Schools are allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and each school decides how to best allocate the money in support of the aims, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and increase their participation in sporting activities.
Woodbridge Primary School children have a great deal of physical activities as part of their curriculum, through outdoor PE lessons, indoor gym and dance, swimming at the Deben Pool for KS2 children, alongside Activ8 DVDs for use in the classroom.
We play competitive football and netball matches against other local schools (individually and in tournaments), send teams to a wide range of competitions and events and hold our annual Sports Day with a range of competitive Track and Field events.
A coach from Woodbridge Tennis Club teaches tennis on Monday afternoons to different year groups and also holds an After-School Tennis Club. The residential journeys for Y5 and Y6 both have sporting elements with archery, rock climbing, hill walking, wide games and abseiling as part of one or the other. Our outdoor environment includes a playing field, pirate ship, climbing wall, adventure trail, and playground markings to encourage the children in active and adventurous play.
Over the past four years we have received the following in Sports Premium funding:-
We have used the funding to:-
- Develop our ‘WPS Sports Scholarship’ Scheme
We have funded ‘taster sessions’ with a local sports club each half term, including sessions with Woodbridge Tennis Club; Hollesley Judo Club; Seckford Golf Club; Civil Service Netball Club; Woodbridge Junior Badminton Club; Ipswich Handball Club; and Enigma Cheerleading Academy. We have then offered interested children ‘WPS Sports Scholarships’ at the sports clubs, providing funding for children to attend a set of sessions.
- Promote and develop fitness
We used the funding to build a perimeter path around the field so that children can still run when the field is out of use due to inclement weather. Funding has been used for a member of staff to run stamina and endurance running sessions for KS2 children during curriculum time.
- Provide high-quality curriculum PE
Children from Y1 to Y6 benefit from two-half terms per academic year of specialist tennis coaching. Tennis coaching is funded through the children’s attendance at our After-School Tennis Club and supplemented with our Sports Premium.
Our children attend swimming sessions at the Deben Pool for four consecutive terms once they enter Year 5. This is partially funded through our Sports Premium.
Funding has been used to purchase equipment for a range of different sports and activities, including hockey, gymnastics, athletics, netball, football and rugby.
We funded a specialist dance teacher to work alongside teachers from Y2-Y6 to teach a series of dance lessons which accumulated to a performance to parents. This also included the dance specialist leading an inset to staff.
Other staff training provided with our funding have included two members of staff completing the Primary School Teacher Certificate for the Teaching of Swimming and Primary Tennis Training.
- Extend extra-curricular and competitive opportunities
We are members of the School Games and take part in a wide range of competitions alongside netball and football fixtures with local primary schools. Funding has been used to cover supply and transport costs. The competitions which we usually enter are outlined below.
Autumn Spring Summer Tag Rugby
We have offered a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities, including Tennis, Netball, Football, Rugby and Karate.
The Sports Premium has allowed us to maintain a Football Club for our Year 3 and 4 children and introduce a ‘School Games’ club to help prepare children for upcoming events and competitions.
Funding has released a member of staff to organise and lead intra-school netball tournaments for all Year 5 and Year 6.
The Sports Premium for 2017/2018 will be used to provide a termly intra-school competition.
Impact of the Sports Premium
- Develop children’s confidence and participation in leading sporting activities
Funding has been used to train and supervise Play Leaders at lunch times. New equipment has been purchased for Play Leader sessions.
Children have been trained to be Sports Leaders at after school tennis club and helped to lead KS1 Sports Day events. as
- ‘WPS Sports Scholarship’ Scheme
Taster sessions have increased the breadth of sports and activities experienced by children.November 2014 – Skiing Talent Spotting, leading to 10 pupils having 6 hours each of skiing tuition, paid for by the Sports Premium. = 60 extra hours of skiingJune/ September 2015 – Dance Talent Spotting, leading to 7 pupils having 42 hours altogether of dance teaching outside of school time.
September/ October 2015 – 6 hours of specialist RideSmart cycling activities for 58 children in Y5 and Y6. = 288 additional hours of cycling in Y5/Y6
October 2015 – Badminton Taster Session, leading to a year’s membership of the Badminton Club (approx. 30 hours of additional exercise) at a cost of £120. Additional coaching, practice and playing time as both students have joined the Suffolk U-13 Badminton Squad.
