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Headteacher: Mr Andrew Sierant Manor Farm Community Junior School Rose Avenue Hazlemere High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP15 7PH Tel: 01494 814622

PE and Sport Funding information 2015/16

We continue to receive Sport funding directly from the Government to be spent on all aspects of PE and Sport. This year we have been allocated £9,250 funding into Primary School PE and Sport.

As a school an action plan is created by the PE co-ordinator, Liz Pilgrim with input from Premier Sport who provide PE lessons to all year groups on Thursdays and Fridays. This action plan is also shared with The Headteacher and Governing Body, via the PE link governor. As last year, we reviewed the previous Action Plan from 2014/15, considering the impact on learning and in sport participation, both within school and in extra-curricular activities.

 

Our highlights from 2014/5

Following on from our Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award in July, we set about planning ways to develop further and aim for the very challenging Gold Award. We are very proud to say that after an amazing year of commitment from pupils and staff, we were awarded GOLD in July 2105! This is a fantastic achievement recognising our school’s commitment to PE and Sport. We were praised by our School Sport’s Partnership Co-ordinator for our outstanding achievement. Not many schools have been able to achieve this National Award. To receive the Gold award the school had to demonstrate an even deeper commitment to involving as many pupils as possible in a wide variety of sports. This included entering several teams across all year groups in Inter School competitions, including badminton, tennis, cheerleading, dance, cross country as well as the more traditional football and netball. The award was presented to the school during assembly in January.

Many of these teams were very successful; the netball team won their League for the first time in many years and we got teams to the Bucks Games in golf, badminton and netball. The children represented the school brilliantly.

School Sports funding has helped these children have the opportunity to compete against the best in the county by providing funds for transport and cover to enable staff to take children to participate in both preliminary competitions and the prestigious finals.

Sports funding has also allowed us to encourage all children to participate in sport. Some funding was used to run extra-curricular clubs at reduced rated or free, providing to some children a valuable opportunity to experience sport.

The award also recognised our commitment to developing sportsmanship and leadership skills in our pupils. We aim to continue to develop this with even more pupil involvement this academic year. Our Year 6 pupils worked alongside Miss Kirsty Grigg, a specialist sports teacher at Sir William Ramsay, who trained them as Playground leaders.  During the year the Sports Leaders ran activities during break times and lunchtimes helping younger pupils develop their skills and enjoyment of physical activities.  The Sports Leaders were received certificates at Sir William Ramsay’s Sports Awards Evening. This has also helped Manor Farm develop positive links with one of our feeder secondary schools and we also benefit from using their sports facilities.

Whole school staff training was successfully completed with on-going training needs identified. We worked closely with Tim Mills, Premier Sport to deliver a broad and varied PE curriculum for all pupils, aimed at developing skills and gamesmanship. Staff attended training in swimming and gymnastics.

Web site/information to parents.

During the year we shared many of the activities on the school web site which again provided a valuable way to recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of the school community.

 

Action  Plan 2015/16

The plan continues to be divided into six sections: Training for staff; Equipment; PE Specialist advice; Pupil Specific funding; Pupil leadership training; Transport and Curriculum development. .

Staff Training

Staff training needs have been identified and planned into the school year, including training for support staff. This support will include lesson planning and a review of assessment, in line with new government guidelines for assessments without levels Opportunities for school staff to work together as part of a coaching programme. County led swimming training is planned for those staff whose qualifications need renewing.

Equipment

A review of equipment is carried out regularly with replacements purchased as required. So far this year we have purchased new footballs, netballs.

Impact: The provision of good quality resources enables our pupils to have access to equipment in lessons, eg having a ball each instead of shared across a small group, resulting in greater skill development at a faster rate and more enjoyment and active participation.

Pupil Specific

As last year, in the Autumn Term all pupils were surveyed about their sports participation, both as a part of extra-curricular school based activities and through outside of school clubs. Pupils who did not participate in any sport were identified and specific clubs have been developed and offered to those pupils during break and lunchtimes. These activities will be co-ordinated by PE Co-ordinator and Premier Sport and led by Year 6 Sports Leaders

Sports champions have been appointed in Year 6 and during the year they will receive leadership training to support and encourage others in all aspects of sport.

Impact: Sports leaders have reported that they have found this challenging at times, particularly when sometimes they are explaining tasks to younger pupils who have found listening difficult!

A group of Year 6 pupils will be taking part in Energise at Wycombe Swan and funding will be used to assist with dance training and transport. This is an exciting new opportunity for our pupils.

Impact: our pupils will get the opportunity to perform at The Wycombe Swan which is a first for our school.

Transport

Transport may be used to participate in inter school events and competitions when required.

 

Funding £9,250

Expenditure to date

Training – £4,455

Equipment – £353

Other – £1,350

Total to date – £6,158

Remaining funding: £3,092

We are currently investigating ways to improve our outside provision, with the possibility of providing an all weather surface. This would enable us not only provide a quality surface for our pupils but also consider wider community use.

Other funding will  be  spent on projects during the summer term and includes further staff training, curriculum development, pupil specific activities and visits to sporting events.

 

 


 

 

PE  and Sport Funding information  for web site 2014/5

Continuing on from last year, the Government has again allocated £9,250 funding into Primary School PE and Sport.

Last year’s action plan was reviewed and evaluated considering the impact on learning. The following are just a few of our highlights:-

Highlights 2013/14

We were very proud to receive the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award in July, recognising our school’s commitment to PE and Sport. We were praised by our School Sport’s Partnership Co-ordinator for our outstanding achievement. Not many schools have been able to achieve this National Award. To receive the award the school showed its commitment to involving as many pupils as possible in a wide variety of sports and competitions, including tennis, cheerleading, dance, cross country as well as the more traditional football and netball.

