Sport Premium Report 2017

The Government will continue investment in the Primary PE & Sport Premium, as announced in December 2015 through ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation’. The provision of this additional ring-fenced funding, specifically to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport schools offer, demonstrates the importance placed on PE & school sport by Government. In the 2016 budget George Osborne announced that the sugar tax on soft drinks will be used to fund sport in schools as part of the 2016 budget. As a result, the money raised from this tax will be used to double the primary PE and Sport Premium to £320 million a year. This is due to come in to force in 2018.

Academic year 2016-2017 Willowbrook Primary Academy

Amount of PE and sport Premium received: £9,825

How the 2016-2017 PE and Sport Premium was spent:

  • Contribution to the employment of the PE specialist to continue leading development of the sports curriculum across the school to ensure that improvements in PE and Sport are sustainable.
  • Increasing participation opportunities but ensuring that the level of participation is sustainable.
  • Working with specialist sports coaches to continue additional sporting activities. (cricket, dance, rugby, judo)
  • Running and participating in sporting competitions within the county and between local schools.
  • Affiliation to local sports associations
  • Running after school clubs.
  • Organising intra school house competitions within sport to lead to a house cup

Evaluation Academic Year 2016-2017

During the 2016-2017 academic year the PE and Sports Premium funding was used to maintain and enhance the outstanding provision in PE and school sport.

Impact

Skill Levels:

P.E has been taught to all children from Year 1-6 which has enabled the children to acquire, develop and build upon the many key skills to a high level. As each year goes by, more and more children progress through the school displaying greater confidence in their own abilities and demonstrating sporting talents in a wide range of areas. Examples of sporting achievements and excellence in 2016/17 with the help of PE and Sports Premium include:

  • One Year 5 pupil, who following success within athletic events, has affiliated to a running club.
  • One Year 5 pupil who has been spotted at a Quicksticks Hockey tournament as a standout talented young sportsman.
  • Two Year 5 pupils being spotted by Leicester City Development coach.

Participation:

During the 2016/2017 academic year, 97 KS2 children (42%) represented Willowbrook at sport. This is a 9% increase from last year in competitive sport participation. The vast majority of competitions exist for children in Years 4, 5 and 6.  The following table details the participation rates of Willowbrook children in these year groups.  There are always a small number of children who do not wish to play sport; indeed, some children declined the opportunity to represent the school this year.  However, numbers are impressive and compare favourably with other schools locally*. (*based on our observations)

Number of school teams children have participated in:

Have not participated in a school team. Have participated in 1 or 2 teams. Have participated in 3 or more teams.
Year 4 Children (56 children) 31 (55%) 16 (29%) 9 (16%)
Year 5 Children (56 children) 24 (43%) 24 (43%) 8 (14%)
Year 6 Children (59 children) 22 (37%) 21 (36%) 16 (27%)

 

Children throughout the school were given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs provided by our dedicated PE teacher and other qualified teaching staff.   These included a ball skills club, a netball club, a cross country club, a football club, a tag rugby club, a Zumba club and a dodgeball club.  Gifted and Talented children in the school identified on our register took part in Tennis coaching leading up to their participation in the City Tennis Competition, as well as taking part in and leading a Gifted and Talented dance troupe which took part in an Olympic themed city dance festival.

In addition, we had external providers working in partnership with the school.  These included Foot Loose Dance, and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.  All children in year 3 and 4 took part in swimming lessons for the whole of the Autumn term. Children in Year 4 took part in the Aviva Tackling Numbers programme which was delivered by the Leicester Tigers Community development team and as a result a tournament run by Leicester Tigers was hosted on our school field.

Sporting success with the use of PE and Sport Premium funding:

Our major successes were the boys and girls Year 5/6 Football Team winning their division and going  through to the Leicester finals where they finished runners up.  Towards the latter end of the year the Athletics Team also participated in the city wide Outdoor Athletics Competition at Saffron Lane running track where both the Year 3/4 team and the Year 5/6 team progressed to represent East Leicester in the Quadkids Leicester finals event. For the second year in a row, we had a hockey team representing East Leicester at the Summer Games finals. Our Year 5/6 Netball and Basketball teams also had some success, winning their pools and progressing to the city wide finals for the first time.

