Otterbourne Church of England Primary School
SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING REPORT – 2020-2021
Following a difficult 12 months where we faced an unprecedented, unexpected and completely unwanted situation in the UK we are now back on track to providing our children with the sporting experiences that they deserve.
Dealing With Lockdown
Our children are generally very active out of school and attend extra-curricular sporting opportunities, which include swimming, dance, football, hockey, judo and cricket. During lockdown we encouraged the children to continue doing as much physical activity as possible. To encourage this we posted daily sporting challenges on the school website for the children to do at home. We made sure that the activities required no or very little equipment so as not to disadvantage some of our children. In addition we lent out sporting equipment to those families that needed support e.g. bats and balls, sponge javelins and bean bags.
At Otterbourne, our values of Trust, Respect and Determination continue to be upheld in all the various sporting opportunities that our children experience. Regardless of where these opportunities arise be it in a house competition, playing a match against another school, a weekly PE lesson or a County Final we are proud to encourage and see these values on show.
As a school we believe that physical activity is essential to the development of the whole child, and never more so now given the lack of sporting opportunities our children have faced over the previous year. Sport and physical activity promotes character building, co-operation/team skills and increases confidence and self-esteem. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced physical education curriculum, which is progressive, inclusive, stimulating and challenging for children of all ages and abilities.
The Secretary of State for Education pays a Primary PE and Sport Premium to schools across the UK to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. Funding for schools is awarded based on the primary-aged pupils on roll, and for the period 2020-2021 Otterbourne Church of England Primary School received £18,302.
For the period 2020-2021 we have allocated our Sports Premium Funding in the following way:
Specialist sports provision and professional development for teachers by R&R Sport. R&R have resumed weekly outside games sessions (hockey, rugby, netball, basketball, tennis, cricket and multi-skills) for Y1/2 & Y3/4.
Full playground make-over in YR including restructuring and astroturf. Playground markings in YR & Meadow playground.
Replace and enhance PE equipment.
PE equipment allocation on order.
Sports Co-ordinator who is responsible for developing a wide range of extra-curricular sporting opportunities within and out of the school.
Clubs and attendance:
R&R run 2 after-school clubs on a Friday. Y1/2 Multi-skills – currently 7 girls and 2 boys.
Y3/4 Football – currently 1 girl and 6 boys.
Spring term after-school Netball/ Basketball Club Y5/6 15 girls and 12 boys
After Easter there will be at least one more free of charge after-school sports club
Participation in lunchtime sports:
Once the government have released restrictions on class/year group bubbles we will be able to resume these activities and make full use of our House Captains, Playleaders and Sport Council. We expect participation to resume as previously with an average of 60% children taking part in an activity at lunchtime.
Average Participation in weekly free or paid extra-curricular sport or activity:
Again we would expect numbers to be high once all restrictions are lifted and all clubs are up and running.
30 out of 32 children in Year 6 are confident swimmers, according to a parent survey, but we are unable to confirm this by offsite swimming, as a result of lockdown.
In the Autumn Term, every class took part in the House Christmas Tree event. We managed this by holding the event outside, socially distancing, sanitising equipment and keeping within the bubbles.
In addition 3 Y3/4 classes and Y5 and Y6 took part in a Cluedo Sports House Challenge.
As the weather improves (and again once restrictions are lifted) there will be many more opportunities for the House Captains to run events (supported by the Sport Co-ordinator).
As soon as we are able we will be taking part in regular sporting competitions against other local schools.
We received the Platinum Games Mark in 2019 for consistently high participation and achievement in the School Games and furthermore were awarded Primary Sports School of the year in the Winchester Sports Awards. This was in recognition of not only achievement but also participation. Being able to offer all of our children the chance to represent the school in a sporting capacity is of paramount importance to us.
Three years ago we took over 60 children to the Hampshire Games, two years ago we took 28 children. The Games were cancelled last summer and are unlikely to be held this year. Qualification for the Hampshire Games is as a result of winning local competitions and the children really focus on this. Hopefully we will be able to resume external sport soon and visit the Hampshire Games again.