Effect of Funding on PE Participation

Statement of Impact

Physical education contributes directly to development of physical competence and fitness at Blakehill Primary School. It also helps pupils to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. The high quality physical education we offer has a positive impact on both academic learning and physical activity patterns of our pupils. We believe that a healthy, physically active pupil is more likely to be academically motivated, alert and successful in life skills. Through the government Primary Sports premium, we are able to provide the following for our children:

 

Wider sporting opportunities for all children, including, tri-golf, ultimate Frisbee, cross country, tag rugby and multi-skills activities

 

Specialised curriculum teaching in every year group.

 

Additional after school sports for a variety of year groups.

 

Every year group had the chance to participate in a sporting festival against other schools and received additional specialist teaching in preparation for the festivals.

 

Additional equipment purchased enables more focused skill development. A whole class set of equipment ensures maximum participation.

 

Through membership to the East 1 Partnership (15 primaries and 2 upper schools) and Hanson schools sports, the children have access to much broader opportunity for competition.

Impact of Funding 2019-20

 Due to school closures as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the full extent of the effect the funding had is limited for this academic year. All usual sports participation including extra curricular activities and year 4 swimming was postponed. 

Impact of Funding 2018-19

As a result of increased knowledge, skills and understanding in PE at Blakehill:

  • There has been a continued high uptake in extra-curricular sporting activities throughout the year, and all clubs are running at full capacity with many still over-subscribed.
 

Term 

2017-2018

2018-2019

 

Autumn 1

170 children

172 children 

 

Autumn 2 

  175 children

 173 children 

 

Spring 1

135 children

145 children 

 

Spring 2

130 children

145 children 

 

Summer 1

175 children

170 children 

 

Summer 2 

175 children

173 children

 

  • We have once again attended competitions and festivals arranged by the Sports (UK) Ltd and children have attended after school clubs with Blakehill staff  to prepare them for these competitions.  
  • We have continued to promote the profile of healthy and active lifestyles throughout 2018-2019 with a health week held in Summer term, a healthy eating extra curricular club running at points throughout the year and key stage assemblies delivered by our sports coach demonstrating healthy eating and it's benefits to athletes. 
  • We have celebrated success at a large number of sporting competitions across a wide range of ages at Blakehill this year, including Winning the LAP Football for UKS2 and placing second for LKS2, placing second at the LAP Tag Rugby competitions, having children qualify for the West Yorkshire Cross Country finals  and placing first in the Hanson School games for Netball. The enthusiasm for competition has continued to increase this year, with more children capable of competing in competitions confidently and competently.
  • This year we have a fantastic 87% of children leaving Key Stage 1 physically literate and 92% of children left Key Stage 2 at ARE for PE.

Impact of Funding 2017-18

As a result of increased knowledge, skills and understanding in PE at Blakehill:

  • The uptake in extra-curricular sporting activities has continued to increase and all clubs are still running at full capacity and in many cases are still over-subscribed.
 

Term 

2016-2017

2017-2018

Increase in Participation

Autumn 1

92 children

170 children

84%

Autumn 2 

 90 children 

175 children 

94%

Spring 1

84 children

135 children

61%

Spring 2

98 children

130 children

33%

Summer 1

98 children

175 children

78%

Summer 2 

147 children

175 children

19%

  • We have continued to attend competitions and festivals arranged by the Sports (UK) Ltd and children have attended after school clubs with Blakehill staff and our coach from Sports UK to prepare them for these competitions.  
  • We have continued to promote the profile of healthy and active lifestyles throughout 2017-2018 with a health week held in Summer term, a healthy eating extra curricular club running at points throughout the year and key stage assemblies delivered by Sports UK demonstrating healthy eating and it's benefits to athletes. 
  • We have celebrated success at a large number of sporting competitions across a wide range of ages at Blakehill this year, including winning LAP Football and Tag Rugby competitions and placing third in the Hanson School games for Netball (where we competed against 16 other teams). The enthusiasm for competition has continued to increase this year, with more children capable of competing in competitions confidently and competently.
  • Since adapting our PE curriculum and taking a skills based approach, 85% of children left Key stage 1 physically literate and 91% of children left Key stage 2 at ARE for PE.