Sports Premium Funding

In 2013/14 St Leonard's received £5,406 pupil premium funding. This was used in the following ways:

  • To buy back into the Sports Partnership which offers cluster meetings which update staff knowledge and skills, access to an excellent sports competition calendar across a wide range of sports, age ranges and including SEN competitions, a pool of coaches including netball, tennis, cricket, gymnastics and football, and access to a range of sports resources.
  • For additional swimming sessions for pupils who require extra support to ensure they reach the expected standard of being able to swim 25 metres by the end of KS2.
  • For Dance sessions to provide a high quality experience for children in this area of PE and as professional development for staff observing these sessions. These sessions will be provided by a local dance organisation to build up local links to encourage pupils to attend extra-curricular sessions.
  • Purchasing ipad tripods and apps for recording of PE sessions to enable the pupils to review and improve their performance.
  • To access resources and provide specialist support in other sports such as archery.
  • To provide staff training to further improve both the quality of PE and the number of staff who are trained to provide a high quality experience. e.g. training in teaching swimming, professional development for all staff in the new scheme of work, courses in aspects such as Quality PE in KS1.

 The impact of this was:

  • Staff were kept updated due to a wide range of courses e.g. a swimming course, KS2 scheme of Work, BUPA Start to Move Course, TOP skills for PLAY
  • The Sports Partnership arranged more competitions for pupils to take part in due to addition of inclusion events and Change4 Life. This has meant that 58% of KS2 were involved in sports competitions and represented the school.
  • A range of coaches ensured that pupils received high quality sports instruction e.g. bikeability, multiskills, gymnastics, football, young leaders and skateboarding.
  • 45 children received extra swimming tuition. All grew in confidence and at least 50% are now meeting age related expectations in this area. At least 3 now attend external swimming lessons due to their increased confidence.
  • The use of a dance coach has enhanced the subject knowledge of staff and enabled the school to develop a link with the dance centre.
  • Many children were offered opportunities in other sports, e.g. Year 2 visited Urban Extreme to try climbing, Year 5 had a fencing coach to enhance their musketeers topic, Year 3 and Year 6 went to the Chill Factor to try a range of winter sports and Year 3 and 4 went to the Football museum to support their work on the World Cup.
  • 84% of pupils attended a sports specific club during the year.
  • 79% of Pupil Premium pupils attended a sports specific club. 

In 2014/15 St Leonard's received £9,750 pupil premium funding. This was used in the following ways:

The spending of this has been allocated as below:

  • To buy back into the Sports Partnership which offers cluster meetings which update staff knowledge and skills, access to an excellent sports competition calendar across a wide range of sports, age ranges and including SEN competitions, a pool of coaches including netball, tennis, cricket, gymnastics and football, and access to a range of sports resources.
  • For additional swimming sessions for pupils who require extra support to ensure they reach the expected standard of being able to swim 25 metres by the end of KS2.
  • For training to update staff to ensure high standards of teaching.
  • To increase the range of sports children are involved in and utilise the facilities of local clubs so that children can develop these skills further out of school should they discover a passion for a particular sport.
    • Beech class (Year 3) are visiting the climbing wall at Burnley campus.
    • Chestnut class (Year 5) will be involved in fencing lessons.
    • Elm class (Year 2) will be involved in Judo lessons.
    • Willow (Year 4) will be trampolining at the Best Centre in Burnley.
    • Ash, Holly, Oak and Poplar (Reception and Year One) will be involved in some fun swimming sessions at Padiham pool.

