The funding allows Audenshaw to easily deliver the minimum requirements of the curriculum (including swimming.) Each class has 1 hour with a qualified sports coach in a variety of sports which the class teacher and assistants are part of (for continuing professional development) and 1 hour of teacher led sporting activities in dance or gymnastics and athletics (upper KS2 only.)
More children (boys, girls, EAL, pupil premium and SEN) now have the opportunity to take part in ‘School Games’ and cluster competitions because we enter more competitions and the school have used some of the funding for transportation to and from venues. By March 2018, we have competed in a record number of ‘School Games’ and cluster competitions (tag rugby heats, indoor athletics and basketball, volleyball) with more planned for April-July (dodgeball, rounders, football.) We have also attended several football matches with the school team. The school teams have taken part in intra school competitions through 'Audenshaw Olympics' which saw Years 1 and 2 compete against each other in 3 events and KS2 compete against each other in 3 events.
There are more extra-curricular clubs taking place on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon which includes more classes therefore a larger percentage of children are participating each week.
The effect of sport premium on pupils’ attainment at Audenshaw Primary 2017-18
Since providing extra-curricular clubs for Reception and year 1 and 2 children, the attainment levels in PE has risen. For example, in Early years since implementing these changes over 91% of children have entered Key Stage 1 with either the expected or exceeding level for physical development in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Children are now more aware of sport and PE and are therefore recognising it’s importance.
Children in years 3, 4 and 5 are funded to go swimming to give each child the chance to confidently swim 25 metres unaided. 87% (27 out of 31 children) of our current year 6 cohort could do this by March 2018.
How will Audenshaw ensure sustainability 2017-18?
The school continues to support the sustainability of sport throughout the school. The PE premium is being invested so that teachers and pupils alike can continue their development within sport. Teachers and subject leaders are able to focus on the future of school PE and will make sure that funding is invested into the right areas. New sports and a larger number of teams in inter school games will give more opportunity to children throughout the school. All of the areas of PE will be monitored on a regular basis, making sure that the premium is making an impact on the children in our school.
CPD sessions are planned with specialist PE teachers from high schools which is funded by the sport premium money to give teachers skills and experience that they can take with them and pass on to children throughout their school career. Healthy lifestyles courses are provided to classes in Key Stage 1 (year 2) and Key Stage 2 (year 3) which include some teacher training so this can also be promoted and continued once the course has finished.
Staff meetings and training days based around the development, progression and sustainability of PE, sport and healthy lifestyles are planned in throughout the academic year to allow the PE co-ordinator to pass on knowledge and deliver CPD training to all staff members.
It is vital that all pupils engage in sport regularly and it is our aim to make that happen. Sport premium funding has allowed more children to enter and compete in Tameside School Games and other competitions.
A PE inset is planned for May 2018 to allow staff to develop refresh their PE teaching knowledge and confidence. It is also going to target how to aim lessons and objectives at the less confident children.