Welcome to Costessey Junior School

Sports Premium Funding 2016/2017

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years from 2013/14, to 2019/20 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. 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 Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Below is how our school is using the funding in some key areas and how the funding from last year has impacted on our pupils.

 

Sports Premium Funding 2016/2017

Number of Children on roll: 359

Funding allocation: £9255

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide quality assured professional development for staff to extend confidence, knowledge and skills.
  • To develop teaching in PE that is consistently good or outstanding.
  • To form and further develop links with local providers (Community Sports Foundation; West Norwich and Dereham School Sports Partnership) to ensure additional extra-curricular opportunities for our children.
  • To add to and enhance our resources to allow all children access to physical activity every day.
  • To foster and encourage an awareness of the importance in adopting a healthy lifestyle through exercise, a healthy balanced diet and use of sustainable transport amongst our children, staff and the wider community.
  • To allow children to engage in competitive sport opportunities, learning key social skills such as teamwork, coping with expectations, sportsmanship and support of others.

Below is how our school is using the funding in some key areas: –

PE Curriculum Provision (£9000)

 Costessey Junior is working in partnership with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) to help build on the core skill base identified for key stage 2 pupils, by working in specific sport areas such as invasion games which cover Football, High 5 Netball, Quick sticks, Hockey and Tag Rugby. Striking and Fielding sports such as Rounder’s and Kwik Cricket, along with Net and ball games such as tennis and volleyball.  CSF staff use ongoing assessment tools to help measure the impact of delivery and the progress of the pupils.

School staff form a vital part of the programme to enable and sustain quality of delivery as they are encouraged to support the delivery of PE as part of their ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD). In fact one full time staff member is working alongside CSF coaches two days per week to learn different approaches and coaching skills to improve the all-round delivery of PE at Costessey Junior, working with CSF to identify a suitable scheme of work and lesson plans which further impact the teaching and learning of both staff and pupils. In the last school year some staff members attended various courses provided by CSF to improve the quality delivery of PE at Costessey Junior School. These courses included multi skills and warm up games for children.

Cross Curricular Provision

Costessey Junior and CSF use a range of engagement tools to help with behaviour and achievement to help pupils maintain the cultural, social, and spiritual development outside of school such as Sportasaurus star of the week which rewards pupils for their involvement in lessons, and asks them to use key literacy skills to write about how they felt about receiving the award and how this engages pupils to participate in sport away from the school environment.

West Norwich and Dereham Sports School Partnership. (£1700)

Costessey Junior School is a proud member of the WN&DSSP. This partnership helps and support PE provision throughout the school year. It provides opportunity for our children to attend and take part in well organised competitive sporting events. In the last school year, the school entered teams into various competitive competitions involving different schools from all over the county. The sports included Tag rugby, Football, Net ball, mini tennis, Kwik cricket and Dance. Our year 4 girls football team won the partnerships 7 a side tournament and then went on to represent the partnership in the all school Norfolk finals which they won and are now currently the Norfolk champions in that age group. Free transport for children is also provided by the partnership to all competitions that they provide. The school also benefits from a wide range of training and coaching courses that are free for school staff enabling the continuous quality delivery of PE provision.

Extra-Curricular Clubs   (£3000)

CSF and school staff are providing extra-curricular provision throughout the school year to give all our young people the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. We are also working closely with local community sporting clubs to give pupils a wide choice of different sporting activities including Dance, Athletics, Cricket, Gymnastics, Net ball, Dodge ball, Football, Karate and many others. Our aim is for all pupils to take part in a competitive or non-competitive sport outside of the school day. We are keen to offer a range of activities to appeal to all our pupils, which will change each half term, to engage more pupils in sports and sporting organisation, including team building experiences and offering pupils opportunities to organise sporting events and learning to officiate, referee and umpire school sporting activities. With more choice in sporting clubs that are now available our ambition for 2016/2017 academic year is to reach 75% of our pupils taking part in extra- curricular sport. So far in this school year we have had 78 children alone sign up to football afterschool clubs provided by CSF and school staff.

Gifted and Talented   (£250)

One of our main aims for this academic year is to put more emphasis on our gifted and talented sporting young people. We are introducing a scheme to nurture talent from each year group by offering support for talented pupils including the introduction of technical support and specialised coaching.

Wake Up Shake Up Club (£755)

We have identified a group of pupils who consistently come to school without having breakfast and who struggle to cope with the demands of the school day. As a result, we have set up a Wake Up Shake Up club where children come into school at 8am to take part in some physical activity, followed by a healthy breakfast to set them up for the day. Through the sports premium, we are able to subsidise this club to encourage high attendance rates. 

