Sports Premium and Physical Activity
Physical education will form an important part of your child’s education and the school has developed this area of the curriculum dramatically over recent years.
Opportunities exist both within and outside the school day, through the curriculum and via out of hours provision.
Uniquely, amongst local schools, your child will benefit from the onsite heated swimming pool, which is in use between April and October each year. Our playground has markings for football and netball and whilst the school does not have its own playing field, the local village playing field is used in the summer term and as a base for our annual 'Sports Day'.
We provide many sporting opportunities through clubs at Walgrave, these include:
- Tag Rugby
- Dance (including competing in Strictly Junior Northampton each year)
In addition to this, we have links with Northants County Cricket/Chance to Shine and Northampton Saints, Pacesetters, Hotshots, Freestyle and MAB Gymnastics academy. We actively encourage our children to stay fit and healthy; promoting health and well-being across the community.
The school has been in receipt of additional government funding specified as 'Sport Premium'.
Each school in England has received £16,000 plus £5 per child on roll. Schools are free to spend the Sport Premium as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for all the pupils within their responsibility. This extra funding must be spent on Physical Education and school sport. The following information has been produced which sets out the amount of Sport Premium we have receive, how we intend to use it and its intended impact.
Below is a summary of how much money will be received by Walgrave Primary School, and how we intend to spend the money, and the impact we hope for.
Further information about what the funding is designed for is available here.
Objectives of spending the Primary PE & Sports Grant:
To improve the provision of PE and Sports at Walgrave Primary School
For PE provision to be judged as good/outstanding by external monitoring
To broaden the sporting opportunities and experiences available to all pupils
To develop a love of sport and physical activity for all children to carry forward in life
To encourage healthy, active lifestyles for all pupils
Sport Premium Funding
£1000 for teacher release to enable staff to attend CPD / training courses. (inc. swimming training)
£3000 for teachers and TA’s to attend training / competitions / CPD courses / work alongside professional coaches (Tennis, dance, Saints rugby, Northants cricket and MAB gymnastics). In house coaches to work alongside the teachers to upskill
£5000 - 6000 to purchase resources, books and teaching materials. Including dyspraxic resources
£1000 for the organisation / participation in competitive sports opportunities. This could include competition costs, venue hire, cost of coaches to deliver the events, transportation to events etc. Pacesetters competitions, cluster competitions
£3000 – Jigsaw PSHE
£300 – 400 - Sex Education scheme of Work for W/S
£300 - Healthy Week activities throughout year and cooking across the whole school- cookers, utensils – walk to school and extra sports activities.
£150 – 200 Dance costumes and school banner for Strictly Northampton 2018/19 for Y1/2, Y3/4 & Y5/6 competition at the Royal and Derngate theatre.
£200 – £400 School kit for competitions throughout the county.
£1500 Swimming pool resources and maintenance – new pool steps.
£150 budget for Sports Crew
£1000 supply cover - PE co-ordinator(s) to undertake a series of lesson obs/team teach. Meet with a broad range of pupils to ascertain their knowledge and understanding of the subject knowledge and what they’d like in the future for PE
Improved confidence and subject knowledge for staff in NC areas for PE.
As above, particularly in sport specific areas when working alongside expert coaches in the subject.
Access to resources, courses, and assessment & training materials to develop skills in PE.
Encouraging children to participate in healthy, active lifestyles, particularly those who are less engaged with physical activity. Building teamwork skills. Children able to access Gymnastics, Athletics, Hotshots Basketball, cricket, tag rugby, Dance Fitness & Freestyle Soccer will all be available as breakfast clubs for the children to participate in.
Improved confidence and enjoyment of children engaging in physical activity. Providing all children with the opportunity to try new sports clubs, with the aim of encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity. Developing dyspraxic children’s co-ordination and confidence.
To be used in the delivery of high quality PE lessons. CPD opportunities for staff and to encourage children to become enthused for sport.
Numerous children have now joined external sports clubs through lesson and morning club enjoyment. Having nurtured and embedded learning. Competing in Strictly Junior Northampton 2018-19..
Providing mindfulness and a positive attitude and self-awareness towards themselves and others - teamwork
Providing children with a balanced awareness and up to date education of how our bodies work throughout the school.
How to keep ourselves healthy through exercise, enjoyment and a balanced diet.
Increasing children’s confidence value and pride in their ability to perform in front of crowds in an auditorium. Promoting self-esteem and a love of dance. Building resilience and awareness of competition. Increasing participation by children.
As above – in addition, representing Walgrave in school competitions.
Children to become water confident and meet the swimming requirements for PE, to increase swimming stamina over longer distances.
Child led lunchtime club to promote exercise amd enjoyment at lunchtimes throughout the week. Leadership and team opportunities for children.
To improve competitive sports and achieve success for our school and community. Encouraging a love of sport and building a long-term desire to play sport for the children.
As a result, pupils make good or better progress in lessons and over time.
To find out children's ideas about the excitement and challenge in their PE lessons.