Sports Pupil Premium 2016-17

With the continued funding received from the School Premium funding for PE and Sport, we aim to continue to enhance and improve our pupils PE and sports experience at Lena Gardens. We believe it is vital as the funding helps us to create a lasting legacy that benefits the children both in the short and long term. With children already enjoying 2 hours of PE per week, we have explored various options to enhance the pupils overall access to sport and physical activity at Lena Gardens.

Impact of spending of Sports Pupil Premium for 2016-2017

This year we are aiming to build upon the recognition of our efforts in achieving the Silver Award (Sainsbury’s School Games) for the 2015/2016 academic year and ensure the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum and enhancing the sporting opportunities for all of our pupils.

Following the evaluation of the spending and impact of the Sports Premium funding for PE and Sport (2015-2016) we have outlined the following targets for 2016-2017:

To encourage more pupils to become more active through the following:

  • Increase the number of pupils participating in competition and variety of competition
  • To provide new opportunities for pupils to engage in physical activity at break and lunch time
  • To provide staff training to

Outcomes and opportunities so far:

The school netball team (mixed girls and boys from Years 4/5/6) has continued to go from strength to strength with the support of the coaches and staff at Godolphin and Latymer School. The Netball club sessions, which run weekly before school, are this year open to all pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. The decision to open the Netball Club up to pupils from Year 4 was to encourage participation of girls, as there was noticeably less involvement and uptake from the girls. At the Netball tournament during the Spring term the team finished 4th in the borough.

This year the commitment towards providing swimming lessons for pupils in Years 4 and 5 as part of the National Curriculum requirement, has increased to provide ‘top up’ swimming sessions every week throughout the academic year. This is to, firstly increase activity levels for all pupils in years 4/5, improve competency of pupils participating through extra weekly sessions and to provide the opportunities for pupils who are not on track to achieve the minimum 25m swimming standard to by the end of the year to achieve this goal.

The investment in outside climbing and balancing equipment for the Early Years Foundation Stage playground has been made to develop and enhance the core strength, agility, balance and coordination of the pupils in Nursery and Reception.

Funding has been spent for cover supply for the PE Coordinator and lead PE Teacher to attend meetings, prepare and provide an inset training course for staff and for extra members of staff to attend tournaments and swimming sessions. Thus developing confidence in delivering PE sessions and opportunities for pupils to participate in tournaments and for those who pupils who need extra support eg swimming.

An overview of spending throughout the current academic year can be found here.