Sports Funding

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The Federation of Trosnant Schools currently uses the government sports funding for a number of projects that support fun and enjoyment in sport and aim to improve staff knowledge and skills and boost activity and participation rates. We have reflected below on our current provision and our plans for the coming academic year. Infant School In the Infant School, extra-curricular clubs are provided by sports coaches and a cheerleading instructor across the year.  Last year we had football, basketball, athletics, multi-skills, cheerleading, and gymnastics. With clubs we aim to include all children who want to take part although we specifically encourage pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium to participate in these clubs. If the club is oversubscribed, we look at past registers to ensure all children get the opportunity to take part in a club across the year. Again, this year we have continued to include a Friday Sports club to cater for the extra demand for gymnastics and multi-skills. This is in light of our school expansion and greater number of pupils attending the school.

Many of the Infant children enjoy playing football at lunchtime and we are now using our sports coaches 5 days a week to run football and games sessions for YR and KS1. To help increase participation rates at lunchtime, we have employed two extra lunchtime supervisors who will focus on providing play activities for children across the Federation.

This coming year we are continuing to work with the Schools Sports Partnership and will be organising clubs in-line with the KS1 interschool’s tournaments and events, for example football skills. 

For our infant sports day the coaches co-ordinate a sports extravaganza for the day, with a carousel of activities followed by more traditional sports day running events. Parents are welcome to come to watch and support their child, enjoy a picnic lunch alongside their children and the wider school community.

Junior School

Extra-curricular clubs across the year are provided by sports coaches and a cheerleading instructor. Last academic year our sports coaches ran 6 week blocks of coaching on football, basketball, tag rugby, athletics and cricket clubs. Our cheerleading instructor ran a club for children across the federation and took part in a number of local events where their skills and teamwork were shown off to a wider audience. This coming year, following discussions with the school’s Change Makers, we are proposing extra-curricular clubs in basketball, tag rugby, football, cricket, athletics, dance and cheerleading. The funding has helped us increase the range of opportunities the school can offer. Where possible these clubs link to inter-school events and competitions. For example, following a block of specialist tag rugby coaching at an after school club, the children were then entered into the Havant and Waterlooville Sports Partnership Tag Rugby Festival. This was the same for football and basketball. Our cheerleading squad have performed at summer fairs and the Leigh Park talent show. Next year we aim to provide them with further opportunities, as they arise, to perform. As part of a review of our lunchtime procedures we noticed that activity rates amongst pupils was lower than we would have liked and that this was affecting the behaviour of a few children. Using sports funding we have brought in two sports coaches to provide lunchtime sporting activities. The coaches have spoken to the pupils about what they would like to do and have put in a program of activities to suit. They will also support the training of play leaders where the older children support the younger ones. To increase further participation rates at lunchtime, we have employed two extra lunchtime supervisors who will focus on providing play activities for the children across the Federation. The Cricket ‘Chance to Shine Project’ has also been supported by this funding. The coach delivered coaching to year 4 children across the summer term with teaching staff in attendance to develop their own knowledge and understanding. The administrative costs will be paid from this fund. As part of the project we have entered three cricket festivals including a girls only event. With all clubs we aim to include all children who want to take part. If the club is oversubscribed, we look at past registers to ensure all children will get the opportunity to take part in a club across the year. We actively promote the clubs to include the most vulnerable students. This addresses issues identified in our Pupil Survey where very few of our children take part in clubs outside of school.

The year 6 pupils have been given additional specialist coaching across two terms to further develop their skills and to stretch all pupils to achieve their best.

With an increase in funding this year we are hoping to provide opportunities for children to undertake extra-curricular activities beyond the school grounds at our local leisure centre (for example archery and trampolining). These enrichment activities will broaden children’s view of what sport is and hopefully encourage a positive attitude towards an active life.

Children in the school’s resource provision are brought to school in shared taxis and are therefore unable to attend after school clubs and events. We are intending to use some of the fund this year to provide them with opportunities to take part in sports off site that will enthuse and promote a positive lifestyle. This will include climbing, outdoor pursuits and archery.

The Federation this year have been rewarded for their work in PE, extra-curricular activities, competitions and increased participation rates with a silver mark from the School's Games Mark organisation. The additional sports funding money has been essential in helping us to receive this award. We are looking forward to building on this next year and maintaining our silver award or maybe even a gold mark.

The funding has helped us support out PE subject manager to develop their understanding, subject knowledge and leadership skills.  Sports funding will help them to continue to develop professionally. This fund has also helped support out lunchtime supervisors and their understanding and practise of positive play.

Detailed below is the Federation's Sports Funding statement

Infant School Estimate Funding - 2017/18 Financial Year £13,764
Expenditure  
  • Sports coach run after school clubs
£4,400
  • Sports coach run lunchtime club
£4,750
  • Additional lunchtime supervisor - play activities
£2,400
  • Cheerleading club
£300
  • School Partnership subscription
£180
  • Sports coach support on Sports Day
£350
  • Dance Club
£600 
   
Total Planned Expenditure £12,980
   
Junior School Estimate Funding - 2017/18 Financial Year £14,455
Expenditure  
  • Sports coach run after school clubs
£2,200
  • Sports coach run lunchtime club
£4,750
  • Additional lunchtime supervisor - play activities
£2,400
  • Cheerleading club
£300
  • School Partnership subscription
£180
  • Cricket Chance to Shine
£100
  • Additional swimming lessons at Leisure Centre
£1,800
  • Additional sports coaching in year 6
£1,080
  • Resource provision extra curricular
£900
  •  Enrichment sports
£1,120
   
Total Planned Expenditure £14,830