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Sports Funding 2017/18

2017-18 PE Sports Funding
Evidence, Impact and Accountability

For the academic year 2017-2018, the school received £15,400 in Sports Funding. Please see the table below on how the school proposes to allocate the money.


Action Plan

Implementation and Monitoring

Evidence of the Funding Breakdown Impact / Summary
Staff Development
  • Staff using planning from First Grade Sports (FGS) where appropriate
  • Lessons/blocks of planning on the server for staff to access
  • FGS coaches 3 afternoons a week delivering PE lessons for KS1 and KS2
  • Staff meetings lead by LT to keep staff up to date and link support from FGS to our development of PE delivery
  • PE Co-ordinator observing staff implementation

£5,000 a year (2017/18)

3 days a week (pm)

  • FGS coaches have been extremely effective both during school lessons for PPA and have been excellent with after school clubs. 
School sports Partnership
(Gold package)
  • Curriculum support
  •  Inter-school competition
  • CPD opportunities
  • Wider opportunities with specialist PE coaches
  • After-school clubs
  • Festivals
  • Leadership training
  • School sports crew
  • To provide competition and curriculum support opportunities for children across the key stages
  • Half-termly meetings with local schools (PE co-ordinator)
  • Young Ambassadors and Mini-Leaders (child-led)
     £2,500 a year
  • Having not needed to spend this amount, we will drop down to the Silver package in the new school year. We did not do any CPD due to cancellations. The majority of the money was needed for access to competitions.
  • Mini-leaders already coached by LT for the new school year. 
  • PE co-ordinator to attend courses
  • PE co-ordinator to lead staff meetings developing planning and intra-school opportunities
  • LT to collate planning
  • LT to set skills based curriculum/sport for each year group
  • DS to attend swimming enhancement course

Courses are part of the affiliation package with the SSP

Swimming - £84

£1000 supply release cover

  • 2 SSP meetings attended
  • Intra-house or class competitions filtered throughout PE sessions as a way of putting their skill development into practice.
  • At the end of games units
  • Implemented by class teachers across both key stages
FGS in advisory capacity

Teachers to implement
  • Intra house and year group competitions embedded in all PE lessons
  • Firfield attends competitions in a variety of sports, ranging from gymnastics festivals, cheerleading, tennis, netball, rugby, athletics, cricket and hockey
  • Friendlies are being arranged with other local schools as an additional form of competition prior to main sporting events to allow pupils to learn from essential experience
  • Ongoing throughout the year
  • Providing as many children as possible with sports competition opportunities
  • Preparation for competitions when and where appropriate
  • Super 6 competitions as part of our family of schools
Linked with School Sports Partnership Gold Affiliation Package

Transport and teacher cover to venues - £3000

Trophies and medals for intra/inter involvement-  £1000
  • County finalists in table tennis, girls football, basketball.
  • Every pupil given fair chance in all clubs for age group.
  • Inter school competitions have been extremely effective and have allowed for more pupils to represent the school in a variety of different capacities.
Sainsbury's School Sports Award
  • Silver Award gained in September 2014, sustained until 2015
  • 2015-2016 we achieved Bronze
  • 2016-17 Silver achievement
  • PE Co-ordinator to begin to work our way back up to Gold 17-18 based on SSP initiatives
  • SEN focus to develop an inclusive curriculum/ planning development
  • Opportunities to further our leadership program
  • Pupil-voice
  • Increased parent and community communication through regular blogging (sports journalists)
Curriculum development

Co-ordinator moderation for pupils with SEN

Increase of equipment
  • We have finally managed to gain the Gold Award and will be looking to maintain this in the new school year.
  • More SEN competitions than before- these have been a huge success
  • Leadership opportunities on the rise
Co-ordinator / Leadership Role
  • Work back up to the Gold School Sports Award
  • Enter an increasing amount of competitions and festivals for pupils off all abilities across key stages
  • Ensure staff are planning based on skills with a focus on the criteria for their particular year group
  • Promoting a love of learning and health and well-being in school
  • Wider opportunities and links with outside agencies
  • Pupil interviews
  • Moderation of planning and implementation
  • Observations of lessons from both staff and FGS
  • Analysis of assessment data
  • SSP meetings half-termly
  • After-school clubs
  • Specialist assemblies and links toencourage through advertisement
Release time for analysis and assessment of whole school implementation and progress
  • Release time for analysis proven to be worthwhile.
  • All analysis completed to show Firfield’s success in relation to competition and pupil involvement in a greater variety of activities
  • We are an extremely active school and endeavour to continue to do so in the 18-19 year.
Pupil Voice
  • Mini-leaders sports activities
  • KS2 morning break and lunch
  • Sports journalists (blogging)
  • Young Ambassadors (activities, sports role models and leading games at lunch and break times)
  • Sustain a greater number of pupils so that leadership opportunities are accessible to pupils
  • Intra-school competitions
  • Pupil arranged whole school sporting activities with peers as part of leadership role
  • School Sports Notice board
  • Three ambassadors to attend termly meetings
Training from curriculum support staff

Linked with School Sports Partnership Gold Affiliation Package
  • Mini leaders in year 5 and 6 for the school year
  • Playmakers have helped with clubs throughout the course of the year
  • Sports journalists’ blogs and tweets to wider community
  • Whole school tennis, table tennis, football and boules arranged
  • Young Ambassadors conducting their own assemblies etc
Health and Well-being
  • Yoga/Pilates Club
  • Gardening Club
  • care for rabbits/gerbils inside and outside of school
  • LT to contact outside agencies regarding additional clubs
  • Upkeep for animals
  • £2000 additional clubs
  • Upkeep for animals (annual) £500
  • Alternative clubs
Extra-Curricular Opportunities
  • Offer a greater variety of extra-curricular opportunities for all year groups
  • See ‘Whole School Clubs List’ for a breakdown of year group and sporting focus
  • Activities to be run by a range of different teaching staff
  • As above