PE and Sports Premium
The PE and School Sports Premium is designed to help Primary Schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their pupils. This year schools are being given £16,000 per year plus an additional £10 per pupil in years 1 to 6, based on the school census. This is double the amount we have received in previous years.
Swanwick Primary School Allocation
Our Sports Premium Funding 2021 – 2022: £19,510
Our Sports Premium Funding 2020 – 2021: £19,520
Our Sports Premium Funding 2019 – 2020: 19,580
Sports Premium Spending
The Sports Premium funding has already had a large impact on Physical Education and sport at Swanwick Primary School. As a school we have thought carefully about how we spend the funding. Last year some of the benefits were:
Improved the quality of gymnastics and games lessons with each class working closely with a coach from the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership for one terms gymnastics and games coaching chosen by staff to increase staff confidence and develop children’s skill levels and application of skills. We have also employed a PE apprentice who has worked effectively along-side staff supporting lessons. This has developed staff confidence and increased knowledge of progression of skills for the given unit.
Improved the health and fitness of children across the whole school by taking part in the Swanwick Kilometre. The Swanwick Kilometre has encouraged children to run for longer periods of times without stopping, increasing fitness. The purchase of new certificates, designed for the school allows children to compete over different distances and reward their success. Additional certificates have had to be purchased due to the increase in distances children have run.
We have continued to encourage children to take part in clubs and competitions both after school and at lunch times. We have continued to compete in high quality competitions run by the School Sports Partnership with great success these were mainly virtual competitions.
At lunch times our apprentice has worked along-side the mini leaders who received training encouraging more children to be active at lunch times. There has been an increase in the number of intra school competitions at lunch times with children competing for their house.
Sports days took place in year groups with children working together in teams using a variety of skills they had learnt during the year and also included some individual races.
Over the next year we plan to continue with the following:
- Focus on the quality of Dance lessons by working with a dance coach from the Amber Valley Sports Partnership.
- Continue with the Swanwick Kilometre to increase fitness levels and competition.
- Carry out baseline assessments of fitness levels through recording the number of laps run in a given time. From this we can then put in intervention programmes where necessary and run active and fitness clubs to suit children’s needs.
- Employ the Sports Partnership and use our sports Teaching Assistant to ensure each class experiences a different sporting experience to those offered within the PE curriculum.
- Employ the PE apprentice as a teaching assistant to support in PE lessons and at lunch times. Also to continue to support the mini leaders at lunch times so they have more confidence in the setting up and leading of activities.
- Hold a skipping workshop to encourage more children to skip and be active during break times.
- Hold an active week where children take part in different sports and be active as much as possible.
Increase the number of children with Special Needs participating in competition and clubs. Ensure these children are engaged within PE lessons.
For full details of this year’s plan see the action plan below attachment above.