Central Primary School became a primary school on the 1st September 2015 following the closure of Hirst Park Middle School and the extension of Central First School under its current DfE number. The school is part of the Ashington Learning Partnership Trust.
At Central Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a personalised and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive impact on other areas in school such as attitude, concentration, behaviour and academic achievement.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum from academic years 2013/2014 until 2020 to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their children. Each school with over 17 primary age pupils are allocated £8,000 plus £5 per pupil in Years 1 to 6. Central Primary is sharing the vision of ‘All pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport’ (Youth Sports Trust, January, 2015).
What should the money be spent on?
The money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- To engage all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- To raise the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Further develop knowledge and skills of all PE staff.
- Offer pupils a broader experience of a range of sports and activities.
- To increase participation in competitive sport.
In 2016-2017 Central Primary School received £14,650
What have we done with the money?
Sports Premium Expenditure and Impact in 2016 -2017
|Ashington and Coquet School Sport Partnership including Primary membership of Youth Sport Trust||£2600|
|Provision of Year 1 PE coaching||£2500|
|Purchasing PE equipment||£150|
|Employment of a PE and Sports apprentice||£5300|
High Quality Physical Education for All
|Use of Funding||The impact on Pupils|
|To up skill two year 1 teachers to deliver PE with confidence. Specialist coaches to team teach and provide resources, assess and monitor progress.||100% of pupils access a broad, balanced curriculum which is focussed on developing physical literacy. Both staff members are now confident in delivering the PE national curriculum.
|To develop staff confidence and subject knowledge through provision of Early Years CPD||The PE coordinator is more confident in delivering EYPE
More confident and competent staff
Early Years lessons focussed on developing Physical Literacy
To develop leadership skills in our pupils
|We have a ‘School Sports Crew’ that raises the PE profile and supports whole school improvement. Play leaders will deliver a range of fun lunch time sporting activities in every yard space and the fitness room. We now have a junior fitness room and all leaders have personalised hoodies. Quote from pupil about enhanced leadership skills e.g.’ I am more confident when working with younger children on the playground after the playground leaders training’.
The Sport apprentice worked with Golden Mile monitors to input and monitor data.
Leaders report increased confidence and improved organisational and communication skills.
To use PE and school sport to contribute to whole school improvement
|PE interventions have been offered throughout the year such as NHS health and wellbeing, Newcastle Foundation, Active Ink. As a result more children will choose to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.
Every pupil met the 30 active minute’s requirement through the Golden Mile initiative.
|To support the PE support staff with planning and delivering high quality lessons and schemes of work.||PE support staff is confident in delivering P.E. lessons. Pupils in the PE intervention groups have improved physical skills in games, gymnastics, dance and athletics.
The Sport Apprentice undergone intense CPD throughout the year to be able to confidently support and deliver PE and school sport.
|To provide safe, varied and innovative equipment to support all children’s learning in a wide range of activities.||Pupil quote – ‘The new playground equipment has encouraged me to active more during playtimes’
‘I love the new traverse wall and fitness trails’
More children have improved physical skills in games, gymnastics, dance and athletics using age appropriate equipment.
Competitive School Sport
|Use of Funding||The impact on Pupils|
|To enable pupils to compete against other schools||We had a successful u11 football team that finished 5th in the league.
The u11 7 aside team won the league.
We entered all competitions offered through the partnership and our hockey team managed to get to the school games finals.
All full year group festivals across the academic year were fantastic and all class teachers and pupils enjoyed them.
Successful dance show case – more girls joined lunch time dance activities
The Sport Apprentice supported every competition.
|To develop intra-school competition||House events were held during the 2016-2017 academic year. 70% of pupils took part in these events.
More children are engaged in competition
Golden mile inter class competition throughout the year. Weekly reward trophies and certificates presented.
Healthy Active Lifestyles
|Use of Funding||The impact on Pupils|
|To provide access to a range of non-competitive festivals||More children report higher levels of enjoyment of physical activity.
Children display positive attitudes to health and well-being
|To deploy leaders to run a range of lunchtime activities for other children||More children take part in extra-curricular activity and choose to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. Sport Apprentice to offer a range of clubs.
Fewer inactive children at lunchtimes.
|To support the running of a Change4Life sports club.||16 pupils attended a Change for Life club (NHS health trainers ‘New Year New You’) with 95% attending all sessions provided.
Less active pupils will report higher levels of confidence, motivation, self-esteem and enjoyment in physical activity. Family involvement strengthened the program and also developed their subject knowledge on living healthy active lifestyles.
|To provide coaching by engaging local sports clubs / coaches||Links are in place with Ashington Leisure Centre and the Hirst Welfare and a range of local dance schools.|
|To increase after school sport provision||60% of pupils accessed extra-curricular sport sessions (compared to 50% in the previous year)
Improved pupils’ attitudes to PE and school sport
|To provide focussed physical intervention programmes
|5-10 pupils from each PE class who were working towards age related expectations were identified for physical intervention.
50% of these pupils showed an improvement in their motor skills at the end of the intervention.
