Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium Funding?

The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, in order to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ‘ring-fenced’ and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Sports Premium Funding 2015-16

How much Sport Premium did we receive?

This year’s funding will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2015. Bowsland Green Primary School received £9,231.

What are the aims for BGPS?

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Schools spend their money in different ways according to pupil need. At BGPS, our aims for impact are:

  • To increase the breadth and quality of the curriculum PE in all classes
  • To increase the PE skills of all pupils to enable readiness for secondary school
  • To increase the opportunities of pupils to attend after school clubs
  • To build access for students to sports clubs in the local area and region
  • To invest across the two years of the grant; to enable sustainable practice beyond the 2013-2015 period.

How did we spend our Sports Premium funding?

This year, the school purchased a range of services from a partner company, Progressive Sports.

Progressive Sports Vision – We want young people to be inspired by Physical Education and Sport, to be able to make friends and have life-long memories to cherish. We want children   to have the opportunity to develop a passion for sport by giving them exposure to different sports at an early age. We believe that by giving children more opportunities they will develop more overall.

Sport is a lot more than just a game or a match, it is unique! It teaches young people self-discipline, perseverance, teamwork and it helps to raise self-confidence and self-esteem- it moulds you into who you are, which supports the values here at Bowsland Green. Sport can bring people from all different backgrounds together and help to unite communities, schools and families. It is the glue that can stick us together.

The company provided our children and staff with:

  • High quality sports teaching and learning for all year groups
  • Mentoring to develop positive attitudes and resilience, through sport
  • Intervention to promote positive team working
  • Intervention to develop co-ordination, balance, gross and fine motor skills
  • A range of extended opportunities to provide competition and skills development for all pupils
  • Support and development for subject leadership across the school including leading opportunities to take part in local festivals and competitions

What has the impact been?

Pupils have benefitted from the challenge and breadth opportunities from teaching and learning provided by specialists, improving the quality of experience and achievement in PE and Games. Pupil attitudes have improved and their application and engagement in school life has increased rapidly, allowing them to thrive and make academic progress alongside social and personal development. The support and development of leadership has enabled succession planning for the future in ensuring that high quality sport is an embedded part of school life.

Sports Premium Funding 2014-15

How much Pupil Premium did we receive?

This year’s funding will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2014. Bowsland Green Primary School received £8,978.

What are the aims for BGPS?

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Schools spend their money in different ways according to pupil need. At BGPS, our aims for impact are:

  • To increase the breadth and quality of the curriculum PE in all classes
  • To increase the PE skills of all pupils to enable readiness for secondary school
  • To increase the opportunities of pupils to attend after school clubs
  • To build access for students to sports clubs in the local area and region
  • To invest across the two years of the grant; to enable sustainable practice beyond the 2013-2015 period.

How did we spend our Sports Premium funding?

In 2014-15, the Sports Premium funding has been spent in the following ways:

Future Stars Programme

Bradley Stoke/Patchway/Filton Partnership – by pooling a proportion of funding with local schools, we receive networking opportunities our school PE leaders, access to professional development for teachers (for example, in gymnastics), additional sports opportunities and inter school competition, plus networking opportunities that help to develop our school curriculum for PE.

Membership to the PE Association of South Gloucestershire – this allows us access to county-wide competitions and events, including the South Gloucestershire Festival of Sport.

Coaching from Bradley Stoke Youth FC – coaching preparation which prepares pupils to compete in the Bradley Stoke Festival.

What is the current impact?

The future Stars programme has meant that the children have had a greater pupil: teacher ratio during PE, which has benefited children’s learning and progress. Teachers have also been able to observe the coaches to aid their professional development and implement key skills/strategies within their own teaching of PE. Extracurricular opportunities for children across the school has helped increase the numbers of children participating in sport.

Links with the local secondary schools has meant that all teaching staff have accessed professional development. Currently, all staff attended Gymnastics training as part of the Partnership with the local secondary schools in the area and further training in additional areas is planned. There have also been a number of competitions that have been arranged; including: football, multiskills, netball and cross country. This has allowed many of our pupils the opportunity to compete in competitive sport beyond their own school setting.

The impact of this funding will be evaluated at the end of the year, using those lessons learned to plan provision for the following year’s funding.

 Sports Premium Funding 2013-14

Bowsland Green received a grant of £9,505 in the 2013-2014 calendar year. It was spent in this way:

  • Increased breadth and quality of the curriculum PE in all classes
  • Increased PE skills of all pupils to enable secondary readiness
  • Increased opportunities of pupils to attend after school clubs
  • Built access for students to sports clubs in the local area and region
  • Invested across the two years of the grant; to enable sustainable practice beyond the 2013-2015 period.

We have invested in;

Futures Stars in conjunction with Bristol Rugby (Currently 1st September 2013-30th August 2014). We are planning to buy into this package again for the next academic year (September 2014/2015)

This programme of activities enables curriculum input by two members of Future Stars, along with the child’s class teacher and free after schools clubs.

Bradley Stoke/ Patchway / Filton Partnership

The school has shared funding with local schools. The partnership work will focus on;

  • Networking opportunities for the school PE leaders
  • Development of a CPD programme for teachers across 2013-2014
  • Development of additional sports opportunities and inner school competition
  • Development of a local PE curriculum to support the implementation of the 2014 curriculum

PE Association of South Gloucestershire

We will continue our membership of the association to support South Gloucestershire opportunities including the South Gloucestershire Festival of Sport 2014.

The school continues its relationships with Bradley Stoke Youth FC who come in and coach the children in preparation to compete in the Bradley Stoke Festival.

Impact

The future Stars programme has meant that the children have had a greater pupil: teacher ratio during PE, which has benefited the children’s learning. Teachers have also been able to observe the coaches to aid their professional development and implement key skills/strategies within their own teaching of PE. We have also been able to offer free after school clubs to children across the school which has helped increase the numbers of children participating in sport within our school

Links with the local secondary schools has meant that all teaching staff have accessed professional development. Currently, all staff attended Gymnastics training as part of the Partnership with the local secondary schools in the area and are awaiting further training in Term 6. There have also been a number of competitions that have been arranged; including: football, multiskills, netball and cross country. This has allowed 70 of our pupils the opportunity to compete in competitive sport.