Sports Premium

Sports Premium

The government has committed £450 million pounds from 2013 to 2016 to help schools in the UK improve the quality of PE and sports activities they are able to offer pupils. The funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Culture, Media and Sport and schools  receive their funding directly every year in two payments - one in October and one in April.

Stalmine Primary School Sports Premium Allocation 2016/17

This year we were allocated £8,430.

Due to the success of last year's Commando Joe sessions we have decided, once again, to spend our allocation on running this programme. Every Friday our Commando attends school and works with each class for a minimum of one hour. Class teachers watch and support him deliver innovative physical activities which engage the children in applying strategy, working as teams and also develop a positive sense of competition which allows them to develop a more positive attitude towards fitness, health and well-being. Teachers have the opportunity to develop new skills and strategies as they work alongside Commando Joe. There is a direct emphasis on teamwork, health and well being, resilience, character and communication.

In addition to the work with each class, Commando Joe also offers a before school fitness club, an after school fitness club and he organises physical activities at lunchtime. 

Cost of 1 year Commando Joe programme - £9,000.00

Stalmine Primary School Sports Premium Allocation 2015/16

This year we were allocated £8,300.

We have decided to spend our funding on developing children's health and well-being and have signed up to the DfE supported Commando Joe programme. Every Friday our Commando attends school and works with each class for a minimum of one hour. Class teachers have an opportunity to watch and support him deliver innovative physical activities which engage the children in applying strategy, working as teams and also develop a positive sense of competition which allows them to develop a more positive attitude towards fitness, health and well-being. Teachers have the opportunity to develop new skills and strategies as they work alongside Commando Joe and learn new techniques for developing fitness, competition and teamwork.

In addition to the work with each class, Commando Joe also offers a before school fitness club, an after school fitness club and he organises physical activities at lunchtime. 

Cost of 1 year Commando Joe programme - £8,000.00

Impact/Evaluation on 2015/16 Sports Premium Spending

Positives: All children have benefitted from an exciting and varied range of physical/sporting activities on a weekly basis within school time in addition to being offered before and after school sporting activities. Due to the excellent relationship building within curriculum sessions behaviour in the after school sessions has been good and allowed all children to progress and get fitter. Because of the work on developing resilience and also developing health and well being pupils have been able to transfer these skills into other areas and behaviour for learning has improved as has uptake and behaviour at other clubs offered. Parents have also responded very posititvely to the programme. Negatives: The cost of the programme.

Stalmine Primary School Sports Premium Allocation 2014/15

This year we were allocated £8,360.

£4,000 was spent on buying into the full package put together by the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership. (WFSSP) They coordinate the delivery of a package which consists of training for staff, extra-curricular sports clubs and also curriculum support where a specialist coach comes into school and teaches the whole class their specialism whilst working alongside the teacher. Through this package we are able to offer three after school clubs every week linked to a different sport and the children can access these at no additional cost so they are intended to increase participation.

In addition to this we have also used some of the funding to subsidise weekly football coaching provided by Birlow Knight's Academy. 

We have also used approximately £3,325 to fund a coach from Fleetwood Town Football Club to come into school for an hour every lunchtime to offer multi-skills sessions to pupils to keep them more active and improve playground behaviour. To faciliate this we have also purchased some additional multi-skills equipment.

Impact/Evaluation on 2014/15 Sports Premium Spending

Positives: More extra-curricular clubs were offered due to external staff being able to come into school. Initial uptake for these clubs was quite high.  Staff are more confident to deliver a wider range of PE lessons which develop skills and understanding in the pupils. Negatives: Over the course of the year it became harder to motivate the pupils to participate in the extra-curricular clubs as the format had been the same over a few years and also staff delivering the clubs also often changed on a week by week basis so the children did not know the staff who came. This impacted on the behaviour of the children and also numbers taking part declined. As a school we decided to look at alternatives to the School Sport Partneship to see if we could find a more effective way to encourage physical activity and a spirit of participation.