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Western Community Primary School

PE and Sport Funding

At Western, we provide a PE programme of games, gymnastics, dance and athletics in line with the National Curriculum. We also provide a programme of intensive swimming coaching in KS2. This enables each child to develop their movement, skill, balance and co-ordination as well as self confidence in the subject area.

The programme provides progression across the age range. Each child is given the opportunity to develop their competitive skills by engaging in festivals and competitions.

We offer an extra-curricular sports programme that provides the opportunity for children to further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of sporting areas.

We additionally provide a healthy lifestyle programme which creates a greater awareness of issues such as the need for exercise, health living, tackling obesity and healthy eating. We do this through our Change for Life champions.

In 2018-19 we received £19,500 for PE funding and this enabled us to:

  • Continue with our successful approach in terms of bringing in extra coaches from Access Coaching to deliver high quality provision during some of our PE lessons, during lunchtimes and also for after school clubs.  Having coaching staff present gave us the opportunity to provide high quality CPD to staff whilst simultaneously delivering high quality PE sessions for pupils. Our after school clubs are incredibly popular and in order to meet the high demand we also ran ‘breakfast’ clubs this year and therefore even more pupils were able to benefit by taking part in active sporting sessions before the start of the school day at a subsidised cost.
  • We continued to access competition opportunities through North Tyneside Council’s PE and Sport Service Level Agreement.  This also involved bringing in extra staff to deliver after school sessions through our links (via this agreement) with Churchill Community College and Burnside High School.
  • Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ workshops alongside coaching staff and players from Newcastle United FC. These sessions really raised the profile of racism as an issue with our oldest pupils.
  • We also ‘bought in' specialist PE staff to deliver high quality dance sessions to every year group across a term within the year.  We worked closely with ‘Move it Dance Studio’ to increase the level and quality of dance provision for all pupils. The children have had the opportunity to work with highly skilled and specialist staff to further develop the dance skills they have gained in the previous academic year.  Teaching staff and TA's were present during these sessions in order to continue their own CPD journey and gain the expertise and experience of working with specialist staff to increase their own PE skills via high quality, informal CPD.
  • We have recently invested in Forest School equipment and CPD training in order to maximise the use of our extensive outside space here at Western. This will offer children further experiences to engage in physical activity within our woodland areas on the field.
  • We paid for both Year 4 and Year 2 pupils to take part in ‘Skipping School’ competitions. This was a relatively small investment in terms of purchasing equipment and training sessions with specialist staff. However, this has had a huge impact on the children and the Year 2 children in particular were exceptionally successful, getting through to the final of their competition.
  • We used some funds to continue our link with an outside Judo provider. Pupils have enjoyed taking part in these after school sessions for a number of years and we once again offered these sessions so that our pupils could try something different than they otherwise might not get the opportunity to do.
  • We replaced some of our PE resources and equipment in order to continue to deliver the highest quality sessions. Some of our equipment needed updating due to general wear and tear. It is very well used and therefore needed to be renewed in order to maximise the impact on the children and our ability to deliver outstanding sessions.
  • We paid for and subsidised the cost of hired transport to get the children to various sporting events including the annual swimming gala at Hadrian Leisure Centre and also the coach travel to and from the skipping festivals.
  • Having successfully put a Yoga programme in place last year we continued to work alongside Yogabugs Newcastle to deliver high quality sessions for our pupils. One of our own TA staff, who is also a qualified Yoga teacher, also took a lead on these sessions and also offered sessions during Western University courses and after school clubs.

