The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. The Primary PE and Sport Premium is used to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools are required to publish details of how they spend this funding as well as on the impact it has on pupils’ PE and Sport participation and attainment.
For the academic year 20/21, we were allocated £19,950 but had a total of £20,937.90 due to a carry forward of £987.90.
We have spent the money as follows:
£40.56 (less than 1%) has been spent on stationary for the upkeep of noticeboards.
£15,000 (72%) has been spent towards our sports coach’s wage. Our teachers are able to learn from our sports coach through continual observation and instruction during his lessons.
£2495.00 (12%) has been spent on real Legacy membership for next academic year to provide sustainability and support for teaching PE. Real Legacy is, first and foremost, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how we teach PE in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It supports teachers and other deliverers to make small changes that will have a significant impact on their learners.
£2600 (12%) on our annual subscription to the Leicestershire Sports Partnership, Oadby partnership affiliation fee. This enables the children to take part in lots of competitions, festivals and events. This also includes a fee which goes towards medals and trophies.
£638.87 (3%) on PE and playground equipment to ensure that children are given the opportunity to be more active during playtime despite Covid-19 bubbles and have the correct equipment for PE lessons.
£163.47 (1%) has been spent on dance coaching from a qualified dance instructor, giving staff the opportunity observe quality dance teaching and enabling children to learn a successful dance routine.
We have also provided a wide range of sporting opportunities and coaching from local sports clubs such as LCCC and Leicester Tigers. In addition, we have had support from external coaches to help engage those children that had low participation levels or activity levels. We ran Energize and Sparx Clubs to target these children as well as providing activity bags for children to use over the summer holidays.
The government have announced that PE funding will continue for 2021-22.
We are also hoping to use some of our sports premium money to provide booster sessions for children that have not met the national curriculum requirements of swimming 25 metres.
Below is a table to show how many of our current Year 6 cohort are meeting the requirements for swimming.
At Woodland Grange we run a large number of clubs in a variety of different sports. Participation rates are always very high and children are encouraged to get involved.
We are also very keen to take advantage of the many sporting competitions organised across Leicestershire, including:
- Tag Rugby
- Football (mixed and girls only)
- Cross Country
All of our children relish the opportunity to represent us in competitions and there is always a wonderful, positive team spirit.
We also entered some of our pupils with additional needs into inclusive sporting competitions as well as supporting pupils who have low participation or activity levels. We are using coaches to assess and work alongside these children.
For a full report on participation and funding in PE please click to download our reports on the impact of PE funding in school below:
- Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2020-21
- PE Action Plan 2019-2020 updated June 2020
- Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2018-19
- Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2017-18
- Appendix to Impact Report
We currently have a School Sports Organising Committee (SSOC) that runs activities at lunch times several times a week including intra-school competitions.
The SSOC have also undertaken Level 1 Playmaker training as organised by our local School Sports Partnership (SSP).
They also lend out equipment each lunchtime to enable our children to be as active as possible.
Woodland Grange Primary School is proud to be a real legacy school and is striving to create a new ambition for EVERY child.
Not only are we on a mission to get our children more active by developing the fundamental movement skills that are so often overlooked, our PE lessons are centred around the child to enable them to be successful in the classroom and in later life.
Real legacy allows us to bring the school, home and the community together to enable cultural change. Our journey commenced with real PE teacher training to support our PE provision to develop the whole child and extends across the school to include supporting families and the wider school community. The school is supported with teacher training, school based support, fun real play activities for families, enrichment and competitive opportunities and supporting resources from Create Development all through a holistic approach to also develop children's personal, social and emotional skills.