From September 2013 schools have been in receipt of additional monies via the Primary School Sport Funding Programme to improve PE and sport provision.
Old Cleeve C of E School will receive £17, 230 this financial year. The money has to be used to increase participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance they are capable of.
Impact of P.E Premium spending 2016/7
The school has formed a partnership with Premier Education Group, specifically Premier Sport, in order to improve quality and provision of P.E.
- Fitness of children was assessed and measured throughout the year. A Baseline measurement of all children was performed at start of the first term the end of each subsequent term. The data was analysed to determine changes in fitness. This information has been used to inform future spending plans and target specific sub-groups within the school.
- Alongside clubs that were already provided by teachers, coaches were employed by Premier Sport to offer a wider range of Sports Clubs. This saw an increased participation rate for each year group. Details of participation levels are available to teachers and school leaders on the Premier Sports website.
- All teaching staff were provided with support in planning high quality activities to develop children’s sporting abilities. Specialist sports coaches were employed to work alongside teachers in P.E lessons in order to develop their professional knowledge and understanding. Staff reported increased confidence in the delivery of P.E.
- The school now has an effective means of assessing children, against their peers and nationally, according to year group learning outcomes from The National Curriculum. Assessment information is available to teachers and school leaders. Accurate assessment information can now be passed on to parents at the end of the year.
- The Health Day was a resounding success and children said they thoroughly enjoyed it, tried new foods and learnt how to work together effectively.
- The school paid for a professional swimming coach to work alongside teachers throughout the spring term.
- Staffing and transport was organised to provide the Swimsafe catch-up programme, run in association with the Somerset Fire Brigade. The school aims to ensure all children can swim 25 metres by the end of Year 4.
- A tag-rugby coach from Minehead Rugby Club organised a monthly Tag Rugby tournament between all local schools in the catchment. The school also competed with other schools in Somerset during handball and distance running competitions organised by Premier Sports. The school now has an intra-house sports competition every half term.