Sport Premium

The government is continuing to provide additional funding for academic years 2018 to 2019. This is to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding:

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

Bishopstone:

At Bishopstone we have received £16,420 in total. We have used this money towards the appointment of a PE specialist coach who works part time within the school. This means we now have:

  • Weekly specialist sports teaching for Reception to Year 6.
  • Three additional after school clubs with a professional coach.
  • Specialist sports training for all our staff who can observe and participate in lessons.
  • One off taster sessions such as skateboarding, zumba and street dance.
  • Specialist dance teacher teaching a block of work to be performed at the local theatre.
  • Creation of a school football team and funding used to transport them to a facility where they can play on a proper pitch (indoor football in Swindon) for four sessions with a specialist coach (this led to playing against another school in a 'friendly') 
  • 50% has gone towards the maintenance of our only sports facility - the playground (the school has no access to a school hall or field or alternative outdoor area) with a new surface and removal of old structures that hampered the correct use of the space in P.E lessons.
  • Hiring of a hall for P.E during the cold weather (school has no hall/large indoor space, classrooms only)

Impact prior

  • Children have developed a range of games that fit our unique playing space, easing issues at playtime.
  • For the first time we have a group of children who wish to form a football team and work together to play another school in a 'match' situation.
  • The children's skills have developed at a faster rate than the previous year, shown when observing both in lessons and when competing in activities such as sports day (and moderated by an external teacher to the school).
  • Children have experienced a wide range of sports which has led to some children taking these up outside of school. 
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At Bishopstone we are committed to providing our children with quality sports provision. This is a key area of development due to the more challenging nature of our facilities. To accomplish this we have also:

  • Funded a specialist coach to provide a dance club after school
  • Developed links with the local community to provide a club at the local Nursery – Hillsborough, with a large field area - football
  • Greatly enhanced the equipment for the children – from new gymnastic mats to circuit equipment and the storage required for this
  • Joined the Youth Sports Trust to broaden resources available to school and strengthen teaching
  • Funded ‘Play Leaders’ scheme to develop the leadership skills of our older children 
  • Contribution to 'Skillforce' teaching.  This was aimed at Yr4/5/6 last year, then Yr 1/2/3.  Covers all areas from first aid, survival skills, team sports games.  This year we are not participating due to budget.
  • Yr4/5/6 were accredited with a range of awards - Playmaker, First Aid, Navigation  

Swimming 2017-2018

 

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

 

 

 

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

 

100%

 

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?

 

100%

 

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?

 

100%

 

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

 

Yes - all children attend x10 sessions every year they are at Bishopstone School, gaining skills far beyond NC requirements.

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