Legacy Challenge  (£400)

The Legacy Challenge is a programme which helps educate children in understanding the importance of nutrition and exercise and how it affects their everyday lives. The program was launched in January and lasted 3 months. The program provided pupils with information and advice about children’s health and wellbeing. This included healthy eating and the importance of exercise. It also gives children and families the opportunity to work together and get involved with not only sporting events within school but to take part in exercise and sporting fun outside of school. The challenge in the last school year was so successful that over 150 children gained Bronze, Silver or Gold certificates. The launch coincided with healthy week. The school also invited John Thaxton the local boxing champion to launch the program.

Tournaments / Festivals  (£800)

We are forever looking at ways to encourage pupils to enjoy the competitive side of sport. Last year we witnessed a massive increase in girls and boys who wanted to take part in competitive football. With this in mind we have entered three teams consisting of year a 5 boy’s team, a year 6 boy’s team and a year 5/6 girl’s team into the local schools football league for the 2016/17 season. The schools ambition for this next school year is to reach a Sainsbury’s School Games Mark of Silver or even a Gold award at the end of this academic year after being awarded Silver for 2015/16. We want to see more of our pupils enjoying competitive sport, with an emphasis on more inter School house competitions and also entering an even wider range of sporting tournaments against other schools.

 

Impact statistics for Sports Premium Spend 2015-2016

Extra-Curricular-Clubs.

In 2015/2016 academic year an amazing 55% of pupils took part in after school sporting activities.

Wake up Shake up. When Wake up Shake up was introduced to the school in 2013/2014 we had an attendance of 10%. We now have 22% of pupils enjoying this facility. 70 children per week enjoying sport and a hearty breakfast before the school day begins.

Legacy Challenge

In the last academic year we introduced the Legacy challenge alongside healthy week. This celebrated sporting excellence, healthy eating and wellbeing. The Legacy challenge was a huge success with over 150 children receiving Bronze, Silver or Gold certificates. Something the school is very proud of.

Tournaments and Festivals.

The 2015/2016 academic year saw the school awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark of a Silver award. This is an Ofsted recognised award, awarded for a schools participation in various inter and intra competitive competitions. The school entered various tournaments for girls and boys including Kwik Cricket, 7 a side football and mini tennis. The school year 5/6 football team for girls had a very successful year with the school winning the Spring cup and the year 4 girls becoming the all Norfolk 7 a side champions.

 

 

Sports Premium Information from Academic Year 2015-16

Number of Children on roll: 326

Funding allocation:  £9255

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide quality assured professional development for staff to extend confidence, knowledge and skills.
  • To develop teaching in PE that is consistently good or outstanding.
  • To form and further develop links with local providers (Community Sports Foundation; West Norwich and Dereham School Sports Partnership) to ensure additional extra-curricular opportunities for our children.
  • To add to and enhance our resources to allow all children access to physical activity every day.
  • To foster and encourage an awareness of the importance in adopting a healthy lifestyle through exercise, a healthy balanced diet and use of sustainable transport amongst our children, staff and the wider community.
  • To assess our school provision through the Ofsted recommended Gamesmark assessment tool.
  • To promote a healthy legacy amongst our school by introducing impact events like the Legacy challenge.
  • To develop a range of competitive sport opportunities through engagement in both ‘virtual’ tournaments and real fixtures with peers from partner schools.
  • To introduce and develop the children’s interest in dance and creative sports activities.

 

PE Curriculum Provision (£9000)

Costessey Junior is working in partnership with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) to help build on the core skill base identified for key stage 2 pupils, by working in specific sport areas such as invasion games which cover Football, High 5 Netball, Quick sticks,  Hockey and Tag Rugby. Striking and Fielding sports such as Rounder’s and Kwik Cricket, along with Net and ball games such as tennis and volleyball.  CSF staff use ongoing assessment tools to help measure the impact of delivery and the progress of the pupils.

School staff form a vital part of the programme to enable and sustain quality of delivery as they are encouraged to support the delivery of PE as part of their ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD). In fact two full time school staff are working alongside CSF coaches two days per week to learn different approaches and coaching skills to improve the all-round delivery of PE at Costessey Junior, working with CSF to identify a suitable scheme of work and lesson plans which further impact the teaching and learning of both staff and pupils

 

Cross Curricular Provision (£9255)

Costessey Junior and CSF use a range of engagement tools to help with behaviour and achievement to help pupils maintain the cultural, social, and spiritual development outside of school such as Sportasaurus star of the week which rewards pupils for their involvement in lessons, and asks them to use key literacy skills to write about how they felt about receiving the award and how this engages pupils to participate in sport away from the school environment.

 

Lunchtime Sport Opportunities   (£5880)

One area for development which we have identified is the lack of sporting opportunities on offer for pupils at lunchtime. Some of the Sports Premium Fund has been spent employing two members of the CSF staff at the school each lunchtime to deliver opportunities for pupils to become active through a variety of different sports and activities. CSF offer different activities from the ones taught in lessons which will be chosen in conjunction with the pupils through working with the School Council. To ensure this initiative is sustainable in terms of engaging pupils and improving behaviour, our current MSA staff are working alongside CSF as part of their CPD to develop their own sporting skills with the aim of them continuing this scheme past July 2016.

