Sports Funding

Due to the success and impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport in April 2013.The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. It should also be used to encourage and inspire children to enjoy and participate in a healthy and active lifestyle. By generating and sustaining a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games we can also create opportunities and give direction for the future sporting stars.

At Dalton St Mary’s we have developed an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.
Our priorities mean that the funding for 2016-17 will:
 
Develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, orienteering, dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development.
  • Continue to provide quality coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school.
  • Increase participation in sport through the provision of additional after school and lunchtime active clubs.
  • Increase participation in district and county-wide competitions and tournaments through membership of the local sports partnership.
  • Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played.
     
Here at Dalton St Mary’s we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision. With the added funding, we aim to build on this further, ensuring that each child experiences the benefits.

How much do we get?

Each school receives £8000, plus £5 per pupil on role in January 2016. This is allocated in two payments in September 2016 and April 2017

How is it spent?

A portion of our funding is allocated to our partnership work with Dowdales high school. This agreement aims to maximise the impact the funding can have. The benefits of this partnership are listed in the breakdown below, together with our own uses of the funding.

 
SP15 (September 2015 - March 2016)
SP15 (April 2016 - August 2016)
£5148.00
£3677.00
Total Funding   £8,825.00
SP15 - Expenditure:   
Dowdales £500.00
Swimming  £1,085.00
Course Fee  £10.00
Sports Equipment £3,310.37
Spend to date £4,905.37
Balance to date £3,919.63
Sports Coach (2 days per week) £6,840.00
Cultural Diversity Dancers £559.00
   
Total Spend (actual and pending) Spend by March 2017 £12,304.37
Balance remaining to March 2017 -£3,479.37
   
   
SP16 (Sep 2016 - March 2017) £5,127.50
SP16 (April 2017 - August 2017) £3,662.50
Total Funding £8,790.00
Projected spend: Yoga, Tri-golf, Cricket, Dowdales, overspend carry forward £3,293.37
Balance remaining to March 2018 £5,496.63
 
  • PE Sports Funding has been utilised for specialist coaches and a liaison package with Dowdales Secondary to enhance our sports provision.
  • Onside sports coaching club is an ‘inspired Infants’ programme in school and provided excellent instruction to our children in Nursery, Reception/Y1/Y2/Y3.
  • The children receive practical coaching to develop skills in: football, cricket, tennis, dodgeball, athletics, baseball, multi skills, floorball and handball.
  • An extra curricular club for football in KS2 has been set up and is organised by a Level 2 FA qualified coach. The children competed in the North Lonsdale Schools Football association and are planning to use the facilities.
    Gymnastics club offered for juniors. Children have competed in an inter schools gymnastics competition for Key Steps 2 (Y3 and Y4 children) and Key Steps 3 (Y5 and Y6 children).
  • Netball club offered for Years 5 and 6. Children are competing in a local netball league and have experienced training from leadership linked with Dowdales.
  • A new Dodgeball club will be offered to all juniors in the start of the summer term. The children will receive coaching from a level 2 coach and we are aiming to organise competitions against other local schools.
  • Children in Year 2 are now having swimming lessons in the summer term. Year 3 children are swimming longer over two terms now. This allows children more time to learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to become strong independent swimmers
  • New equipment and resources have been ordered and monitored. P.E buddies from Year 5 and 6 have been selected to check on equipment and are responsible for providing the playground equipment during morning break times.  
  • New sports are planned for this year to be led by qualified coaches - Cricket, Tri-golf and Yoga.  This will broaden the children's experience and develop staff skills.
  • Leadership opportunities. (SSCO link with Dowdales) Years 10 and 11 children from Dowdales come into school throughout the year and teach strands from the P.E curriculum across the school.
  • Termly PE leader update meetings with the SSCO and other primary PE specialists from the area.
Incentive Expected outcome Impact
 
1) Competition programme (including netball, football, hockey, indoor & outdoor athletics, swimming, Kwik cricket, gymnastics, Agility, balance and coordination, cross country)
More of our children participating throughout the school in competitive events coordinated by Dowdales.
 
 Increased range of competitions on offer.
 
Increased understanding of winning and losing.


Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship.
Opportunities to develop skills in new sports.
 
2) Onside sports after school club
Practical coaching to develop skills in: football, cricket, tennis, dodgeball, athletics, baseball, multi skills, floorball and handball.
More of our infant and Year 3 children participating in an active after school club.
 
KS1 and KS2 children are provided with excellent instruction and opportunity to improve multi skills.
 
Increased understanding of multi skills.
 
Opportunity to make new friends and gain independence and confidence in their own skill.
 
 
3) FA level 2 coach running the extra curricular football club.
 
Specialist training for pupils and opportunity to use specialist equipment/ play in specialist facility. (Pulse soccer at Barrow Leisure centre). Raised standards in performance of most able sports players.
 
Better understanding of skills, tactics and coaching points.
 
4) Gymnastics club offered for juniors.
 
More of our children participating throughout the school in competitive events coordinated by Dowdales.
 
Increased range of competition on offer (Inter schools gymnastics competition Key steps 3 and 4.)
 
 
Increased understanding of winning and losing.
Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship. Opportunities to develop skills in gymnastics (and in competition).
 
5) Netball club offered for Y5 and Y6 Specialist training (Miss Robinson who runs netball has received her Level 1 netball coaching badge) for pupils and experience in playing a range of competition.
 
Increased understanding of winning and losing.
Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship.
 
Opportunity to make new friends and gain independence and confidence in their own skill.
 
Raised standards in performance of most able sports players.
 
6) Dodgeball offered for juniors Specialist training (Gav Butler who runs dodgeball has received his level 1 and 2 dodgeball coaching badge) for pupils and experience in playing a range of local competition.  
Increased understanding of winning and losing.
Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship.
 
Opportunity to make new friends and gain independence. Learn new skills and contribute to developing their own skills further.
 
 
7) School Gala
 
Swimming lessons. (Y2-Y6)
Children in selected year groups to receive weekly swimming lessons at the Dalton swimming baths.
 
Children gain experience in competing against others.
 
Increased understanding of winning and losing.
Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship.
 
Opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to developing their own skills further.
 
All children to be able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave school.
8)Specialist coaches - Cricket, Tri-golf, Yoga Specialist training delivered for pupils and staff
 
Providing PE opportunities through these areas for children who may not enjoy other strands of the PE curriculum.
 
Children gain experience in competing against other schools. 
 
High quality staff training and the legacy of orienteering continuity of the work with our SSCO at Dowdales.
Increased understanding of winning and losing.
Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship.
 
Opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to developing their own skills further.
 
 
 
 9) Leadership opportunities
(SSCO link with Dowdales) Years 10 and 11 children from Dowdales come into school throughout the year and teach strands from the P.E curriculum across the school.
 
Positive role model and leadership link with older children.
 
Children gain a better understanding and experience on P.E strand focus due to the amount of 1:1 support with leaders.
 
Motivation and inspiration to participate.
 
Opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to developing their own skills further.
 
10)  Termly PE leader updates with SSCO and other primary PE specialists from the local area.
 
Subject leaders (Miss Cant and Mrs Dixon) to attend termly PE updates. (Dates for diary of upcoming events and competitions.) Dalton St Mary’s can share good practice in PE with other local schools, as well as further boosting our contacts network.

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