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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Sports Premium Grant

Our Intent for Sport at Fawbert & Barnard’s Primary School

At Fawbert and Barnard's we pride ourselves in our sporting success, the quality of our PE curriculum, the wealth of opportunities given to pupils to participate in competitive sports and games and the range of extra-curricular sports clubs offered to all children.

We are very proud of the amount of PE and sport that is taught with such enthusiasm from our teachers and sports coaches. Because of this success we have seen a vast improvement in our children's attainment in PE, overall physical development, healthy lifestyles and the ability to reach the performance levels they are capable of both in and outside of school in regards to sporting event success.

Fawbert and Barnard's are proud to have been awarded the School Games Gold Kitemark Award for the past 3 years. The Kitemark, a nationally recognised award, rewards schools for their commitment to, and development of, PE, school sports clubs and competition.

Our aims for Sports at Fawbert and Barnard’s and how we will implement actions to attain them in the coming year

  • Further develop the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will be enhanced.
    • The PE specialist will teach lessons; these lessons can then be re-created for by the teachers whose class are taught by her to solidify the learning and master the skills.
    • The teachers will learn from the PE specialist how to teach a series of lessons building on skills.
  • To promote the ethos that all children can benefit regardless of sporting ability.
    • We will provide sports clubs that all children are welcome to apply to for allowing all children access to extra-curricular sports.
    • As a school we will bring take a range of teams and children to events as this will allow all children to aspire to compete.
    • At some events the school will run multiple teams varying in ability so all children can compete.
    • Activities in lessons will build on a skills basis so all children can access sports at Fawbert & Barnard’s at varying levels.
  • Set up and run at least one Change for Life club to support and engage the less active children.
    • Our PE specialist will run a club for Year 3/4 children initially and then continue to run a variety of different clubs across the year to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
    • We will continue to monitor registers of which children are attending clubs and encourage all children to apply for clubs.
  • Increase the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate.
    • We will attend as many festivals, from the Harlow Schools Sports Partnership, against other schools within the town for the children to compete, as we can.
    • Attending a range of sports will allow a variety of children to attend and broaden our competitive base.
    • We will teach a wide range of sports in PE lessons so the children are prepared for the competition at festivals.
  • Increase pupils' participation in the School Games through continued subscription and membership of the Harlow School Sports Partnership.
    • In sports such as football, tag rugby, netball, cricket where there are two festivals for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 we will try to bring a wide range of children.
    • We will bring a mixture of boys and girls to the sporting festivals to provide a set of role models for the other children in the class.
    • Practising in class PE lessons will allow the PE specialist to select from a wide pool of children and a future aim will be for as high a percentage of children to have attended tournaments as possible.
    • We will make an active effort to attend tournaments and festivals that we have not participated in previously.
  • Make links to other community sports providers - encourage pupils to join out-of-school sports clubs.
    • We will be reaching out to adults linked to the school: parents, volunteers, governors, and teachers etc who can provide links with other sports clubs.
    • As a school our leadership will contact nearby sports clubs and enquire whether an extra-curricular sports club can be run in school.
  • Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport - through sports leader initiative. Not sure this makes sense
    • We will use sports leaders to run the Sports Day in summer term.
    • During lessons children will show leadership by leading teams, encouraging others and providing advice.
    • At break and lunchtime the play leaders will get equipment out and play games to show how to use the equipment sensibly.
  • Purchase equipment to offer access to new sports and activities as and when required.
    • An audit of the equipment will happen each term assessing whether new equipment is needed for the playground.
    • The play leaders, teachers, leadership of the school and club leaders will tell the subject lead whether they require additional equipment.
    • All necessary sports equipment, which is damaged or lost, will be replaced.
    • If a class is teaching a new sport then all equipment necessary to teach the skills and competitive aspects of that sport will be purchased through the Sports Premium fund.

What is the school’s allocation for 2019-20?

This academic year the school will receive £17,810.

How will the allocation be spent in 2019-20?

