Primary Sports Funding
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 2015-16.
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 some of 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 (£5000)
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. (£3000)
Provided competition entry fees for approx. 45 pupils at local club level events- out of school time. Several personal successes have been achieved, along with an increased uptake to join the local athletics club. (£56)
Provided transport costs to fixtures, allowing pupils to attend County Final events for Goalball, Inclusive Tri-Golf and Dance (£160)
Purchased specialist equipment to enhance the provision of sports we can offer our pupils. New Age Kurling, Pop Lacrosse and Boccia. Sessions have been taught and club will be introduced in 16-17(£300)
Supplied additional equipment to be able to deliver high quality PE lessons; Pupils have increased participation in all sessions (£1000)
Introduced pupil rewards and for sporting effort (£20)
Provided extra-curricular, professional coaching from an international cricket coach. Pupils have further develop skills and techniques and attending (£350)
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. (Release time to allow children to be accompanied)
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 inaugural 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.
Purchased PE clothing to allow all pupils to participate in PE and Sports, regardless of having suitable clothing in school or not. This has been a most effective use of PSF, with pupils now only excused from PE on the grounds of injury or illness. (£650)
We have increased our Sportsmark award to 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.
During the academic year of 2016-17, 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 (£3195)
- Specialist JB Sports Coaching, extra-curricular coaching and CPD (£4700)
- After-school specialist Cricket coaching- Summer term (£350)
- Resources and equipment
- Out of school competition entry fees (£100)
- Transport to sporting events not within walking distance from school (£100)
- Family event/Curriculum Day/ Club launch (£250)
- Access to well-organised and quality equipment for all pupils
- PE Co-ordinator release time to allow monitoring of sports provision throughout the school
- Develop playground games/equipment/resources (£140)