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Our Vision

 

Here at St Thomas of Canterbury we understand that children should experience a breadth of experiences, inside & outside the classroom. PE and Sports are an integral part of every child’s education and development. Building on the success of the London Olympic Games, we aim to inspire the next generation by providing a wide range of sporting opportunities that cater for children of all abilities. We believe that every child should be exposed to high quality physical education to support their physical, social & mental well being, by providing them with transferable life skills for the future. Sports premium helps us to achieve this by supporting us with additional funding for our children on free school meals (FSM).

 

What is Sports Premium?

 

 The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016, 2016 to 2017 & 2017 to 2018 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school head teachers. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. At St Thomas of Canterbury RC, this funding will equate to approximately £9000 each year.

 

How will we be spending it?

 

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:

 

All children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.

Sports premium money will also specifically target those children who dislike physical activity for whatever reason or who otherwise exhibit unhealthy lifestyle choices.

 

 

Enhancing our curriculum

 

 

Our funding for 2017-2018 will be used in the following way:

 

  • This year, All Hallows Sports College (Mike Thompson) will continue to deliver Physical Literacy to Reception, Year 1 & Year 2. However, we will now be directing a proportion of our sports premium funding towards Salford Community Leisure (SCL) for our KS2 children. As SCL have a range of specialist coaches in different areas of sport, we can ensure that the children are receiving the appropriate skills, as well as delivering high quality CPD to staff;

  • To target the 8% of children who are working towards ARE in KS2 through a multi-sports club, which will run parallel with their PE delivery. The club will be delivered by an SCL Sports Coach & will aim to plug gaps with their skills, raise confidence & self-esteem, and increase their engagement in other sporting clubs & events;

  • To continue to run the Fitness club which targets disadvantaged children in Year 4. The club will be delivered by an external fitness instructor (Wayne Cooper);

  • To continue to run the cooking club to promote healthy lifestyles with Year 6 children. The club will be delivered by 2 members of staff who will provide the children with a bank of healthy recipes they can use at home;

  • To continue to run competitive after school clubs to push the elite. Clubs will be staffed by skilled TA’s & subsidised by sports premium funding;

  • To raise the profile on intra school competitions in school, ensuring that competitions are held at the end of each half term to showcase recently taught skills which are inclusive to all children. This brings us one step close to reaching the Gold Kite Mark in 2018;

  • To provide CPD for our lunch time supervisors over a 7 week block (Autumn 2), to raise the profile of sporting games during dinner time play. This will be delivered by SCL who will provide planning & support supervisors in engaging the children and leading the games;

  • To continue to provide staff with high quality schemes of work to ensure outstanding teaching & learning is consistent in all year groups;

  • To continue to be cost effective with transportation to and from competitions by continuing to fund our school mini bus;

  • To continue to run weekly swimming lessons for Year 3 children, to ensure children who are in KS2 are able to swim competently & confidently;

  • To involve our local community in sport by inviting parents & children to a dance workshop, this can then be showcased during assembly (cross curricular to explore another culture during creative week);

  • To expose the Year 6 children to outdoor adventure by subsiding the annual residential trip;

  • To replenish PE equipment & buy resources for playground & dinner time leaders;

  • To work in partnership with external companies to provide rock climbing, water sports, den building & fire lighting activities.

 

 

 

Our funding for 2016/2017 was used in the following way:

 

  • In addition to our current PE provision led by teaching staff, we will continue to work with All Hallows High School who will provide high quality PE provision for all children throughout the school, aswell as providing CPD for all teaching staff through the deployment of a specialist PE consultant in lacrosse dance, gym and games;

  • To continue developing staff CPD through the School Sports Partnership;

  • To develop and extend sporting skills by participating in intra & inter school competitions, particularly in KS2;

  • To Provide staff with a scheme of work to provide high quality teaching and delivery of PE;

  • To fund transport costs to inter school competitions;

  • To continue to raise standards in physical skills with our children in KS1 and the EYFS, developing teacher knowledge and confidence in the delivery of sports and games through Physical Literacy;

  • To encourage children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently in year 3 through the subsidisation of weekly swimming lessons;

  • To encourage outdoor adventure in Year 6 by subsiding the annual residential trip;

  • To work in partnership with external companies to provide rock climbing & water sports activities;

  • To promote healthy lifestyles through cookery club;

  • To provide a range of free after school clubs that specifically target difficult to reach /reluctant participants in sport;

  • To purchase new PE equipment.

 

The impact of the 2016/2017 funding was as follows:

 

  • Summative assessments in July 2017 found that 91% of children at STOC are working at or above age related expectations (ARE). Of the 91%, 22% of children are working above ARE in years 1 – 6. The data shows that there has been a significant increase in children achieving in physical education at our school, with data showing 74% in 2014-15 & 81% 2015-2016.

  • At STOC, we look critically at its Sports Premium spend. As part of this evaluative review, some aspects of the package of support from AHHS was deemed of high quality, for example physical literacy, and others have been deemed of lower quality & have been discontinued;

  • The coaching support from All Hallows continued to support the delivery of PE, continuing to build on staff knowledge & expertise on extending skills in PE. Physical literacy, delivered by Mike Thompson continued to be a success in KS1, with a particular focus towards agility, balance, & coordination, of which the children can apply further up the school.

  • There has been a considerable increase in the children participating in afterschool sports this year. All children in KS2 were offered, Zumba, Football, Netball, Mini games, cheerleading, Fitness club, as well as offering a cooking club to promote healthy lifestyles for children in Year 6.

  • KS2 continued to enjoy taking part in various sporting competitions at intra & inter level. The children took part in 25 level 1 competitions & 11 level 2 competitions, with sports premium funding transport to & from the venue.

  • Playground leaders were established again this year with 15% of children continuing to raise the profile of outdoor games, engaging reluctant children.

