PE and SPORTS PREMIUM
At Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School, we believe that Physical Education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical and emotional health and well-being of our children and families.
Our aim is that through an embedded culture of sport and physical activity children will enjoy being active and that this will lead to life-long participation.
We are very proud that WWLCPS has been awarded the gold level of the ‘Blazing the Trail’ award and we are currently working towards gaining a School Games Mark award to highlight our commitment and development of competition across the school and into the community.
Overview of 2016-17.
2016-17 saw big changes to physical education at West Lane, with long-serving PE teacher Jon Innerdale leaving in October 2016. This meant non-specialist staff became responsible for the planning, teaching and assessment of PE. Some staff had not taught PE for the duration of their time at West Lane.
To overcome these challenges, staff have attended CPD (run by Gemma Chapple, PE teacher at Thorp Academy). Staff have also liaised with the PE subject leader, Rachel Jackson, to support the planning and delivery of their lessons.
- The introduction of the Daily Mile has seen an increased level of general fitness amongst children. Gateshead Council News were happy to report our success in their magazine!
- A more up-to-date and relevant PE curriculum. For years PE had been delivered in the same way. We have revised the curriculum so that a wider range of sport is being accessed by children throughout the school.
- Increased participation in a wider range of after school clubs. In previous years there has been an over-reliance on football. Last year, children were able to access a range of extra-curricular activities, including dance, cricket, rugby, fun fitness and many more.
- Sports Day saw all children being active for the whole session. The old-fashioned sports days are no more! An up-to-date carousel style of sports day was held and it was a big success with both children and parents.
- WWLCPS achieved the ‘bronze’ School Games Mark award. This is the first time we have been awarded this.
Targets for 2017-18:
- Encourage participation in physical activity amongst the less able and less physically active.
- Encourage participation by girls in sports such as football and rugby.
- Aim to achieve the ‘silver’ School Games Mark award.
- As part of the ‘Healthy Schools Award’, tackle the unhealthy packed lunches that are frequently seen. Reward children for choosing healthier options.
- Continue to work with staff to develop the planning, teaching and assessment of curriculum PE.
For details of the Sports Premium for 2016-17 click here: Sports Premium 2016-17
What is the Sports Premium?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – this is The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
This funding is allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools, although schools do have the freedom to choose how to do this. Typically, schools are receiving around £9000 a year.
How will we spend our allocation at West Lane?
- Employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE, e.g. tennis and rugby coaches
- Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport
- Paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions, e.g. West Gateshead football cluster competitions
- Quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs
- Buying into existing local sports networks, e.g. school sport partnerships or community coaching initiatives
- Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs
- Providing training for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at lunchtimes, e.g. Happy Lunchtimes training and Buddy training with the school sports coordinator
- Employing local coaches to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site and in the evenings.
- Buying and maintaining equipment