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Sports Premium Grant
What is the PE Sports Grant?
The government is currently providing additional monies by the way of sports premium, to each primary school every academic year to provide new, substantial sport funding. This funding is provided directly to the primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.


How to use the PE and Sports Premium Grant?
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that the premium should be used to:
• develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
• build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
• the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
• the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
• increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
• broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
• increased participation in competitive sport.
(taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools, March 2018)

Equipment
After a full audit of school sports and PE equipment, it was clear that some equipment was no longer fit for purpose and that other equipment needed to be replenished. It also became evident that in order to give children the opportunity to take part in a 'broader range of activities' we needed the equipment to support this. To this effect, purchases were made to support the delivery of skills associated with games such as Basketball, Hockey and Trampolininng.

There was also a need to improve the outdoor provision when it came to break time and lunchtime, by ensuring the play areas were fit for purpose and purchasing equipment to further develop the schools ‘Active Playtime’. Whilst the playground resurfacing is due to take place over the summer holidays and has not been funded by the sports premium, we purchased additional equipment, to be used by our Year 6 Sports Crew and Lunctime supervisors, to ensure safe active lunctimes.


Blackminsters Step Challenge
In line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines, recommending that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school, Blackminster not only wanted to ensure that their children benefited from the 30 minutes of activity inside of school, but wanted to support and encourage our students to engage in the 30mins of activity outside of school. The Step Challenge was created ,with all students issued with a Pedometer at morning registration. Indivudual steps are caluated throughout the day and weekly compiled into a main record. Recognition for achievements are provided as detailed below:

• The Student with the highest number of steps in each Form Group;
• The Student with the highest number of steps in each Year Group;
• The Form Group with the highest number of steps in each Year Group;
• The Year Group with the highest number of steps overall.

In addiion, the Staff have become involved in their own step challege, recognising the three most active members on a weekly basis. This provides role models for the stuudents and challenges them to aim towards or exceed the steps recorded by the staff.

Raising the Profile of PE across the School
Whilst the profile of PE in the school has always been of high importance, our PE Kit was outdated and did not provide the students will a sense of belonging and pride. We believe that our students will achive higher standards in PE if they are wearing the correct attire.

After feedback from the children themselves, we decided to rebrand PE and implement a new kit, taking into conseration the students views on self-confidence and current fashion trends. Our new specially designed, high quality PE kit has already had an positive impact on PE Lessons and is in keeping with our aim to increase particaption and remove barrriers to participation.

Following on from feedback, the students suggested that the PE Staff should also have a uniform. Those students that are part of the school teams, propsed that staff would be easily recognisable at events and that it would give them a greater sence of belonging. PE Staff are expected to model the correct clothing whilst teaching or represeting the school and as such, all PE Staff have been provided with identifiable sports clothing which closely matches that of our new student PE Kit.

To recognise the achievements of our students, those students that compete for the school will have the opportunity to purchase ‘Team Socks’, which differ from those of the standard House Socks.

For further details on how we intend to improve the quality of Sport and PE across the school, please click the link below. NB All figures are projected until recalculation at the end of the academic year.

Sports Premium Grant Report

Blackminster now have the following PE kit:
Green and black Blackminster polo shirt
Green and black Blackminster shorts / skort
White sports ankle socks
Blackminster full-length House sock
Trainers
Shin pads