St Oswald's RC Primary and Nursery School, Accrington

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20th November 18
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PE and Sports Funding

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At St Oswald's we feel it is important that we provide all our Key Stage Two children with the opportunity to go swimming and learn vital water safety skills.

Autumn Term: Year 5 and 6 go swimming once a week to Accrington Academy

Spring Term: Year 4 and 5 go swimming once a week to Accrington Academy

Summer Term: Year 3 and 4 go swimming once a week to Accrington Academy

Schools are required to publish how many Year 6 pupils have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

St Oswald's 2017 - 18

17/19 children or 89.5 % of children are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

17/19 children or 89.5 % of children are able to use a range of strokes effectively

17/19 children or 89.5 % of children are able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Schools are allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and the school must decide how best to use the money to improve the breadth and quality of PE and sport provision, including increased participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2016-17 was £8,516.

Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2017-18 was £13,560.

Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2018-19 is £7,146.

During 2018-19, at St Oswald’s RC Primary School, we have decided to use this money to:

  • Employ qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
    • Each class to receive a dedicated 6 hour block of specialist gymnastics coaching throughout the year. In addition, an after-school gymnastics club held on a weekly basis for 1 additional hour. We now have a core of twelve children who enter gymnastic competitions.
    • Qualified multi-sports coach to deliver 3 hours curriculum time per week and 2 hours after-school coaching per week. This term, athletics, tag-rugby, football, dodge-ball are sports that have been covered.
    • Each class to receive a dedicated 6 hour block of specialist dance coaching throughout the year. In addition, an after-school dance club held on a weekly basis for 1 additional hour.
  • Pay for transport, pool hire and instruction to provide swimming lessons for our three KS2 classes throughout the year.

Targets to achieve for 2018-19

  • Increase the quality of PE Lessons so that all pupils access at least 2 hours of quality PE teaching every week
  • Aim for all pupils to be able to swim at least 25m by the end of KS2
  • To provide diverse and quality sports after-school club provision.
  • To arrange inter-school sports competitions utilising the 3G pitch facility

Impact measures:

  • An increase in the number of pupils taking part in after school sport
  • the increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
  • development of a fully inclusive PE curriculum
  • the growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
  • the improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
  • links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
  • the greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
  • Quality of overall provision to improve so that all teaching in this area is at least 'Good' or better.
  • Lasting development of professional expertise of staff teaching Physical Education activities

Due to the success of the way the money was used in 2017-18, we have decided to use the money in similar ways during 2018-19.