PE and Sport at Willowbrook Primary Academy

At Willowbrook, PE and sport are seen as playing a vitally important role in pupils’ development as rounded and physically active young people. In recent years, a substantial amount of money has been allocated towards teaching expertise and resources. Mr Merriman has been a qualified Sports coach for a number of years and has a background in OOA. He is based at Willowbrook for 2 full days a week. We also have Mrs Edwards who teaches PE 3 afternoons a week.

PE is taught to all children, from Foundation Stage to Year 6, enabling them to develop good basic skills at a young age, which they then build upon as they move through the school, through a carefully structured and challenging programme. Willowbrook aims to provide children with positive experiences which will develop an enthusiasm in the children which will see them inspired and involved in sport for many years to come.

At Willowbrook, we offer a wide variety of individual and team activities: traditional and sports hall athletics, basketball, bench ball, cricket, cross country, dance, football, gymnastics, netball, rounders, rugby, swimming, tennis, hockey.  We also appreciate the effect of physical activity on enabling children to focus and engage in their learning and as a result children spend fifteen minutes, 4 times a week, in ‘Morning Motivation’ taking part in various sporting activities.

In addition, during the PGL residential week, the children in Year 6 are given the opportunity to enjoy different sporting activities. These include: aero ball, abseiling, archery, climbing, high ropes courses, raft building, zip wire, rifle shooting and many other team building challenges. This has always proved highly successful with children both developing new skills and showing a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem.

The opportunities for children to take part in a wide variety of afterschool sporting clubs had increased dramatically since 2013 and many children take advantage of this. In 2013 the number of pupils taking part in clubs was significantly low with clubs numbers not reaching 10 pupils.

At Willowbrook, the provision for sports outside of school has two main objectives. One is to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to enjoy the thrill and excitement of competition, as well as the pride of representing their school. The other is meeting the challenge of providing the children who have been identified as ‘gifted and talented’ with opportunities to extend themselves in competition against similar children from other schools. As a result, each year we enter teams into as many competitions as possible. In order to make this sustainable, the competitions we enter are varied so that different groups of children are able to participate and represent the school if they wish. We make sure that every child gets the opportunity to represent the school if they want to and making this sustainable means that after school and lunchtime clubs that are run with PE and Sport Premium funding are open to a range of year groups so that children can enhance and improve their skills over time and not just for a specific event.

Providing sufficient opportunities for competitive sport to meet the depth of enthusiasm form the children presents its own challenges. Within primary sport locally, only cross country (years 3-6) and football (years 5-6) have a season of any real length. As a result, in both sports, anybody that would like to run or play is given the opportunity to do so. In other sports, the season is either very short or based simply around one competition. Willowbrook therefore enters as many teams as we are eligible to, or are able to provide staffing for, to maximise opportunities for all children.

When a selection process is required, selection is based upon a number of factors:

  • Effort and performance in P.E lessons
  • Attendance and commitment to the sport
  • Showing good sportsmanship and attitude to others
  • Sharing opportunities equally between children displaying similar talents or attributes.
  • Providing opportunities for children identified as ‘gifted and talented’ in specific sports.

Willowbrook has also developed links with local sports associations for the benefit of the children and this has resulted in coaches coming into school to run sessions in a variety of sports. This has provided pathways for children to join clubs outside school to further their enjoyment and participation.

Our Games Timetable:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Foundation Stage Gymnastics

Dance

Dance

Gymnastics

Athletics

Athletics

Year 1 Dance

Ball skills

Ball skills

Team games

Rounders

Athletics

Year 2 Dance

Ball skills

Ball skills

Team games

Cricket

Athletics

Year 3 Tag rugby

Netball

Dance

Gift and Talented PE sessions

Rounders

Athletics

Year 4 Swimming

Swimming

Swimming

Gift and Talented PE sessions

Netball

Athletics

Year 5 Netball

Fitness

Dance

Basketball

Badminton

Cricket

Athletics

Year 6 Athletics

Tag rugby

Hockey

Gymnastics

Dance

Dance

 

*OAA covered by Year 6 trip to PGL in Autumn Term and by Mr Merriman throughout the year.