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Sports Premium at Cippenham Primary School

Within Cippenham Primary School we pride ourselves on looking beyond the obvious, both in class and within our sports provision.  As part of our sports delivery we are proud to mention the school have once again received the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark – in 2016-2017 we achieved the GOLD AWARD for Sports.

Following the government’s on-going pledge to support schools in delivering P.E., we would like to share with you details of the Sports Premium Funding.

What is the Sports Premium?

Prime Minister David Cameron has committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. The dedicated fund goes directly to primary school head teachers so that they can decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils.

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

What impact has the Sports Premium made so far?

The consistent attainment of the Sainsbury’s silver -mark award in sport and now the Gold kitemark award is recognition of the participation levels, extra-curricular opportunities and quality of sport at Cippenham Primary School.  The funding has contributed to our ability to provide more extra-curricular opportunities to a wide variety of children.  With the recent changes in the National Curriculum and Ofsted framework we use a fundamental movement scheme of work that was part funded by previous Sports Premium funding.  It is now well embedded in the sports lessons and delivery by both teachers internally and external coaches.  Regular CPD and up-skilling of staff takes place by our PE lead internal sports mentor and external sports specialists.

Our Junior and Sports Leadership programme is again in place, and we have now added a Sports Council.  The sports council is a chance to have the pupils’ voice heard.  We have a new facility (a first of its kind in the UK) and the insistence and views of the school council helped push the decision to create a covered MUGA area. The impact of sports is now beginning to influence other themes around the school and ties in with our weekly SMSC themes.

We will continue to monitor impact across the school, evidenced through lesson observation and analysis of relevant attainment and attendance data.  Baseline and termly assessments of all children are now taking place, with CPD and training on this accessed through the use of the Sports Premium.

The range of sports covered and offered to all children either during PE lessons, extracurricular clubs or inclusion and able and talented sessions continues to broaden. An extensive range of enrichment through sport activities and various cross curricular links have been made with a designated inclusion mentor and able and talented mentor now in place.

Within the school day we are able to provide an increasingly extensive range of Level 1 sport competitions whilst we regularly take part very successfully in Level 2 events and have represented Slough again in a Level 3 event. The specialist expertise