From September 2017 onwards Goldsworth has received/will receive £20,750 per annum in Sports Premium over the next 3 years. The money is designed to improve provision of physical education (PE), other physical activities and sport in primary schools.
This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. However, schools will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
As a result of this funding, PE is a priority on our School Development Plan and we have been proactive in seeking out ways to improve the opportunities for all pupils at Goldsworth.
In 2017/18 Goldsworth has assigned a portion of the funding to:
|Continued further employment of Specialist Gymnastics Teacher||Whole School Impact
|Active Schools Membership linked to Active Surrey||Whole School Impact
|Continued reinvestment in sports equipment/resources to maintain high standards of PE provision/ further diversify physical activity and sports provision||Impact Within Infants
|Impact Within Juniors
|Paid cover by Supply Teachers||Whole School Impact
Future Investment Opportunities
Due to the increased funding received/to be received over the next three years, we are still receiving quotations for investment options and therefore still to finalise our action plan regarding the future spending of the budget. A summary of our action plan so far is detailed below.
In 2017/18 Goldsworth will assign the remaining funding to:
- An All-weather running pathway around the peripheries of the field – ‘Mile A Day’ becomes a sustainable reality at all times for all pupils – www.thedailymile.co.uk details the benefits of the initiative.
Dependent on budgets remaining, over the next three years, Goldsworth may also assign remaining funding to:
- Swimming catch up sessions for non-swimmers
- Mapping the school for orienteering purposes (massive cross-curricular possibilities)
- School Sports Kits (football, cricket, athletics, rugby in all age ranges)
- Teachers PE kits (dressing like a PE teacher greatly enhances confidence in PE practice)
- Spare PE kits in all classrooms
- Speed stacks purchased and re-introduced as a wet play resource/ wet weather PE/Games resource
In 2016/17 Goldsworth assigned a portion of the funding to:
|Increased further Employment of Specialist gymnastics teacher||Continued high quality provision of gymnastics across the whole junior school and now Infant School too. Goldsworth’s teachers working alongside the specialist, develop teaching and learning and subject knowledge within gymnastics. All children access the gymnastics curriculum and benefit from 2 teachers in the room team teaching the skills of each lesson. Employed specialist provides expert focussed support to all children taught. Profile of gymnastics remains high across the school; a very successful (very well attended) daily lunchtime gymnastics club continues to run. School gymnastics team compete successfully for the school at local events.|
|Surrey KS1 Star Mark Application (silver award)||Helps in the creation of a bespoke PE development plan to further improve provision in PE and school sport. Plus recognition for our current PE practice in KS1 in the following areas:
|Purchase of sports equipment required by Specialist PE teacher||Infant children all engaged in high quality activity carousels (5-12 different stations) ensuring a good grounding in all the core fundamentals (co-ordination, balance & agility) as excellent preparation for their transition to sport in Junior school. Activities chosen and equipment purchased, maximise opportunities for a variety of physical exercises amongst all who participate and promote self- improvement in all skills facilitated. Also the importance of health & fitness is promoted throughout all lessons taught.
Within Juniors, all children have the necessary equipment to maximise the effectiveness of PE teaching; whole class sets of footballs, netballs, rugby balls, hockey sticks etc guarantee all children are engaged in physical activity for the duration of a games lesson and fundamental ball skills and ball control sit at the heart of all sports taught.
|Speed stacks sets purchased||Speed Stacks introduced as a wet play resource to work on children’s co-ordination, agility, concentration and team work during wet play times. Equipment also used during Games lessons in times of very inclement weather so that effective games teaching can take place in the classroom.|
In 2015/16 Goldsworth assigned a portion of the funding to:
|Further continued Employment of Specialist gymnastics teacher||A year 6 teacher now able to teach gymnastics independently as specialist in their own right plus all of the Impacts detailed in previous year’s statement. There will be continued high quality provision of gymnastics across the whole junior school.|
|Be the Best You Can Be Campaign||An inspirational speaker will inspire children to ‘BTBTCB’. Children develop their own goals (long term and Short term) in a sporting and whole school context. Children track their success against the targets set to achieve each goal. Language of BTBYCB becomes integral to all school life and its ethos is maintained throughout.|
|Purchase of indoor athletics equipment||Diversification of sports offered. Wet weather sports activities readily available. Profile of indoor athletics raised – equipment used in games lessons to diversify teaching strategies. School club introduced. Children will be competitive at District Level. The equipment is Ideal for a focus on health and fitness for use across the curriculum.|
|Purchase of table tennis equipment||Further diversification of sports offered and opportunity to access physical activity. Table tennis club introduced after school. Potentially an evening table tennis club to be set up forging links with the local community.|
|Purchase of lacrosse equipment to begin lacrosse teaching in Infant school and a lacrosse club after school||Further diversification of the sports on offer here at Goldsworth. Children will have access to more high quality physical activities outside of lesson time. Increased opportunities for pupils to experience competitive physical activity and try something new. Infant children to get a taste of competitive sport.|
If you have any questions regarding the funding or it’s allocation, please contact the PE Co-ordinator via email@example.com.