We are proud to announce that we as a school have archived the School Games Silver Mark! Thank you to all involved and especially to the children who have competed so well all year long!
After school clubs for Summer 2:
Monday - Football KS2
Tuesday - Creative Capers - KS2
Wednesday - Dance - KS2
Thursday - Athletics- KS1
Friday - Gaelic Football - KS2
All clubs run from 3:20 - 4:20
What is the Sport Premium Funding?
The government have pledged £150 million per annum for, at least, the next 3 years to support P.E and school sport in primary schools. The Sport Premium Funding can only be spent on provision for P.E and sport in schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Secretary of State for Education and given to the local authorities for them to distribute. The government have also announced a further commitment to P.E and sport until 2020 if they are elected in the next general election. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in P.E and school sport. We are required to publish on line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents, carers and others are made fully aware of the P.E and sporting opportunities available to children at Little Heath.
How is it allocated?
The premium for 2018 to 2019 academic year is paid in two instalments from the Secretary of State. Schools with over 17 pupils are allocated a lump sum fund of £16,000 and then £10.00 per child in Y1-Y6.
How should the Sport Premium Funding be spent?
The premium must be spent on making additional improvements to the provision of PE and sport that will benefit all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The government has recommended, “Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. theChange4Life clubs
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.” (DFE website)
How will Little Heath spend the Sports Premium?
Teacher up-skilling and coaching – Kevin Steele - £4025
Lunchtime and Afterschool Club – Game-On Coaching - £1750
Teaching Supply to allow teachers to attend with classes - £500
Transport to local sporting events/competition - £400
School Games Funding Support - £375
Other commitments - £1000
Swimming - £2100
Maths of the Day Renewal £545
Equipment upkeep £1200
This funding has been allocated and spent throughout the terms and has allowed the children to not only look the part by wearing a matching representative sports kit but they have also been trained by either teachers, PE coaches or club staff. This allows the children to feel confident in the sport that they are competing in as well as giving them more of a chance to succeed. The funding has take the pressure off classes budgets as we have supplied transport to each event meaning that teachers don’t suffer any impact to their budget through competing. Participation Little Heath aspires to engage as many pupils as possible in extra-curricular activities. Consequently we have used a large part of the funding to employ outside coaches to run after-school clubs in which the children can participate. We hope that children will broaden their experiences by participating in these clubs and become more enthusiastic about P.E and sport. The clubs have focused on extra-curricular in both KS1 and KS2. These clubs have allowed our children to engage and participate in sports, which otherwise they would not have had the opportunity to do so. Since the end of last academic year we have brought in Game On Coaching who complete 2 lunchtime sessions, one for each Key Stage, as well as one after school club. The introduction of the Game On coaches has had a great impact on the playground reducing behavioural issues as well as building relations across the years. Our afterschool clubs are also filling up with over 100 children across the school partaking in these clubs each half term. These range from sports to dance and crafts. Since September this year Little Heath have competed in a wide range of sporting competitions.
Some of our highlights are below:
School Games - Coventry (to Jan '19)
o Year 5 & 6 – Sports hall athletics
o Year 3 – Endball competition
Years 4 - 6 – Friendly
Year 3 & 4 – Football friendly
We have a wide range of competitions coming up later in the year ranging between tennis, rounder’s, dodgeball, tri golf and cricket. Excellence As a result of developing more extra-curricular clubs, we would like children to have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the local area. We have continued to be part of the School Games Competitions in our local area. This means that children across the school have opportunities to compete and represent Little Heath in school based competition throughout the year, in a variety of sports. We feel that this experience is beneficial to all children and gives them a true representation of how it feels to participate in competitive sport. In addition, last year, we organised a competitive sport relief festival, which culminated in a final event held on sport relief day. This again allowed all children from Year 1 – Year 6 to compete in a school based competition. Schools Games competitions are an excellent way to become involved in intra-competitive sport. Kevin Steele is in charge of helping the staff deliver PE to the whole school throughout the year and helping to upskill them allowing them to feel more confident in their of teaching PE independently.
What impact has the Sport Premium Funding had on P.E and school sport?
The impacts of these activities and competitions has been taking affect over the last few years but I feel has increased in recent years. Children have started to take more pride in the competitions which they compete in. This has been seen not only in the results but also effort which is being put in. The football team are a great example of the effort and pride which is being shown. The team has been training now for many years with the results improving slowly but surely. We are now a team who can go out to compete not only show up, this is due to the staff coaching but also the mind-set of the team who no matter what the result still come training and are keen on improving for the next match. The popularity of the clubs has also improved with more clubs and interest not only from the children but parents as well. This can be seen with our dance assemblies where the children perform their routine to the rest of the school and families during special performances at the end of each term. The number of dance acts during the school talent show has improved along with the quality of these dances. The impacts can be seen across the school as children of all ages and year groups are keen to compete especially in the School Games where last year we sent a Year 1 and 2 team to the gymnastics, two teams to the 5 a side tournament in Years 3 & 4. This year we are aiming to do the same as well as sending extra teams where possible. We had a visit from Dominick Cunningham, who has competed at a wide range of national, European and World gymnastic competitions late last year. This really gave the children some insight to what it takes to become the best at what you can do and push yourselves towards it. All of this not only has an impact in sport but also in the classroom. The children’s selfesteem is developed through their attendance at clubs which recognise that being skilled at sports and the creative arts is as important as the levels they achieve in the classroom. The clubs also provide children with the skill to work as a team and challenge one another to make the most of their individual talents. At Little Heath we endeavour to create a love of sport through experiencing both winning and losing and how to prepare for the exciting challenges ahead.
We have built on previous links from the past and have gained some new links. Later on in the year Year3 and 4 will be working with Engage in a tag rugby and life skill sessions
Other links who we are working with include:
- School Games both KS1 & KS2
- Coventry Cross-Country Championships – 3 teams this year.
- A range of football tournaments and matches such as Small School’s League.
- Swimming at our local AT7 Centre
- Children competing at the local Game On football tournament.
What is next for PE at Little Heath?
We want to continue competing at Level 2 in the School Games and hopefully qualify for some Level 3 events, this has given our children the opportunity to participate with children from across the city in a range of sports. We are currently in the process of preparing the school for the process of applying for the School Games Silver Mark. We will continue to offer a range of exciting and skilful clubs for all children from year 1 to year 6 with specialist coaches that can provide the best skills to help our children to succeed and be more active. We are also looking at the possibility of bring Game On coaches in for a third lunchtime. We are also looking in getting financial support for an all year sports area where we could have permanent goals, netball courts and other games available. This is still only in the investigation stage but would positively benefit PE across the school if viable.
Swimming Data 2018/19
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Please complete all of the below:
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?