PE and Sports Premium Funding
We pride ourselves, at Shiremoor Primary School, in providing opportunities and motivation for all children to lead a healthy and active life. This has been on-going over time, however the additional funding has enabled us to enhance our offer and ensure that children benefit from outstanding P.E. teaching and coaching and from using the highest quality equipment.
What is PE and Sport Premium
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is restricted and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. The purpose of the funding is to ensure schools spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. With this purpose it is expected that pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and will hold knowledge, skills and motivation to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and a natural love for sport!
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of P.E. and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DFE June 2013)
For the academic year 2019-20, Shiremoor Primary will receive £19,090. This is allocated in two slots. The first is received in November 2019 and the second in May 2020.
In our school
At Shiremoor Primary we provide a high-quality physical education programme to develop the competence to excel in gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and swimming. Activities are mapped out for year group to ensure a breadth of opportunity is available to each child. In Key Stage 1, lessons focus on firstly developing fundamental movement skills; ensuring children are increasingly confident and competent to extend their agility, balance and coordination. We also actively promote competitive and co-operative physical activities. Lessons are primarily centred on basic skills and fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance and coordination. As each child progresses through school, they are encouraged to develop these skills and use them in different ways.
Competition is a huge focus in our school and each games unit of work consists of many competition opportunities. We run successful intra-competitions in school, such as the whole school Mini World Cup event, in which each child competes within their peer group. In addition, we strive to enter all competitions offered by the Local Authority and other bodies such as Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle United Foundation and England Cricket. As a Teaching School, we have taken a lead in organising a sporting competition for a different year group each term.
We are proud of our extensive extra-curricular activities programme. We ensure all children are offered the opportunity to attend extra-curricular sporting activities and increase their levels of physical activity, and through data collection we are able to track and target individual children to ensure high levels of participation in physical activity. We also invite a range of specialist sport coaches to deliver activities such as fencing and judo to ensure that children access a range of additional opportunities which they may not experience otherwise.
How we can measure the impact of PE and Sport Premium Funding?
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Shiremoor Primary School currently offer swimming lessons for all children in Year 5. Children are taught by qualified swimming instructors who follow guidelines set out by the Local Authority. As most of our children do not have access to swimming lessons in addition to those provided by the school, the Senior Leadership Team have worked with the Local Authority to ensure we have the best programme available to meet the needs of our children. Once again this year, we will have visits from local swimming instructors and RNLI to promote water safety and free swim sessions in a bid to inspire more of our children to access swimming facilities outside of school provisions. We focused on changing how we offer swimming for academic year 2018-19 to ensure we offered the most effective provision for our children. In the academic year 2018-19, children accessed an intensive block session. They attended swimming lessons daily for 4 weeks to help aid progress. This proved to be very effective for the context of our school and so will be continuing with this approach in academic year 2019-20.
Currently, in our 2019-20 Year 6 cohort,
- 75% can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. A 14% increase.
- 62% can use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]. A 29% increase.
- 68% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. A 27% increase.
Even though we are below National Expectations, we have made a 67% increase in children who can swim 25 metres since the start of their swimming lessons.
Premier League Stars
Thank you to Premier League Stars for supplying us with this fantastic new Football strip! You can visit the site to see their resources to support children in a range of subjects.
Thank you to John Spence NEP SCITT for providing us with our lovely new sports hoodies!
Meet our Sport Leaders
Our Sport Leaders work hard to ensure that PE and sport in school is high profile. They support in PE lessons, lead group sessions and run their own sports clubs. They are currently receiving training in various areas to support them in their role.