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Impact of PE Premium at St Barnabas and St Paul’s 2015-2016

 

 

Specialist sports coach

 

At the start of September, a questionnaire was sent out to all teachers to ask about their confidence when teaching dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. The results showed clearly that teachers lacked confidence when teaching gymnastics and dance. Therefore St Barnabas and St Paul’s employed a specialist sports coach to come into school one day a week. Pro-Direct were employed to team teach with every member of the teaching staff from reception up to year 6. They began by coming into school last year and leading the sessions. This allowed the teachers to observe excellent teaching practice and aid them to gain ideas for each topic being covered in the PE curriculum. Towards the end of the last academic year, the teachers started team teaching with Rob, which allowed them to put in practice the magpied ideas but still had Rob there for help if needed. From September this year, the overview had been adjusted, each teacher had a P.E session with Rob in week one then the following week the teacher led the session and used Rob as a TA when teaching gymnastics. He observed the teacher’s competency and confidence at teaching P.E then time was allocated at the end of the sessions for him to report back with any ideas for improvements but also explain to the teacher what went well. A second questionnaire was sent out again after the teachers received three half terms of training on gymnastics.

 

Results linked to gymnastics

 

At the start of the summer term, the teaching staff completed a questionnaire about the effectiveness of the Pro-Direct. The teachers all agreed that the sessions were successful and their confidence was growing more due to the sessions that were put in place. One question that highlighted a weakness was the teacher’s confidence at modelling gymnastic rolls, balances, movement and sequences of movements. Therefore a plan needs to be put in place to help teachers, a training session (whether it be a twilight session or part of an inset day) will be run by either the P.E coordinator or a gymnastic coach.

 

Pro-Direct also ran a sports club after school, each half term; it varied age range and the area of the P.E curriculum being covered. The clubs were very successful in school and gained a lot of interest throughout the year. This year Pro-Direct  continued to run the clubs but had also organized, with the other schools that they have contracts with, to all run the same after school allowing them to end each term with an interschool’s competition. This has allowed the children to put into practice the skills and knowledge they learnt in that area over the course of the term. It helped to gain more interest in after schools clubs as there was more of a purpose and enabled children to represent school in a tournament. In January, we took the netball team down to St. James for a netball tournament orangised by Pro-Direct, it was a very successful event and the children enjoyed playing the sport they had been practicing in the after school club.

 

Another area of weakness that was identified was the teacher’s confidence when teaching dance and they felt they needed more expertise help. Therefore this year we employed a dance teacher to aid the teacher at teaching quality dance lessons. The dance coach planned sessions linked to each year group’s topics and they have engaged the children well by producing fun dance routines. The teacher’s confidence levels are increasing but the results have clearly shown this is still an area we need to improve on.

 

School Games Competition Package

 

Our children have access to more competitions than previous years and tournaments for younger children are still increasing. All these events are timetabled and displayed on our school website in the interschool’s competition link (this is regularly updated due to last minute changes and even more competitions being included). The sports calendar for this academic year is fuller than it has ever been! Our success at these competitions is gradually improving as our children become more committed to attending sports clubs, are developing their fitness and skills base, are building on their knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations of different games and finally are more aware of how to be a good sportsman.

 

 

Last year we attended the 7 a side football tournament, the high 5 netball, the dodge ball tournament, the hockey tournament and the cross country competition. This year we have increased the amount of competitions we attend as we have a wider variety of equipment and we have employed specialist coaches. As well this year we have or are organized to attend: two tennis tournaments, three cricket competition, orienteering, a tri-golf tournament, boccia competitions, indoor and outdoor athletics for 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6, the swimming gala, quick-sticks hockey, as well as the rounder’s festival. We were also aiming to increase the amount of girl’s specific competitions and we have attended the girl’s football, netball and cricket competitions.  As a school we have really focused on entering as many competitions open to years 3-4 or 1-2, to try and increase participation in sport at an earlier age.

