Anstey Junior School
Impact of sports funding
Below is a joint statement from the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport about the PE and sports premium:
“Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
This report has been written in two sections:
Part 1: the impact of the sport premium in the academic year 2017-2018
Part 2: a breakdown of how the money will be spent in 2018-2019
The amount of Sport premium received for the academic year 2017/2018 £18480
How this money was spent in 2017/2018:
The aim of the spending in 2017/2018 was to ensure that the quality of PE teaching was good and to enable more children to participate in competitions within school and against other schools. The school also arranged dance lessons for the children 3 times a year to link with the topics the children were learning about. The school bought some outdoor gym equipment for children so that every day children have the opportunity to ‘work out’ and it was incorporated into the 5 minute run that all classes do.
The impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment:
In the Summer of 2018 the school surveyed all of the children at the school to establish their participation in sport both at school and out of school. The findings were compared to the same survey completed in 2016:
This data shows that nearly half of the children at the school represented the school in a sports competition during the academic year 2017/2018. Over three quarters of the children at the school attend a sports club organised by the school. It was clear to see from comparing the two surveys that the PE funding has had an impact on the children’s participation in sporting events, including competitive sport.
The school participated regularly in tournaments and had a large amount of success, demonstrating that the funding has also improved the teaching of PE and therefore the outcomes for children. In 2017 the girls football team at the school and the boys football team at the school were champions of East Hampshire. The girls then went on to play in the Hampshire games and won the Hampsire Games Cup. In 2017/2018 the girls once again played to a high level in football. The school athletics team went through to the Hampshire Games and represented the school at an athletics ground. Children from the school won the boys’ and girls’ cross country events and the school won overall.
For Sport Relief, the school held a danceathon, which promoted having fun whilst getting fit and also raised money for the charity.
The school’s sports day is a highlight of the year, there is equal participation with all children taking part in at least two competitive, track events and then all children participating in fun throwing, jumping and assault course activities in the afternoon.
For 2018 2019 the amount of sport funding is £18480
The school intends to use it for the same areas as last year – see break down below and also to participate in a Taekwondo study. The school will also buy some more outdoor gym equipment and PE equipment. In response to the children’s survey (July 2018), the school is now running a gymnastics club.
To make the most of this funding opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to deliver high quality PE and games lessons.
The PE teacher we have employed (Leo Maliphant) will work across all the schools teaching PE to provide new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our school to leave a lasting legacy of PE.
Statement from Leo
My aim has been to increase and enhance the opportunities for children to experience sport and exercise. Within schools I have been able to add in new areas to the PE curriculum; such as Volleyball, Tri-golf and Orienteering for children to experience and enjoy. Outside of school I have strengthened the links to the local secondary schools (Amery Hill and Eggars) as well as starting new links with Alton College and Alton Sports centre.
This has allowed activities such as Trampolining, Cross country, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Orienteering and a Swimming gala to be added to the list of growing opportunities. With the continued enthusiasm of the schools and staff, physical education and sport continues to grow and flourish within the cluster and participation levels are increasing all the time. There are still new opportunities to explore and more links to develop with the hope that every child can find what inspires them to be active and take part in sport.
My role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time is split evenly between all 11 schools and I teach at 9 different schools a week. Every half term I change the schools, teachers and classes that I work with to maximise the impact I can have. Coming from a secondary PE background I am able to use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context.
What are the aims for this role?
The main aims of my job are:
• To increase teachers confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons
• To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use
• To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other
• To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school
Some of the money is used to run sports competitions. CM Sports has been running a ‘competitive schools tournament’ on a Tuesday and a Friday between 5pm and 6pm. The school funds ten pupils each half term, who form a team and learn skills for a specific sport. The sessions prepare the children for a competitive tournament on the final week. Each half term the tournament is run for a different age group (Y3 and 4, Y5 and 6 and in the summer term Y1 and 2). Children have participated in basketball, hockey and athletics tournaments.
The aim is to provide competitive sport for primary children in the local area; to give them the opportunity to meet and engage with children from different schools; to visit one of the local secondary schools that they may attend in Year 7 and to represent their school in a competitive and sporting way.
Team trophies are awarded after each tournament for fair play and for the winners of the tournament, individual children are chosen for specific achievements and receive a trophy. All children receive a medal for participating in the tournament.
The PE provision at Anstey Junior School is constantly under review to make sure the funding is put to best use.
How will these improvements be sustained in the future?
Teachers at the school have all been trained by Leo in a variety of sports. The training has mainly involved Leo teaching the class a specific sport with teachers watching and supporting. Teachers then have planning to follow up on this. This means that the quality of teaching in PE has improved and this will be sustained over time.
The competitions are now part of the school’s timetable and will continue in the future. The House tournaments and dance lessons are also part of the curriculum and children really enjoy participating in them. This has raised the profile of exercising for enjoyment, which should help to ensure that the children remain active into the future.
Children across the school are participating in more competitive sport and sports clubs. The school will continue to monitor this to ensure that it is sustained into the future.