Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Sports Premium Report
The school sports funding is ring‐fenced for PE and sport development in schools. In our school, this funding will be used in particular ways to promote sustainable Physical Education, Healthy Lifestyles and Competition.
The impact this money has made will be a key priority for Ofsted in the future. It is therefore extremely important to take into account the opportunities and activities that our pupils are already engaged in so that we can offer new sports and build on what children already do.
Sports Funding Impact Statement 2018‐19
This report evaluates how the school spent its allocation of funding during the 2018/19 academic year.
Competition and Performance
Over the year, equipment has been upgraded on a sport-by-sport basis. The purchase of a wider range of sporting equipment has allowed for greater inclusion and potential for challenge for all pupils. In the ‘Growing up in North Yorkshire’ survey 2018, 100% of pupils stated that they enjoy physical activity.
Teams from the Federation have participated in a large variety of cluster sporting events during 2018/19: Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Swimming, Rounders, Cricket, Hockey, Cross Country and Athletics. Despite the small size of the school, the pupils enjoy active competition and have gained success: representing the Bedale Cluster in the cricket finals 2019. We also participated in the girls’ football event in January 2018 for a second year running.
All pupils at Key Stage 2 have represented the school as part of a competitive team. All pupils in KS1 have taken part in multi-sports competitions.
A lasting impact of the sport funding is that many of our pupils go on to further develop their sporting interests after leaving primary school. Several pupils have gone on to become members of local sports clubs including Masham Golf Club, Bedale Football Club, Wensleydale Rugby Club, Thornton Stewart Sailing Club and Richmond Swimming Club. Furthermore, 21% of the children play cricket for local teams and 3.6% play at county level. We always enjoy hearing about our pupils’ sporting success.
Sports funding is used to support a weekly sports club for all pupils. The after school multi-sports club is popular, with up to 60% of pupils participating each week. In the ‘Growing up in North Yorkshire’ survey 2018, 75% of pupils stated that they do at least 5 hours of physical activity in a typical week, this represents an increase of 11% from 2017.
Sports funding has enabled outdoor learning to become increasingly embedded within the curriculum. All pupils have the opportunity to use a local woodland for outdoor learning and we have also developed our school garden over the year. The impact of this can be seen in the positive engagement of all learners, increased self-esteem, socialisation and team building skills.
Part of the funding this year was spent on training for the older pupils to support them in the role of ‘play leaders’ during break and lunch times. The impact of this has been that more pupils are encouraged to become physically active during break times. In the ‘Growing up in North Yorkshire’ survey 2018, 100% of pupils said that they at least play running/skipping/tag games during school break times, an increase of 37% from 2017.
The school purchased additional equipment such as scooters and bikes and both sites (Snape and Thornton Watlass) were re-painted with refreshed playground markings to support active play.
The school provides transport to all sporting activities so that all children have the opportunity to attend and take part. There is no cost to parents/carers which encourages inclusiveness.
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
The majority of pupils have nutritionally balanced lunch provided by school catering. The school has an established gardening club where the pupils are encouraged to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables. The produce is often used in school as a healthy snack and pupils take home much of the produce they have grown.
Funding is also used to facilitate our regular programme of outdoor learning, including Forest Schools and outdoor adventurous activities at Bewerley Park. The funding allows us to support all activities with the necessary staffing ratios and provides training where necessary. The impact is that pupils develop a love of the outdoors and develop healthy lifestyles.
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