Sport Premium

Sport Premium 2015/16

Burford School was granted £9,810 Sport Premium Funding for 2015/16.  This was spent on:

A PE and School Sport Activity Leader. The Activity Leader works at lunchtimes to offer more extra-curricular sports opportunities (especially for younger children), supports teachers in the delivery of PE Games lessons, supports existing extra-curricular sports clubs and develops new ones and also supports the PE Coordinator in the organisation of and participation in intra and inter school competitions.

Teacher Support. The Teachers will be working alongside a specialist PE teacher from Great Marlow School. The aim of this is to upskill the Teachers to identify and implement the features of Outstanding teaching and learning in PE.

Sport Specific Coaching Opportunities including working with Wycombe Squash Club and High Wycombe Sports Centre to provide high quality specialised coaching support for Teachers in curriculum lessons.

Sport Premium 2014/15

Burford School was granted £9,810 Sport Premium Funding from the government to be spent on School Sport in Years 1-6 in 2014/15.

Burford School spent the money in the academic year 2014-2015 on the following:

  • A PE and School Sport / Activity Leader Apprentice. The apprentice works at lunchtimes to offer more extra-curricular sports opportunities (especially for younger children), supports teachers in the delivery of PE Games lessons, supports existing extra-curricular sports clubs and develops new ones and also supports the PE Coordinator in the organisation of and participation in intra and inter school competitions.
  • Review: The PE Apprentice has now been employed on a full time basis. The quality of his work remains very high and as a result the children at Burford School are engaged in more high quality PE in lessons. He has developed an inter house competition programme and following its successful implementation in 2014-15 year will be replicated for more sports leading to even more intra school competition. He also leads several extra curricular clubs leading to more children engaging in active and healthy lifestyles.  

 

  • PE Coordinator support. The PE coordinator will be working alongside a specialist PE teacher from Great Marlow School. The aim of this is to upskill the PE Coordinator to identify and implement the features of Outstanding teaching and learning in PE. Following this work in the Autumn term, the PE Coordinator will work with teachers to improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE throughout the school.  This will build on the coaching support all teachers received last year.
  • Review: Due to timetabling constraints the PE coordinator was not able to work as closely with other teachers as was hoped. As a result the specialist teacher was redeployed to ensure that the school continued to receive good value for money and appropriate development of teaching staff. Feedback from the specialist teacher has been very positive with all staff he has worked with demonstrating good progress in their skills in teaching PE. The teaching staff have been very receptive to his support and guidance meaning that PE lessons are of an increasingly high standard.

 

  • Money will also be spent on specialist coaches working with a range of year groups identified throughout the year. This will include Basketball  and Squash in Year 5.
  • Review: All of the coaches utilised this year have been of an exceptional standard. As well as up skilling the teachers (who have been very keen to ensure they can follow up their development in 2015-16) there are a number of children who have taken up new sports as a result of the coaching they have received in school- including children who were not previously engaged in any extra curricular sport.

 

All of the above actions are designed to increase children’s participation levels in sport and encourage active and healthy lifestyles.

Burford School also aims to enable all children to take part in competitive sport either through inter school competitions (against other schools) or intra school competitions (in school through the school house system).

The impact of this funding will be reviewed at the end of the academic year and priorities identified for the academic year 2015-16.

As well as the paid for support mentioned, the school is also working with Tesco and the FA, Wasps Rugby Club and a qualified Zumba coach – here are more details about the projects:

The FA Tesco Skills

The FA Tesco Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.  We’ve been providing high quality football coaching for children since 2007 and have to date provided over 4 million child places on the programme, aiming to reach 4.7 million children by 2014.

The FA Tesco Skills is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association and funded by Sport England and Tesco.  We provide after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching and we also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.  Our aim is to develop better and more technically gifted football players but also to give every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be.

The FA Tesco Skills is based on a unique FA coaching model that helps children of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and to reach their potential.  The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer: Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, helping children to develop more than just their football skills – we’ll help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work as  team and improve their decision making.

Skills coaching in schools

A primary part of The FA Tesco Skills is to provide primary schools with free, specialist, high quality football coaching and support for teachers within P.E. lessons. Our coaches will typically work with a primary school once every week for the duration of half a term, providing specialist, age-appropriate coaching which is in line with the National Curriculum and is entirely free of charge. Our teaching resources support our delivery in schools, are afPE accredited and can be downloaded from our website TheFA.com/TescoSkills.

Wasps Tag Rugby Coaching

Tackling Numbers is back!!! This is a numeracy based programme for Year 4 students, spread over 5 weeks. Each class will receive 2 hours of Tackling Numbers a week, with 1 hour being classroom based, with practical numeracy based messages being taught (with the support of the Class Teacher). The other hour will be spent outside learning and playing tag rugby.

Dance Zumba

Year 2 are working with a qualified Zumba instructor to improve the skills of the Year 2 Teachers in Dance and provide fun and energetic opportunities for the children.

2013-2014 Review of Sport Premium spending

Burford School proposed to spend sport premium funding in the academic year 2013-2014 on the following:

  • A PE and School Sport / Activity Leader Apprentice. The Apprentice will work at lunch times to offer more extra-curricular sports opportunities (especially for younger children), support teachers in the delivery of PE Games lesson, support existing extra-curricular sports clubs and develop new ones and also support the PE Coordinator in the organisation of and participation in intra and inter school competitions.
Review:
The introduction of a PE Apprentice has been the most effective use of SPF money. Teachers have all indicated that all children are now able to participate in more intra school competition as there is dedicated support in PE lessons. All staff have reported that the children’s activity levels have also increased within these sessions. The school is now also in a position to more effectively track the number of children participating in both curricular and extra curricular activities and offer alternatives where needed. There are also more clubs on offer as a result of the PE Apprentice’s employment.
  • Sports Coaching. All class teachers responsible for teaching PE will receive half term training from a specialist sports coach. Training will enhance teachers’ current skills and confidence in the delivery of PE.
Review:
The support and guidance offered by external coach companies was seen as beneficial by some teachers. Those teachers who worked with external providers who were specialised in the sport they were delivering reported that the impact on their ability to teach PE was higher than if the coach was a more generic sports coach supporting delivery in the session. As a result it has been decided that next year’s investment will focus more on specialist coaching rather than generic PE skills.
  • Sports Coaching (2). All class teachers will receive a further half term’s training working with a local secondary school PE specialist teacher. The teacher is a former SSCo (School Sport Coordinator) and has extensive experience working with many of the local Marlow Primary Schools.
Review:
Working closely with our local secondary school has been extremely successful. We have been able to share resources, knowledge and skills with specialist teachers to develop teachers’ confidence and competence in specific areas of the curriculum. The focus of the work with our local secondary specialist next year will focus on how to improve PE teaching from good to outstanding. The PE Coordinator will work with the specialist teacher to understand what this looks like in a Primary School before disseminating this throughout the school. The specialist teacher will then be deployed to focus on specific areas of teaching and learning in PE as identified by the PE Coordinator.