Impact of PE Premium at St Barnabas and St Paul’s 2017-2018
Specialist sports coach
St Barnabas and St Paul’s employed a specialist sports coach to come into school one day a week. The first aim was to help improve the motor skills of the children in EYFS and Year 1. This linked to our school priority of ‘To further develop the provision and outcomes at the foundation stage.’ Pro-direct prioritised working with these two year groups to develop the children’s fundamental movement skills. The physical development category in the EYFS curriculum showed a 2% increase from 2016-2017 going from 50% to 52% in 2017-2018. However, there is still a need to focus on improving this for this academic year (2018-2019). The second aim was to upskill the teaching staff in a variety of areas of the P.E curriculum allowing them to gain confidence and knowledge when teaching areas such as gymnastics and athletics. Teachers highlighted areas of the curriculum where they felt least confident at teaching then pro-direct team taught with them giving them ideas and sharing their expertise.
Pro-Direct also ran a sports club after school and each half term it varied in age range and the area of the P.E curriculum covered. The clubs were very successful in school and gained a lot of interest throughout the year. Furthermore, Pro-Direct organised a dodgeball competition with a school they also coach. This allowed the children to represent the school and it gave them a target to aim towards when participating in the after-school club. This academic year Pro-Direct are continuing to run the clubs and will continue to end each term with an interschool’s competition. I believe there will be more interest in the after schools clubs as there is more of a purpose and will enable the children to represent our school.
After schools clubs
We continued to offer a variety of after school clubs for all ages across the school. Most of these clubs are linked to up-coming tournaments in the sporting calendar to give children the opportunity to develop their skills before representing the school’s sport team. This is an area that we are continuing to develop further this academic year (2018-2019) to increase our sporting achievements further.
Each year, we pay for a package that entitles us to participate in a variety of competitions within the authority in different areas of the curriculum for year groups 1-6. In 2017-2018, we participated in more competitions than the previous year and this year we are progressing further in competitions showing that: P.E is being taught at a higher standard, the after-school clubs are contributing into children’s increased skill levels and that the involvement in sport is on the increase in school.
School has invested a proportion of our funding into replenishing old equipment and buying different sporting equipment to benefit the teaching and learning of P.E. We were very keen to introduce new sporting activities that the children haven’t had the opportunity to play before. Introducing different sports has given the children (especially those who may not be interested in the sports currently being offered) a chance to learn new skills. All new equipment was introduced in lessons during the day or in an afterschool club.
Play leaders and Sports Council
Year 6 children within school were given the opportunity to become play leaders. The children applied for the position explaining their willingness to apply and what they could offer towards the position. Once selected, the children were specifically trained by members of staff and provided with a selection of lunch time activities for EYFS. As we now have more equipment available at lunch times, the play leaders offer a wider variety of activities and games for the younger children to play.
A proportion of the money was spent on transporting children to different sporting competitions that were available in the borough.
11th September 2018