Sport Premium Funding
Mundy Junior School mission statement for PE, School Sport and Physical Activity;
Our aim is to provide a full and meaningful breadth of opportunities in P.E., School Sport and Physical Activity to all of our children.
As a school we are determined to make this happen by implementing the following objectives;
- Opportunities through School Sport.
- Access to a high quality and diverse P.E. curriculum.
- Physical Activity will be done through extra-curricular sporting activities.
In 2016/17 77% of Mundy Junior School children represented the school in at least one of the 44 sporting events the school entered. These comprised of 40 competitions, 3 platforms (non-competitive) and 1 festival (multi-sports, non-competitive).
We have always recognised the importance of Physical Education, Sport and the provision of a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activites. Our aim is to involve as many children as possible in as many quality activities as we can. We are totally committed as a school to the promotion of sport for all of our children, at all levels of ability. Mundy Junior School has embraced the opportunities presented by the Sports Premium money available and how we utilise that money is detailed below but more important is the philosophy behind it. The success we have already enjoyed in engaging children is down to a whole school ethos, it is about the children taking a pride in themselves and their school. Self-belief, drive and a determination to challenge themselves, try new things and to improve, goes beyond sport to all areas of their lives. Wanting to represent the school is a huge motivational factor for our children and we have been creative and focused in how we have supported our children in achieving this aim. Of course this aspiration has benefits in terms of tackling childhood obesity but it is the sense of purpose and desire to acquire new skills and hone existing ones which is key. Physical Health and Mental Health are of course intrinsically linked and we recognise that the quality of our provision has a significant impact on the lives of our children.
Schools are allocated Sport Premium funding from the DfE and must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
Here at Mundy Junior School we received £8900 for the financial year 2016/2017 and we have budgeted to provide the following from our funding:
Mundy Junior School allocate a budget of £11,000 to Amber Valley School Sport Partnership (AVSSP) for the comprehensive AVSSP coaching and Extended Services Package, this comprises of a high quality Sports Teacher for two days per week for the full academic year. The school also allocates £1200 to support coordination of competition organisation and training.
The Package we received from AVSSP is as follows:
- £8000 Sport Premium has been delegated to every school plus £5 per pupil head (£8900 2016/2017)
- Cross party commitment has been made to secure this funding until 2020.
- This delegation of funds to schools has given Mundy Junior School the autonomy to implement high quality sport and PE education in the school setting.
- The quality of our PE provision in our school has continued to improve year on year this is monitored and evidenced through rigorous quality assurance. But also by the increase in pupil engagement and the school’s engagement with competitions which have resulted in very successful outcomes.
- The school has recently been awarded the ‘School Games Gold Award’ which has a set criteria and standard that we had to meet ie; our competition attendance, the number of children accessing competitions and extended schools, providing a breakfast club, our engagement with the community and our success at engaging hard to reach children.
- The school has a PE Curriculum Lead (Mr Urry) and two sports’ coordinators (Mr Hutchinson and Mrs Knighton). Our Sports’ Teacher from AVSSP is Mrs Lund who is a qualified teacher and PE Specialist.
- The cost to the school for the provision is £12,200 the funding received by school equates to £8,900, the shortfall of £3,300 is met through the school’s own budget and reflects our commitment.
- Mrs Lund works closely with Mr Urry in the production and execution of lesson plans and Ofsted ready evidence folders.
- All coaching and PE lessons are in line with national and Ofsted standards.
- Mrs Lund works alongside teaching and support staff modelling good practice.
- CPD is undertaken and offered.
- The school has a process of electing Young Sports Leaders within school promoting engagement, responsibility and lifelong learning.
- AVSSP provide the school with Sports Leaders from our feeder Senior School, which is aspirational to our pupils as well as a good transition model.
As part of our package AVSSP also provides:
- After School Clubs
- Satellite Clubs
- Holiday Clubs
- Competitions (77% of our children took part in a competition last academic year 2016/17 – we are looking to continue to increase this in 2017/2018)
The service is supported by:
- Phil Basterfield – SSP Development Manager –
- Mark Ozenbrook – SSP Development Manager
- Sue Pacey – Finance and Admin
- Rob Shaw – School Sport Partnership Officer
- PLTs (Primary Link Teachers)
- Sports Leaders
The governors at Mundy Junior School have spent some time analysing Sport Premium Funding and its impact, some of the key discussion points were:
- Governors felt that the service was making a difference to children’s lives it was not just about sport, but evidence shows a wider range of benefits ie improved pupil attendance, attitudes and attainment. We also feel that pupils and parents benefit from increased opportunities. This in turn benefits the school as a consequence of pupils engagement we are teaching more motivated pupils who achieve more and the school community benefits from a greater access to services
- 77% (2016/17) of children attending a Sports competition, platform or festival was key to the success of the programme and demonstrates Value for Money. This compares favourably with 2013/14, when at the inception of Sport Premium the participation figure was at 46%. Whilst we don’t have precise figures prior to that year we have estimated that it would have been around 20%
- The links with previous pupils is also key to generating aspiration in the children within our school as they are good role models
- Our more vulnerable children as well as those with disabilities have had opportunities to achieve within a competition environment, creating positive experiences which are key to breaking down barriers to learning by boosting self-confidence.