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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 4 years with the exception of 2020, with the Coronavirus forcing school closures and a cancellation of the Kitemark award. 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 lessons; these lessons can then be re-created for the teachers whose class are taught by her to solidify the learning and master the skills.
    • The teachers will be coached by the PE specialist how to teach a series of lessons building on skills allowing for new experiences and skills to be taught across the Key Stages.
  • 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 allowing all children access to extra-curricular sports.
    • As a school we will bring 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.
    • 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.
    • We will celebrate both our achievements and our participation as a whole school.
  • 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.
    • We will make an active effort to attend tournaments and festivals that we have not participated in previously.
    • Year on year we will try new and different events in 2020 we were to attend the swimming gala but it was postponed due to COVID 19.
  • 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, 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.
    • 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 2020-21

This academic year the school will receive £17,810 (if this number changes then alterations to spending will be amended)

How will the allocation be spent in 2020-21

  • 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 half 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 (£4,500)
    • 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!
  • Achieving the Modeshift Award promoting alternative commutes to school as a replacement to cars. 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.
    • With use of the walking bus we were able to apply for the Modeshift Award this year (we hope to achieve the Bronze Award as it is our first application).
  • Replacing equipment including a new remote microphone system to promote dance during lunchtime. (£4200)
    • Before the new academic year of 2020 our PE specialist took an audit of equipment and gave the dated equipment to the Play Leaders for lunch and break time.
    • New equipment for Football, Rugby, Dodgeball, Netball and Basketball will allow for effective lessons and easier preparation for the PE monitors in KS2.
    • Having new equipment means that lessons for invasion and ball sports all have adequate safe equipment to make learning of skills easier as sharing equipment does not need to occur.
    • This new equipment will also be brought to sporting events for warm ups before competing.
    • The new remote microphone will be used weekly for PE lessons as well as during lunchtimes for Zumba/Just Dance activities.
  • Maintenance of the outdoor areas for sports including renewing of the field markings for both football matches or sports day with rounders pitches and lanes being painted. General upkeep of the field - being cut and maintained. (£2000)
    • The field being properly maintained means that the children can use it to exercise for 90 minutes per day with good weather for break times.
    • The proper field marking allow a variety of sports to occur, this was a point put forward in the previous year by our School Council.
  • Contributions to coach travel for sports including swimming will allow the school to teach the children in Key Stage 2 a vital life skill (£800)
    • 80% 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.
    • With the increase in numbers able to swim independently we will enter the Swimming Gala hosted by HSSP this coming year.
    • Further transport cannot also be used to transport our children to sports fixtures run by HSSP – for example at the Harlow Rugby Club or Leisurezone.
  • Funding for one off events or introductions to new sports – our school will try to visit sporting locations such as the Harlow Outdoor Pursuits Centre or football stadiums. Boot camp for behavioural and obstacle courses for KS1 and KS2 (£4000)
    • These visits will build confidence for all children and allow for teamwork which is integral for winning and an essential skill for good sportspeople and academics to learn.
    • The obstacle courses and challenges from these one off events will push children physically to overcome new challenges.
    • These new events will provide cultural capital to the children of our school who may not experience these types of events elsewhere.
    • A new link for our school will be gained from participation in such exclusive days.
    • These trips add cultural capital or enrichment for all pupils including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Projected spend = £18,300, this expenditure shows our constant dedication to promote sports and PE across our school community.

 

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

In 2019-20 academic year the school  received £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 and a 1/2 days 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)

Page updated 14/05/2020