St Francis CofE Primary School

Sports Premium


The PE and Sports Premium

Since 2013, most primary schools have benefited from a government grant to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that we use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, we may use the funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, non-competitive activities, whole school events and subscription to the '5-a-day' routine.
  • run sport competitions within school.
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools
  • Arrange top-up swimming lessons for those children who have not achieved 25m independent swimming

At St Francis, the grant has been used expressly with the aim to improve our PE and sports delivery by:

  • offering our pupils a greater variety of sports clubs (either fully or partially funded by the grant) delivered by professional coaches
  • increasing teacher and teaching assistants'  professional development within PE
  • developing and encouraging  inter and intra sports competitions
  • providing annual whole school PE Encounter Days and one-off activities
  • improved playground activity
  • advancement in assessment and curriculum provision

​Please click here for an account of our Sports Premium Spend by Academic Year. 

Sports Premium

The Sports Premium grant has been increased to almost double the amount to c £18000 pa. With this increase comes more responsibility on the recorded spend on the grant to enhance the activities of PE and sport through the school and the impact on children and staff.

Our clubs represent most of the grant spend and are listed below with other activities:

Day

Activity

Age

Provider

Approx. Cost

Events

Numbers:

When?

Monday

Gymnastics

KS2

Premier Sport

£50 per session +

Travel &

Competitions

Yes

20


Term1-6


Football Team

Yr5/6

Teacher led

Travel &

Competitions

Yes

10

Term1-4

Tuesday

Tag Rugby

KS2

Teacher

Led

Travel &

Competitions

Yes

10

Term1-4


Hockey

KS2

Soccer Excellence

£25 per session +

Travel & Competitions

Yes

15

Term 4


Swindon TFC

All

Swindon TFC

Nil -Independent

No

20

Term1-6


Cricket

KS2

Teacher

Led

Travel &

Competitions

Yes

15

Term 5-6

Wednesday

Street Hockey


Swindon

Wildcats

£200 for 6 weeks

No

15

Term4


Football

All

Soccer

Excellence

Nil -Independent

No

15

Term1-6


Ballet

All

Ms Claire

Nil –

Independent

No

12


Thursday

Netball

Yrs5/6

Teacher

Led

Travel &

Competition

Yes

20

Term1-4


Tennis

KS2

Premier Sport

£50 per session

?

20

Term 5-6

Friday

Fencing

KS2

Cotswold

Cutlass

£48 per session


?

12

Term4-6


Performing

Arts

KS2

Revolution

Performing

Art

£50 per session

Yes

15+

Term1-6


Football/

Multi-Sport

KS2

Premier Sport

£50 per session

No

14+

Term1-4

Term5-6

 

Tennis

 

KS1

 

Premier Sport

  

20

 

Term 6

 

     

 

The Sports Premium – May 2018

The Sports Premium spend analysis attached gives a detailed breakdown on where the grant has been used for the past four years.

This year, spend has increased in most aspects, particularly in the provision of after-school clubs and teacher training.

Since September 2016, we have added two extra after-school clubs (Street Dance and Friday Football/multisports). The former has been very successful and is run through an outside company. We have taken part in the annual Swindon Dance Festival at the Wyvern where the whole class performed their routine to a packed audience.

We now have the following clubs which are wholly or partly funded by the Sports Premium. These are: fencing, netball, gymnastics, hockey, Street Dance, tennis and Friday football/Multi-sports and street hockey. Also, teacher led clubs are: netball, the Yr5/6 school football teams, tag rugby and cricket. The  dates on which these are held are listed above.

Increasing participation in after-school clubs have risen greatly over the last few years with some children continuing their sports into the community with representation in hockey and fencing as well as football.

Competitions:

We take part in many inter-school competitions and events including: football, netball, hockey, dance , gymnastics and swimming. There is no current competitions held for fencing but we will have an intra-school competition as we did last year.

Events:

In previous years, the Sports Premium has allowed the whole school to participate in archery (to  commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hasting) and the children were thrilled to experience climbing on a high wall and traversing wall. Also, we have celebrated the Chinese New Year and the Eid festival with dance which proved successful and may be repeated.

Teacher Training:

We look to support all staff in be able to teach high quality PE to ensure that the Sports Premium leaves a legacy for the future. A number of teachers and support staff have been on courses and be involved with team teaching from professional coaches.

Other visitors:

In 2017/18, Year 4 had five weeks of rugby training from Bath RFC. This is the fourth year that Bath RFC has supported St Francis in learning greater skills from professional coaches. Also, Year 3 enjoyed having a golf professional teach them the rudiments of golf as well as netball skills. These events were free.

Major costs:

To enhance playground activities, in 2016 we installed a traversing wall and two table tennis tables were purchased. Both has been enthusiastically received by the children.

Outcomes

Clubs are open to all children of appropriate age. We have a wide variety of sports available for most children to participate in. Some have been more successful than others. The review process on what we can offer is continually ongoing. Our staff are receiving ongoing CPD in PE areas which need developing.

We believe that we are achieving the main objectives of the Sports premium, i.e. increased variety of activities and participation, increasing teacher skills and, overall, raising the profile and standards of PE at St Francis.

Phil Jones

PE Coordinator

 

 

Sports Premium spend by academic year
AS AT 31/3/2017 % 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 TOTAL
£ £ £ £ £
INCOME
Academic year 2013/14 9,545 9,545
Academic year 2014/15 9,675 9,675
Academic year 2015/16 9,785 9,785
Academic year 2016/17 9,795 9,795
TOTAL INCOME 9,545 9,675 9,785 9,795 38,800
EXPENDITURE
Subscriptions 165 165 465 765 1,560
Clubs 500 2,769 4,729 7,682 15,680
Training 356 615 300 884 2,155
Events - 1,198 1,750 332 3,280
Other - 307 - 5,328 5,635
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 1,021 5,054 7,244 14,991 28,310
Balance to spend 8,524 4,621 2,541 - 5,196 10,490