SPORTS

PREMIUM

SPORTS FUNDING

 

Birch Copse received £9,783 in 2015/16 and £9,788 in 2016/17. The money has made a huge impact on the provision for children and professional development for teachers.

 

2016/17 PLAN

 

For this academic year Birch Copse has used the sports premium money to fund and develop sport in the following ways:

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  • * The money will be able to provide travel opportunities to allow for us to take 24 children to the Berkshire and Hampshire cross country championships. Budget for this is £200.
  • * Time is to be given to the PE co-ordinator to set up dodgeball competitions and a whole school volleyball competition to give all the children in the school the opportunity to compete in intra school competition. Equipment has also been purchased to support these competitions within the school. Budget for this is £200.
  • * More time has been given to allow for setting up multiple inter school football, netball and cricket competitions, which have been organised by a teacher at Birch Copse. Budget for this is £100.
  • * The money has also been used to secure funding for a lunchtime football club with reading FC coaches in the summer term. Budget for this is £400.
  • * The school has hired the services of a fitness coach and dance coach to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff. This initiative will benefit all children from the Year 1 through to Year 6. Each term the children will receive fitness or dance lessons. The coaches will work with different classes, with the dance coach attending every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and fitness coach attending Tuesday afternoons and Fridays throughout the academic year 2016-2017. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by specialist staff, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and team teaching. Budget for this is £8590.
  • * Money has also been used to provide equipment for sport teams competing against other schools in football, cricket and netball. Budget for this is £300.

 

 

 

2015/16 REVIEW

 

 

Swimming is part of the National Curriculum, before children leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At Birch Copse, this year, children in Year 3, 4 and 5 will go swimming through the school year in accordance with the PE National Curriculum.

 

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
  • The total cost to send all Year 3, 4 and 5 swimming, including transport, swimming instructors, insurance and entrance fee is £6432. There are 180 children in Year 3, 4 and 5 therefore the cost per child would have been £35.75. Using the school sports funding, we were able to offer swimming at a subsidised rate of £30 per pupil, the equivalent of £5.75 per child.
  • The funding enabled us to provide travel to take 48 children to the Berkshire and Hampshire cross country championships.
  • Time was given to the PE co-ordinator to set up dodgeball competitions and a whole school football competition to give all the children in the school the opportunity to compete in intra school competitions. Equipment has also been purchased to support these competitions within the school.
  • More time has been given to allow for setting up multiple inter school football, netball and cricket competitions, which have been organised by a teacher at Birch Copse.
  • The school has hired the services of a fitness coach and dance coach to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff.
  • This initiative benefits all children from Year 1 through to Year 6. Each term the children receive fitness or dance lessons. The coaches work with different classes throughout the academic year. Not only do the children benefit from being taught by specialist staff, but our own staff skills develop through sharing good practice.
  • The money that has been spent on coaching has ensured that the high quality teaching that has been provided to the children is sustainable because of the CPD benefits to staff that has seen a significant improvement in their own skills and knowledge and understanding of both fitness and dance. Teachers have also been able to team teach with the specialist teacher which has further developed skills for the staff and ensured that the high quality lessons will be sustainable. The funding has also been used to support competition and sport has seen a significant increase in the number of children participating in competitive activities. 84.7% of children from Foundation to Year 6 participated in either an inter or intra school sports activity in the school year 2015/16.

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