  • We will renew our membership with the Harlow School Sports Partnership for another year allowing us to attend sporting competitions against other schools in a variety of sports (£1,000)
    • Through our association with HSSP we are able to attend tournaments in an increasing number of sports – usually one event each week. We intend on trying to bring as many of our KS1 and KS2 children to represent the school as possible this year.
  • We employ a specialist teacher for  1/2 a day a week to help train teachers with teaching, subject knowledge and professional development of PE teaching; they will also attend sports fixtures with the children to help coach and supervise; to run Change for Life club will also be run free of charge to parents (£4,472)
    • Our PE specialist teaches her lessons to a consistently Good level and updates her planning for each sport taught across the school.
    • Our PE specialist selects, attends and coaches the festivals across the academic year which means that the children are encouraged to achieve big things!
  • Walking bus allocation of 4.5 hours per week will be run to encourage walking to school (£1,800)  
    • Our uptake in Walking Bus means that the children will continually engage in at least 30 minutes more active movement due to walking to school.
  • A Copy Me playground marking will be added to the current playground markings to promote movement and tactical thinking during break and lunchtimes (£1,350)
    • The markings will increase the number of floor markings and the number of children able to play with them at one time.
    • The markings are semi-permanent and will last for many years.
  • Contributions to coach travel for swimming will allow the school to teach the children in Key Stage 2 a vital life skill (£400)
    • 63% of the Year 6 class at the end of Key Stage 2 could swim the necessary 25m unaided.
    • The funding will be used to ensure that the next cohort leaving our school have a higher percentage of children who can pass.
    • All children from Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 will attend swimming lessons.
    • Further swimming from an outside agency will be contacted in reference to the children at the end of KS2 who cannot swim.
  • An LSA will escort the children to Table Tennis club after school adding to the sports list the children practise with the school (£450)
    • We will release this LSA to ensure that this club, as another unique sport in our area, can be kept.
    • We won the Harlow tournament last year and hope to be competitive again next year through the extra practise time provided in the extra curricular activity.
  • Colour PE benches will be bought to update the hall equipment for PE lessons and clubs (£2,000)
    • These benches will be colour coded in relation to our school houses.
    • These benches will replace the older benches to ensure that health and safety codes are met.
    • The different colours of the benches will mean that there is an increased competitive nature in PE lessons and the children can be split to use their house’s bench.

Allocation yet to be allocated (£6,338)

What was the school’s allocation for 2018-19?

This academic year the school will receive £17,810 

How was the allocation spent last year?

We continue to be a member of Harlow School Sports Partnership to promote participation (£1,000)

We employ a specialist teacher for 1/2 day a week to work with teachers to develop subject knowledge, skills and confidence; to coach and supervise pupils at festivals; to run free Change for Life clubs (£4,472)

Contribution to replacement of the trimtrail and soft surface in the meadow (£5,000)

We ran two walking buses with a combined 4.5 hours per week (£2,565)

Marking out the running track, pitch markings and upkeep of the sporting areas around school (£4,116)

Active sports resources – these include the break time resources – also updating sports equipment such as tag rugby and dodgeball equipment (£647)

A new football kit for events was acquired through the joining of the Barclays Premier League Stars initiative (£0)

Balance remaining to be allocated: £10

What was the impact of this expenditure?

The school paid membership to the Harlow School Sports Partnership, this meant that more children than usual were able to participate in competitive sporting events against other children their age.

Employing the specialist sport teacher allowed all staff to be up-skilled and learn new teaching skills and practises to make PE teaching across the school a much higher standard. Using their time effectively they ran a Change For Life club in the Autumn term. The specialist teacher also accompanied our teams to tournaments organised by the HSSP, while at these events Fawbert and Barnard’s won two events and were runners up in a variety of other sporting events.

The upkeep of the trim trail was key to keeping the children interested in exercise during break and lunch times. The children enjoy testing their core and balance using the new trim trail equipment. Following a rota all children get to use the trim trail a couple of times a week.

Funding the walking bus meant that more children had the ability to walk to school allowing for a higher level of fitness in everyday exercise. This also helped towards the 30 for 30 Challenge initiative followed by the school.

Keeping the markings and running track marked on the field means that Sports Day can run more smoothly.

A total of 19/27 in the current Year 6 class could swim the necessary distance of 25m unaided at the end of KS2.

Each year a sport needs to have its equipment updated. By buying new tags, tag belts and balls we are prepared for the following years and can practise rugby skills more effectively; we did the same this year for the dodgeball equipment.

Page updated 07/06/19