All schools receive Primary PE and Sport Funding to support 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 to allocate the money, 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 for Y5 & Y6 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.
A full breakdown of the PE Expenditure, scholarships, matches and tournaments in 2018/2019 can be seen here – 2019 Sports Review
Over the past three 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. We have then offered naturally gifted or ‘least active’ 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 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.
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 ‘Gold’ 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.
Impact of the Sports Premium
- We have been awarded with a Gold School Games Award.
- 2018/2019 Winners of Y5/6 Pyramid Netball Tournament, qualifying for County finals.
- 2018/2019 Runners-Up Y3/4 Pyramid Tennis, qualifying for County finals.
- 2018/2019 Winners U11 Pyramid Rounders Tournament.
- 100% KS2 participation in competitive sport.
- Three pupils invited to run for Ipswich and South Suffolk Association in the Area Finals.
- Double gold winning medallist at the GKR Karate World Cup following interest gained after her karate scholarship.
Sustainability of the Sports Premium
We have introduced various initiatives designed to create a lifelong interest in activity and healthy lifestyles. They include:-
- Play Makers scheme set up Summer 2019 to teach the children how to lead and encourage their peers.
- WPS Sports Scholarship scheme has been in operation since September 2013 and has covered golf, netball, tennis, judo, skiing, dance, archery, handball, cheerleading, tag rugby, hockey, squash and climbing. These scholarships target the naturally gifted and the least active pupils.
- Funding for African Adventure and Derbyshire to maintain breadth and experience for all pupils.
- 2016 Perimeter path around the field to give children the space to run at playtimes when the field is not in use.
- Forest School has been running since 2018.