Sports Funding

 

 The Federation of Trosnant Schools currently uses the government sports funding for a number of projects that support fun and enjoyment in sport and aim to improve staff knowledge and skills and boost activity and participation rates. We have reflected and evaluated our current provision to shape our plans for the coming academic year. All plans are introduced in a way which makes these sustainable in the future, for example an emphasis on staff training.

 

Federation projects

We have employed a Sports Activity Coordinator who has had a massive impact on developing our break time provision. With a team of trained sports leaders, he encourages positive play at break and lunchtimes. The year 6 pupils run and coordinate games, dancing and competitions in both the Junior and Infant schools. The Sports Activity Coordinator has helped to reduce incidents at break times through creating a rich, well-resourced environment.

The role is still evolving but by employing a dedicated sports activity coordinator we have been able to access a much wider range of the Southern Sports Partnership activities.

Alongside the extra curriculum program he has undertaken fitness challenges with children – Mr Pates marathon challenge was recently completed by 10 year 3 and 4 children across a six week period. He has also supported pupils in early years in developing fine and gross motor skills.

 

The Federation this year have been rewarded for their work in PE, extra-curricular activities, competitions with a bronze mark from the School's Games Mark organisation. The additional sports funding money has been essential in helping us to receive this award. We are looking forward to building on this next year and going for silver award or maybe even a gold mark.

 

The funding has helped us support out PE subject manager to develop their understanding, subject knowledge and leadership skills.  Sports funding will help them to continue to develop professionally. This fund has also helped support out lunchtime supervisors and their understanding and practise of positive play. This staff development helps ensure that improvements are sustainable overtime.

 

Infant School

In the Infant School, sports coaches provide extra-curricular clubs across the year.  Last year we had multi skills, football, large ball skills, dodge ball, dance and gymnastics. With clubs, we aim to include all children who want to take part however we specifically encourage pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium to participate. If the club is oversubscribed, we look at past registers to ensure all children get the opportunity to take part in a club across the year. Again, this year we have continued to include a Monday Sports club to cater for the extra demand for gymnastics and dance. 

 

At lunchtimes, we have employed two sports coaches to work with targeted children to ensure they have access to safe outdoor playtimes. The sports coach oversees activities that encourage teamwork and cooperation with fun at the heart of a variety of active games.

 

For our infant sports day the coaches’ co-ordinate a sports extravaganza for the day, with a carousel of activities followed by more traditional sports day running events. Parents are welcome to come to watch and support their child, enjoy a picnic lunch alongside their children and the wider school community.

 

Junior School

Sports coaches provide extra-curricular clubs across the year. Last academic year our sports coaches ran 6-week blocks of coaching on football, basketball, gymnastics, dance, dodge ball and summer sports clubs. Our dance instructor ran a club for children across the federation. This coming year, following discussions with the school’s Change Makers, we are proposing to follow a similar program of extra-curricular clubs

The funding has helped us increase the range of opportunities the school can offer. Where possible these clubs link to inter-school events and competitions. For example, following a block of specialist football coaching at an after school club, the children were then entered into the Southern Sports Partnership Football League. When the opportunities arise we also link curriculum lessons to the inter school events. For example after teaching a curriculum unit of tag rugby, we entered the local tag rugby festival at Havant Rugby Club.

 

As part of the Chance to Shine project, we also entered two cricket festivals including a girls only event.

 

 With all clubs we aim to include all children who want to take part. If the club is oversubscribed, we look at past registers to ensure all children will get the opportunity to take part in a club across the year. We actively promote the clubs to include the most vulnerable students. This addresses issues identified in our Pupil Survey where very few of our children take part in clubs outside of school.

 

As part of a review of our lunchtime procedures we noticed that activity rates amongst pupils was lower than we would have liked and that this was affecting the behaviour of a few children. Using sports funding we have brought in a sports coach to provide lunchtime sporting activities.

 

The year 6 pupils have been given additional specialist coaching across two terms to further develop their skills and to stretch all pupils to achieve their best.

 

The school continues to fund swimming across the whole of the Junior school with all year groups visiting the local leisure centre across the year for lessons. This is in addition to the statutory curriculum.

 

At the end of 2018/19 outcomes in swimming at the end of year 6 were as follows

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metre - 46%
  • use a range of strokes effectively - 48%
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 8%

 

Children in the school’s resource provision are brought to school in shared taxis and are therefore unable to attend after school clubs and events. We will continue to use some of the fund this year to provide them with opportunities to take part in sports off site that will enthuse and promote a positive lifestyle. This year so far we have been climbing and taken part in archery.

Detailed below is the Federation's Sports Funding statement 

Infant School Funding – 2019/20 Financial Year £17,272
Expenditure
  • Sports coach run after school clubs
£4,750
  • Sports coach run lunchtime club
£5,000
  • School Partnership subscription
£250
  • Sports coach support on Sports Day
£350
  • Infant equipment
£950
  • Contribution towards Federation Sports Activity Coordinator costs
 £6,025
Total Planned Expenditure £17,325

 

Junior School Estimate Funding – 2019/20 Financial Year £18,419
Expenditure
  • Sports coach run after school clubs
£2,660
  • Sports coach run lunchtime club
£4,750
  • School Partnership subscription
£250
  • Additional swimming lessons at Leisure Centre
£4,000
  • Additional sports coaching in year 6
£2,000
  • Resourced Provision activities
£600
  • Contribution towards Federation Sports Activity Coordinator costs
£6,500
Total Planned Expenditure £20,760