Evaluating the School’s Use of the New Primary School Sport Funding
Schools receive government funding to improve primary schools delivery of Physical Education (PE) and Sports.
Bishops Down School employs a specialist PE teacher to lead PE and sport across the school. We have continued our involvement in a large variety of Inter School competitions covering a range of sports across Key Stage 2 (hockey, netball, girls football, boys football, winter athletics, basketball, Skiing, athletics, tennis, cricket and cross country). Match reports and team results are reported in our school newsletter, website and in celebration assembly.
We currently offer afterschool clubs, morning clubs and lunchtime clubs in all of the above sports over the year. Bishops Down is extremely proud that we involve a wide variety of people in delivering these clubs. We currently use the expertise of 2 professional pay for coaches, teaching assistants, teachers, parents and governors.
We have a good relationship with the schools in the partnership and take part in a number of events organised by Hayesbrook School, Bennett Memorial School, local sports clubs and primary schools in the partnership.
We have been awarded Sports Mark Gold this year for the 2nd year running. We were awarded it for the first time last year and believe this was because the sports funding has developed sport and PE in our school.
We have already seen a rise in the number of children taking part in extracurricular sport. All of our sports clubs have waiting lists and we are looking at involving more staff to enable more children to take part.
% of children taking part in extracurricular sport
Sept 2014-2015: 73% of year 5-6 children took part in extracurricular sport and a total of 65% over the entire kS2.
Sept 2015-2016: 81% of year 5-6 children took part in extracurricular sport and a total of 56% over the entire KS2. We saw a drop over yr 3-4 due to the increase in the size of the school meaning less spaces available for yr 3-4.
% of pupil premium children taking part in extracurricular sport
Sept 2015 - Sept 2016: 46% of pupil premium children took part in extracurricular sport.
Sept 2016 – March 2017: 69% of pupil premium children have signed up for extracurricular sport.
This year we have introduced Active club which is an inclusive club that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. This club has targeted children who are semi-sporty, less active, low self-confidence or may have additional needs that have stopped them accessing other sports programmes.
Please click on the link below to find out how we have spent our sports funding so far and what we intend to spend it on in future.