PE at Kells Lane School
At Kells Lane Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to continue to deliver in-school quality PE sessions.
What is the Primary PE and Sport Premium?
Since 2013 the government has allocated additional money to schools to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding is provided by the Department for Education to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children in school. Until July 2017 each school received £8000 plus £5 per pupil, at Kells Lane that has been just under £10,000 a year. A recent announcement suggests that this amount will increase to £16.000 per school with an additional £10 per pupil from September 2017, this will equate to approximately £20,000 per annum for Kells Lane Primary School.
Purpose of the Funding
The Primary PE and Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools are expected to spend the funding on improving and enhancing their provision of physical education and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how to do this.
Possible uses for the funding include: – hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE – new or additional change4life clubs – paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport – providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport – running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games – buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport – providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
See below for how our Primary PE and Sport Premium allocation was spent in 2017/18:
|Transport – 2017-2018
(including transport to Rugby, Football and Joseph Swan events)
|2320.00||7456.00||Pupils from Year 2 – Year 6 able to attend wide variety of sporting events and competitions including athletics, climbing, rugby, multi skills, hockey and many more.|
|Transport – April – July 2018
(including Sports Day transport)
|2705.00||4751.00||Pupils from Year 2 – Year 6 able to attend wide variety of sporting events and competitions including athletics, climbing, rugby, multi skills, hockey and many more.
All pupils benefited from Sports Day event.
|Equipment – 2017-2018
(Tennis, Golf, Volleyball, Badminton)
|1154.73||3596.27||All pupils can now access suitable sports equipment to play a variety of sports safely.|
|Sports Coaching for Dance Festival||1000.00||2596.27||Year 3
Prepare children for special dance event at the Sage in Gateshead – many have taken up dancing as a result of taking part in this event
|External Storage Shed for PE Equipment||400.00||2196.27||All pupils can now access suitable sports equipment when in the school playground|
|Tennis Coaching||400.00||1796.27||Year 3 – 6
Many children now taken up tennis lessons outside of school
|Sport SLA (April) Premium (Oct)||2,400.00||-603.73||Access to all of the Gateshead interschool competitions, activity days, staff development and coaching days, workshops, conferences and resources / staffing. (Competition entry and most CPD for staff is free through Premium Membership). Includes £150 for playground buddy training.|
|Basketball Coaching||600.00||-1203.73||Year 2 and Year 5. Participation and association with the Newcastle Eagles and prep for competitions. Link with club will support pupil progress and improve impact in external competitions.|
From the 2017-18 academic year, there is a new requirement for schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Kells Lane, we provide free swimming lessons for all our children in Year 3 in the Autumn Term, Year 4 in the Spring Term and Year 5 in the Summer Term. Additionally, we use the sports premium funding to enable Year 6 children to access a top-up swimming and assessment session, which takes place in the Summer Term.
|Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety 2017-18 Year 6 Cohort|
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school. (Some absences for assessment session).
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?||85%|
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?||100%|
|Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?||Yes
Used for top-up session.
If you would like any further information please contact our PE subject leader Mr Colligan or our school business manager Mrs Heath.