Primary Sports Funding
Spending, Impact and Success
Since September 2013, government Education, Sports and Health departments have issued Lacey Gardens Junior School with a substantial yearly amount of money, ring-fenced to be spent by the school on ‘improving the quality of sport and PE’.
With careful planning and consideration, the school is delighted with the outcome and provision it has been able to provide to all pupils this academic year and will build upon these foundations for the academic year of 2017-18.
In summary, the money awarded has:
Funded professional, high quality coaching sessions each week for every pupil, through JB Sports Coaching. (NB: Sports Premium paid partially per year and governors have funded the remainder from school budget); Teachers have worked in conjunction with JB Sports to facilitate these sessions, and have access to detailed lesson plans and assessments of pupils, thus providing continuous professional development in all areas.
Provided coaching after-school to groups of children (selective and non-selective) in a range of disciplines.
Selected and supported pupils to participate in the government-lead initiative of a Change4Life club (£4500)
Allowed Lacey Gardens Junior School to work collaboratively with the Wold’s School Sports Partnership- providing specialist training sessions for teachers to be able to enhance their current skills and strategies, and to allow our pupils to be at their most active
Allowed data to be produced, ensuring that all pupils have access to extra-curricular activities, Level 2 events and festivals (interschool competitions) in numerous disciplines, through WSSP subscription.
Release time to allow children to be accompanied when additional to the staffing within curriculum time. Pupils from LGJS have returned victorious from many events, with trophies adorning the area in school affectionately known to the children as ‘Bling Corner’. After every sporting opportunity, pupils are celebrated and applauded.
Allowed a clear vision for the future to be set out with the PEco attending the local cluster meetings, Youth Sport Trust modules and the annual Lincolnshire PE and Sport Conference (Release time). This has allowed the PE Co to share good practice with schools of a similar size and vision.
Upgraded YST membership from Level 1 with WSSP, to level 2 with the Youth Sport Trust, allowing us to have increased support, CPD and access to current information (£3200)
Provided transport costs to fixtures, allowing pupils to attend County Final events for Football, Goalball, Inclusive Boccia and Dance (£450)
Developed Paralympic sports session- Sessions have been taught with curriculum time, with a dedicated focus to New Age Kurling/Goalball/Boccia during the year (£300)
Provided pupils and their families with an opportunity to fully participate in Sports Week (June)- Sports Day, Football Fun, Orienteering, Charity run (raising £1800 and running the equivalent distance from Louth to Monaco!) and Y2 potted sports (liaison) (£65)
Supplied additional equipment to be able to deliver high quality PE lessons; Pupils have increased participation in all sessions (£500)
Continued pupil rewards for sporting effort (£20)
Provided extra-curricular, professional coaching from an international cricket coach. Pupils have further develop skills and techniques from attending (£350)
Provided top-up swimming to 30 Y5/6 pupils to achieve their 25m distance award(£325)
Developed the skills of upper school pupils to help them deliver activities for peers and younger pupils, and assist the sports co-ordinator in sport-related roles. As a result, playtimes have a focus and more pupils are active.
We have again attained School Games award GOLD as testament to the commitments to health, sport and fitness at Lacey Gardens. Data collected shows a significant increase in the number of our pupils having been engaged in extra-curricular sporting. PE and Sports funding is allowing a much higher percentage of pupils to access extra- curricular activities, Level 2 events and to achieve their potential.
In addition to the gold School Games Mark, we proudly hold the YST silver award. LGJS has an active Twitter account with over one hundred followers, allowing us to keep parents and the community updated on our progresses and success. This links to the school website. We have developed a strong link with British Cycling, who will provide further training during 2017-18.
During the academic year of 2017-18, we aim to enhance our sporting successes and further engage our pupils through projections/plans/ideas such as:
- A continued link and subscription to WSSP, with level 2 sporting events throughout the year, CPD, specialist PE support/advice (£3195)
- Contribution towards specialist JB Sports Coaching, enriched extra-curricular coaching (healthy lifestyles and CPD (£4500)
- After-school specialist Cricket coaching- Summer term (£300)
- Resources and equipment
- Out of school competition entry fees- dance (£50)
- Transport to sporting events not within walking distance from school (£500)
- Family fitness sessions (£360)
- Access to well-organised, quality equipment for all pupils, along with leader training, plus extend training for additional lunchtime supervisors (£350)
- Develop playground games/equipment/resources (£200)
- Sports Week- hire of equipment from Active Lincolnshire (£150)
- Maintenance of cycles and scooters (£100)
Following a government announcement that Sports Funding will be doubled at some point during the 2017-18 academic year, we’ve created a ‘wish list’ for a spending.
- Upgrade to Level 2 membership with YST (£200)
- Promotion of sporting values- School Playground development (line and track markings to develop the ‘mile a day’ initiative (£1500)
- Purchase of scooters to enhance our cycling provision (£300)
- Compete at events further afield and provide transport/costumes etc (£500)
- Allow pupils to experience sports events, first-hand
- Assist British Cycling in the establishment of a Louth-based Go-Ride club, accessible to children from the local area- cost currently being researched.
- Purchase of further PE and swimming kit (£350)
- Continue top-up swimming to allow all pupils to achieve 25m by end of Y6 (£350)
- Purchase of additional cycle helmets for use during curriculum enrichment sessions