Greenmount Primary School received an allocation of £9060 from the Sports Premium for the academic year 2013 – 2014.
The premium has been spent in the following ways:
1) To provide high quality teaching in Sport for years 1, 2, 5 and 6
We have employed an experienced Specialist Primary P.E. teacher to deliver high quality lessons in Sport. Each of the four years groups benefits from one hour per week of teaching focusing on developing basic skills in games and competitive sport. Each lesson includes elements of skill development and inter-house competitions.
With the year 1 and 2 children, in addition to developing their fitness and co-ordination skills, they have been introduced to the basics of Lacrosse, culminating in the playing of small sided games.
In Years 5 and 6, the focus has been on increasing fitness and developing skills in Lacrosse, Basketball, Rugby and Athletics.
2) To provide professional development for teachers to develop their skills in teaching Gymnastics, Lacrosse and Hockey
A member of staff who is particularly skilled in the teaching of gymnastics has been released to work alongside colleagues to develop their teaching skills in this aspect of P.E. Demonstration lessons, team teaching and observation have been used to develop colleagues’ skills; thus creating a long-lasting legacy once the funding ceases.
This peer support will continue throughout the three year period of funding.
Whole staff training has also been delivered in Gymnastics.
Our specialist PE teacher is currently supporting one of our class teachers in delivering a half term’s work on the basics of Lacrosse. This will result in a scheme of work being written, unique to our school, to teach Lacrosse across years 1 and 2.
It is planned to develop this peer support in the teaching of Hockey.
3) To provide a weekly after-school football club for years 3 and 4 led by an FA qualified coach
We wanted to ensure that there was the opportunity for children in years 3 and 4 to be able to develop their skills in football and teamwork through a weekly club. The Sports Premium has enabled the school to be able to fund this club so that the cost is not passed on to parents.
4) To run intra-school football, rugby and cricket leagues for KS2 pupils
Part of the role of the Specialist P.E. Teacher has been to develop intra-school leagues. A very successful football league has just been completed. This included children from years 3 to 6. A rugby league has now been started and a cricket league is planned for the summer.