Sports Funding

At High Legh, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding.

Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

 

This year 2017-18, High Legh Primary will receive £17,220.

 

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

To enhance our PE and Sport Provision we will use the money in the following way:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Change4Life lunchtime clubs - equipment for this to continue.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions to increase participation, this is with Lymm Cluster of schools, run by Lymm High School and Warrington Sports Partnership incorporating the School Games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits, holiday clubs.
  • Transport costs to events.
  • Enhance the opportunities and develop the range of activities offered by providing a sports week and a variety of activities.
  • Enhance the playground and facilities available to the children at break and lunchtime, by making major changes to the outdoor provision, supporting our desire for 60minutes of physical activity each day.

 

Record and impact of spending 2017/18

Income £17,220

Objective

Item/Project

 Outcome

To gain access to a wide variety of sports, competitions and advice and continue to build working relations with local schools. Warrington Sports Partnership and

Livewire membership

Increase participation in sports competitions and links with local clubs
To provide more non-competition activities with Lymm cluster of schools, on a regular basis, and to encompass ALL year groups. Lymm Cluster Membership Increase participation in sports competitions, especially for KS1 and links with local clubs
To increase current facilities to improve out provision of 30 minutes active play Maple Leaf Playground design We now have gym equipment on the school playground which is providing 30mins of exercise to a wider audience

 

 

 

 

 

Record of PE spending by item/project: September 2016- July 2017

 Amount received: £8490   Amount spent: £8490

 

Objective Item/Project

 To gain access to a wide variety of sports, competitions and advice and continue to build working relations with local schools.

 

Warrington Sports Partnership and

Livewire membership

 To provide more non-competition activities with Lymm cluster of schools, on a regular basis, and to encompass ALL year groups.

Lymm Cluster Membership

 Improve lunchtime participation

Tennis coach in school

 Specialist coaching for Y2 and Y3

Tennis coach in school

 Offer a variety of sporting activities to children in Class 1 to promote good behaviour

Taekwondo lessons

 CPD for staff member to enable high quality PE lessons

REAL PE training

Kits and equipment for safety of younger children due to increase in participation of competition at Lymm cluster events

Shin pads, new equipment and kits

 

 

A very successful year for High Legh. We have managed to increase the participation at lunchtimes and have increased the engagement of non-active children by introducing the Golden Mile to every class.  This is something we will continue with next year in order to achieve 30 minutes of physical activity each day. We have enjoyed more competitive sport through the Lymm cluster and their is an increase of participation at the local tennis club due to better club links.

 

January 2017, saw High Legh win the U11 Small School football tournament in Cheshire. The team finished 4th at the North of England Finals. 

Record of PE spending by item/project: September 2015- July 2016

 Amount received: £8490   Amount spent: £8490

Objective Item/Project

 To gain access to a wide variety of sports, competitions and advice and continue to build working relations with local schools.

 

Warrington Sports Partnership and

Livewire membership

 Increase staff knowledge to support swimming lessons

 

Supply costs 

 Final training for PE specialist teacher - to enable her to support all staff at school in the delivery of high quality lessons

 

 Supply costs

 Support for staff in PE lessons - enable staff to receive extra support during lessons to increase quality and support learning.

Lunchtime clubs and activities now available for all children.

Sports Apprentice 

 Improve delivery of gymnastics in both key stages - an area of identified weakness across the school - enable teachers to deliver better quality lessons.

Purchase Real PE gymnastics 2 x staff plus supply

Equipment - Gymnastic mats

 

 Updating equipment following Sportsafe report

Equipment - Football goals

 

 Increasing physical activity at lunch and break time

 Equipment - Basketball Nets

Increasing physical activity at lunch and break time

 Equipment - Gymnastic Beam

Challenge more able children in our lessons

We have chosen to spend the majority of the Sport Funding money, for the year 2015-2016, on professional development of our staff, by equipping our staff with knowledge they will be able to teach our children high quality PE lessons.  We feel this is the best way to sustain our high quality PE lessons.

 

2015-2016 OUTCOME

 

Children in upper Key Stage 2 have attended all competitions provided by the School Games and Livewire subscription.  The netball team reached the Level 3 final and were runners-up.  Our PE leader has gained Level 5 & 6 award in primary school physical education qualification, following 18 months of hard work.  A swimmer in Year 6, was awarded the sports person of the year at the Warrington Sports Partnership award, recognising her hard work and dedication.  All staff are fully trained in Real PE and the scheme is rolled out across school, with good impacts on participation particularly during our lunchtime clubs with our apprentice. We are awaiting our school games award for 2015/16.

We have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award

The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.  This year we were externally validated for our award and we are delighted to be awarded the GOLD Award.

Record of PE spending by item/project: September 2014- July 2015

 Amount received: £8490   Amount spent:8490

Objective

Item/project

To gain access to a wide variety of sports, competitions and advice

Warrington Sports Partnership and

Livewire membership

To ensure more effective PE lessons

Continued CPD for support staff using

REAL PE Scheme

To increase staff knowledge in gymnastics

 Supply costs

 To increase staff knowledge in dance

 Supply costs

 To increase staff knowledge in athletics

 Supply costs

 To increase monitoring of progress in Swimming

Purchase of ASA swimming 

awards for schools 

To continue to provide high standard of lessons

Resources and Equipment

PE leader to attend Level 5/6 leader course to become PE Specialist Teacher

Course costs and Supply costs

Increase playground provision

Gym apparatus for the playground 

To develop Outdoor and Adventure lessons

Orienteering Pack

 

 We have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Bronze Mark.

 

The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.

Record of PE spending by item/project: September 2013 – July 2014

 Amount received: £8490   Amount spent: £8490

Objective

Item/project

To gain access to a wide variety of sports, competitions and advice

Warrington Sports Partnership

To ensure more effective PE lessons

Purchase of REAL PE scheme of work &

continued CPD for support staff

To increase the impact and use of visual stimulus as feedback

Purchase of ipad mini’s

To ensure all children have access to equipment and a range of sports

Purchase of various equipment

To increase staff knowledge

Supply costs to release staff for

CPD x 2 days