Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
Herts. WD3 5HR.
Tel: 01923 282095.
E-mail: admin@chorleywood.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Rebecca Roberts

Chorleywood Primary School

 

What is 'PE and Sport Premium' Funding?

Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020. 
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport.  It has been allocated to primary school head teachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents

Marathon Kids

We are pleased to announce Chorleywood Primary is continuing to take part in Marathon Kids. Marathon Kids is an exciting project from children's charity Kids Run Free. The project aims to give school children the opportunity to complete a marathon throughout the course of the school year by running laps of a course once or twice a week during their lunch break. The concept is based on personal achievement rather than competition - this encourages all children, regardless of fitness ability to take part by running as much or as little as they choose.

More information can be found by following this link: http://www.kidsrunfree.co.uk/site/kids-marathon/kids-marathon-overview

Sports Premium Statement 2017-18

Chorleywood Primary School is using the Sports Premium Funding to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport for the benefit of pupils so they develop healthy lifestyles. This is an area of the curriculum we feel particularly passionate about.

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

A partnership between schools is vital to develop PE. We are part of the Rickmansworth Sports Partnership. Meetings and correspondence to share good practice is key to developing the subject in our schools. Any initiatives or resources that are particularly good are relayed to schools within our family. We also meet during the half term before National School Sports Week to discuss ideas for the week. This is a great opportunity to share practice and how best to make the most out of the week.  The Sports Partnership also provides access to inter-school competitions for all year groups.

For the 2017/18 academic year we are expecting to receive £17,810.
Focusing on the 5 key indicators for improvement in School sports we have so far spent this year’s funding in the following ways:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
We have bought into the Marathon Kids scheme as a way of encouraging children to be more active at lunch times. Distances children run are being recorded and they are working towards different distance certificates. The children have been very engaged by this and 75% more children are running at school every week. 15 children have already achieved individual distances of 10k.

We have also introduced a 15 minute physical activity time in all year groups every day. This is being facilitated by short online work out videos provided by our subscription to fitterfuture.com. The children also have an individual log in for accessing the workouts at home. We are also encouraging them to involve other members of the family in the activities.
We are continuing with our whole school Sports Challenge. Each pupil will receive their own fitness log where they can record the physical activity they undertake each week. Pupils can record the PE, clubs and fitter future activities they undertake at school but also they can record the physical activity they participate in outside school. This can include clubs and also a walk with the family. The scheme is certificated depending on how many hours’ sports a child does. We have seen a lot of students collecting bands in Celebration Assembly with over 70% on their blue Band and 5% on their black band. 

As part of lunch time play we have rezoned our playground area to facilitate more physical activity. We have brought extra trampettes which the children can use at lunch time along with a range of scooters. 

The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

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We have a Sports Committee again this year which consists of children from across KS2 who are committed to raising the profile of sports. They are listening to the ideas of their peers about how to engage more children and making suggestions about different sports that they would be interested in. In the last Sports Committee meeting the children listed what the sports premium funding could be spent on.

The committee will also be working alongside our PE team to create a fun Sports Day this year to make it more engaging and enjoyable for all.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Staff questionnaires indicate an improvement in the confidence of staff in teaching PE. Subject monitoring shows an increase in knowledge and skills of those delivering the subject.

We have also used some of the funding to allow us to employ a Sports Teaching Assistant who is working alongside class teachers to identify and support some of the more able pupils to develop their skills alongside the whole class activities.

Staff have used resources which are built into the PE scheme of work to facilitate their teaching of health and wellbeing topics. A whole school Pupil Survey undertaken in September 2017 showed 96% of children felt they know how to be healthy, 97% of children understood how to maintain a balanced diet and 99% of children felt they knew how important exercise was to staying healthy.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Staff questionnaires indicate an improvement in the confidence of staff in teaching PE. Subject monitoring shows an increase in knowledge and skills of those delivering the subject.

We have also employed a Sports Teaching Assistant who is working alongside class teachers to identify and support some of the more able pupils to develop their skills alongside the whole class activities.

Staff have used resources which are built into the PE scheme of work to facilitate their teaching of health and wellbeing topics. A whole school Pupil Survey showed 96% of children felt they know how to be healthy, 97% of children understood how to maintain a balanced diet and 99% of children felt they knew how important exercise was to staying healthy.

Increased participation in competitive sport

Our paid membership of the Schools Sports Partnership has provided us access to a wide range of different competitive inter school sports. This academic year we will be participating in the following events:

  • Cross country/Fun run (Year 5)
  • Dance Festival (Year 4)
  • Indoor Athletics Competitions (Years 2 and 6)
  • Hockey Festival Competitions (Year 5)
  • Hockey Team Event (Year 6 team)
  • Tag Rugby Festivals at a local school (Year 5 and 6)
  • Saracens Tag Rugby Festival (Year 6)
  • Football League (Boys)
  • Football League (Girls)
  • Netball Mixed League
  • Cricket League (Summer Term)

Our Sports Teaching assistant has also facilitated a number of Intra-School events which have seen children compete for their house against other houses. 

In the 2016/17 academic year the school received £8,900

This money was spent as follows;

Sports Partnership Membership

Continued membership of the school Sports Partnership enables us to facilitate inter-school competitive sports and to access CPD for teachers. 

Whole School PE Scheme

To improve the delivery of the PE curriculum for all year groups and support differentiation for the most able.

Marathon Kids

We have bought into the Marathon Kids scheme as a way of encouraging children to be more active at lunch times.

Baseline Assessments

Baseline assessments allow us to identify children fitness levels and support pupils going forward.  This is also a fantastic way of showing the impact of how the Sports Premium is being spent in terms of ensuring our children are active and healthy.

Running Track

The new running track will allow the children to run in all weathers and will be promoted to the children to encourage exercise and fitness. 

CPD for staff

Staff survey indicates increased confidence in the teaching of certain sports.

Equipment 

We have purchased new resources to assist in delivering the whole school PE scheme.

Bursary places for PPG pupils to attend sports clubs in and out of school

To ensure that the PPG pupils are able to participate in sporting activities in and out of school.

Funding for children to access a wider range of sporting activities 

Year 5 and 6 had a series of sailing sessions at our local sailing club.  Years 1 and 2 had a specialist karate teacher deliver a series of sessions which will lead to increased participation in OSHL.

National School Sports Week

In order to promote sport during National School Sports Week, we booked whole school carnival dance sessions and other sporting activities that would not normally be accessible to the children.

 

 

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