netball Kit 200
X3 Table Tennis Tables 1200
Knight Armour School Pack of Table Tennis Bats 146
X 2 Centrahoc Hockey Goals 72 (Maude Sport website)
X 2 Centrahoc International Pro Hockey Set 240
X1 Coach for Table Tennis Club for x 10 weeks per term 1350 based on £45 p/h x 10 sessions per term x 3 terms
X 1 Coach for Hockey Club for x 10 weeks per term 1350 based on £45 p/h x 10 sessions per term x 3 terms
X 2 floor fixed international posts 418.15 (+26.30 delivery pitchworks.co.uk)
TOTAL £5,176.15

 

Item Cost in £
X 1 British Olympian to work with the children 1000
X 1 hire of Westminster Lodge / Other Professional Stadium for a day of competitive sport 1500
X 1 Day out to the Olympic Village – Whole School visit 1500
TOTAL £4000

 

Cost of Equipment to establish Hockey and Table Tennis Clubs and new Netball Posts £5,176.15
Cost of  raising profile of PE through the school £4,000.00
OVERALL SPEND £9,176.15

 

The impact that the spending has made to the children’s participation in extracurricular PE before and after school has been positive. The numbers of children who participate in the three clubs that have benefited from the PE premium are as follow:

Sport Number
Netball
Table Tennis 16
Hockey 20

Establishing two clubs that support the development of individual and team pursuit means that the children who attend the clubs develop their skills by following a structured programme. They do this through the guidance and coaching from a professional coach.

The school used some of the of the PE premium to support the development of Netball by purchasing new kit and buying professional netball hoops that have become a permanent fixture in the top playground. Children will be able to practice their shooting skills during their leisure time and work on particular drills.

Buying an outdoor table tennis table will also encourage players from the school club and non-members to play matches at break and lunch times. This will help them to develop their skills.

Purchasing Hockey and Table Tennis equipment will allow the children to develop and hone their skills under the tutelage of professional coaches. It is an aim that once the clubs have been established, they will play matches against schools locally and these fixtures will turn in to a local league amongst other primary schools and local Netball, Hockey and Table Tennis clubs in St Albans.

 

Sports Premium 2016 – 2017

The school was allocated £9800 for the academic Year 2015 -2016. The money has been spent to purchase the following items:

Item Cost in £
X 2 Football Kit 600
X1 Coach for Table Tennis Club for x 10 weeks per term 900 based on £45 p/h x 10 sessions per term x 3 terms
X 1 Fiitball Goals Bibs and Balls £500
X 1 Session Fiitball Coach £200
TOTAL £ 2,200

 

Item Cost in £
X 1 International Sport star to lead assembly 1000
X 1 Day out to the Olympic Village – Whole School visit 6000
TOTAL £7000

 

OVERALL SPEND £9,200

The impact that the spending has made to the children’s participation in extracurricular PE before and after school has been positive. The numbers of children who participate in the three clubs that have benefited from the PE premium are as follow:

Sport Number
Football 41
Table Tennis 15
Fiitball 20
Netball 38
Total 114 = 48% of children participating in after school sport

 

Establishing two clubs that support the development of individual and team pursuit means that the children who attend the clubs develop their skills by following a structured programme. They do this through the guidance and coaching from a professional coach.

The school used some of the of the PE premium to support the development of Football by purchasing new kit and participating in the local school league and cup competition for boys and girls.

Purchasing Fiitball equipment will allow the children to develop and hone their skills under the direction of the head teacher. It is an aim that once the clubs have been established, they will play matches against schools locally and these fixtures will turn in to a local league amongst other primary schools and local Table Tennis  and Fiitball clubs not just in in St Albans but in other areas of the country. (Bedfordshire)

 

 

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