Sports Premium

Our Vision is that ALL pupils leaving Ravensworth Church of England Primary school will be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.  Each year, every child in our school will be given the opportunity to represent the school in a sports event or competition.

How we use our Sports Premium Grant
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
• develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
• build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
• the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
• the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
• increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
• broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
• increased participation in competitive sport
For example, you can use your funding to:
• provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
• hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
• introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
• support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports
• enter or run more sport competitions
• partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
• increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
• provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
• embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching.

During the year 2018 – 2019 Ravensworth Church of England Primary School received a sports grant of £16,470. This continues to have a positive impact in school.

The Wider Impact of sports funding includes:

The raised profile and uptake of sport in school is beginning to be seen to have positive benefits on pupils beyond the narrow realm of PE. Children are learning vital life / key skills such as resilience, teamwork, communication and compromise through their PE. We have also worked PE and sports into our Christian ethos and the children’s Spiritual and Social development through the introduction of awards and certificates for sportsmanship presented in Collective Worship. Children are increasingly gaining confidence through participating in sports, and this helps in a classroom environment and in their learning. Teachers draw on children’s positive experiences of sport and PE to build on in lessons. Cross curricular links are also made in sport (e.g. Maths – measuring distances / Science – understanding cardio-vascular development / Music – through dance etc.), further raising standards in these subjects.

The website contains a detailed breakdown of the spending of this money, along with an impact statement and photographs celebrating the children’s participation and achievements in sporting events within the wider community of cluster schools.

  • The Richmond SLA has continued to provide more targeted support this year. A staff skills audit was conducted and staff felt the areas they were least confident to teach were dance and gymnastics.  We have accessed trained PE and dance teachers to teach a unit on each of these areas and teachers have observed practice and discussed this with these teachers (including an Outstanding Secondary PE Specialist) in order to build their own capacity and skills.
  • Pupils have continued to be able to access inter-school competitions this year, including:
    • Football tournaments – for girls/boys/mixed
    • KS2 Sports Hall Athletics
    • Quick Sticks Hockey
    • Tag Rugby
    • Y3/4 cricket
    • Y5/6 cricket
    • KS2 cross country – where 100% of our KS2 children took part.
    • Y3/4 tennis
    • Y5/6 tennis
    • KS1 Quad Kids athletics
    • KS1 Fun run

The funding has also enabled the children to access a wider variety of sport, including competitive and non-competitive: termly Skip2Bfit sessions, a taster session on tchoukball, dodgeball and football coaching by Middlesbrough Football Club, cycling skills and velodrome training and orienteering.

Taking part in sport in our school is inspiring our children to take part in sport after school and in the local community. After the girls’ football tournament last year, a parent made inquiries into starting a girls football team up.

The funding has also been used for transport to these events which might not otherwise have been available to the children.

The Sports Premium Governor and the Headteacher monitor sports premium spending and report to the Full Governing Board.  The Sports Premium Governor agreed that we are now getting far better value for money with the new plan, that children are taking part in a wider variety and range of activities and events within the cluster and they are meeting lots of new children from other schools which is preparing them for the next stage in their education and that they are learning new skills.