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 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.

Impact of Funding 2016-17

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

 

The uptake in extra-curricular sporting activities has increased and all clubs run at full capacity and in many cases are over-subscribed.

 

Term 

2015-2016

2016-2017

Increase in Participation

Autumn 1

68 children

92 children

35%

Autumn 2 

51 children 

90 children 

76%

Spring 1

74 children

84 children

14%

Spring 2

46 children

98 children

100%

Summer 1

86 children

98 children

14%

Summer 2 

79 children 

147 children

53%

 

 Sports (UK) Ltd have arranged competitions and festivals, with children, attending after school clubs with Blakehill staff and Sports Coaches to prepare them for competitions. 

 

The profile of Healthy and active lifestyles was highly promoted during 2016-17 health week

 

Some of our children have won awards for both winning and team work. Success is widely celebrated within the school community

 

 

The enthusiasm for competition has certainly increased and school are now in a

position to make team ‘selections’ from a number of keen participants.

 

 

Teachers have reported that children are now fully engaged in PE lessons and enthusiastic about furthering their knowledge.