 

Extra-Curricular Clubs   (£2000)

CSF and school staff are providing extra-curricular provision throughout the school year to give all our young people the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. We are also working closely with local community sporting clubs to give pupils a wide choice of different sporting activities including Dance, Athletics, Cricket, Gymnastics, Net ball, Dodge ball, Football and many others. Our aim is for all pupils to take part in a competitive or non-competitive sport outside of the school day.  We are keen to offer a range of activities to appeal to all our pupils, which will change each half term, to engage more pupils in sports and sporting organisation, including team building experiences and offering pupils opportunities to organise sporting events and learning to officiate, referee and umpire school sporting activities. With more choice in sporting clubs that are now available our ambition for 2015/2016 academic year is to reach 50% of our pupils taking part in extra- curricular sport.

 

Gifted and Talented   (£150)

One of our main aims for this academic year is to put more emphasis on our gifted and talented sporting young people. We are introducing a scheme to nurture talent from each year group by offering support for talented pupils including the introduction of technical support and specialised coaching.

 

Wake Up Shake Up Club (£655)

We have identified a group of pupils who consistently come to school without having breakfast and who struggle to cope with the demands of the school day. As a result, we have set up a Wake Up Shake Up club where children come into school at 8am to take part in some physical activity, followed by a healthy breakfast to set them up for the day. Through the sports premium, we are able to subsidise this club to encourage high attendance rates. 

 

Healthy Multiskills  and Wellbeing  (£200)

Healthy Multiskills is a funded programme by CSF which helps educate children in understanding the importance of nutrition and exercise and how it affects their everyday lives by delivering both classroom lessons alongside the physical activity. CSF staff are providing pupils with information and advice about children’s health and wellbeing. This includes healthy eating and the importance of exercise.

The last academic year saw us introduce healthy week. A week that celebrated sporting excellence. This year alongside healthy week we are introducing an exciting new program called the legacy challenge. Each child will have the opportunity to show how being active and having a healthy diet can be fun. They will learn how they can challenge themselves and the importance of sporting values.

 

Tournaments / Festivals   (£800)

We are forever looking at ways to encourage pupils to enjoy the competitive side of sport. With this in mind we have entered a year 5/6 boys’ team and a year 5/6 girls’ team in the local schools football league. The schools ambition is to reach a Sainsbury’s School Games Mark of Silver or even a Gold award at the end of this academic year. We want to see more of our pupils enjoying competitive sport, with an emphasis on more inter School house competitions and also entering an even wider range of sporting tournaments against other schools including tag rugby, Kwik cricket, athletics, football, net ball and mini tennis.

 

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2014-15

PE Curriculum Provision (£9000)

  • School staff are using the skills they have developed to deliver a series of after-school clubs.
  • Costessey Junior and CSF work together to identify a suitable scheme of work and lesson plans which further impact the teaching and learning of both staff and pupils.
  • Observations of PE lessons show a high quality provision for all pupils.

 

Cross Curricular Provision (£9255)

  • Sportasaurus awarded to one pupil each week and these pupils have recorded their sporting achievements outside school. See PE display board for updated Sportasaurus winners.

Lunchtime Sport Opportunities –  (£5880)

MSA staff continue to work with CSF at lunchtime to promote healthy lifestyle choices and sport participation. This is not yet sustainable without the CSF staff so this will continue next academic year.

 

Extra-Curricular Clubs –  (£2000)

In 2014/2015 academic year 35% of pupils took part in after school sporting activities.

 

Wake Up Shake Up Club  (£655)

When Wake up Shake up was introduced to the school in 2013/2014 we had an attendance of 10%. We now have 22% of pupils enjoying this facility. 70 children per week enjoying sport and a hearty breakfast before the school day begin.

 

Healthy Multiskills  (£100)

The last academic year saw us introduce healthy week. A week that celebrated sporting excellence, healthy eating and wellbeing. The school had two special sporting guests Jon Thraxton the local boxer the former British middle weight boxing champion and Paul Evans the Olympic marathon runner. Each guest gave inspirational talks and coaching and inspiration to our young people to enjoy and take part in sport.

 

Tournaments / Festivals (£800)

The 2014/2015 academic year saw the school awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark of a Bronze award. This is an Ofsted recognised award, awarded for a schools participation in various inter and intra competitive competitions. The school entered various tournaments for girls and boys including Kwik Cricket, 7 a side football and mini tennis. The school year 5/6 football team for girls and boys had a very successful year with the school winning the supporters cup. We have also discovered in the last twelve months a massive increase in the participation of girls wanting to take part in competitive sport and a girls football team has been established.