In 2017-18 we received an increased amount for PE funding of £16,000

This enabled us to:

  • Continue with our successful approach in terms of bringing in extra coaches to deliver high quality provision both during lunchtimes and also for after school clubs.  Our clubs are incredibly popular and in order to meet the high demand we will be looking to start up some clubs that run before school too.  Our provision of after school clubs is currently at full capacity as all of our large indoor spaces (gym, dining hall and amphitheatre) are being used after school.  By running ‘breakfast’ clubs we hope that even more pupils will be able to benefit by taking part in active sporting sessions before the start of the school day.* Continue to access competition opportunities through North Tyneside Council’s PE and Sport Service Level Agreement.  This will also involve bringing in extra staff to deliver after school sessions through our links (via this agreement) with Churchill Community College and Burnside High School.*  'buy in' specialist PE staff to deliver high quality sessions to every year group across a term within the year.  This offers the children the opportunity to work with highly skilled and specialist staff to further develop the skills they have gained in the previous academic year.  Teaching staff and TA's will also be present during these sessions in order to continue their own CPD journey and gain the expertise and experience of working with specialist staff to increase their own PE skills via high quality, informal CPD.
  • Invest in Yoga equipment in order to harness the expertise of some of own very talented staff in school!  As we have a qualified Yoga instructor on our Western staff team, this investment will allow both the children and staff to access a totally different type of physical experience during their time at Western.
  • Some of our funding this year will be used to help forge links with local community sporting clubs.  For example we have recently agreed with Wallsend Rugby Club that their team of highly qualified and experienced coaches will be starting a programme within school during the spring term and looking to take some of our children across to play for their teams at the weekends.
  • Western have recently invested significant funding so that some of our staff can undertake CPD opportunities that will allow us to become a ‘Forest School’.  We are extremely fortunate to have extensive outdoor spaces within our school site and this type of training for our staff will allow our children to make even more creative uses of this.
  • Continue to invest in further opportunities for our pupils to engage with swimming at Hadrian Leisure.  Year 4 currently undertake an annual swimming calendar during the spring but we will also be looking for even further opportunities for our Year 5 and 6 pupils to continue to develop their swimming skills by taking part in extra sessions this year.

In 2017-18 we received an increased amount for PE funding of £16,000

This enabled us to:

  • Continue with our successful approach in terms of bringing in extra coaches to deliver high quality provision both during lunchtimes and also for after school clubs.  Our clubs are incredibly popular and in order to meet the high demand we will be looking to start up some clubs that run before school too.  Our provision of after school clubs is currently at full capacity as all of our large indoor spaces (gym, dining hall and amphitheatre) are being used after school.  By running ‘breakfast’ clubs we hope that even more pupils will be able to benefit by taking part in active sporting sessions before the start of the school day.* Continue to access competition opportunities through North Tyneside Council’s PE and Sport Service Level Agreement.  This will also involve bringing in extra staff to deliver after school sessions through our links (via this agreement) with Churchill Community College and Burnside High School.*  'buy in' specialist PE staff to deliver high quality sessions to every year group across a term within the year.  This offers the children the opportunity to work with highly skilled and specialist staff to further develop the skills they have gained in the previous academic year.  Teaching staff and TA's will also be present during these sessions in order to continue their own CPD journey and gain the expertise and experience of working with specialist staff to increase their own PE skills via high quality, informal CPD.* Invest in Yoga equipment in order to harness the expertise of some of own very talented staff in school!  As we have a qualified Yoga instructor on our Western staff team, this investment will allow both the children and staff to access a totally different type of physical experience during their time at Western.
  • Some of our funding this year will be used to help forge links with local community sporting clubs.  For example we have recently agreed with Wallsend Rugby Club that their team of highly qualified and experienced coaches will be starting a programme within school during the spring term and looking to take some of our children across to play for their teams at the weekends.
  • Western have recently invested significant funding so that some of our staff can undertake CPD opportunities that will allow us to become a ‘Forest School’.  We are extremely fortunate to have extensive outdoor spaces within our school site and this type of training for our staff will allow our children to make even more creative uses of this.
  • Continue to invest in further opportunities for our pupils to engage with swimming at Hadrian Leisure.  Year 4 currently undertake an annual swimming calendar during the spring but we will also be looking for even further opportunities for our Year 5 and 6 pupils to continue to develop their swimming skills by taking part in extra sessions this year.

In 2016-17 we will receive another £8500.

