Primary School’s Sports Funding

Woodcote Primary School received £21,710 in the year 2018-2019 and in 2019-2020 we will receive £21,980.

Purpose of Funding

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

How is Woodcote Primary using the funding?

We are using the funding to develop our school aim to provide excellence and opportunity in a range of sports.

The school already takes part in a number of local borough competitions.  We feel it is important that all children have the chance to represent their school and take part in competitive sport against other schools.  We will continue our existing competitions such as the Borough netball, cross country, cricket and football. We will also arrange further tournaments and fixtures between with the other primary schools within our cluster and Local Authority such as the cluster athletics.

The table below shows how 2018-19 PE & Sport Premium funding was spent:

Amount Spent on How did this support PE and sport?
£19000 Specialist sports coaches working alongside school staff

Specialist sports coaches to coach teams a for competitions

Specialist sports coaches worked alongside Woodcote staff to deliver PE every week in each key stage 1 and 2 PPA time.  This was designed to:

Provide broader diet of specialist PE and sports learning

Develop the skills and confidence of school staff in delivering high quality coaching and activities

Encourage children to have a go and try new sports and activities

Specialist sports coaches train and develop the skills of more able athletes to prepare them for competitive sports

This includes the hire of facilities such as indoor nets and cricket pitch

£1,500 PE and sports equipment (curriculum) New equipment was bought to support and improve the PE

curriculum, to ensure that teachers and coaches were well

equipped and that children had the necessary resources to

benefit fully. This included balls, nets and hoops.

£1, 500 Play leadership and games equipment (playtimes) Games leaders were employed to support play time experiences for children and new equipment was bought to improve the quality of sport opportunities at playtimes and lunchtimes.

The table below shows how 2019-20 PE & Sport Premium funding will be spent:

Amount Spent on How did this support PE and sport?
£19000 Specialist sports coach/teacher working alongside school staff, and developing a new PE curriculum

Specialist sports coaches to coach teams a for competitions

Specialist sports coaches will continue to work alongside Woodcote staff to deliver PE every week to continue to:

Write and develop our school PE curriculum to meet the needs of our children.

Provide broader diet of specialist PE and sports learning

Develop the skills and confidence of school staff in delivering high quality coaching and activities

Encourage children to have a go and try new sports and activities

Early morning exercise sessions run during Breakfast Club

Specialist sports coaches train and develop the skills of more able athletes to prepare them for competitive sports

 
£2, 500 PE and sports equipment (curriculum) New equipment will be bought to support the developments and improvements to the PE curriculum, to ensure that teachers and coaches were well equipped and that children continue to have the necessary resources to benefit fully.
£500 Play equipment (playtimes) Games equipment to support playtime experiences for children. New equipment will be bought to improve the quality of sport opportunities at playtimes and lunchtimes.

This is now a well established provision which has been developed to provide opportunities for excellence and competition and will be sustainable through future rounds of school funding and continuing staff development alongside professionals.

Children attend swimming lessons for a term during their time in KS2. In our current Year 6 (89 children) their swimming skills as are follows;

  • 78/89 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 74/89 can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 23/89 can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations​

Our Sports Premium Coordinator is Claire Baldock, Head of School