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’s 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 all 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. This year we have extended our provision to include a Friday to cater for the extra demand for gymnastics and multi skills, 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 3 days a week to run football sessions for YR and KS1. To increase participation rates at lunchtime we have employed two extra lunchtime supervisors who will focus on providing play activities for the 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 for example, football skills.  In addition, we have signed up to the SLA for the Havant Sports Partnership which will give us access to specialist training. The focus of this support will be to develop teachers' skills and understanding of gymnastic and dance through observations and team teaching.

Sports funding money was used to inspire children’s interest in sport through an Olympic focus week. All children worked with an Olympic athlete, will take part in a Samba Dance workshop and compete in the Trosnant Olympics.

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 cricket clubs and multi skills. Our cheerleading instructor ran two clubs for children across the federation. One was a skills based club and the other a competition squad. This coming year following discussions with the school’s Change makers, we are proposing extra-curricular clubs in basketball, tag rugby, football, cricket, athletics and cheerleading. The funding has helped us increase the range of opportunities the school can offer.

Where possible these clubs link in 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 compete at the National School’s Championship for cheerleading.

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. Two cricket coaches delivered coaching to year 4 and 5 across the summer term. The administrative costs will be paid from this fund. As part of the project we have entered three cricket festivals. This fund enabled of a group of talented PE students to visit Hampshire Cricket Club for an enrichment event, hopefully inspiring them to continue with Sport (and cricket) in the future.

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.

To celebrate the Olympic Games in Rio, the school used funding to bring in an inspirational olympian to talk to the children and discuss the opportunities that sport can lead to. We also used the fund to put on an Olympic event in the summer term that reflected the Olympic values and inspired the children to take part in and enjoy sport. The event linked to the school's values of Goals, Resilience, Opportunities and Working Together.

The Federation this year have been rewarded for their work in PE, extra-curricular activities, competitions and increased participation rates with a Bronze 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 hopefully achieving silver or even a gold mark.

The funding has helped us support out new PE subject manager to develop her understanding, subject knowledge and leadership skills.  Sports funding will help her 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 - 2016/17 Financial Year £8,680
Expenditure  
  • Sports coach run after school clubs
£5,700
  • Sports coach run lunchtime club
£4,000
  • Additional lunchtime supervisor - play activities
£2,400
  • Cheerleading club
£430
  • School Partnership subscription
£180
  • Olympic athlete
£300
  • Olympic event
£600 
   
Total Planned Expenditure £13,610
   
Junior School Estimate Funding - 2016/17 Financial Year £9,115
Expenditure  
  • Sports coach run after school clubs
£3,240
  • Sports coach run lunchtime club
£5,425
  • Additional lunchtime supervisor - play activities
£2,400
  • Cheerleading club
£430
  • School Partnership subscription
£180
  • Olympic athlete
£300
  • Olympic event
£600
  • Gifted & talented event
£170
   
Total Planned Expenditure £12,745