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Sports Premium

What is the ‘Sport Premium’?
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and Sport – often referred to as a ‘Sport Premium’.  This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision and to promote healthy lifestyles.

When asked about the 'Sport Premium' at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: ‘When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London's vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.’  (Lord Coe)

Evaluating the school’s use of ‘Sports Premium’
DfE Guidance on use of Sports Premium - "Inspectors should consider the impact of the primary school sport funding on pupils’ lifestyles and physical well-being by taking account of the following factors:

The increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.

  • The increase and success in competitive school sports.
  • How much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become.
  • The growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities.
  • The improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners.
  • Links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills.
  • The greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health."

Current Provision

Sainsbury's School Games Silver Mark

 

 

 

We strive to improve our PE provision at Purwell and having been awarded Bronze and Silver School Games Marks in the past two years, we were delighted to learn that we had been awarded a Gold Mark for 2015-16. This was all the more satisfying as we were awarded this Gold Mark having been selected at random for moderation. The external moderator was delighted with the provision offered at Purwell. 


We provide a variety of clubs that promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity. For 2016-17 these will include: Cheerleading, Football, Hockey, Netball, Chess, Gymnastics, Cooking, Choir, Gardening, Cross-Country, Cricket (Summer Term), Athletics (Summer Term) and Tennis (Summer Term).  We also run a Playground Leaders program for our Year 5 and 6 pupils, who support KS1 pupils during playtime activities. 

Pupils thrive in the opportunities they are given to compete at different levels of School Games competition; Level 1 (intra-school), Level 2 (inter-school) and Level 3 (County levels).

Level 1 (intra-school): Opportunities for intra-school competitions include table-tennis, football, netball, volleyball, tennis, tag rugby, Subbuteo and chess as well as our yearly KS1 and KS2 Sports Days. 

Level 2 (inter-school): We participate in various events held by the North Herts School Sport Partnership and our boys and girls enjoy regular football, netball and chess fixtures with other local primary schools.

Level 3 (County level): Where pupils demonstrate exceptional performance, they may qualify or be selected to represent the district or compete in county finals. For example, we have recently supported the application of two of our pupils to represent the district in the Hertfordshire Swimming Gala and two of our pupils have been selected to represent the Hitchin District Football Team.

How will we be spending the ‘Sport Premium’ funding in 2016-2017?
At Purwell School, our allocation of £8895.00 Sports Premium for 2016-2017 helps us to improve:

  • PE provision (through staff Continued Professional Development opportunities and specialist input from sports coaches).
  • Resources available to support teaching and learning.
  • Participation at the three levels of School Sports Games competition.
  • Opportunities for promoting positive pupil attitudes to adopting healthy lifestyles.

Spending plan for the Year

  • CPD.
  • Team Purwell branded tracksuit tops.
  • Sports Hall Athletics equipment, hockey sticks and tennis nets.
  • NHSSP membership.
  • Hitchin Netball Association affiliation fee
  • Additional Swimming teacher / ‘Top Up’ Swimming lessons.
  • Resources to support planning for dance and gymnastics.
  • Break time play equipment / structured playtime games and activities.
  • 5-a-day TV (promoting active life styles).
  • Hertfordshire ASA affiliation fee (swimming).
  • Minibus leasing.
  • Contribution towards Sports Coach's salary.
  • Sports Day medals and stickers.


North Herts School Sport Partnership (NHSSP)
We believe that the North Herts School Sport Partnership is an invaluable resource and has created a beneficial and sustainable structure for the improvement of PE and School Sport in our local area. We will continue to use part of our ‘Sport Premium’ funding to affiliate with NHSSP and access CPD and events through this local partnership.  

Through our membership of NHSSP we receive; curriculum support, specialist coaching, access to a designated School Sport Co-ordinator, CPD opportunities for staff members, as well as provision for Gifted and Talented pupils or pupils with specific needs. 

To aid with improving the competitive sport opportunities at our school, membership also covers entry into the following wide variety of events, some of those which we recently attended include:

  • Football League (KS2)
  • Boys Football Cup (KS2)
  • Girls Football Cup (KS2)
  • Football Rallies (KS2)
  • Netball League (KS2)
  • Netball Rallies (KS2)
  • Swimming Gala (KS2)
  • Athletics (KS1/2)
  • ‘Quicksticks’ Hockey (KS2)
  • Rounders (KS2)
  • Olympic Legacy Events (KS2)
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Roadshow (KS1/ KS2)
  • Olympic/ Paralympic Roadshow (KS1/KS2)
  • Sports Hall Athletics Competition (KS2)
  • Cup stacking (KS2)
  • Kwik Cricket (KS2)
  • Tri-Golf (KS2)

Sports Club Participation

Club

Sept 2013

Sept 2014

Sept 2015

Sept 2016

Data for September 2016 (Sept 2015 data in brackets)

Girls
Boys
PPG
EAL
SEN

Cheerleading

25

25

25

25

25

0

6 (5)
4 (3)
7 (9)
KS1 Gardening -

10

11 12 10 1 3 (3) 0 (0) 1 (0)

KS1 Tennis

8

13

-

-

-

-

- (-)
- (-)
- (-)
KS2 Tennis
-
12
-
-
-
-
- (-)
- (-)
- (-)

KS1 Netball

-

14

13

14

9

5

2 (4)
1 (1)
2 (3)

KS2 Netball

14

18

23

28

19

9

5 (6)
4 (4)
4 (5)

KS1 Football

-

11

17

18

4

14

2 (2)
1 (0)
2 (2)

KS2 Football

18

21

44

51

32

19

8 (9)
4 (3)
11 (14)

KS2 Hockey

-

16

21

26

11

15

5 (3)
2 (1)
8 (10)
KS1 Chess
6
8
11
12
9
3
2 (2)
2 (2)
2 (2)

KS2 Chess

10

18

15

18

9

9

3 (3)
2 (2)
2 (5)

Total

71

156

180

204

 

 

     

Year-on-year % increase

-

120%

15%

13%

 

 

 

Key

PPG - Pupil Premium Grant
EAL - English as an Additional Language
SEN - Special Educational Needs