January 2016 – Archery Sports Scholarships for 14 children from Y4-Y6, resulting in 12 hours of archery tuition for each pupil.
January/ March 2017 – 30 children attended a Handball Taster Session at Suffolk One with Ipswich Handball Club. Transport was funded with the Sports Premium. 6 children completed a scholarship of 5 hours additional hours with the club. = 30 extra hours of handball
We monitor the number of children offered scholarships and how long they continue at local sports clubs after the sessions funded through school.
For example, 34% of the children who attended the netball taster session in September 2013 are still members of club in September 2017. 80% of the children who completed the funded ‘Judo Beginners Course’ continued into the main group after the funded sessions. 23% were still members in March 2015. 67% of the children who completed the handball scholarships in January/ March 2017 continued into the main group after the funded sessions and were still members of the club in July 2017.
We have developed strong links with a number of the sports clubs we have worked with, and are now running a ‘rolling programme’ of taster days to ensure the opportunities are sustainable for our children.
“Billy was picked for a scholarship to join Hollesley Judo Club after a Talent Spotting day at WPS back in 2014. He has remained a member of the club ever since. He has now done three gradings and has recently gained 3rd Mon (3 yellow stripes on his red belt). He has also taken part in a number of judo competitions, winning medals in each one. In his most recent competition on Sunday 21st February he won a silver medal (and came very close to getting a gold medal!) He has also been awarded the ‘Spirit of Judo 2015’ in recognition of his attitude and achievement in judo. (We’re all very proud of him!)
We would all like to thank the school for giving Billy the opportunity to take part in judo in the first place and let you know that he is still committed to the sport two years on :-)”
From March 2016
- Promoting and Developing Fitness
The perimeter path round the school has been well used by the children for running/active games at break times and during cross country practise, particularly when the school field is out of use due to inclement weather. Observation during 20 minutes of morning playtime showed 80 children running in one direction or the other between the climbing wall and hedge. = potentially 320 extra instances of children running every day.The impact of the KS2 stamina and endurance running training was measured by how long children could run for without stopping and the distance completed in 20 minutes. For example, the data collected showed that 100% of the children increased their distance and that 69% of children kept running for the full 20 minutes in week 6 (compared with 27% in week 1). Girl average increase was 885m, with the greatest increase +1570m (190m to 1760m) and +1600m (2080m to 3680m). Boys average increase was 983m, with the greatest increase from 320m to 2560m, an increase of 2240m. However, even the top performing boy in week 1 who ran 3360m was able to increase his speed to cover the distance of 3480m within the 20 minute window.
- High quality curriculum PE
In 2016/2017 100% of children were able to swim 25m by the end of Year 6. In 2017 100% of Year 6 achieved their Personal Survival Swimming Award. We took part in the Great East Swim, with Y5 children collectively swimming 4,060m across 2 weeks and Y6 completing 4,387.5m in the same period. 5 pupils from Y6 took part in the wild water swim at Alton Water, with one of our pupils coming 2nd out of 60 entrants. We entered the Pyramid Swimming Gala in March 2017 and came first place.The funding used to purchase Athletics equipment has made us able to part in the ‘Aviva Athletics Awards’, purchase badges earned by the children and prepare children to take part in the annual Sportshall Athletics event.The involvement of staff in dance inset session and working alongside a qualified dance instructor in PE sessions, has increased the confidence and competence of staff in delivering dance sessions. = 12 hours of Dance coaching for each teacher
- Extra-curricular and competitive opportunities
Children attend a variety and large number of sporting competitions each year. Funding has allowed for us to enter and prepare for additional competitions, including the Sportshall Athletics and U9 Dodgeball Festivals.A large percentage of our KS2 children attend our extra-curricular sporting activities.Children are offered a large number of opportunities to compete with other schools.
For examples, in 2016/ 2017 we competed in 11 different sporting competitions, alongside football matches and netball matches (some of which also included B team matches). In 2016/2017 90% of our Year 6 class competed in at least one sporting competition, with 81% competing in at least 1 and 65% competing in 2 or more competitive sporting events (excluding netball and football matches)
- Children leading sporting activities
The percentage of children involved in sports leadership increased from 13% in 2014/2015 to 20% in 2016/2017.