The award also recognised our commitment to developing sportsmanship and leadership skills in our pupils. We aim to continue to develop this with even more pupil involvement this academic year. Our Year 6 pupils worked alongside Miss Kirsty Grigg, a specialist sports teacher at Sir William Ramsay, who trained them as Playground leaders.  During the year the Sports Leaders ran activities during break times and lunchtimes helping younger pupils develop their skills and enjoyment of physical activities.  The Sports Leaders were very proud to receive their certificates at Sir William Ramsay’s Sports Awards Evening. This has also helped Manor Farm develop positive links with one of our feeder secondary schools and benefit from using their sports facilities.

We were also delighted to take two teams to The Bucks Games, a first for Manor Farm. Our Year 3 badminton team performed well against Year 4 teams and our Year 4 Golf team also showed great skill and team spirit. The pupils were excellent ambassadors for Manor Farm.

Whole school staff training was successfully completed with on-going training needs identified. We worked closely with Tim Mills, Premier Sport to deliver a broad and varied PE curriculum for all pupils, aimed at developing skills and gamesmanship.

 

Action  Plan 2014/15

Having reviewed our 2013/4 Action Plan, new target areas have been planned to further develop PE across the school.

The plan continues to be divided into six sections: Training for staff; Equipment; PE Specialist advice; Pupil Specific funding; Pupil leadership training; Transport and Curriculum development. .

 

 

Staff Training

Staff training needs have been identified and planned into the school year. All staff were updated on The new Primary Curriculum which was introduced in September, many aspects of which were already in place in our existing Sports provision.

Staff considered the qualities they would like to see in pupils as they progress through the school. The following areas were identified as the focus for the current academic year:-

  • Skills/Knowledge/Understanding
  • Sporting Qualities and Temperaments
  • Wider Attributes

Staff continue to work alongside specialist support teachers, Miss Grigg (Sir William Ramsay) and Tim Mills (Premier Sport) to develop their skills and confidence in delivering high quality lessons. Eg: gymnastics.

County led swimming training were been planned for those staff whose qualifications need renewing according to Bucks Learning Trust criteria.

During the summer term teaching staff worked alongside Tim Mills delivering  a scheme of orienteering activities as part of our Outdoor and adventure activities section of the curriculum.

Assessment and Differentiation

We have considered the place of assessment and differentiation within lessons. A new means of assessing key aspects of PE has been developed with The PE co-ordinator and Specialist staff. This has been shared and displayed for pupils and staff to refer to it.

 

Equipment

A review of equipment is carried out regularly with replacements purchased as required. So far this year we have purchased new footballs, netballs gym mats, futsells and small balls. In addition we have purchased some trophies and updated the school team’s waterproof jackets.

We purchased new school hoodies for school teams to wear at competitions. We have been lucky enough to secure some sponsorship from Smart Raspberry, a local firm run by Mrs Cronin, one of our  parents.

Impact: continued provision of good quality resources has resulted in pupils having more access to equipment in lessons, eg having a ball each instead of small group work, resulting in greater skill development.

Teams representing the school look more professional when participating in inter-school competitions.

Pupil Specific

In the Autumn Term all pupils were surveyed to find out how much PE and sport they participate in, both as a part of extra-curricular school based activities and through outside of school clubs. Pupils who did not participate in any sport were identified and specific clubs have been developed and offered to those pupils during break and lunchtimes.

Impact – Pupils attended the sessions and pupils have been noted to be more confident during class PE lessons. They have attended school holiday PE activities and shown increased self-confidence during break times.

GIFTED AND TALENTED

Pupils have been identified and are being trained as part of a Character Builders Education Programme. This programme trains selected Year 6 pupils in developing their leadership skills in the following areas.  

  • Perseverance, resilience and grit.
  • Confidence and optimism.
  • Motivation, drive and ambition.
  • Neighbourliness and community spirit.
  • Tolerance and respect.
  • Honesty, integrity and grit.
  • Conscientiousness, curiosity and focus.

These pupils then work with younger pupils to help develop similar character traits during break times as well as in some PE lessons where possible. This supplements the Young leader training provided for all Year 6 pupils undertaken in the Autumn term.

All staff, including Mid-day supervisors, will get the opportunity to support this scheme.

DISENGAGED PUPILS have been identified and activities developed to encourage greater participation. Many of these pupils now join in lunchtime activities.

PUPIL PREMIUM pupils are tracked to ensure they benefit from school based clubs and extra curricula clubs that require funding. Clubs attended include swimming and gymnastics.

Leadership

In Autumn Term all Y6 pupils received Play Leader training as part of Project Playground. Since completion these pupils have worked on a rota basis to offer break-time and lunchtime activities to groups of children. Midday supervisors are included as a part of ‘Project Playground.

Impact – Pupils have been actively involved in games and staff report that there have been fewer incidents of ‘playground issues’ after lunch, allowing a smoother start to afternoon teaching sessions.

Transport

Transport may be used to participate in inter school events and competitions when required. Eg:  Bucks Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in July.

 

 

 

 

 

Funding £9,250

Expenditure to date

Training – £6,270

Equipment – £1,029

Travel £85

Pupil activities £582

Total to date – £7,966

Remaining funding: This will be spent on projects during the summer term and includes further staff training, orienteering, pupil specific activities and visits to sporting events.