Sports Premium

 

Merrydale Junior School - PE and Sport Funding 2016-17

At Merrydale Junior School, we recognise that P.E plays an important role in a child’s education and overall health and well-being. We believe that a broad and stimulating P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities are vital to allow the development of our children’s skills and physical fitness as well as important values such as self-confidence, determination, respect and fair play.

Our P.E. and Sport Premium funding enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing a specialist P.E. teacher to provide varied and high quality P.E. sessions for our pupils whilst simultaneously providing staff development in the teaching of P.E. In addition to employing our own P.E specialist, the funds are being used to develop after school activities to provide access to a variety of sports opportunities and enabling the school to participate in competitive sports competitions.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing £150 million per annum to improve the provision of P.E and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. Below is an overview of how we have decided to use this funding for the academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

 

PE and Sport Funding

2014-15           £9,437

2015-16           £9,633

2016-17           £9,633

2017-18           TBC

 

How is the funding being used at Merrydale Junior School?

We appointed a full time PE specialist at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year who continues to:

  • Delivers high quality PE lessons throughout the day alongside teachers.
  • Provides a range of lunch and after school activities, including intra-sport competition.
  • Organises school teams to participate in local sport competitions.

Our commitment to provide and improve the P.E & Sport provision at Merrydale has been rewarded with us achieving the GOLD MARK through the School Games application for the 2015-16 & 2016-17 school years.

 

Lunch activities - Multi-Sports (Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Marathon Kids Running)

Intra-School sport competition takes place at lunch times throughout the year with each year group competing in their classes. The competition typically takes place at the end of each P.E topic with sports leaders organising and officiating each competition.

After School clubs - Multi-Sports, Gymnastics, Football, Dodgeball, Cross-Country, Fun Fitness & Athletics.

Our after school clubs change each term so children get to participate in a variety of activities. We receive feedback from the children at the end of each term to determine each clubs popularity and their enjoyment of that particular club.

On average 185 children participate in extra-curricular activities each week through local sport competitions, lunch and after school activities.

 

How are we enhancing the use of the Sports Premium?

We have been affiliated to the Leicester City Primary School Football league for the past 3 years which allows our boys and girls to compete against other schools throughout the year. Our fixtures and results can be found through our Merrydale Sport page.

At Merrydale we are part of an important network that allows us to access CPD, resources, sports events and leadership courses to develop the impact of our sports premium. We are affiliated to the Leicester City School Sport & Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) whose aim is to ensure all young people in Leicester City have the opportunity to enjoy P.E, Sport & Physical Activity. Through the Sport Premium funding we have purchased the bronze package to ensure our children have the access to the many opportunities the SSPAN provides throughout the year. The tables below give a full breakdown of what we can access as part of our 2016-17 bronze package and the sports events and participation figures for the 2015-16 school year.

  

Bronze Package 2017-18

 

Key Stage 2

Competition & Events

Access to all SSPAN KS2 events and competitions (minimum of 18 events)

Sports Leadership

Sport Leader development for Yr5 & Yr6 students

 

Physical Activity & Health Opportunities

Variety of Change4Life resources

1x Level 2 Change4Life Festival

Access to Healthy Lifestyle Coach to Support development/run C4L club within own school setting

School Sport Coaching & Community Links

Access to community club initiatives e.g. Tri-golf & Tag Rugby Leagues

 

 CPD & Training

2 staff places on Bronze SSPAN training courses at no extra cost

Access to all other SSPAN training courses at reduced membership costs

 

Sport Competitions 2016-17 & Participation Figures

Event

Date

Time

Year

Venue

No. of Children

 

Cross Country

14/10/2016

12.00-3.00

ALL

Knighton Park

30

 

 Girls Football (DSAT)

27/10/2016 

 12.00-2.30

 3/4

 Goals Leicester

 10

 

Sportshall Athletics

28/10/2016

12.30-3.00

5/6

Crown Hills

23

 

Basketball (DSAT) 

02/11/2016 

 12.45-3.30

 5/6

 Enderby

 10

 

Year 3 & 4 Football

04/11/2016

 12.30-3.00

 3/4

Redlands

 10

 

Dance Off

02/12/2016

9.30-12.00

5/6

Mowmacre

20

 

 Basketball

10/01/2017 

 12.00-2.30

 5/6

Gateway 

10 

 

Swimming

03/02/2017 

 12.00-4.00

5/6 

Cossington  

 

 Gymnastics

 10/02/2017

 9.00-3.00

5/6

Aylestone LC 

 

 Gymnastics

24/02/2017 

 11.00-3.00

3/4 & 5/6 

 Moat CC

 8

 

 Cross Country

17/03/2017 

 12.30-2.30

ALL

Knighton Park

30

 

Mini Tennis 

24/03/2017 

 9.15-11.45

3/4 

Knighton Tennis Centre 

 

 Quicksticks Hockey

 29/03/2017

 12.30-2.30

 ALL

 Soar Valley

 12

 

Tag Rugby

28/04/2016

9.00-2.30

3/4

Wyggeston & QE

10

 

Girls Cricket

16/05/2017

9.30-2.30

 5/6

Wyggeston & QE

10

 

Boys Cricket

19/05/2017

9.30-2.30

5/6

Wyggeston & QE

10

 

Tri-Golf 

 24/05/2017

12.00-2.30 

ALL 

Humberstone Heights GC 

20 

 

Athletics

07/06/2017

9.00-3.30

4/5/6

Saffron Lane

40

 

 Mini-Tennis Finals

15/06/2017 

12.00-2.30 

 3/4

Knighton Tennis Centre 

 

 QuadKids

23/06/2017 

 12.00-4.00

5/6 

Saffron Lane 

10 

 

 Summer Games

30/06/2017 

9.00-4.15 

 5/6

Uppingham School 

11 

 

 Girls Footballs Finals

10/07/2017 

 3.30-5.30

 5/6

New College 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leagues 

Date 

Time 

 Year

 Venue

No. of Children 

 

LCFC Primary Schools League

Boys and Girls Leagues

September- March (Boys)

April-July (Girls)

3.30-5.30 

5/6 

Judgemeadow 

Boys Team -10

Girls Team - 10

 

 

 

 

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