Sports Premium

The aim of this investment is to improve the lifestyles and overall health of the pupils in the school, giving them access to a wide curriculum that is engaging and motivational.

School Year 2016/17

Redmile CE Primary School will receive £8,355 of Sports Premium funding for the academic year 2016/17. This money will be spent on providing the following opportunities:

  • Specialist sports coaching, timetabled for all pupils each week to support early morning sports club and after school sports clubs.
  • Additional coaching for tournaments when appropriate.
  • Dance lessons funded as part of the curriculum timetable each week for all pupils and participation in a dance showcase with other local schools.
  • Transport costs to sporting venues/tournaments.

The aim of this investment is to improve the lifestyles and overall health and fitness of the pupils in the school as well as providing opportunities they may not have had access to due to the constraints of a small school budget and limited indoor facilities.

In addition to this, we aim to build on our successes in local tournaments so that more trophies appear on our shelf. This will build on the Olympic legacy and encourage our children to aim high, persevere, practise respect, experience joy of effort, pursue excellence and learn fair play.

School Year 2015/16

Redmile CE Primary received £8,295 of Sports Premium funding for the academic year 2015/16.

Coupled with money allocated from our designated school budget and from Viking Challenge funds, the sports premium was spent in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils:

Before school sports club two mornings per week for all pupils subsidised heavily for all parents.

After school sports club provided free of charge for all pupils once per week.

Dance lessons funded as part of the curriculum timetable each week for all pupils.

Subsidising of school swimming provision for all children, Y1-Y6.

How we spent the funding:

Activities Selected Cost
Qualified sports coaching to support extra-curricular sports and dance £8,295
School swimming subsidies £1,056
Transport to sporting venues/competitions/tournaments £320
Equipment £545
TOTAL investment in high quality sports provision £10,216

Data accurate as of September 2016.

Impact

Building on previous year's improvements in overall fitness levels, more of our children are engaging in sport in and out of school.

Many have signed up with clubs in local towns and villages, e.g. rugby, football, gymnastics, judo, basketball and cricket. A number have children were selected to play for county teams, e.g. Nottingham Forest Football Club and the Leicester Riders Basketball Club. One pupil was also so inspired by the competitive spirit of sports provision at our school, that he pursued his interest in chess (a game the children often play during their lunch break) and was selected to play for the county under 11’s at a national tournament.

At local level, we have achieved numerous successes, some of which include:

  • Winners Y3/4 Hockey Vale and Melton Hockey Tournament 2015/16, (went on to represented the area in the County Finals)
  • Runners-up Y5/6 basketball 2015/16 Vale and Melton Tournament
  • Runners-up Y5/6 girls football 2015/16 Vale and Melton Tournament
  • Winners Y5/6 basketball Vale and Melton 2014/15 (went on to represent the area in the County finals)
  • Several children entered the Vale and Melton Cross Country event 2015/16 and placed in the top 10, so went on to represent the area in the County Finals
  • Other tournaments we have won or placed in top three in recent years include cricket (runners up in County Final) tag rugby and football.

All Vale and Melton tournaments and County Finals include large primary schools so our teams do extremely well to hold their own against tough competition who are mainly Y6 children. Younger children regularly attended early morning sports classes and attended the after school sports club for Reception-Year 2 on a weekly basis. This growing interest in sports has led to more active participation at playtimes, which has contributed to them being ready for learning in the classroom; we noticed significant improvement in readiness for learning following the introduction of the early morning club in particular.

In 2015/16, Key Stage 1 After School Club doubled in numbers from 2014/15.

In 2015/16, 70% of Key Stage 2 attended After School Sports Club and 80% of Key Stage 1/Reception.

Participating in running races on sports day is optional, (the competitive team games are compulsory though) as not all children respond well to performing in front of an audience (just as they don't in stage shows); this year every child entered every race, including the long distance events and were determined to cross the finish line. Their positive attitude and determination was noted by many parents who attended.

The recent National Child Measurement Programme carried out by Public Health England at our school, which looks at trends in obesity both nationally and locally, indicated that there are no issues at our school with obesity.

Our commitment to a highly engaging and motivational Sports curriculum is clearly having a hugely positive impact on the aims set out by the government to improve lifestyles and health of our children.

School Year 2014/15

Redmile Primary School received £8,295 of Sports premium funding for the financial year 2014/15 (starting from April). This money was spent on providing the following:

  • Before school sports club two mornings per week for all pupils subsidised heavily for all parents.
  • After school sports club provided free of charge for all pupils once per week.
  • Dance lessons funded as part of the curriculum timetable each week for all pupils.

The aim of this investment is to improve the lifestyles and overall health of the pupils in the school.

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