PRIMARY SPORTS FUNDING 2017-18
At Birchen Coppice Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on promoting healthy lifestyles through the taught curriculum, extra-curricular activities and participation in sports festivals and inter and intra competitions. Our school vision is to create a physical education curriculum that motivates, enthuses and develops every child to become a lifelong learner and participator.
We aim to give opportunities for all pupils to develop their physical, leadership and coaching skills. As a school we want to create a buzz about physical activities where every child feels confident and ready to participate. Primary Support Premium Since September 2013 every primary school received £8000 funding plus £5 per pupil aged 5 and over on roll to help raise and develop the delivery of high quality PE in school.
We have a school development plan and PE action plan that demonstrates how we intend to achieve this. The Purpose of this Funding We are obliged to spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, and we have the freedom to choose how we do this. We spend this premium on the following; • Employing a specialist PE teacher to work with class teachers and teaching assistants when teaching PE • Supporting and engaging all children, especially the least active children through exciting extra-curricular clubs • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport • Engaging in competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in offsite sporting events through the Wyre Forest SSP and other providers such as Kidderminster Harriers • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport, again through the WFSSP. • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs
At Birchen Coppice School we believe in the importance of developing pupils’ physical competence and confidence across a range of activities. A wide range of PE is delivered to the pupils, which aims to engage and inspire all pupils.
The school has worked hard to develop our Physical Education through curriculum time and extra-curricular activities. The school currently provides a minimum of 2 hours of PE every week which is often boosted by the amount of extra-curricular activities that are on offer throughout KS1 and KS2. We have the facilities to provide one indoor lesson and one outdoor lesson per class, per week. The indoor lessons tend to focus on gymnastics or dance whereas the outdoor are games-related. Some units focus on a single sporting discipline while others take a multi-skilled approach.
Birchen Coppice Primary School currently offers a wide range of Sporting opportunities to its pupils both during school and through after-school clubs. Extra-curricular Clubs/Sports opportunities include: - • Netball • Football • Trampolining • Gymnastics • Archery • Rounders • Cricket • Darts Where we need to go in future:
Having looked at our current practices in relation to national expectations of sport provision within Primary Schools, we identified a few areas for development. These include: • Offering a wider range of intra-school competitions. • Ensuring that we continue to offer an even larger range of after school clubs to the children. • Offering more opportunities with professional coaches. • Developing the breadth of curriculum and equipment available to pupils. How we aim to move forward: We will continue to get involved in tournaments and friendly games with other schools to develop the competitive element of sport within the school. We will train some of the KS2 pupils to be mentors with younger children to help them develop their skills during playtimes. We will continue to work with other primary schools in our local area to share expertise. We will work closely with Local High Schools to develop and deliver a range of CPD opportunities which match the needs of our teachers.
The expected impact: When all of these objectives have been met, we expect to see an even wider range of pupils are interested in sport. We hope that there will be a greater opportunity for parents to have more involvement in sporting activities and that all the staff will feel far more confident with the PE that they are delivering. We expect to see a wider range of pupils taking up sport outside of school and most importantly we want to drive home all the fundamental values that underpin all sport which are so important, those of team work, unity and driving forward towards even greater achievements. The children of Birchen Coppice will benefit greatly from entering in to the wider community as this will develop both sporting and social opportunities.