Northbrook Primary School Sports Premium Allocation Statement

“The primary school education and sport funding has been used well to increase opportunities for sport and physical development.”

(Ofsted 2015)

At Northbrook Primary School, we believe that Physical Education and Sport have a vital role to play in the social, moral, spiritual, cultural development of our pupils.  P.E is vitally important in giving pupils the knowledge, understanding and the skills to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.

Our P.E curriculum aims to provide pupils’ increasing self- confidence and self-esteem through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Pupils will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where teamwork, effort and success is celebrated.

The Sports Premium is funding given to every maintained school in the country by the Government in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. Links have been made with local clubs and activities planned for the children to ensure that they stay fit and healthy, especially for those who wouldn’t normally engage with PE and Sport.

This funding has allowed us to develop our PE and sport provision in the following

We have :

  • employed specialist PE teachers and qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their knowledge and confidence in PE
  • bought into the local School Sports Partnership PE and sports network
  • provided quality whole school PE INSET for teachers
  • provided access to regular inter-schools sports tournaments including football, rugby, netball, cricket and athletics
  • employed expert coaches to provide after school PE clubs on the school site
  • identified and supported pupils who are gifted and talented in sport

Further to the schedule above in addition to our quality PE curriculum we provide the following:

  • After school PE/Games club for all year groups half termly throughout the school year.
  • Change 4 Life lunchtime activities – whole school
  • Football Central Venue tournaments
  • Rugby Central Venue tournament
  • Cricket Central Venue tournament,
  • Athletics Central Venue tournaments
  • Lunchtime sports clubs also currently include: football, netball, cricket and athletics
  • Tots on Tyres – Early Years cycling
  • Bikeability – Year 6 cycling proficiency
  • Scootsafe – Year 3 scooter proficiency
  • Dance from the heart programme – whole school
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities at a local centre
  • Individual pupil assessment and monitoring with access to online facilities that promote health, fitness and wellbeing ( Amaven)

At Northbrook, we endeavour to promote healthy living and wellbeing and this guided our allocation of funds.

Pupil participation in extra-curricular activities, both at lunch times and after school, is increasing and we have been successful in several inter-school competitions, showing a development in children’s skills. For example, our boys won and our girls came fourth in the South Ribble schools cross country event and our football team came fourth in the Central Venue Football Tournament.

In order to further monitor the impact of the sports premium funding, we are involved in an on-going project with the local authority School Sports Partnership, to regularly assess children’s fitness and capabilities in physical activity, suggest activities to help engage parents in supporting their children’s fitness and track progress made.

This year Northbrook is using the Sports Premium Funding, on the following:

  • £2,000 Local School Sports Partnership for a range of competitions in Key stage 1 , Change for Life and competitions for Year 3 and Year 4
  • £5,550 South Ribble Sports Development Active Schools Offer
  • £700 Yoga for Children Teacher Training
  • £150 Pe Subject Leaders Day
  • £100 INSET  -How to achieve 30 active minutes within the school day and enhance learning
  • £120 Swimming Butterfly Reports
  • TBC (£600 approx) top up swimming for children  who are unable to meet National Curriculum requirements .
  • £274 Equipment and resources to support the teaching of tennis, hockey and athletics in school
  • £400 (TBC) Outdoor Adventurous Activities off site at a local centre
  • £6,500 Development of the outdoor area (playground markings) to encourage active play

“Engagement in a range of sports provides pupils with opportunities to help them to lead healthy lifestyles.”

(Ofsted 2015)