Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
During 2017/2018 we have subscribed to the Eden Sports Partnership. This enables the school to participate in local school’s sports tournaments as well as receiving specialist sports coaching. We are hoping to extend our sports offer within the school through rock climbing/high wires in the Spring term and horse riding and badminton in the summer term.
In the long term, the Sports Premium funding will be utilise to provide an external specialize sports coach in the Autumn 2018/2019 term, as well as extra curricular clubs from the Spring 2018 term. We are also looking at offering sports that the children may not have had access too such as dry slope skiing at Kendal and martial arts.
The government has provided funding from academic years 2013/2016 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. In 2015-16 we have been allocated £8098 (and we also have a carryover of £2802 from 2014-2105).
In 2015/16 we subscribed to the Eden Valley Sports Partnership at a cost of £2119, which provides coaching throughout the academic year in a variety of sports, and organises sporting events and competitions with other local schools. From these competitions, children can progress to participate at county and regional level. We also used funding to provide transport for children to attend these events. We released staff to audit current PE provision, PE resources and participation by children in after school sports run by the school as well as participation in sports out of school.
Findings from this audit have been used to ensure maximum uptake of sports activity by children in the school. Staff members have been released to complete paperwork relating to entries, to attend out of school events and to organise sporting events within and between schools including area athletics, rugby, netball, football, gymnastics, swimming galas, sports day. Staffing costs were £1058 and transport costs were £727. The cost of coaches at events external to school was £404.
Target groups have been identified and new sports coaching expertise introduced eg. key stage 1 gymnastics, KS 2 rhythmic gymnastics. In 2015-16 new PE resources were purchased – cricket bats, goalposts and nets, gym mats, PE polo shirts, long jump mats, foam javelins, discuses, jumping mats and large balls for KS 1. We also had a vaulting box recovered. As can be seen a large emphasis was put on providing new athletics equipment. Cost of equipment was £1463. In 2015-16 Archery and fencing were introduced as new sports and existing staff have been trained in new sports eg. tennis and relevant resources obtained eg. New PE scheme. Another activity that has continued in 2015-16 through Action Ants, which provides fun sports provision to all ages, is a mini-olympics for the whole school. Cost of external coaches coming into school were £402.
New sports have been introduced or had increased availability including KS 1 gymnastics, KS 2 rhythm gymnastics, archery and fencing.
100% of Asby Endowed School pupils have taken part in competitive sports in the last 12 months within school time.
Further information on the government's School PE and Sport Strategy can be found here.
For calendar of Eden Sports Partnership events click here.