Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
We aim to keep a high sporting profile at West Coker, so our funding is spent providing equipment and high quality coaching and competitive opportunities for our children.
The money is invested in curricular and extra-curricular coaching. This also provides professional development opportunities for our staff to enhance their own coaching skills.
We have our own dedicated school sports coach as a member of staff. They teach and coordinate the PE curriculum as well as organising and running after school clubs, coaching and competitions. There is the the opportunity for other teachers to develop their skills by working alongside the coach.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
The text in bold type, below, highlights how we are using the Sport Premium Funding to meet the specified criteria:
Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers – we have employed a Teaching Assistant, who is a qualified Sports Coach, to coordinate PE and extra-curricular sport, including competitive sport. We provide additional swimming opportunities for all children to support them in meeting curricular requirements and the expected standard at the end of KS2. A subscription to Yeovil Federation Games provides increased individual and team sporting opportunities. The purchase of additional sports equipment, eg, curling, again, provides an increased range of sporting experiences.
Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years – we have a sports infra-structure in place, including competitive and non-competitive links in the local area. The purchase of additional resources will mean these are available for future cohorts of children. Some staff training, eg, swimming coaching, will help to bring about sustainable, high quality sports instruction. A move towards a more active pedagogy, and embedding this practice across the school, will mean that this will become part of the school’s culture for years to come.
This is how we work towards the 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school. By investing in 1FTE Teaching Assistant to focus on active learning, we ensure that all children receive at least 30mins physical activity each day as an average across the week.
The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement – We have achieved the Bronze School Sports Award, reached the Small Schools Football semi-final, had pupils represent the County at cross country and introduced weekly a sports award.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport – by working alongside a sports coach, all staff increase their knowledge of PE. Researching active learning ideas broadens this expertise.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils – Investing in resources, training and the Yeovil Sports Federation has created additional opportunities, such as, Cyclo Cross and curling.
Increased participation in competitive sport – The percentages of children attending after school clubs has increased, as has the percentage of children representing the school in local competitions.
This is how we meet the examples given of how to invest the Sport Premium:
Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively – One extra member of staff will be qualified in the teaching of swimming. TAs work closely alongside a qualified sports coach to spread the expertise across the school staff. Teachers’ knowledge is also increased through having a sports coach as a member of staff. Developing an increased focus on active learning provides an opportunity for teachers’ professional development in broadening the teaching and learning styles they use.
Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities – One full-time sports coach/active learning lead is employed by the school.
Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities – New opportunities being offered through the curriculum due to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the sports coach.
Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs – New interventions are provided by the active learning TA, including Wake and Shake, Brain Gym and additional Forest School type activities.
Enter or run more sport competitions – We are very active in inter-school sports.
Partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs – One of the aims of the sports/active learning lead, over the coming year, is to look for opportunities to link with other schools.
Encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school – A target for the active lead, this year, is to develop this during a lunchtime/timetabled slot.
Provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum – Funding is used to increase swimming opportunities for all children, in order to increase their chance of reaching the expected standard. Some children are targeted for additional booster sessions.
Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching – Through the Sports TA, we implement a range of active curriculum-based lessons, eg, throwing at targets in Maths, cooperation games in PSHE or devising and playing a game for instruction writing.
The appointment of an active learning/sports TA means that children at West Coker School achieve an average of the minimum 30mins physical activity each day, as recommended by the Government and also enriches the curricular provision in an active and engaging way to support learning.
Total allocation £17,097.00
Spend/allocation to date:
Tennis Coach £30.00
PE TA Contract £3,492.00
PE Additional Hours TA Contract £167.50
First Aid training PE TA £65.83
Cybercoach Software £132.00
Swimming Costs £1,937.00
Sport for Champions £35.00
Yeovil Games £140.00
Mini bus and fuel – football tournament £110.42
Goalie top £15.13
Somerset Schools Football Association fee £5.00
Total expenditure to date £6,129.88
SASP Primary School PE (2017) £1,250.00
SASP Primary School PE (2018) £1,250.00
The impact of this spending, to date, has been to increase the percentage of children attending after school sports clubs, raise the involvement of the school in inter-school competitive sport and introduce the children to a much broader range of sporting opportunities. The profile of sport has been raised across the school.
90% of children were able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres at the end of KS2 in 2017-18.
90% of children were able to use a range of strokes effectively.
The children were not assesed in their ability to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
PE TA Contract £3,768.00
HLTA Additional Hours £342.94
Active Learning Contract (Jan to Mar) £2,200.00
Swimming Costs £1,926.00
Mini Bus (sports at Huish Episcopi) £150.00
Somerset County Cricket Subscription £25.00
Swimming Instruction Training (PH) £100.00
Yeovil Games Subscription £140.00
PE Equipment Purchased £1,360.55
Along with other schools in the Yeovil Federation, we are also in discussion with SASP (Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership) over the provision of a year-round programme of competitions, festivals and new sports trials.
About one third of our KS1 pupils attend our multi-skills club while over half of our KS2 children participate in extra-curricular sport. Through the employment of first external coaches, and then our own school sports coach, the level and consistency of sports teaching has increased and the children's skills have been enhanced along with this.
We are keen to support pupils' development in sport beyond the school environment and link to a number of local clubs including tennis and athletics. We are regular attendees at the Yeovil Federation Games and our pupils represented the county at various events. Through inviting Exeter City FC to carry out a coaching and talent-spotting session with our children, we also had a member of our school invited to train with the club.
Our focus on competitive sport and attendance at inter-school competitions resulted in us receiving the Sainsbury's School Games Award.