PE Grant and Sport Funding Statement 2017-2018
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium:
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE at Rockmount Primary School. The focus of spending should lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
Rockmount Primary School will see an improvement in PE and sport provision against the following 5 key indicators:
1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. increased participation in competitive sport
Total PE and Sport Funding this academic year 2017-2018 is £18,870. This funding is now guaranteed until 2020 and is ring fenced. School expenditure will be £28,189.
The school provides all pupils with the full entitlement of two hours high quality PE a week. This is delivered through two, 1 hour lessons. Units of work are blocked for each half term.
* Foundation stage: The lessons are structured at 2 sessions per week aimed at physical development. These are approximately 45 minutes and follow the Early Learning Goals.
* Key Stage 1: 2 hours of high quality PE with a class teacher.
* Key Stage 2: 2 hours of high quality PE with a class teacher.
The children in Year Groups Four to Six go swimming at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre. All swimming sessions will be taught by a swimming instructor with the support of the class teacher. All children in Key Stage 2 also complete a bikeability course.
Our school has a well-established partnership with the Palace for Life Foundation (the Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation) to support the delivery of high quality teaching and learning in PE and wider sports provision. We employ a full time qualified sports coach to support teachers’ subject knowledge and assessment. In addition, the coach delivers skills training at playtime, lunchtimes and after school activities as well as supporting pupils in reading and mathematics. In order to expand our pupils’ experience of different sports, we have a half termly ‘Sports Focus’ which includes: tag rugby, athletics, netball, cricket.
Children identified as being skilled in a specific sport also attend sporting events organised by the Croydon Schools Sports Partnership eg. Football tournaments, Gymnastics, Quick stick hockey, Tag Rugby, Athletics etc. Being successful in these events, could lead to children taking part in School Games.
Rockmount Primary School after school sports provision offers a variety of sports clubs throughout the year. Currently, this includes: football, karate, judo, contemporary dance, ballet, netball and multi-skills.
We will also have a variety of Intra-school festivals throughout the year: Multi-skills, Gymnastics and Intra-Athletics. The Headteachers oversee all sport provision. There is also a governor who is responsible for liaising with the school over the PE funding.
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. To achieve the GOLD LEVEL, our school has met all of the prerequisites, as well as the following:
· provide all students with two hours of physical education per week (within the curriculum only); and have extra curriculum provision in addition to this
· engage at least 50% of students in extracurricular sporting activity every week
· offer talented young sports people specific support to help them to develop their sporting potential
· use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition
· use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity through inter-school competition (Level 2) for both boys and girls to take part in ‘B’ and ‘C’ -team standard competition
· promote the School Games to parents and the local community once a fortnight, this can include through social media
· regularly feature match reports and competition results on the school website and in the local press
· every young person is provided the opportunity to ‘learn to lead’ through curriculum PE
· engage at least 15% of students in leading, managing and officiating School Games activity
· have a School Sport Organising Committee or Crew in place
· utilise sports coaches to support school sport
· train wider school staff to support school sport
· have active links with at least six local sports clubs