We have signed up to Premium SLA with Gateshead School Sports Partnership (GSSP). This provides us with a block of coaching, entry to all festivals free of charge,2 free coaching blocks (Karate & Gymnastics), 2 days of specialist support from Nicola Noble and specialist knowledge from GSSP staff.
Over the academic year, each year group will have a minimum of two terms coaching group.
Year 1 – Gymnastics, Karate, Dance, Rugby
Year 2 – Tennis, Gymnastics, Golf & Dance
Year 3 – Tennis, Gymnastics & Golf
Year 4 – Swimming,Gymnastics & Golf
Year 5 – Swimming & Tennis
Year 6 – Tennis, Golf, Dance & Rugby
In all of our sessions, teachers accompany the coach and they use this as CPD. Along with many of our staff running after-school clubs we also paid for tennis, rugby golf and dance coaching throughout the year.
In order to increase the amount of high-quality PE, we have employed coaches to coordinate lunchtime activities. On a Monday we had Hula Hooping, and on Thursday we had tennis. The sessions ran 12-12:30 for KS1 and 12:30 - 1:15 KS2. In addition, we have Rugby coaching for KS2 for 30 minutes in the Summer Term. Along with getting coaches we have worked with our lunch time supervisors to train them in a variety of games to provide a wide range of games to play every lunch time.
Impact of Funding
The funding has had a positive impact on sport within the school. It has allowed children from Years 1 through to Year 6 to receive specialist coaching in a range of different sports. This has given the children more confidence within sports and has contributed to higher levels of participation in after school clubs. This has also allowed staff to observe the coaching staff and therefore improve their practice when it comes to teaching these subjects in PE. The school have been able to carry on its aim of providing every year group, boy and girl, the opportunity to take part in an active after school club at least one night a week. The school has been providing a range of clubs including Multi-skills, Football, Netball, Hula Hoop, Dance, Ball Games, Forest School, Change 4 Life, Boot Camp and Golf. We currently 147 children taking part in the above mentioned clubs and one of our greatest achievements was when we targeted 20 children that were inactive and now 11 of those children now participate in our weekly Change4Life club. We offer children opportunities to participate in a variety of different sports that they have previously been coached in within school and against other schools. This has allowed our children to grow in confidence and even participate in that chosen sport out of school. As part of being a healthy school we had an afternoon with nutri-troops so that the children had a greater knowledge about the food that they should eat. To develop this we provided stickers and rewards for healthy pack lunches as well as offering tasting stations.
We have numerous coaches teaching an array of sports but teacher works alongside the coach working with groups initially and gradually developing their responsibilities. This in turn will help the class teacher to teach this sport in the future.
Staff CPD in games meant that lunch time supervisors now have a large amount of games that they can organise. This means that there will be more sporting opportunities in the short and long term.MR (PE coordinator) worked with SSP to create a sports day and now a similar plan can be used each year. MR also worked with them to produce assessment across the whole school so that staff know exactly what they are looking for and will show progress from one year to the next.
33/50 (66%) Can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
33/50 (66%) Use a range of strokes effectively.
18/50 (36%) Can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.