PE and Sport Grant Allocation

PE & School Sports Premium

With the success of the 2012 Olympics it was decided by the government that schools had a once in a generation opportunity to put sport at the heart of the modern primary curriculum. The need for children to be active, engaged and challenged in school PE is seen as important not only for the physical and mental wellbeing of children, but also as a response to the obesity crisis which is affecting young people countrywide.

To ensure children are getting the most out of their PE time in primary schools, the government has suggested that schools should have a vision for their PE provision; that PE and sport should contribute to  school improvement by addressing the needs of the whole child; that schools should have a broad, rich curriculum which is well taught and enables children to be effective learners; that schools offer opportunities for children to engage in active competition and that children understand how physical activity can help them make positive lifestyle choices now and in the future. All of which is underpinned by a new Ofsted framework which will take into account the provision of PE, and its impact in schools, when inspections are taking place.

Our vision at Owlsmoor matches that which was set out by the government in 2012. It is our intention that children here should find success in sport; succeed through perseverance and hard work; learn and embed the benefits of an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle; understand that their physical and emotional wellbeing can be linked to their own attitude towards being active and, most importantly, find enjoyment in sport and physical activity.

In order to facilitate schools in improving their PE and Sports provision, parliament passed a budget for PE funding in primary schools. The funding is entirely dependent upon the size of the school, but for Owlsmoor that funding has meant approximately an extra £10,000 per annum (£10,395 for the academic year 2016/17) to be specifically spent on school sports. It was decided that the funding received by us would be spent in two key areas:

  1. The quality of the teaching of PE
  2. Investing in a local authority support package

The quality of PE teaching at Owlsmoor

Since the inception of the PE provision (2013/14) we have employed Mr Methven running as a Sports Coach. In 2013/14 he was used across KS1 and KS2 to support and mentor teachers. He worked in tandem with the class teachers offering an insight as to how to deliver an effective, engaging and active PE session as well as helping staff improve their confidence, knowledge of the curriculum and assessment methods.

In 2015 we invested in the Real PE scheme of work .The Real PE programme deliberately focuses on a multi-skill and multi-ability approach, with the aim of providing  all children with the physical skills necessary to access more traditional sports as they develop. This scheme recognises the key abilities children need to be successful both within PE and Sport and across the curriculum. It provides clear learning journeys, integrated assessment framework and tools to evidence and celebrate rapid sustained progress.

Investing in Local Authority Package

Since 2015 we have also utilised the premium to invest in the Bracknell Forest School Sports Support Programme. This offers us the following; opportunities to take part in a wide range of intra-school competitive sporting activities across all years and across a variety of sports; allows the school access to support staff training; gives us to access a number of local coaches who will come in and work with the children as well as offering leadership and training opportunities to children further up the school, these individuals will then work with children in KS1. In a nutshell the support programme offers an insight as to how best to support those children who are least active, professional advice and assistance (where and when it is required) as well as opening up a programme of intra-school competition and training opportunities (for both children and adults) which would not otherwise be available.

Owlsmoor in 2014/15

  • Over 341 places taken up at extra-curricular sports clubs provided by the school
  • 100% of children involved in inter-school competition programme
  • 27 different intra-school competitions  for A teams
  • 9 different intra-school competitions for B teams
  • 4 different intra-school competitions for C teams
  • 150 KS1 pupil places taken at intra-school competition
  • 22% of children involved in organising, officiating, leading and managing school sport activity
  • 55 pupils receiving training for leadership and volunteering roles
  • Achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze  Mark

During the 2015 /16 academic year we have used our sports funding to further develop in the following ways:

  • We have continued to employ a professional sports coach to support and deliver some of our PE provision ensuring that all pupils have at least an hour of PE a week delivered by a specialist.
  • To enhance our lunchtime sports provision – 55 young leaders were trained to   co-ordinate activities that enable all pupils to take part in organised sporting activities.
  • A variety of new equipment was purchased for use during PE lessons and also with pupils participating in extra curriculum clubs. The pupils have gained new skills and competed internally with each other. These are resources which will benefit us over many years.
  • We have paid for transport to allow us to attend a number of outside competitions and festivals organised through local PE networks.
  • REAL PE:  Due to the recruitment of new staff and for consolidation of our professional practise teaching staff received a training session about delivering multi-skills and multi-ability lessons.
  • As a member of the Bracknell Forest SLA, we were able to provide children with the opportunity to work with specialist coaches for a range of sports such as Cross Country and Tag Rugby.

During the 2016 /17 academic year we have used our sports funding to further develop in the following ways:

  • We have continued to employ a professional sports coach to support and deliver some of our PE provision ensuring that all pupils have at least an hour of PE a week delivered by a specialist; we increased our provision of after-school sports clubs to support the team development for each sport coming up in the term
  • We have purchased new balls and storage for the playground to encourage more activity during playtimes and a wider access to all year groups.
  • We have increased our participation in local competitions and festivals, with a particular focus on the participation events for SEN children to broaden our access and opportunity. We have paid for transport to these events and extra equipment for uncommon sports such as New Age Kurling.
  • We bought into the Core SLA from Bracknell Forest which allows us to access the competitions and CPD available locally.
  • We spent money on technology to support teaching of Dance and Gymnastics in different locations around the school including a laptop to show demonstrations in the main hall and sound system for Dance lessons.

The Impact:

  • Over 600 places taken up at extra-curricular sports clubs provided by the school which is an increase of 65% compared to last academic year.
  • 100% of children involved in inter-school competition programme.
  • 10 different intra-school competitions for B teams.
  • 3 different intra-school competitions for C teams.
  • 30 KS1 pupil places taken at intra-school participation events.
  • 79 children involved in organising, officiating, leading and managing school sport activities.

Owlsmoor has an excellent reputation for PE and Sport within the local community and beyond. The school has always prioritised the importance of a strong PE curriculum, this is supported by an outstanding range of free to access and open   after school clubs. We continue to embrace this government initiative and are confident that it is raising the quality and standard of Physical Education at Owlsmoor.