What is it?
All schools with Primary aged children are eligible for the school sports grant. If they have more than 17 primary aged children they receive £8,000 plus £5 a child. Schools with less than 17 children receive £500 a child. In 2015/2016 we received £8260.
The purpose of the grant is to improve PE and sport in primary schools. As well as promoting a healthy lifestyle, school sport has an important role in building confidence and a sense of achievement.
What do we expect to see?
- Links with sports clubs in the local area.
- High quality PE which engages all pupils irrespective of their ability.
- More opportunities for pupils to take part in inter school intra school competitions.
- More opportunities for pupils to take part in extra-curricular activities.
- Increased range of sporting activities on offer.
How the sports grant was spent in 2015/2016 and its impact
We received £8,260 in 2015/2016.
|PE Specialist for 1 day a week to further improve the quality of teaching and learning.||£5,700|
|Further develop opportunities for more pupils to take part in inter school competitions.||£1,000
|To increase the range of sports on offer to include table tennis and at least one other to try and encourage less active pupils to develop a healthy lifestyle.||£800
Two table tennis tables
£200 other equipment
|Establish a pupil “Sports Council” to further develop the role of PE and Sport in school||£200|
|To further increase the confidence and participation rates of girls by teaching single gender groups for some activities.||Part of £5,700 in the top box above|
|Further develop links with local sports clubs including cricket, squash, football, rugby and dance.||£600 coaches in school and visits to clubs|
- All of Year 5 took part in the Bikeability scheme.
- 85% of Year 5 & 6 girls took part in extra-curricular sports activities and 65% represented the school in at least 1 inter school competition.
- 100% of Year 5 & 6 took part in intra school House competitions throughout the year.
- 80% of Year 5 & 6 boys took part in extra-curricular sports activities and 63% represented the school in at least one inter school competition.
- Table tennis tables were purchased and Year 8 Sports Leaders ran lunchtime clubs for Year 5 & 6. 25% of Year 5 & 6 attended and 50% of these pupils were pupils who did not engage in other sports clubs.
- Our reward scheme to encourage participation, commitment and excellence saw 50% of Key Stage 2 pupils achieve a Club Award at the end of the year. This meant that they had attended four or more sports extra-curricular activities throughout the year
- Year 5 & 6 pupils took part in inter school competitions including football, girls football, Netball, indoor athletics, cricket, rugby and athletics with 64% of our pupils being involved in these competitions. This is an increase from 60% in 2014.
- The Year 5 & 6 indoor athletics team won the North Northumberland indoor athletics competition and went on to win the Silver medal in the County final.
- The Year 5 & 6 boys cricket team won the North Northumberland competition and came third in the County finals.
- The Year 5 & 6 girls cricket team won the North Northumberland competition and came second in the County finals.
- The Year 5 boys 6 a side football team won the North Northumberland competition and went on to represent North Northumberland at the School Games.
- The U11 football team played in the Northumberland Small Schools Cup for the first time and got through to the final.
- Chance to Shine cricket coach in school who worked with all of Year 5 & 6 as well as running an after school club for the whole school. 20% of our pupils attended the club regularly. 12% of our pupils have joined a local cricket club for regular coaching and competitive fixtures.
- During the course of the year we ran 25 extra-curricular activities and 93% of our primary aged pupils attended at least one activity.
- 66% of Year 8 worked with Chance to Shine cricket coach and gained their Cricket Young Leaders Award. As part of their training they organised a coaching session for Year 6 and ran lunchtime cricket clubs for Year 5 & 6.
- 87% of Year 8 took part in the SKY Sports for Living Project. They were trained as Young Sports Leaders and throughout the course of the year they ran lunchtime clubs for Years 5 & 6, helped with PE lessons at a local First School. They organised a football tournament for local First Schools, officiated at the North Northumberland U11 Cricket competition at Berwick Cricket Club and then at the County finals at Stocksfield Cricket Club. They helped organise a tennis competition for local First Schools. The Year 8 Sports Leaders benefitted enormously from this experience but it also served to encourage our younger pupils to get involved in sport and want to be Sports Leaders themselves.
- We were awarded the School Games Gold Mark for 2015/2016.
- The School Sports Council liaised with technology company KBR to get them to sponsor an aspect of school sport. The Company gave us £300 to which the Council decided to spend on indoor athletics specialist equipment which the school did not have.
- The School Council also organised an event to raise money for Sport Relief which the whole school took part in.
Planned use of Sports Grant 2016/2017
Funding available £8,140
|To increase the confidence and participation of Disadvantaged children by increasing the range of clubs on offer that they identify as activities they would like to take part in.||£600
|PE Specialist teacher for one day a week to further improve the quality of teaching and learning.||£5,700|
|To further develop opportunities for the least active pupils to take part in festivals and competitions.||£500
|To develop leadership skills in pupils which encourage participation in sports activities and help them learn important life skills.||£400|
|Further develop links with local sports cubs and increase the range of coaches working in school to include gymnastics and dance.||£500|
|To continue to develop opportunities for all pupils to take part in inter school competitions.||£1,000
Coaches in school and visits to clubs
The improvements the Sports Grant has enabled us to make are sustainable over time because they have raised the subject expertise of staff and enabled our pupils to develop leadership skills which can be used in the future.