This enabled us to:

  • Continue to 'buy in' specialist PE staff to deliver high quality sessions to every year group across a term within the year. This offers the children the opportunity to work with highly skilled and specialist staff to further develop the skills they worked on in the previous academic year. Teaching staff and TA's are also present during these sessions and so are gaining the expertise and experience of working with specialist staff to increase their own PE skills via high quality, informal CPD.
  • We will invest heavily in new PE equipment this year as some of our equipment is starting to show wear and tear and signs of its use. At this stage in the funding it is fundamental that we invest for the future and buy in high quality equipment to ensure that high quality PE delivery is sustainable in the future.
  • Continue with our successful approach in terms of bringing in extra coaches to deliver high quality provision both during lunchtimes and also for after school clubs. All of the clubs are incredibly popular and in order to meet the high demand we will continue to bring in extra coaches where it is deemed necessary so that as many pupils (and families) can benefit from this.
  • Continue to access competition opportunities through North Tyneside Council's PE and Sport Service Level Agreement. This will also involve bringing in extra staff to deliver after school sessions on Street Dance etc ( which will be free for families) through our links (via this agreement) with Churchill Community College.

In 2015-16, we received £8500.

This enabled us to:

  • Employ a specialist PE teacher one afternoon per week. This specialist teacher workedwith each year group at least once across a unit, allowing children to access a higher level of specialised teaching and to further teaching staff CPD.
  • Continue to offer lunchtime sports coaches to lead football, cricket and multi skills. We will also employed a third, female, coach in order to increase participation of girls in sport. This coach created mini lunch clubs in sports such as running, aerobics and Zumba. This was incredibly popular and the girls club has gone from strength to strength with a larger number of girls continuing to attend this polar lunch zone.
  • Two additional members of staff were appointed on duty at lunchtimes to lead children across phases in fitness games. This created a really popular and exciting opportunity for pupils to access sports equipment boxes and support from our two lunchtime staff supervisors. The resource boxes included things such as skipping ropes, multi skills apparatus and coordination apparatus.

In 2014-15, we received £8500.

This enabled us to:

  • Invest substantially in new teaching materials and a new comprehensive scheme of work for children from reception to Year 6 (Val Sabin)
  • Review our out of school provision for PE and Sport and make new links with clubs and agencies to extend the sports on offer through our out of hours learning curriculum.
  • Negotiate an intensive programme of additional catch up swimming coaching sessions for a small group of Year 5 pupils (21 pupils) who had not reached the standard expected by the end of KS2.
  • Extend coaching provision so that we now have a professional coach attached to our school football team. This allowed the creation of a Bteam.
  • Offer further after school activities including Lacrosse, Netball and Hockey. The lacrosse club was run by a professional coach and was offered to years 5 and 6. We made links with further clubs to begin professional coaching in judo.
  • Create lunchtime clubs in yoga and running with take up from year 2 to year 6.
  • Provide transport to allow all children in year 2 to take part in an Infant Agility afternoon organised by North Tyneside Council.
  • Add to our sport equipment with Quick Stick hockey balls, netball bibs and bean bags.

We continued to offer:

  • Co-ordinating a training programme for staff within our pyramid group of schools linked to Burnside High School. All of our staff received six training sessions across the year linked to gymnastics, athletics, tag rugby, dance and orienteering.

In addition., we created six new festivals for our children. across the pyramid.

  • Access to competition opportunities through North Tyneside Council's PE and Sport Service Level Agreement.
  • Increased support of coaching staff and we now have two coaches on site every lunchtime to lead football and other physical activity such as cricket, rounders and multi skills.

In 2013-14, we received £8500 of Primary PE and Sport Funding.

This enabled us to:

  • Install a Fast Fit grid in the playground which provides a platform for cardio-vascular exercise. This was supported with training for all staff and children.
  • Co-ordinate a training programme for staff within our pyramid group of schools linked to Burnside High School. All of our staff received six training sessions across the year linked to gymnastics, athletics, tag rugby, dance and orienteering. In addition, we created six new festivals for our children across the pyramid.
  • Access competition opportunities through North Tyneside Council's PE and Sport Service Level Agreement.
  • Increase the support of coaching staff and we now have two coaches on site every lunchtime to lead football and other physical activity such as cricket, rounders and multi skills.
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