We love sports at Abbots Langley School. Our children are introduced to a range of sports, including football, golf, tennis, basketball, fencing and dance.
We have used some of our Sports Premium money to employ a Sports Apprentice, through a local secondary scheme. This has led to increased involvement in sport, as well as providing opportunities for some children to have support on a one to one basis.
Below are explanations of how we have used our Sports Premium money and what impact it has had on the children.
Abbots Langley School Sports Premium
The Government has invested a huge amount of money into primary school PE to raise the profile of sport within schools and improve the health and wellbeing of all primary school children.
How we’ve spent the money so far:
- Provided the children with new sporting experiences during the PE curriculum. For example; golf lessons for Yr4, Brazilian Soccer for Yr 2, 3, 4 and 5, Chance to Shine Cricket for Yr5, dance classes for Yr1
- Youth Sport Trust courses for staff to raise teaching standards for PE lessons and develop CPD
- Joined our local Sports Partnership which offer the children local, district and county competitions and tournaments throughout the academic year
- We offer a variety of clubs both during and after school for KS1 and KS2, which include, Basketball, Tennis, Boxing, Netball, Tag Rugby, Kwick Cricket and Football
- Increase the opportunities children have to take part in intra-school competitions by hosting house matches every half term – continue to use house points as a whole school reward system
- Forest School – children becoming active and enjoying the outdoors during the school day
Our plans for future spending 2016/17:
Review of 2015/16:
Impact of Sport Premium Funding 2015 – 2016
Membership of the YST and our local Sports Partnership. The YST provides resources, advice and free courses for our staff to attend throughout the year allowing staff to develop their confidence in teaching PE. Our Sports Partnership membership increases participation for all children as it offers a range of festivals, play leader training and Intra-school competitions.
Staff Development – Staff attended inset courses provided by YST. Teachers allowed to feedback from courses during staff meetings.
Update our PE teaching resources – we have purchased the programme Imoves. Staff attended the course during the summer term. Whole Staff inset in September 2016.
Second Year Sports Apprentice employed for the academic year – he provided lesson support, extra lessons for those children that would benefit from developing their gross motor skills, provided lunchtime clubs for our KS1 children, supervised our lunchtime and after school clubs allowing more children to attend.
TA has continued to run an after school badminton club, which is free for our Yr6 children to attend. 30chn attended last year – increased active minutes for those children. The Sports Premium covered staff costs and equipment.
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Abbots Langley School we have funded the transport costs keeping the costs down enabling all the children to take part in their school lessons. Yr3 60 chn.
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities:
Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
We have purchased puddle suits for our Reception children, this facilitated learning outdoor learning ensuring all the children could take part. The children are all engaged, active and working well within their groups, developing team skills, problem solving and co-operation. Reception 90 chn.
Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Dance Lessons for 90 Yr1 children – teachers observe / took part in the lessons to develop confidence within the subject. Teachers should then feel confident to teach their own dance lessons in the next half term.
Xlr8 Dance company was used during Sports Week for Yr’s 2 and Reception. 120 children The children took part in many extra PE lessons throughout the week.
New equipment to introduce some new sports during curriculum times and Sports Week. Whole School impact
More Children are attending after school clubs using Pupil Premium money – Basketball, Tennis, Boxing, Taekwondo, Swimming, and Bikeability 20 children