  • Sports premium money was used to subsidise the year 6 outdoor adventure, residential trip to the Peak District. Here, they participated in activities which included a study of the local area, evolution and the exploration of a tavern.

  • Children in KS1 & KS2 also had the opportunity to take part in external delivery from Rock over Climbing, water sports & swimming to engage them in a variety of different sports.

  • Finally, the purchasing of a range of new, PE and sports equipment assisted in broadening even further the PE curriculum to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Funding in 2015/16 was used in the following way:

  • To continue to work will All Hallows High School, who will provide high quality PE provision for all children throughout the school as well as providing CPD for all teaching staff through the deployment of a specialist PE consultant in dance, gym and games;

  • To continue developing staff CPD through the School Sports Partnership;

  • To develop and extend sporting skills by participating in inter school competitions, particularly in KS2;

  • To fund transport costs to inter school competitions;

  • To continue to raise standards in physical skills with our children in KS1 and the EYFS, developing teacher knowledge and confidence in the delivery of sports and games through Physical Literacy;
  • To encourage children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently in year 3 through the subsidisation of weekly swimming lessons;
  • To continue to provide a wide range of after school clubs, such as football, cheerleading and cooking club to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy eating;
  • To encourage outdoor adventure in Year 6 by subsiding the annual residential trip;

  • To purchase new PE equipment.

 

The impact of this funding was as follows:

  • The annual summer assessments at STOC show that as a whole school, 6% more children are achieving the expected standard in PE in comparison to last years results.
  • The coaching and support that was offered from All Hallows significantly supported the effective delivery of the new PE curriculum, thus also improving staff teaching as well as confidence throughout KS1 (including in Physical Literacy) and KS2. Furthermore, the training delivered by the School Sports Partnership for the PE coordinator extended their understanding and enabled the PE lead to support staff, particularly focusing on differentiation in PE lessons.  
  • KS2 children were given the opportunity to participate in various sporting events. The children attended 15 Level 1 competitions and 11 Level 2 competitions in total (of which transport was funded for by the Sports Premium); with half-termly intra-school house competitions taking place and an annual School Games Day was held at school.
  • Playground leaders were established in years 5 and 6 to engage the lower KS2 children to play constructively during play times. This also allowed 13% of our children to engage in leading, managing and officiating School Games activity.
  • Further community links have been made between the school and local businesses in the area including: The City of Salford Trampoline Club, Sale Sharks and Rock Over Climbing to name a few - again to encourage children of all ages and ability to participate in sport.
  • These are just three of the many which actions contributed towards STOC achieved their first silver kite mark.
  • On top of all year 3 children attending weekly, swimming lessons during school time, a wide range of after school clubs were provided including: KS1 games, KS2 sports, football, cheerleading and cooking club on top of a planned 2hours of timetabled PE per week. In total, 169% of our young people were engaged in extra-curricular sporting activity every week.
  • To include all, the sports premium money was used to subsidise the year 6 outdoor adventure, residential trip to the Peak District. Here, they participated in activities which included a study of the local area, evolution and the exploration of a tavern.
  • Finally, the purchasing of a range of new, PE and sports equipment assisted in broadening even further the PE curriculum the improve the quality of teaching and learning.

 

Funding in 2014/15 was used in the following way:

  • To continue to work with All Hallows High School to develop sporting skills and compete in inter-schools competitions, particularly in KS2
  • To continue to provide a wide range of after school clubs to encourage more children to participate
  • To fund a cookery club, promoting healthy eating
  • To continue to raise standards in physical skills with our children in KS1 and the EYFS, developing teacher knowledge and confidence in the delivery of sports and games through Physical Literacy
  • To subsidise the annual residential visits taken by KS2 children
  • To fund after school sports clubs such as mini games and street dance in KS1 and football in KS2
  • To purchase new PE equipment
  • To fund staff development  with a specialist PE consultant, consolidating our excellent practice, particularly in dance.

 

The impact of this funding was as follows:

The whole school average for PE dropped slightly by 3% in comparison to summer 2014. However it is still above the national average. 

 

Key Stage One – Similar to last year, standards prove to be significantly higher than average in Key Stage One. Overall KS1 results are similar in comparison to summer 2014 with a slight dip of 5%, however it is still above average. Individual strands for games, gym and dance are still being taught but children are now assessed on a ‘best fit’ basis according to whether they are entering, developing, secure or mastery. The results in year 2 are high and this has risen by 5% in comparison to last year. 

Physical Literacy has proven to be very beneficial in developing games skill, where the coach has helped teachers to assess the children. 

 

Key Stage Two – Standards match the level of achievement from Summer 2014.  Years 3 and 4 standards are average overall. One of the Year 4 classes has had afternoon slots since January from the sports coach and standards for this cohort have risen by 4% from last year. Year 5 and 6 results prove to be the highest in KS2; they have had a lot of experience in competitions such as basketball and football. Year 3 results are slightly below average from last year’s figures.

 

Funding in 2013/14 was used in the following way:

  • A Physical Literacy coach was employed in KS1 to develop skills in games. 
  • All Hallows support to provide after school clubs, developing competitive sports particularly in KS2.
  • To fund outdoor adventurous activities, including residential's in Year 6.
  • To target 'at risk' pupils through offering a wider range of after school clubs and a healthy eating cookery club. 

 

Physical Literacy has proven to be very beneficial for the KS1 teachers, where standards have proven to be much higher and results reflect this with 86% of Year 1 children and 91% of Year 2 children achieving in games. Year 5 results prove to be the highest in KS2 due to them being involved in a lot of sporting competitions provided through All Hallows. There has been a big push in developing games skills during 2013/14 and dance results are lower in comparison, this is a key focus for the following academic year 2014/15. 

 

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