Sport and PE is an important part of life at Oriel Academy, it forms a central part of our curriculum. We have strong links with the Harlequins and London Irish Rugby Clubs, Brentford Football Club and Feltham Airparcs Swimming Baths. We are part of the Feltham Partnership Schools Sports Association (FPSSA).
We have a number of very active sports teams including football teams, a netball team, athletics squad and a cricket team. We take part in borough and FPSSA events.
Press Release – Department for Education, Health, Culture, Media and Sport
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide ‘new, substantial primary school sport 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 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.
Who is eligible?
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2013.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
The sport premium will be paid for the two academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.
How will the funding be spent?
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.
We work to ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities afforded by the Primary PE and Sports Funding meet the largest possible number of pupils in order to ensure the maximum benefit.
To maximise the benefit our pupils’ gain from the limited resources available to us we first assess the needs of all groups within the school. Primary PE and Sports Funding like any other funding is then allocated based on priority of need and where it will have the greatest impact in meeting our aims.
The evaluation of the effectiveness of the use of the Sports Premium is based on the impact of the grants use to meet the objectives as outlined in this report.
Our PE Policy States and the National Curriculum State:
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
The school has the responsibility for using the PE and School Sports funding to:
- Improve PE and sport provision (improve the quality of PE and Sports Teaching (CPD)),
- Facilitate pupils’ access to education,
- Facilitate pupils’ access to the curriculum,
- Provide additional teaching and learning opportunities
National Priorities Identified as starting point for all schools
Priority 1: To address common weaknesses identified by OfSTED National review of PE and Sport
Schools should also expect that Ofsted will be mindful of the way they are tackling common weaknesses, as identified in the most recent inspection survey report of the overall effectiveness of PE (Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all 2013). Whilst this report found that PE was good or outstanding in two thirds of the 120 primary schools visited, it identified a number of common weaknesses in primary PE.
Of the National Priorities we have audited provision at Oriel and judged that none of the following common weaknesses are present in PE and Sport provision at Oriel Academy:
- superficial lesson planning and limited use of assessment;
not enough opportunities for pupils to participate and compete in school sport;
- insufficient focus on promoting pupils’ physical fitness;
The following however are and appear in our action plan:
- teachers’ lack of detailed subject knowledge is variable, with gymnastics and dance needing a whole school focus and other aspects needing a 1:1 or targeted CPD focus*
- no strategy to improve the health and well-being of all pupils;*
- not all pupils could swim 25 metres unaided by the end of Key Stage 2.*
Our priority for 2013_14 were focused on improving pupils’ lifestyles and physical well-being and aimed to:
- increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics;
- increase and success in competitive school sports;
- ensure our physical education curriculum / offer is more inclusive;
- promote the growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities on offer;
- improve the levels of partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners;
- improve links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills; and
- promote a greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
PE Coordinators Responsibility:
It will be the responsibility of the PE Coordinators to update this report annually and provide an annual update (presentation) for the LAB on:
- achievement in weekly PE lessons (evidenced through observations and TA);
- increased participation in competitive school sport (evidenced through annual audit);
- pupils’ personal health and well-being (evidenced through surveys, observation and weight checks);
- improved attitudes and behaviour towards learning (evidenced through behaviour log).
- improve PE and sport provision (improve the quality of PE and Sports Teaching (CPD)),
- provision of additional teaching and learning opportunities (evidence through annual audit).
an outline of the provision that was made during the year since the last report;
- an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
- action plan in place for September of each year
- coordinators Presentation to LAB and Action Plan Autumn II/Spring I
- full Report and Analysis (Summer II) + Website update (minor changes ongoing)