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Our aim is to use the school funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision.

We are undertaking a comprehensive audit of our current practice within PE and school sports provision.

This has included:

  • Assessing staff confidence and competence in teaching PE, through use of a questionnaire and discussion between SLT and PE coordinator.
  • Looking at current achievement in athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming, including the percentage of children on track or above national expectations.
  • Reviewing progress in athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming.
  • Identifying current participation rates in extra-curricular clubs.
  • Identifying current participation rates in intra-school competition.
  • Identifying current participation rates in inter-school competition.
  • Identifying participation rates in higher level competition in all areas of PE and school sport.
  • Researching current links to local sporting organisations and clubs.
  • Looking at how we currently promote sport and celebrate our sporting achievements – through our website, newsletters, noticeboards and services.
  • Undertaking pupil conferencing to establish our pupils’ thoughts about PE and sports provision in the school.
  • Looking at scheme of work overviews for each class, to ensure balance and breadth across PE.
  • Undertaking a review of playground activities and provision of equipment.

In addition to our audit we have considered what “best practice” in Primary PE and sports provision involves, in order to ensure that we are striving to match or better the current best practice and that we get maximum impact from our sports funding.

We have considered information from:

  • Primary School PE and Sport Funding – DfE website
  • Beyond 2012 – Outstanding PE for All (Physical Education in Schools 2008 to 2012)- Ofsted
  • Analysing ‘best practice’ case studies on the DfE website
  • Inspecting Primary School PE and School Sport: New Funding (Briefing for Section 5 Inspection)- Ofsted
  • Evidence on Physical Education and Sport in Schools: Key findings (June 2013) – DfE.
  • Ofsted Subsidiary Guidance (September 2013).
  • Ofsted Summary August 2013: What Works Well in PE and Sports in School?
  • Youth Sport Trust – Primary PE and Sport Funding – accountability measures.
  • County Sports Partnership Network
  • Sainsbury’s School Games
  • Change 4 Life

Information from all of the above has led to the formation of an action plan, which has been produced by Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Amigoni with the help of an external advisor.  This action plan addresses our key priorities in order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision at The British School.

How have we spent our money so far?

  • ‘Sports Captain’ badges for the Playground Leaders, to make them more easily identifiable and to increase their sense of pride and responsibility.
  • Purchasing a set of printed T-shirts for children to wear when representing the school at sport.
  • 12 weeks of swimming lessons at Dursley Pool for all children in KS1.
  • Dance tuition for all children with Sarah Shaw, an Advanced Skills Teacher, plus CPD for all teachers.
  • Paying for an external advisor to work alongside Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Amigoni, to help identify our needs as a school and formulate an action plan for spending the PE funding.
  • Handball coaching with a qualified coach for all pupils, including CPD for all staff.
  • Cricket coaching with a qualified coach for all pupils, including CPD for all staff.
  • Coaching for pupils identified as gifted and talented in cricket and gymnastics.
  • Training ‘Sports Leaders’ to lead playground games and activities. This will improve the quality and diversity of activities undertaken at playtimes and encourage more pupils to become active. It will also give older pupils valuable leadership experience and a sense of responsibility.
  • Purchasing new equipment and playground markings to support the provision of high quality playground games and activities.
  • Paying for supply cover to enable teachers to accompany pupils to matches and tournaments.
  • Paying for a member of staff to attend a tennis coaching course, with the aim of then delivering CPD to all staff.
  • Paying for children to attend an archery competition at KLB school.
  • A skipping day, where all pupils had the opportunity to learn new skills, with a fully qualified coach. This included a celebration assembly for pupils to showcase what they had learned.