 

Competitions entered this year:

 

Autumn

 

Competition

 

St Bedes 7 a side

X 3

Cross Country QEGS

X 2

Boccia x 2

 

High 5 Netball St Bedes

X3

Dodgeball St Bedes

 

 

Spring

 

Competition

 

Athletics Witton 5/6

 

Athletics Witton 3/4

 

Athletics Witton 1/2

 

Cross Country QEGS

 

Football at Ewood

X3

Football at St Bedes B Team

 

Football St Bedes

 

Netball at Ewood

X3

Orienteering Feniscowles

 

Swimming Gala Darwen

 

Dodgeball Tournament St Bedes

 

KGH Dance Competiton

 

Pro Direct Netball at St James

 

Children visited Ewood Park to watch a game.

 

 

Summer

 

Competition

 

Football at Ewood

X2

Netball at Ewood

X2

Athletics Witton

 

Indoor Athletics Blackburn College

 

Hockey St Bedes

 

Cricket St Bedes

X 3

Mini Tennis Pleckgate

 

Rounders

 

Netball St Bedes

 

Blackburn Rovers Football Tournament

 

Tri-Golf

 

Kids Athletics

 

Year 3/4 Football

 

 

 

 

P.E Equipment and after schools clubs

 

School invested a proportion of our funding into replenishing old equipment and buying different sporting equipment that school has never had before. School is very keen to introduce new sporting activities that the children haven’t had the opportunity to play before. Introducing different sports gives children (especially those who may not be interested in the sports currently being offered) a chance to learn new skills. Last year and starting this year, school has invested in table tennis tables, bats and balls, we have had an outdoor gym that is fitted with eight pieces equipment aiming to improve fitness and strength fitted and have bought a full class set of new equipment for hockey,  basketball, netball, football, ultimate Frisbee and lacrosse. All these new skills will be introduced at clubs either during the day or in an afterschool club.

 

Autumn Term

 

Club

Attendance 2014/15

Attendance 2015/16

Dodgeball Y5/6

21

34

Multisport Y2

20

30

Handball

30

14

Change for Life

14

Not Running

Ultimate Frisbee

NC

17

Pro Direct Dodgeball

20

22

Football (Ryan + Kristian)

14

15

Boccia

NC

40

 

Spring Term

 

Club

Attendance 2014/15

Attendance 2015/16

Dodgeball Y3/4

28

24

Dance Club

16

20

Pro Direct Netball

NC

12

Indoor Athletics (Ryan)

NC

23

Tennis (Ryan)

NC

16

Football (Kristian)

14

15

Cup Stacking

NC

18

 

Summer Term

 

Club

Attendance 2014/15

Attendance 2015/16

Blackburn Rovers

0

13

Pro Direct Tennis

NC

12

Cricket (Ryan)

NC

19

Football (Kristian)

14

15

Rounders

NC

23

Cup Stacking Y5/6

NC

25

Cupstacking Y3/4

NC

15

Multisport (Limited due to numbers

 

16 (15 were told no.)

Dodgeball

 

24

 

 

Sports Ambassadors and Sports Council

 

Two year 6 children within school were given the opportunity to a sports ambassador, they participated in training afternoon at St.Bede’s high school where they were given ideas how to improve sports in school. Eight children from upper key stage 2 were selected to be part of a sports council. The children set up a ‘Record Breakers’ club were children throughout the school competed at lunch times in different challenges. Certificates were given out on a Friday by two members of the sports council and the new challenges were set and explained at the start of the week in Monday’s assembly by the sports council.

 

 

 

Orienteering Resources and Sports Resources

 

The school has been in touch with Riley orienteering mapping company and received a price to get our surroundings mapped out for an orienteering course. Due to new developments due to happen in 2016/2017 the mapping has been postponed but we will use the premium money to pay for the mapping after the development has finished. The store room is monitored and replenished when needed. An audit is completed in the summer term and an order is made of any equipment needed in school.

 

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