 The impact of this was:

  • Staff were kept updated due to a wide range of courses e.g. KS1 Scheme of Work Course, Dance & Cheerleading Delivery, Level 5 in Primary PE Specialism, Subject leadership, Using I-PADS in PE course, Primary School Gymnastics Course and I- Moves Dance course.
  • The Sports Partnership arranged more competitions for pupils to take part in due to addition of inclusion events and Change4 Life. This has meant that 71% of KS2 were involved in sports competitions and represented the school. (This is an increase from 58% in 2013/14).
  • During the 6 week sport sessions children attended they developed their confidence and resilience within the sport and this had a positive impact on their self-esteem.
  • The school has also improved its links with local clubs including Judo, the climbing wall at Sir John Thursby, Rossendale Valley Sailing Club and fencing. Children have received information about the weekly clubs on offer at these facilities and some have joined clubs such as the Saturday morning climbing sessions.
  • A range of coaches ensured that pupils received high quality sports instruction e.g. bikeability, multiskills, football, gymnastics, dance, judo, swimming, rock climbing, trampolining, fencing and cricket.
  • 49 children received extra swimming tuition. All grew in confidence and at
  • Many children were offered opportunities in other sports, e.g. 52 KS2 children attended Tower Wood to undertake group canoeing, kayaking, raft building, high ropes and adventure days in the mountains; an additional 90 children experienced swimming, 30 children took part in judo lessons, 30 rock climbing, 28 trampolining and 31 fencing.
  • 74% of KS1 pupils attended a sports specific club during the year. 84% of Pupil Premium KS1 pupils attended a sports specific club.
  • 86% of KS2 pupils attended a sports specific extra-curricular activity during the year (84% in 2013/14). 80% of Pupil Premium KS2 pupils attended an extra-curricular activity (79% in 2013/14).

Sports Premium Impact 2015/16

In 2015/16 St Leonard's received £8,911 pupil premium funding. This was used in the following ways:

The spending of this has been allocated as below:

  • To buy back into the Sports Partnership which offers cluster meetings which update staff knowledge and skills, access to an excellent sports competition calendar across a wide range of sports, age ranges and including SEN competitions, a pool of coaches including netball, tennis, cricket, gymnastics and football, and access to a range of sports resources.
  • For additional swimming sessions for pupils who require extra support to ensure they reach the expected standard of being able to swim 25 metres by the end of KS2.
  • Swimming lessons for children in Reception and Key Stage One to develop confidence in the water.
  • For training to update staff to ensure high standards of teaching.
  • To increase the range of sports children are involved in and utilise the facilities of local clubs so that children can develop these skills further out of school should they discover a passion for a particular sport.
    • Climbing
  • Purchase of PE resources to increase the range of equipment available to ensure that effective differentiation is in place.

 The impact of this was:

  • Staff were kept updated due to a wide range of courses e.g. Physical Activity and Literacy, Assessing without Levels, Change of Life, Level 5 certificate in PE, The KS1 PE curriculum,   The KS2 PE curriculum and Active Numeracy.
  • The Sports Partnership arranged more competitions for pupils to take part in due to the addition of events such as the Fun Run. This has meant that ­­83% of KS2 were involved in sports competitions and represented the school. (This is an increase from 71% in 2014/15).
  • The quality of performance of our sports teams was amazing with both the Girls Cricket team and the Gymnastics team reaching the County finals. Of the 42 competitions entered, there were 26 which we either won or finished in the top 3.
  • The extra sport sessions children attended for example climbing resulted in them developing their confidence and resilience within the sport and this had a positive impact on their self-esteem. Beech class, who went climbing, also climbed Pendle Hill at the end of the year and their resilience during the climb was amazing. 
  • The school was visited by Dan Freedman, author of the Jamie Johnson books, who talked about how he became an author and his work as a journalist during two World Cups. This was a fantastic talk, not only inspiring children to write, but also about the need to persevere until you have achieved your dreams.
  • A PE newsletter is sent out each term celebrating the success of the children at competitions but also giving information about local clubs.
  • A range of coaches ensured that pupils received high quality sports instruction e.g. bikeability, multiskills, football, gymnastics, dance, judo, swimming, rock climbing, trampolining and cricket.
  • 90% of the pupils leaving KS2 last year could swim 25 metres; 13 of these children attended booster swimming sessions to increase their confidence; with these extra sessions 10 achieved their 25 metre award and the other 3 swam at least 10 metres.
  • 80% of the children who will finish KS2 in 2017 have already achieved their 25 metre swimming award.
  • Many children were offered opportunities in other sports, e.g. 33 KS2 children attended Tower Wood to undertake group canoeing, kayaking, raft building, high ropes and adventure days in the mountains; an additional 135 children experienced swimming, 30 children took part in judo lessons, 25 healthy eating and sport and 30 rock climbing.
  • 56% of KS1 pupils attended a sports specific club during the year (74% in 2014/15). 46% of Pupil Premium KS1 pupils attended a sports specific club (84% in 2014/15). Although this appears to be a drop in attendance this is partly to do with the increase of types of clubs with Arts and Crafts, Cooking Club and Sewing Club.
  • 77% of KS2 pupils attended a sports specific extra-curricular activity during the year (86% in 2014/15). 64% of Pupil Premium KS2 pupils attended an extra-curricular activity (80% in 2014/15). Again the drop in attendance is due to the introduction of Digital Leaders, Computer Coding and Cooking Club.
  • The introduction of our ‘Claret and Blue Sports Crew’ for children was popular and inspired some of our less active children to bring their bikes and scooters to school and visit the park.
  • We are securing the sustainability of our outstanding PE and sports curriculum by increasing the number of staff  receiving training and involved in teaching PE and leading sporting clubs.

