PE Funding at West Rise
At West Rise we aspire to provide an outstanding PE experience for our children through providing expert professional coaches as role models, and through promoting a 'can do' attitude. Through our planned PE programmes, every child is encouraged to see themselves as a healthy individual, able to make healthy life choices and even be a future sports superstar!
During 2018-19 we received £17,421.00 in funding which we used as follows:
Yoga for children £4, 628.64
Lunchtime Healthy Activity Leadership £2, 506.00
TA in charge of promoting physical outdoor learning
in the EYFS £2, 633.00
Jump Ahead Physical Programme £2, 528.00
Premier Sports Lunch Club £5, 880.00
PE Equipment £111.25
Carry forward into 2019-20 - £476.89
PE Funding Impact Report 2018-19
Yoga for children
The impact of this initiative has been that every child in the school has taken part in yoga on a regular basis. Benefits include more flexibility, mutual respect and self-regulation which is needed in order to participate in any team sport. Sports coaches report an improvement in children's engagement levels in PE and improved team skills. Children have been observed practising yoga independently at playtimes. This helps to send the message that movement and strength not only comes from vigorous exercise and that it can become part of your daily routine.
Evidence - Pupil voice, coaches responses, teacher evaluations and observations.
Lunchtime Healthy Activity Leadership
The impact of this expenditure has been that there has been a dedicated member of staff at lunchtime encouraging children to be active, including using the activity trail playground markings, setting up team games and time trials. Benefits include more children being active, the identification and targeting of individuals who choose not to be physically active at lunchtime and a safer play environment.
Evidence - Observations of lunchtime play.
TA in charge of promoting physical outdoor learning in the EYFS
The impact of this has been that more physical activities are set up each day and children are actively engaged in this. Observations have shown that all children in the EYFS cohort achieved at least expected standard, with many at exceeding for the area of physical development.
Evidence - Data, observations, planning.
Jump Ahead Physical Programme
Being able to engage more children in the Jump Ahead Programme die to the funding received has had considerable impact on the co-ordination and cognitive functioning of children involved. This is turn has impact in all attainment markers.
Evidence - Pupil voice, lesson observations, teacher feedback.
Premier Sports Lunch Club
The impact of this expenditure has been a nearly 65% increase in children taking part in structured fitness activities as provided by the coach.
Evidence - Tracking from Premier Sports
Having the correct equipment for sports and fitness is essential and using the funding for this is essential with the impact of the coaches having what they need to fully teach skills.
- Pupil Voice shows that children have a love of PE and are engaging fully in lessons with the Sports Coaches (Evidence: Pupil voice + drop in observations by SLT and PE leader)
- Teachers feel more confident in delivering lessons that include fitness and have a broader experience (Evidence: Staff meeting discussions)
- Teachers have been able to make more accurate and fully developed assessments since working with the Sports coach (Evidence: Assessment records)
- Most children are at Age related expectation for PE or above (Evidence: Assessment records)
The Government provides funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The purpose of the funding is that schools have to spend the sport funding in improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. Allocation Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils receive a lump sum, plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
Schools are held to account for how they spend the Sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.
The Senior Leadership Team at West Rise Infant School regularly monitor and assess the impact of the funding and report back to the Governing Body.
PE Funding 2019/20
Predicted Income £17,800 to be spent as above in order to maintain current provision.