The Government is providing additional funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils will receive the funding.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Marlfields.
We intend to use our Sports Premium for 2017/18 in the following ways:-
We are as pleased as you are and really proud of you all!
Every Wednesday children enjoy learning a new skill – Archery. This has been really popular and resulted in an after school club being run in the autumn term to meet demand.
We have started the year with a celebration as our GIRLS FOOTBALL TEAM on September 30th won the Congleton Schools tournament held at Congleton High School. The girls will be now go through to the second round of competion representing Congleton in the North West area finals in November.
Our successful football team…..
In October 2015 we were nominated for the EVERYBODY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2015 within Cheshire East. We went to the awards ceremony and came runner up for the Everybody School of the Year to Wilmslow High School. Still a huge achievement out of 134 primary schools and 56 secondary schools in Cheshire East. Well done to everyone!
Our Year 4 and Year 6 rugby teams joined in the Congleton World Cup Celebration Tournament on Saturday 26th September and we were semi-finalists. Congratulations to them.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
The school received a grant of £8900 for primary school sports in the academic year April 2015 – April 2016. Our school budget increased this grant with a further £10,000.
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils. Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which the Governors have agreed, are that it must be used so that:
With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, our plans for the use of the Sports Premium funding included:
We evaluated the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We looked at how well we used our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
We have measured the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding and progress in PE is seen as good this year. We also look at the other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. This year there has been a noticeable change in children’s attitude to physical education and engagement in sporting activities whereby there has been an increased desire to be selected to represent the school in competitions. Furthermore we have seen an increased participation in all our sporting activities. Children have accessed sport for leisure and also as part of our teams. Our teams have seen success this year as we reached the final in the Football, Hockey and Basketball inter-school tournaments. We won the Cricket, Rounders and represented our district in the Cheshire and Warrington finals where while we may not have gained first place we were awarded the ‘Spirit of the Games’ award. We have also increased our swimming provision at the local pool giving lessons to two year groups this year to support improvement in swimming for individuals.
Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. Feedback gained from other coaches and school staff saw our children presented with the ‘Fair Play’ trophy. This shows that sport in Marlfields is teaching the children to have aspirations to win but only should it be on a fair basis. One of our children was successful in trials to a Macclesfield and Cheshire Football U12’s team and this again we believe is a strength of how we provide opportunities for all our pupils taking into account personal strengths and difficulties.
We have evaluated the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE. Staff have accessed courses which strengthen the opportunities that can be offered to our pupils through our extra curricular provision.