PE and Sports Premium at KWPS

At KWPS we believe physical activity has numerous benefits for children’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and that children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. We feel ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for our pupils and school such as improving behaviour as well as academic achievement.

How we plan to spend the money

Over 2021/22 at KWPS we will use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

We will engage all pupils in regular physical activity by:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 - every child should leave primary school able to swim

We will raise the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement by:

  • actively encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support the delivery of sport and physical activity within the school (such as ‘sports leader’ or peer-mentoring activities)
  • embedding physical activity into the school day through encouraging active travel to and from school, active break times and conducting active lessons and teaching

We will increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport by

  • providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across your school
  • hiring qualified sports coaches and PE specialists to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities offered to pupils - teachers should learn from coaches the necessary skills to be able to teach these new sports and physical activities effectively

We will offer a broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils by:

  • introducing a new range of sports and physical activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • partnering with other schools to run sports and physical activities and clubs
  • providing more and broadening the variety of extra-curricular physical activities after school delivered by the school or other local sports organisations

We will have increased participation in competitive sport by:

  • increasing and actively encouraging pupils’ participation in local and regional events eg the sports games
  • organising more sport competitions or tournaments within the school
  • coordinating and entering more sport competitions or tournaments across the local area, including those run by sporting organisations

 

Kirkham and Wesham Primary

Sports Premium Expenditure for Academic Year 2020/21  

 £17,720 allocated + 6,841 carry forward - £24,561

Due to the enforced partial school closure and the Government COVID-19 guidelines in place when the school fully re-opened, we were only able to provide a very much reduced access to sporting activities/clubs/competitions.

Given the restrictions in place our two key areas of focus were to:

  • Further develop the staff’s skills in the teaching and assessment of PE
  • To review provision at break times to ensure that the children had opportunity to take part in active play times and lunchtimes within their new ‘bubbles’
  • To continue to promote a healthy lifestyle including mental health and the importance of regular exercise.

However, we anticipate being able to offer our usual wide range of sporting opportunities in 21/22, making effective use of the carry forward, to build on the progress we have made in the years prior to 2020/21 especially in relation to competitive sport and extra curricular activities.

Details

 

Amount

PE scheme of work and assessment passport software and training

 

£335

Evolution Sports Education for provision of specialist coaching and staff training in curriculum time for junior children in Autumn term

 

£2,340

Life Education Centre for promoting health lifestyles

 

£345

Purchase of sporting equipment to enable each bubble/year group to have access to their own resources to enable active break and lunchtimes to take place.

 

£265.62

Evolution Sports Education for provision of specialist coaching and staff training in curriculum time for junior children in Summer Term

£1,320

Expenditure in September 2020 – August 21

 

Total in September 2020

 

Carry over for September 21-22

£4,605.62

 

£24,561

 

£19,955.40

 

This is clearly a substantial carry forward but is in line with other schools. This carry forward must be spent this year.

As partial school closure and COVID guidelines impacted our provision this year it will be a key focus for development in the academic year 2021/22.

After reviewing the quality of the specialist coaching/staff training during our curriculum provision time in May 2021, it was agreed to consider other companies. Therefore, following discussion with the co-ordinator at AFC Fylde and after seeking recommendations from local schools, we trialled 2 coaches from AFC Fylde in June and July 2021 . They had a positive impact and as a result of the good feedback we agreed to use them for Autumn 2021 and extended the specialist coaching/staff training to the Infant classes. We will continue to evaluate the effective of these sessions.

We look forward to being able to offer a wide range of sporting after-school clubs and take part in our cluster sporting competitions from September next year.