Children with poor motor skills have improved gross motor skills
|To provide OAA activities||‘I loved completing the Bear Gryll’s survival academy lessons as it gave me a chance to do problem solving as a team’
Children have increased self-esteem and team work skills.
|To provide the opportunity for 30 minutes of physical activity in school time for each pupil||Pupils completed a physical activity baseline
All staff involved in session to identify additional opportunities for activity
Provide activity opportunities within and beyond curriculum (The Golden Mile)
Re-audit activity levels at the end of the year
100% of pupils completed 30 active minutes within school at the end of the school year (July 2017) compared with 60% at the start of the year (Sept. 2016)
Sport Premium Sustainability
Wherever possible the PE and Sport Premium is used to create sustainable improvements in PE and School Sport by:
- Up skilling Staff
- opportunities to develop staff skills, knowledge and confidence which will impact on future cohorts of children
- Community Links
- creating meaningful links between the schools and community clubs where coaches deliver in schools, children are taken to the club for School Games competitions or children are supported to transition into community sport
- Health & Well-Being
- the development of Sports Leaders, School Sport Organising Crews and the provision of alternative activities such as skipping and hula-hooping have increased physical activity in school playgrounds. Trained leaders and teachers are now more aware of the impact physical activity can have and the importance of pupils meeting 30 active minutes daily.
- Partnership working
- Thirteen Ashington and Coquet School Sport Partnership schools working together has built a strong, sustainable network where ideas are shared, support is offered and schools collaborate to offer their pupils the best opportunities they can.
- Building on from the success of last academic year, Central Primary were asked to continue to work collaboratively with Northumbria University to take one of the lead roles in working with physical education teacher trainees alongside the core subjects of mathematics, English and science across key stages one and two (school years 1 to 6). On completion of the course they will be able to lead high quality physical education and sport provision and lead regional sports initiatives to improve primary physical education and sport.
Some of the activities programmes and support we are able to provide with the Sport Premium would not be sustainable without further funding or passing on the costs to the pupils.
The introduction of the ‘New’ Ashington Leisure centre has allowed us to further improve our community club links and there are pupils who now participate regular in the swimming.
The school Sport Partnership has held a number of festivals across the age range at Ashington leisure centre. This has included skipping, hula hooping and gymnastics. Staff have also used the facilities to raise money for Sport Relief and some have joined as members.
Close links with the Hirst Welfare continue to grow as we share the use of their playing fields. This allows our school football teams to compete on state of the art playing surfaces.
Health & Well-Being
The development of Sports Leaders, School Sport Organising Crews and the provision of alternative activities such as skipping and hula-hooping have increased physical activity in school playgrounds. Trained leaders, teachers and lunch time staff have created sustainability for the future.
Thirteen Ashington and Coquet School Sport Partnership schools working together has built a strong, sustainable network where ideas are shared, support is offered and schools collaborate to offer their pupils the best opportunities they can.
Northumberland University Primary PE SCITT
Building on from the success of Central Primary PE department last academic year, Central Primary were approached by Northumbria University to take one of the lead roles in working with physical education teacher trainees alongside the core subjects of mathematics, English and science across key stages one and two (school years 1 to 6). On completion of the course they will be able to lead high quality physical education and sport provision and lead regional sports initiatives to improve primary physical education and sport.
Sporting Futures Apprentice Scheme
To further develop the PE department Central Primary have recently became one of the supporting schools of a ‘new’ Sporting Futures Apprentice Scheme. The main roles and responsibilities are listed below;
- Delivery of PE and School Sport
- Aiding PE Teachers during lessons
- Helping within the classroom
- Delivering warm ups and small groups within PE lessons.
- Organisation and delivery of School Sport Competition – within school and the community
We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer our pupils, bespoke PE interventions sessions to narrow the gap in pupil progress. The aims of the sessions are to target pupils who are at risk of disengaging, making below the expected progress and those that need more teacher time to develop their fundamentals of movement. Additionally we also offer intervention that are focused on challenging the most able and talented pupils to continue to exceed expectations and master the PE national curriculum. A range of extra-curricular and Active lunch clubs can now be offered across both sites that will support, ‘All pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport’ (Youth Sports Trust, January, 2015).
Ashington and Coquet School Sport Partnership for the 2016-2017
In addition to delivering the school’s PE curriculum through outstanding specialist teaching we have also allocated approximately £2600 of our funding to join the Ashington and Coquet School Sport Partnership for the 2016-2017 academic year. This will allow us to further enhance competitive opportunities for our pupils as well as build sustainable provision through high quality CPD with particular reference to support staff. As part of the offer we will also be involved in the Sainsburys School Games competition, benefit from Youth Sport Trust membership and an extensive festival programme for Years 1-6. Additional activities include: central venue, leagues in netball and football to support competition in year groups where there are fewer School Games competitions and School Sport Organising Crew training which is set to include a circus skills workshop.
What impact have we seen from Primary Sports Funding from 2015/16?
Sample of Impact Results
|Year Group||Developing %||Secure %||Developing %||Secure %||Developing %||Secure %|
54% of pupils have attended extra curricular PE clubs, 29% who receive Pupil Premium funding. The provision of our extra-curricular club timetable is outstanding with a range of activities offered every evening that were selected via pupil voice.
Pupil Questionnaire – 70 responses to questionnaires
80% enjoy PE
Parent Questionnaire: 50 responses
- My child enjoys P.E. –
- 39 Strongly agree, 9 Agree
- Can you or your child think of one word to describe how they feel about P.E?
- Exciting, fun, good, healthy, happy, sporty, really good, energetic, awesome, fab, happy, fabulous, amazing, superb, great, enthusiastic, love it, fantastic
- Is there anything that your child does not like about their P.E lessons?
If yes, please give details:
- ‘small space for changing with the bigger class sizes’
The areas for improvement have since been addressed and another questionnaire will be shared with pupils and parents in October 2016.
- Additional staff to support PE extra-curricular clubs has now been introduced therefore both sites have access.
- Additional changing space allows for pupils to be more organised and get changed more efficiently.