Dallow Primary Sports Premium
In 2013 the Government introduced a PE and Sport Premium grant for primary schools. It is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The DFE Vision for the primary PE and sports premium:
“ All pupils leaving primary school to be physically illiterate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. “
For 2016/17 Dallow Primary received £10,680 and the details of how this was spent and the impact it had on PE and sport across the school are detailed below.
Overall aims and objectives:
Grant received 2016/17
Overview of spending 2016/17
To continue to effectively use the sports grant to raise the profile and outcomes for children in PE, sport and physical activity across the school
To further expand & broaden the number & variety of sports clubs on offer to allow wider pupil participation increasing pupil confidence, self-esteem & fitness.
To allow pupils to experience national/local professional sporting events
To purchase Active Luton Package for CPD, training and support
To provide a Sports Scheme during Easter & Summer holidays
To provide PE kit/uniform for pupils/staff
To embed the sports leader scheme in KS2
To participate in local festivals, town zone athletics and South Neighbourhood sports days to develop skills, confidence and competitiveness.
To replenish & replace equipment and resources to ensure consistent high quality
To ensure Staff have passed the mini bus licence test
Impact of the grant 2016/17
The sports grant had a huge sporting impact across Dallow Primary School and benefitted children and staff. Throughout the school year a wide range of clubs and sporting events were run for pupils across the whole school; netball, football, multi skills, cricket, rounders, athletics, dance, gym and touch rugby for example. This year we were able to purchase Curling equipment which has been widely used with our SEN pupils. We purchased and replenished new equipment across the school, including new crash mats for gymnastics.
Our pupils once participated in various matches, tournaments and festivals with schools from across Luton. Our cricket team kept up their superb tradition by coming third in the Luton winter indoor league. Throughout the year we competed against our fellow schools from Chiltern Learning Trust, giving an opportunity for wider participation in competitive sports.
We once again purchased the silver package from Active Luton delivering some superb maths/literacy in action lessons. We also trained a group of 20 year 5 pupils to be our school Play Leaders for the next year. In this year we also worked very closely with our class teachers to ensure they are trained and involved in the PE lessons even more.
The Sports staff supported our very popular Easter and Summer play schemes by running multi skill sessions. One week ran during the Easter holiday and a three week programme took place in the summer holiday.
Staff attended a variety of CPD and meetings across the year which further enhanced their skills and knowledge. For example; a tennis course resulted in improved teaching, recourses and knowledge of the sport. Two members of the sports team also went to the PE leader’s conference day in March. This was excellent for the broadening of knowledge and skills.
Technology plays a pivotal part in our interactive PE session and clubs. The grant was used for new speakers for our Zumba clubs which run at lunchtimes. The speaker was also used during Sports Days and Sport Relief events. Another video camera was purchased to allow staff to record pupil performance and then discuss with them in lessons – allowing pupils to evaluate their performance and discuss how to improve.
New squad sports kit was purchased for school teams thus allowing all pupils to participate in fixtures and events. This included football, netball and general sports kit for the varied events.
Sports staff received mini bus training so they could achieve their licence allowing the school teams to participate in a wider range of events. This has particularly been an excellent addition meaning we can transport our own teams to numerous events across the town.