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Sports Premium Funding 2014 -2015

In the academic year September 2014 to July 2015 Middlestown Primary Academy will receive a total of £8,820 in order to improve PE and Sports Provision. £5,145 of this was paid to the school in October 2014 and the remainder will be paid at the end of April 2015.

PE Provision 2014-2015

Up to and including January 2015 Middlestown Primary Academy have spent / allocated £6,107.49 of the funding we have received and there are plans in place to spend the remaining amount before the end of July 2014. A summary of how the funding will be or has been spent is as follows:

  • Contribution to the funding of a Sports Co-ordinator from Horbury Academy who will be in charge or organising and running the Horbury pyramid of school sports festivals. It is important that children compete with their peers from different schools; it prepares them for competitions in life. More importantly, it gives them opportunities to work as a team and to feel truly part of a Middlestown team. For Key stage 2 children it gives them an insight into sport at their high school and many of them inspire to become sport leaders at Horbury Academy.
  • Professional coaches to provide specialist teaching at afterschool clubs in football, dance and athletics. The use of professionals also allows the children can see what the sport has to offer, where they can begin the sport and to see a role model within the sport.
  • Professional coaches to assist in teaching the Curriculum. Teachers can improve their PE coaching and have a better understanding of how children learn within different areas of physical activity by watching professionals from that area of sport.
  • Weekly swimming sessions for year 4 and 5 children. In accordance to the National Curriculum.
  • A number of professional coaches to provide coaching during sports week to provide a variety of sports to children during National Sports week – this allows children to participate in sports that they may not visit in the curriculum or at a later age. The use of professionals also allows the children can see what the sport has to offer, where they can begin the sport and to see a role model within the sport.
  • The purchase of mini ipads and PE related apps to engage children in PE and to inspire children to exercise and enhance performance. These will allow for peer and self-assessment, allow tactics and rules to be discussed and to demonstrate techniques.
  • Increase the number of sports kits to within school to present a professional approach when representing the school at sporting events.
  • New sports equipment to replace equipment and to expand the range of equipment, exposing the children to additional activities.

 For a detailed breakdown of this expenditure please see the document entitled Sports Premium Spend 2014-2015

Impact of Sports Funding Premium in 2014/2015

There has been a 100% increase in physical education participation each week, all classes have scheduled sessions of PE per week. This has also led to an increase in Children joining out of school Sports Clubs.

  • The children are now taking part in competitions within the pyramid and with successes to celebrate, some of the highlights were:
    • Year 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Cross Country event with 10 children taking part.
    • Year 4 took part in a tag rugby competition, and whilst we didn’t win, we received the Fair Player’s Trophy for having brilliant manners and being good sportsmen.
    • Year 3 took won the Benchball competition! Our team was fantastic and showed all of the attributes of the ICARE hand.
  • The children have received specialised teaching in rugby this year from Wakefield Wildcats. This training was delivered to Years 3 and 4.
  • The uptake of the After School Clubs is always oversubscribed.
  • A more professional appearance at sporting events through the purchase of new sports kits.
  • The Year 6 Children received completed the Sports Leaders Programme to equip them with skills in coaching.
  • We have purchased multiple pieces of equipment from a company called ‘Olifu’ which the children really enjoy. These develop the skills of the children as well as providing a fun way of doing this.