Our Sports Premium Funding for the school in 2016/17 is £8,911. This will be used in the following ways:

  • To buy back into the Sports Partnership which offers cluster meetings which update staff knowledge and skills, access to an excellent sports competition calendar across a wide range of sports, age ranges and including SEN and Change for Life competitions, a pool of coaches including netball, tennis, cricket, gymnastics and football, and access to a range of sports resources.
  • To increase the  opportunities for pupils to be Active during each day by introducing 'Mile a Day' and 'Go Noodle'.
  • To improve  links between PE and other subjects through  initiatives such as 'Active Maths' and mapping  of the school grounds for orienteering including QR code links.
  • To introduce opportunities  for families to be involved in Sport and other Health initiatives such as  the 'Up and Active' programme.
  • For additional swimming sessions for pupils who require extra support to ensure they reach the expected standard of being able to swim 25 metres by the end of KS2.
  • For additional  swimming sessions for  children in Reception and KS1 to encourage them to develop confidence in the water.
  • For training to update staff to ensure high standards of teaching in a range of sports plus initiatives such as 'Mile a Day' and 'Active Maths'..
  • To increase the range of sports children are involved in and utilise the facilities of local clubs so that children can develop these skills further out of school should they discover a passion for a particular sport.

The detail of our impact review and action plan can be seen here.

The impact of the work of Burnley Sports Partnership can be found  here.

 

In 2017/2018 our school will receive £18,190 of Sports Premium Funding . This will be used in the following ways:

- Continue to promote healthy and active lifestyles across school. Encourage ALL children to be physically active as much as possible both inside and outside of school. Encourage all children to adopt our motto ‘Be Active For Life’ and help them on the lifelong journey to leading a healthy and active life.-Continue to ensure PE/Sport is an important part of daily school life. Ensure all children value taking part in PE/sport and adhere to the values which come with it. Develop cross curricular links with other subjects and outside partners.

 

- Develop the designated PE staff skills so that consistently High Quality curriculum/activities are delivered throughout school.

-Develop curriculum scheme of work and supplementary resources. Engage all children through a varied sports programme and Increase range of extra curricular activities delivered after-school. Enable children to learn and develop new skills. Develop gifted and talented pupils.

 - To give opportunities to all our children to take part in intra and inter competition. Support pupils to deal with adversity and success .Raise aspirations and promote the enjoyment of physical activity.

 - Buy into local SSP to ensure continuity and growth of local infra-structure.  Universal offer for pupils and coordinated support package.

The detail of our impact review and action plan can be seen here

A detailed review of the impact of our extended school swimming provision can be seen here