Sports Premium

Downs Way Sports Provision 2017-18

Vision

At Downs Way we appreciate the impact of PE on the health and well being of our pupils. We understand that a fun, innovative and varied curriculum as well as extra-curricular activities have a positive influence on Downs Way pupils’ attitudes, concentration and academic achievement.

Every child at Downs Way is taught fundamental skills through games, gymnastics and dance. Pupils receive two PE slots a week, equating to about 2 hours of Physical Education teaching. On top of this, pupils have a daily 15-minute playtime and approximately 60-minute lunchtime.

Primary Sports Funding Review 2016-2017 

Our aims for 2016-2017 were

  •  to maintain and extend the inter-school and intra-school sporting opportunities
  •  to improve access to indoor PE and Dance provision by contributing towards a replacement floor in our school hall (cushioned lino covering, suitable for indoor sports) - without which all PE and dance activities will be severely curtailed. The bulk of the sports premium funding is to be retained towards this project.

e have looked at ways of utilising our Sports Premium to enrich the teaching and thus learning of PE within our school. We have identified the planned actions below and reasons why. Then we have given a brief outline of the impact on the pupils.

The Sports Funding Grant for this school for 2016-7 was £8,375. (£8,000 plus £5 per pupil in Years 1&2).

 1. Continuing use of play areas for children to engage in physical activity during their play times

  •      The children have continued to enjoy and gain benefit from the outdoor play equipment installed over the last 2 years on the grass areas and winter playgrounds, encouraging physical activity all year round.

2. Continue to maintain close links with partnership schools to continue inter school competitions within Oxted Infant School family 

  •       This year we have very much enjoyed attending  different sports competitions with our pupils including ball skills and athletics. Children from Downs Way took part in the competitions, which gave them an experience of partaking in competitive sport in a fun manner.  It was evident that the children were very excited to take part in the 3 competitions and enjoyed the experience. The Sports grant was used to pay for transport to ensure the children could participate. The children were awarded with certificates and rosettes for taking part.

3. Continue to work with Oxted Infant School Family to partake in intra school competitive sport

  •  This year was the second year where by an idea to introduce competitive sport within schools was started.  This competition was aimed to involve children within 5 schools in the area, including YR, Y1 and Y2. The hope of the competition was to promote effort, resilience and development.  Teachers were in charge of awarding children for effort, resilience and behaviour. This information was then passed on to the PE co-ordinator from Limpsfield Infants to collate and inform everyone of results.  It allowed children to show the skills they had learnt that term and work with one another in a team against fellow peers, this introduce a fun element into PE lessons.

 

4. Improve access to indoor sports

There was a delay in the planned project to  improve access to indoor PE and Dance provision by contributing towards a replacement floor in our school hall (cushioned lino covering, suitable for indoor sports) - without which all PE and dance activities will be severely curtailed. The bulk of the sports premium funding for this year was to be retained towards this project. The delay was due to waiting for agreement from the Local Authority and planning of the project on their part.  However, they have now agreed to proceed with the project in 2017-18 to be funded by the authority without requiring the school's contribution.  The funding brought forward will now be allocated to a contribution to a Multi Use Games Area to be built in conjunction with the neighbouring Junior School that this school will be amalgamating with. 

Sports Provision 2017-18

The Sports Funding Grant for this school for 2017-18 was anticipated to be £8,790, plus £8323 brought forward (see above).In July 2017 the Government announced that the 2017-18 allocation would be doubled. We therefore have a wonderful opportunity to spend nearly £26,000 on significant changes that will have a long-lasting impact on Sports provision in future years for our pupils.

Our aims for 2017-2018 are

  •  to maintain and extend the inter-school and intra-school sporting opportunities
  •  to improve access to outdoor all-weather sporting activity by contributing to a Multi Use Games Area to be built on the land between this school and the Junior School it is due to amalgamate with. The bulk of the sports premium funding is to be retained towards this project, which will provide a much needed all-weather surface for the children to benefit from for many years to come.