Physical Education and School Sport
Sport Premium Funding
At Cholsey, we use this funding to ensure that all children have access to high quality PE lessons and engaging opportunities, which will promote a life long love of sport through enjoyment. During lessons, children will be given the opportunity to learn and develop the physical and tactical skills needed for lifelong participation in sport. Staff embed our five sporting values: Respect, Sportsmanship, Enjoyment, Teamwork and Inclusion in all PE lessons and highlight the importance of adhering to these values during extra-curricular sports activities and in the classroom. We also aim to equip our children with the knowledge and understanding of the importance of healthy living.
How much ‘Sport Premium’ funding do we receive?
At the start of the academic year 2013/14 we welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide ring-fenced funding to primary schools. This sport premium funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to give them the opportunity to develop a healthy active lifestyle. During the previous four academic years, Cholsey received £8,000 plus £5 for every child in Years 1-6. This funding has now been doubled for the academic year 2017-2018.
How do we use the Sports Premium Funding?
To ensure maximum impact on both our children and staff, we use the five key indicators suggested by the Government and Youth Sport Trust to guide our expenditure. These key indicators are:
- 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.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
We meet these key indicators by spending our Sport Premium funding in the following ways:
- A coaching and mentoring program for staff, which is run and overseen by the schools PE Lead, Lauren Addison.
- Specialist coaches work with staff to up skill their delivery and ensure sustainable high quality PE lessons for all.
- Extra curricular sports clubs.
- Entry into competitive school sport competitions.
- Promoting physical and psychological well being.
- Specialist visitors and workshops, which promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles.
Our Coaching and Mentoring Program
Our main use of the funding is our staff mentoring program, which is overseen and run by the schools PE lead, Lauren Addison. The funding is used for class cover so that she is able to work with and develop staff knowledge, confidence and delivery of lessons each week. Where appropriate, specialist coaches have been employed on a termly basis to provide additional mentoring in alternative sports. Our mentoring program also highlights how to make cross curricular links between PE and core subject learning. At the start of the mentoring process, staff will discuss, with the PE lead, an area of the PE curriculum they would like support in delivering. The PE Lead will then provide initial demonstration lessons for the staff in their chosen area, this will then progress to team teaching and finally the class teacher will take over and complete the unit of work. Discussions take place regarding differentiated PE activities to extend the most able pupils and support those finding PE a challenge. The importance of keeping children active for the majority of the lesson is highlighted alongside the use of small games to embed skills and ensure maximum enjoyment and participation.
The staff at Cholsey are very positive about the PE coaching program. Here is some of the feedback from staff explaining the impact it has had on their teaching...
“Just a quick thank you for your guidance on adapting the tag rugby games last term by separating out the different skills the children require to fully appreciate and participate in tag rugby games while being "all active together". This has really helped me ensure that our PE focus this term (rounders) has developed in the same way and I feel my pupils are "all active together" and therefore 'fitter' for it!”
“Thanks for your support in gymnastics. I will continue to make sure I use the terminology in our display work (as well as making sure, "all children active together"). I love your modelling and support. You're always so patient when I keep asking for help (probably for the same things!!! ) But the children really do benefit.”
Extra Curricular Sports Clubs
The funding has also enabled us to run structured sports clubs during lunchtime and after school. This ensures that children have additional access to structured physical activities, and the opportunity to be active for an extra hour per day. Many of these clubs help to broaden the children's experiences of sport and physical activity as they offer a variety of alternative activities such as: Golf, Archery, Quidditch and Ballroom Dancing. We have found that these clubs attract a variety of children with different interests. Our Sports Leaders, Playground Leaders and Lunchtime Supervisors receive coaching in how to run additional structured activities ensuring sustainability for the future. Our Sports Leaders thoroughly enjoy helping out with these sessions and some of our previous Sports Leaders have gone on to develop their coaching at their secondary schools and for local clubs.
Please see our Healthy Active Lifestyles and Extra Curricular Sport webpages for more information about our Sport Premium expenditure in these areas.
What has been the impact of the Sports Premium funding so far:
The Sports Premium Funding has widely contributed to raising the profile of PE, School Sport and Healthy, Active Lifestyles at Cholsey. It has also:
- Improved the standards and delivery of PE across the school ensuring current and future pupils have access to high quality PE lessons
- Improved teachers' subject knowledge and confidence when teaching PE
- Raised the profile of Sport and PE across the school ensuring children develop a life long love of sport and physical activity
- Increased interest in extra curricular sports clubs and cemented local club links
- Enabled the PE Lead to write a series of differentiated lesson plans for staff to gather ideas and adapt to their classes
- Improved links with other curriculum subject areas ensuring sport is embedded across the curriculum and provides additional opportunities for children to be active outside of their PE lessons
- Given children the opportunity to participate in non traditional sports and pursue these interests outside of the curriculum
- Improved awareness among pupils, staff and families of the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle through our dedicated HAL week.
- Given older pupils the opportunity to experience coaching younger children in a controlled environment
- Enabled the school to compete in many OPEN, Wallingford Partnership and School Games events
For more information on the impact of our Sports Premium expenditure please see our 'Evidencing the Impact' documents and presentations by clicking on the links below:
To view the PE, School Sport and Healthy Active Lifestyles Development Plan please click on the link below:
Other important Information and Links
Our PE Curriculum is outlined here