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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-2014,  2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 to provide new, substantial primary school funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all of their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

What is the funding for?

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding could be:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or addition Change4Life sports clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for CPD in development in PE/sport
  • running sports competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs

How will we be spending the Sports Funding at Brackenhill, and who will benefit?

At Brackenhill, the governors, Senior Leadership Team and Teaching staff all agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit, regardless of sporting ability; that all children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments and competitions with other schools; that children have access to a varied range of sports and activities; that staff have access to training opportunities and CPD.

In the academic year 2016-2017 we have been allocated £9,790. The table below illustrates how we have spent the funding to improve the provision of sport and PE at Brackenhill.

Professional Coaches

We have used some of this funding to employ a variety of high quality coaches to support and train teachers. They are as follows:

  • Mark Senior and his team from pro-skills have been employed to provide an even wider range of clubs run by professional coaches across all Key Stages. These clubs have included football, athletics, rugby, cricket, handball, tennis, table tennis, badminton, hockey, cheerleading, multi skills and multi sports www.proskillscoaching.co.uk.
  • Tim Noble from Bradford Fencing Club has provided coaching and CPD training for Year 4 Teaching and Support Staff to increase the range of sporting opportunities for pupils. Further information can be found at www.bradfordfencingclub.co.uk
  • Mark Jobling from Yorkshire Cricket Board is running coaching sessions with Year 3 and providing CPD for staff during these sessions to enable staff to teach children the skills required for this sport. The coaching the children receive will help develop their skills and understanding of the game and will be showcased in competitions and events run by West Bradford School Sport Partnership, Belle Vue Boys and Grange Technology College. This has also provided staff with CPD opportunities in improving their confidence when teaching the skills of Cricket. In addition, Mark Jobling will be delivering a CPD session for all staff in the Summer 1 term, in a staff meeting.
  • Josh Kaine from Silsden FC training KS2 to improve their football skills on a Monday lunch time and after school.
  • Mike Tetley from Beckfoot Thornton Academy providing coaching and CPD training across all years on a Tuesday. Also to improve confidence in a variety of sports that both children and teachers havne't done before. 

 

CPD Training for Teaching staff, HLTAs and Teaching Assistants

A range of CPD has been organised for staff across the Key Stages. Following a staff audit of skills, areas of need for CPD were identified.  A lot of this has been delivered through the sport coaches employed such as:

  • Tim Noble from Bradford Fencing Club has provided coaching and CPD training for Year 5 Teaching and Support Staff, as he has delivered the sessions, to increase the range of sporting opportunities for pupils. Further information can be found at.
  • Mark Jobling from Yorkshire County Cricket Club will be running coaching sessions with Year 3 and providing CPD for staff during these sessions to enable staff to teach children the skills required for this sport. In addition, Mark Jobling will be delivering a CPD session for all staff in the Summer 1 term, in a staff meeting.
  • New staff and support staff will be issued with staff hoodies and polo shirts to be worn during P.E. lessons/sports based lessons. This is so adults are setting the standard and example to pupils of having the correct P.E kit for P.E lessons.

Providing opportunities for children to compete

We have employed a professional dance teacher who is teaching 1 hour of dance/fitness to every year group in order to improve co-ordination skills and fitness levels. This will also give our children the opportunity to take part in the inter-school dance festivals organised by West Bradford School Sport Partnership which was a great success in 2015-2016, with the team put forward coming first. Also with Beckfoot Thorton Academy's help we have trained for the west Bradford schools events hosted at Beckfoot.

Enhancing Equipment Provision Thornton Academy

We have continued to increase the range of activities and clubs for our children in 2016-2017 to give them as many opportunities as possible. As a result, it has been necessary to purchase equipment to ensure that the activities are fully equipped. We have spent the grant on equipment for children to enjoy at dinner such as swing ball and boxercise equipment. We have also purchased a brand new football kit which will be used at the Marley event in the summer. Sporting equipment has been purchased to improve foundation stage outdoor provision.

 

Our accountability

From September 2013, we will be held to account over how we spend our additional, ring fenced funding. OFSTED will continually carry out a survey reporting on our expenditure of additional funding and its impact. As a school, we are required to include details of our provision of PE and sport on our website.