The Government provides this funding to schools every year to improve the provision of PE and sport. The aim is to have a measurable impact on children’s:
- access to sport
- attitudes towards sport
- general health and well-being
Sport Premium Funding 2019/20
This year, the school has a carry forward of £29,633 in Sport Premium Funding. The table below sets out how we are spending this money.
|Activity or resource||Cost|
|Transport for swimming||£567|
|Transport to sports festivals||£200|
|Lunchtime dance club||£1,540|
|Supply cover for PE co-ordinator||£1,600|
|Additional sports resources||£12,000|
How we spent the funding in 2018/19
|Activity or resource||Cost|
Swimming and self-rescue skills
Our plans to teach these skills were affected by the public health emergency which closed swimming pools, schools and activity centres in March 2020. When lessons were interrupted, we directed children to where they will be able to develop these skills outside school.
At West Rise Junior School all children take part in swimming lessons in Years 4 and 5. Through these they develop:
- water confidence
- water safety skills
- the distance they can swim
- their range of strokes
These skills we believe are especially important as we live in a seaside town with many lakes. Our aim is that children can swim at least 25 metres (one regular swimming pool length), by the time they leave at the end of Year 6.
This year we introduced extra swimming lessons for those children in Year 6 that had not yet attained the 25m mark. We were not able to complete these due to the public health emergency.
At West Rise children can practice self-rescue in different water sports. They do this while learning paddle boarding in Years 5 and 6. Children can also usually attend a PGL activity centre in Year 6, where they can further develop these skills. Due to the public health emergency only 35% of the 2019/20 Year 6 cohort practiced self-rescue in water sports.
The effect of the funding on pupils’ sport participation and attainment
The impact of our spending on individuals in the school in 2018/19 was very positive and this year we built on this as far as possible. Teachers reported that they felt more confident about teaching the areas of sport facilitated by staff training.
For the last five years we have worked with a local provider who delivers Stand Up Paddle Boarding on West Langney Lake. They work with the Year 5 and 6 children to develop their self-rescue skills. Children have reported that they have enjoyed the sport. Many now feel more confident in water. Some children have gone on to pursue the sport outside of school.
Last year the children were taught to ride bicycles, which we purchased with the funding. As a result, more children are now riding bikes to school.
Year 6 achievements in the water
66 out of 88 (75%) can swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
66 out of 88 (75%) can use a range of strokes effectively
31 out of 88 (35%) can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
How we’ll make sure improvements are sustainable
We plan to maintain the extra swimming provision in Year 6, for those children who haven’t met the 25m target.
To ensure that self-rescue improvements are sustainable, we will continue paddle boarding with Years 5 and 6 and the PGL activity camp in Year 6.