Burlington C of E Primary School

School Sports Funding 2014-2016

Use of Primary School Sports Funding at Burlington CE Primary School:

The government provides dedicated funding to schools to help improve the provision of PE and sport. The money has been provided by the Departments of Health, Education and Culture, Media and Sport. In 2014-2015 we received £8320 in funding (£8000 plus £5 per pupil).

At Burlington CE School we aim to:

 Ensure all children experience a wide range of high quality sports provision appropriate to their developmental needs.

 Foster positive attitudes to sport to ensure that the impact of our sport provision is wide-reaching. This includes impact on personal and social skills, healthy lifestyles, cultural experiences for children of all abilities.

 Recognise and nurture talented pupils, offering a range of coaching and competitive experiences including signposting to official sporting clubs in the school’s locality.

Impact of School Sport Funding at Burlington to date:

Strong club links have been formed with orienteering, netball, cricket and tennis over the two years that the funding has been in place.  Pupils have had opportunities for high quality coaching and inter and intra school competitions.

 Burlington pupils show positive attitudes to PE and Sport in school. Behaviour and attitudes in PE lessons are always good – positive comments are frequently made by coaches and staff.

 The take up of specific sports following sports provision at school has been good.  We have high numbers of children in Key Stage two who have engaged with local clubs and train on a weekly basis out of school hours.

 Signs of longer term impact are promising. Many of last year’s Burlington leavers have continued to participate fully in sporting opportunities. Five ex-pupils are now on the South Lakes Talent Squad for Netball and two were on the British Champion winning orienteering squad for year 7 (with one pupil being the overall British Schools’ Champion). Burlington ex-pupils have also been selected to represent their secondary schools in various other sporting disciplines such as cross-country and athletics.

 Orienteering has made the biggest impact in attracting pupils who have previously lacked confidence or enthusiasm for sport.

Use of Funding 2014-2015

This year has partly been about consolidating the sports which we have introduced over the previous two years of sports funding.   We now have appropriate size sporting equipment for all of our focus sports for each age range. We have continued to spend money on the coaches who we know offer our pupils the best provision.  

Tag Rugby was identified last year as being a sport we would like to introduce throughout the school.   Money has been used to purchase the required equipment and specialist coaching.

We pay an annual fee to Dowdales for access to professional support and provision of sporting events.

Sports and P.E. provision during this academic year include:

Gymnastics  KS1 & KS2                      Cycling  KS 2

Tennis       FS, KS1 &  KS2                  Orienteering KS1 and KS2

Cricket      FS, KS 1 & KS2                   Circus Skills KS1 and KS2   

Dance       FS, KS 2                              Outdoor/Adventurous Activities  FS, KS1 & KS2

Rugby      FS,  KS1 & KS2                    Swimming KS 2

Multi-Sports   FS, KS1 & KS2               Football   KS1 & KS 2              

Athletics   KS 2                                      Netball     KS 2

Hockey      KS1 & KS2                          Running   FS, KS 1 & KS 2

2015-2016 Intended use of Funding

Consultation with stakeholders (Including family questionnaire and school council discussion), gave a positive response to the school’s use of funding to date.  Two key preferences were given for use of allocated funding this year.

1. Enhancing outdoor areas for active, adventurous lifestyle. To specifically include a traversing wall.

2. More opportunities for competitive sport at KS1

In response to this; the school is currently obtaining designs and quotes for traversing wall.  

More opportunities for competition at KS1 is being introduced sensitively to take into account the emotional maturity of this age group.  Emphasis will be put on improving personal bests in athletics and fundamental movement skills, as well as through friendly intra-school sports matches in Multi-skill sessions with our experienced coach.