SPORTS PREMIUM STATEMENT 2018 /2019
Funding per School as described by the Department for Education
‘Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2018 school census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.’ Manor Field falls into this category and will receive a total of £20,270 in 2018/2019. In 2018/2019, £20,190 was received.’
Funding is received from West Sussex County Council, with 7/12 of the money available at the end of October, and the rest at the end of the following April.
‘Schools are required to make ‘additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport’ offered. Manor Field is committed to using the funding to meet the DfE requirements to ‘develop and add to the PE and sport facilities’ already offered and to ‘build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.’
Development of Sports and PE at Manor Field
Manor Field is committed to developing Sport and PE across the entire school to raise standards, using the key areas stated by the DfE as guidelines:
- ‘The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.’
Maximising Sport and PE through the Sports Premium
Manor Field strives for Sport and PE to become a prominent feature of the school. Since September 2017, positive outcomes have been seen from the following actions:
- Contracting Albion In The Community (AITC) to coach teachers to improve standards in the delivery of Physical Education in Games; as of July 2019, twenty-two members of staff have received coaching from Foundation to Year Six and expertise has been disseminated to colleagues.
- Paying into Mid Sussex Active (MSA); staff have accessed CDP, including a Gymnastics inset run at Manor Field for the whole staff. This will continue into the new academic year.
- Introduction of a new PE Scheme of Work (SoW) for Foundation and Key Stage One
- Increased participation in competitive sport through MSA events: 42 events attended during the academic year 2018/2019
- Hosting of Dance CPD training run by MSA, attended by staff from local schools as well as Manor Field
Manor Field School Sports Premium Statement
The Government is providing funding to maintained primary schools, specifically targeting the improvement of PE and Sport. For a full breakdown on how Manor Field will be spending the £20,270, please see our ‘Sports Premium Planned Expenditure Report for 2019/2020’.
As a result of the additional funding, Physical Education now carries a higher profile at Manor Field. Significant improvements have been made to the PE teaching provision due to the implementation of a new Scheme of Work, focusing heavily on skills for the Foundation and Key Stage One pupils, and is supported by the coaching provided by AITC. With the close links drawn between the MSA calendar and the teaching provision, pupils develop skills in their lessons which allow staff to accurately assess and identify pupils to represent Manor Field in inter-school events. Pupils have therefore experienced new sports and competitions.
The Sports Leader has also tracked pupils across the school to ensure that opportunities are offered to all. Underactive pupils have also been identified and received targeted intervention from AITC; this will continue into the new academic year.
Active clubs remain an important part of the learning experience at Manor Field, with the continuation of more specialised ones such as Flamenco Dancing, Dance Mats, Marching Club and Yoga, as well as the introduction of new and reviving of old ones such as Athletics and Cricket in 2018/2019.
The development of competitive sport has been a high priority for Manor Field. The new curriculum map allows all pupils the opportunity to participate in competitive sport at the end of each half term block of teaching, with those showing ability or enthusiasm being asked to represent the school in competitions run by the MSA. Continuing on from the introduction of the Daily Mile in Years Five and Six in September 2017, the running track, installed in March 2018, allowed pupils to run against the clock and identify personal best times. In June 2019, Year Six pupils began tracking their own times by creating line graphs and making statements about their own achievements.
Moving forwards to the academic year 2019 / 2020, we aim to continue to use the Sports Premium funding to extend the curriculum and make it as exciting for our pupils as possible. We are committed to staff development to ensure teachers have strong subject knowledge in order to consistently teach PE and sport to a good standard. Regular feedback from the AITC coach allows us to monitor and offer development opportunities as they arise. We consider our efforts and goals to be sustainable as well as the relationships we are forging with outside agencies.
As a result of the additional Sport Premium, Manor Field has already made sustainable changes:
- Pupils are engaged in more physical activity which kickstarts a more healthier lifestyle
- Inactive pupils are targeted to become more engaged in physical activity
- PE has a higher profile within school and develops more positive attitudes toward sport, with staff, governors and parents receiving bi-monthly, sport-specific newsletters that are also displayed in school and put on the school website
- Teachers are more skilled and confident in their practice
- More general and competitive sports opportunities are offered to pupils
Miss S Baldwin - Sports/ PE Leader