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The government has provided additional funding since academic year 2013/14 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  It is ring-fenced so schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport but have the freedom to choose how they do this. In September 2017, the Department for Education announced the doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium and it currently continues at this level. 

In financial year 2018/19 Barnes Primary’s funding allocation was £19,810.  The money was assigned towards additional expenditure on PE and sport as follows:

  • Employing a dedicated sports Teaching Assistant and extending administrative hours to allow pupils to participate in more competitive sport (£6,400);
  • Providing additional sporting clubs four mornings per week, many of which are targeted at those children who either profess not to like sport or who don’t have the opportunity to access it outside school (£3,700)
  • Installing adventure trail apparatus in the KS2 playground to improve balance and upper body and core strength (£6,057);
  • Early Years dance and movement training for our PE teacher, which has subsequently been cascaded to all KS1 teaching staff (£1,700);
  • Commissioning agility play trail markings in the KS1 playground to encourage movement, balance and co-ordination in our younger pupils (£1,352);
  • Subsidising holiday and extended hours sport and fitness club places for pupils that have fewer opportunies to be active out of school (£635).

Outcomes to date:

Sports Teaching Assistant: this appointment was made part way through 2017/18 and has given the school significant additional capacity to both organise sports events and to accompany pupils to fixtures off site as well as organising a new intra-school competition programme which will allow the majority of our pupils to play competitively during the year.  Latest figures are as follows:

COMPETITIVE SPORT

The percentage of children per year group that have taken

part in at least one competitive sporting fixture against

another school:

Year 3 – 34%

Year 4 – 50%

Year 5 – 48% (higher if cricket tournament hadn’t been rained off)

Year 6 – 70%

The percentage of children per year group who have taken

part in one of the newly instigated intra-school Friday matches:

Year 3 – 83%     (53 out of 64 children)

Year 4 – 93%     (37 out of 40 children)

Year 5 – 73%     (33 out of 45 children)

Year 6 – 64%     (29 out of 45 children)

  • Presentation to governors Sept 2018

 

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Morning clubs: these are open to children of all sporting abilities and pupils with sedentary lives outside school are encouraged to join.  Nearly 100 places are taken up at these clubs each week.

 Tuesday           8.00 – 9.00 Ball Skills Club
 Wednesday     8.00 – 9.00 Tag Rugby Club
 Thursday          8.00 – 9.00 Athletics Club
 Friday               8.00 – 9.00 Fitness Club

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Adventure trail apparatus: “Everyone thinks this is the best equipment we have ever had in the playground.  All the different parts are brilliant but my personal favourite is the swinging hoops.”

– Y5 pupil

Dance and movement training: “I feel much more confident about bringing dance into the curriculum following Brian’s CPD and the Y1 pupils loved the group flash dance we put on.”

– Y1 teacher

Agility trail markings: “I love the new trail.  I am really good at it.  I like the side jumps best.”

– Y1 pupil

 Sport and fitness club places: “I really like coming to Fit for Sport because we do lots of running games”.  “We do all sorts of activities inside and outside.” “I like being active which I can be at the club”.  “I like playing fun games with other children.”

– Summer holiday club 2019 attendees

We have recently had confirmation that the Primary PE & Sport Premium will continue at the higher rate for at least 2019/20.  The funds we receive will be earmarked for the following initiatives to further improve our PE and sport provision:

  • Continuing with previous initiatives that have successfully increased pupils’ engagement in sport in order to bring such benefits to a new generation of pupils, specifically continuing to employ a sports TA and increase sports administration resource and providing morning sports and fitness clubs to pupils;
  • Organising a sports focus week to widen our pupils’ sporting experience;
  • Extending the climbing trail in Key Stage 1 to continue to develop core strength and skills in our younger pupils;
  • Furthering the Outdoor Adventurous Activities project by undertaking OAA training for teachers (carried over from 2018/19);
  • Working with an organisation that runs activity programmes to provide sports training sessions, games and matches at break and lunchtimes;
  • Table tennis training and tuition.