At Western we are able to make good use of our extensive ground to provide a wide variety of sports opportunities for our pupils. Alongside our indoor and outdoor PE lessons, there are a range of extra curricular sports clubs run by staff, parents and external providers. These include football, cricket, netball, lacrosse, karate and street dance. Our teams compete with other local schools and all pupils participate in inter-house sports competitions.
PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools
The DfE vision is for all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. Their objective for this funding is to achieve selfsustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
There are five key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity. The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged between 5 and 18, engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
5. Increased participation in competitive sport.
At Western CE Primary School, we aim to:
- Improve the PE skills and stamina of pupils to improve personal fitness
- Improve the teaching and learning of all aspects of PE by provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- Improve the resources and equipment used at Western
- Offer a wider range of opportunities in PE and extra-curricular clubs
- Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- Participate in sport competitions
- Run sports activities with other schools
- Develop the use of our school grounds for outdoor and adventurous PE
- Develop links with other schools, community groups and agencies
2017/18 sports premium
In the 2017/18 academic year, grant received was £15,878 which was used to:
- Purchase new play equipment for its fitness trail that will challenge both KS1 and KS2 children
- Continue to develop whole school PE through membership of the Westgate sports cluster and Kings’ organisation of district and county events
- Professional development and cover
- Purchase a range of PE resources for increased range of sports & athletics
Evaluation of impact on children in school
- All pupils have increased opportunities to use new equipment and are developing skills of coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, risk taking and imagination – the new equipment is suitable for the whole primary range and ensures that the oldest pupils are challenged and catered for as well as the youngest. Additionally it is used by many pupils after school during our extended provision – Tea Club
- Games monitors able to safely access equipment and resources
- Children exposed to a greater range of sports including tag rugby and golf
- All KS2 pupils able to participate in a competition eg cross-country
- Improved participation and involvement with Sports day as a result of the new and improved equipment
- Staff skills developed through co-teaching enabling greater depth and improved quality of provision in games sessions
- New resources purchased to facilitate high quality learning
- Our greatest number of children representing their school and district in the Hampshire Games
2018/19 and 2019/20 sports premium
Click here to see our plans for Sports Premium in 2019-20.
In the 2018/19 academic year, we received £20,150 which was used as follows:
|Create new track and all weather surface around playing field to create a safer and more user friendly jogging track, that will have a route through the woods and link to path
|£16,000 from sports premium
|Provide all year round opportunity for increased daily exercise regardless of weather
|1, 2 and 5.
|Swimming lessons for Y4 using 5 specialist qualified swimming instructors from Wessex Swim School
|Children receive instruction from qualified, specialist swim coaches with additional staff to improve ratio of pupils to adults with nonswimmers able to receive greater individual support. Majority of chn meeting expected standards at end of Y4
|Curriculum enrichment offering high quality sports coaching and opportunities to try sports, which teachers may not have experience of.
|To increase participation in physical activity through increased participation in lesser known sports
|1, 4 and 5
|Enable teachers to improve personal skills in specific sports/activities and thus provide improved quality of teaching
|2, 3 and 4
|Develop further areas of school site for outdoor physical learning through Forest Schools’ Activities
|To ensure all children are physically active and introduce them to noncompetitive outdoor activities to kick start healthy, active lifestyles
|1 and 4