For the 2018/19 academic year, our school has received a total of £23,460 in PE and Sports Premium funding. This is for the entire school from Reception to Year 6.
The funding can be used in a variety of ways, but aims to provide fantastic opportunities before, during and after the school day. The following sports funding report (new version updated at the end of each term, with the final report uploaded by April) explains the breakdown of the spend, the impact and the sustainability of the funding. The funding aims to improve sport, PE and physical education through five key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- Raising the profile of PE and sport across the whole school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Offer all pupils a broader experience of a range of sports and activities.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
On our Kingston Site (KS2), our PE instructor, Mr Wicks, continues to provide a fantastic range of opportunities and clubs here at Cheam Park Farm. This includes numerous clubs before, during and after school; lunchtime activities with sports leaders; and organisation of multiple sporting fixtures and festivals.
Through the PE and Sports Premium funding, we have ensured that there are opportunities for all children – regardless of age, background and ability – to participate in sport and physical activity. By the final term of the last academic year, over 60% of our KS2 children were participating in a sports club or were part of one of our many competitive squads. On top of this, 41% of all children on our Kingston Site represented the school at inter-school competitions, tournaments or festivals. We have also hosted numerous tournaments aimed at those that have not represented the school before; these festivals and competitions have been open to other LEO schools and/or other schools within the borough. This has already improved in 2018/19, with final figures for the year to be gathered at the end of the year in July.
As well as this, the fund aims to provide children with 30 minutes of physical activity each day at school; Cheam Park Farm is also using part of the funding to increase participation outside of school. This includes providing multiple links with external clubs. Recently, we have had taster sessions delivered by Merton Hockey Club, Progressive Martial Arts, Sutton Tennis Academy, Cheerleading and Surrey Cricket Coaching. To add to this, we regularly signpost children to various swimming clubs, athletics clubs, football coaching camps and other opportunities. In the future, along with other schools in the LEO Academy Trust, we are looking forward to developing links with Nomads Korfball club in order to introduce a totally new sport to the school. Our sports coach, Adam Wicks, also runs school holiday coaching sessions to provide further opportunities outside of the curriculum.
In addition to this, we have continued to host weekend sporting trips, including to Chelsea FC Women’s team and England Rugby. This has been an excellent tool for raising the profile of sport across the school and inspiring children. For other information about what we have done to raise the profile of sport in the school, please follow the school’s twitter profile.
Our aims this year are to boost participation in sport and physical activity across the school, particularly those that have not previously attended clubs before. We also aim to increase the proportion of our children that have the opportunity to represent their school by the end of this academic year. A particular highlight has been the provision for pupils with SEND – including specific competitive opportunities.
As a school, we look forward to continuing to develop participation and learning in sport, physical education and physical activity.