Gomer Junior continues to allocate funds to a range of sporting activities, coaching and equipment which will provide better opportunities for all pupils to develop their Physical Education skills and enhance their opportunities throughout their time with us. It is important to the school that our pupils have opportunities to experience sports which may not ordinarily be available to them out of school.
We are delighted to have been awarded our Gold School Games Award, in June 2018, for a third consecutive year. This is due to our superb sporting provision. We are going for gold, again, this current academic year: 2018-2019. A new addition to our curriculum, fencing and bowls, highlights our commitment to sporting endeavours.
PE Grant funding 2018-2019
PE Grant funding 2017-2018: use and impact
PE Grant funding 2016-2017
The use of the funding in the academic year 2016 – 2017 had significant benefits for the pupils and staff at our school, fostering a love of physical education and being an inspiration for all concerned. For a breakdown of the expenditure and its impact, please see below.
The expenditure to buy in external coaches will have a positive impact on teaching and learning due to the range of specialist PE we can offer. This undertaking provides coaches for in school activities, along with INSET and support for staff. As there is a range of expertise amongst staff, outdoor games and gym coaches will be bought in to teach units of work. Class teachers will learn from this teaching so that they themselves can deliver future lessons. Similarly, specific coaches will be booked to provide more pupils more opportunities in the field of competitive team sports.
Coaching sessions, during curriculum time, are usually followed by festivals/tournaments. These festivals begin locally but can lead to national competitions, making it even more worthwhile to attend.
Elements of the funding will be used to upgrade sports equipment so that all pupils in the school can use high quality resources during their lessons. This in turn will enhance performance and progress.
PE Grant funding 2015-2016
The expenditure buying into the Gold Level provision provided by GSSP (Gosport Schools Sports Partnership) had a positive impact on teaching and learning due to the range of specialist PE offered. This SLA (Service Level Agreement) provided coaches for in school activities along with INSET and support for staff. There was a range of expertise amongst staff, so gym coaches were assigned to teach units of work. Class teachers will learn from this teaching so that they themselves can deliver future lessons. Similarly, specific coaches were booked, to provided more pupils more opportunities in the field of competitive team sports.
GSSP provided a range of festivals/tournaments. Transport to the venues were often required and some of the funding was used to facilitate this, again ensuring that as many pupils as possible are being given the opportunity to take part. The majority of festivals were local but did lead to national competitions, making it even more worthwhile to attend.
The use of the funding in the last academic year had significant benefits for the pupils and staff of the school, fostering a love of physical education and being an inspiration for all concerned. For a breakdown of expenditure and its impact, please see below.
Impact of PE Grant funding 2014-2015
At the beginning of the financial year 2014-2015, the school was allocated a total of £8932 due the government initiative of premium grant funding for Physical Education. The fund has been carefully allocated to further enhance Physical Education for the pupils at Gomer Junior School. Its use is outlined in the Pie Chart and its impact is outlined in the table below. We are currently making use of the 2015-2016 grant and will report on this at the end of the academic year.
Pupils developed their sporting and teamwork skills through a range of coaching opportunities made possible through the use of PE grant funding. Transport provision to access a number of festivals was also funded through P.E grant. This enabled pupils from all year groups to experience high quality coaching and compete in inter schools and county wide tournaments. A significant impact of the grant was Gomer Junior School being awarded the Sainsbury’s Games SILVER Mark for development of pupils’ physical education. We are currently working towards Gold in the academic year 2015 – 2016.
The use of the funding in the last and current financial year will have huge benefits for the pupils and staff of the school and should foster a love of physical education and be an inspiration for all concerned. We are very proud of our sporting successes, achieved by children of a range of abilities and sporting experiences. We had many wins in the academic year 2014 – 2015, as outlined below. Go Gomer!
|Girls’ Football||Year 5 and Year 6||WINNERS|
|Tag Rugby||Year 6||WINNERS|
|Mixed Qwik Cricket||Year 6||WINNERS|
|Girls’ Qwik Cricket||Year 5 and Year 6||WINNERS|
Further information about grant expenditure and it’s impact on standards in PE can be located in the table below:
|Sporting Activity||Year Group||Spend||
Coaching for all Y6
Coaching for all Y6
|Zumba Coaching||Y4||£945||Increased levels of fitness in Y4 pupils|
|Dance Workshop—whole school||Whole School||£559||Performance opportunities related to curriculum areas|
Improved gymnastics skill
Festival attendance—inter-school competition
|Netball||Y5 and Y6||£387.65||
In school and extra-curricular training
Entry into netball league
Enjoyment of sport
|Equipment—gym||Whole School||£1021.73||Enhanced curriculum opportunities|
|Football—new goals||Y5 and Y6||£98.45||Curriculum enjoyment and extra-curricular enjoyment too—engendering love of the game|
|Transport Costs— for festival attendance and fixtures||Whole School||£1352.75||Attendance at off-site activities.|
|SLA Silver Agreement with Hampshire||Whole School||£1700||
Access to Specialist Coaching and festivals:
Y6: basketball, sports hall athletics, girls football, mixed football, netball, tag rugby cricket and Hampshire Mini Games.
Y5: Futsal, girls football, mixed football, netball and girls cricket.
Y4: Qwik cricket, tennis and football skills.
Y3: gymnastics, tennis, football skills.
|Nb £2299.92 carried forward from Summer 2015 to Autumn 2016 and can be accounted for.|
The majority of pupils from all year groups were able to develop their gymnastics skills up to and beyond age related expectations. This progress was helped by teachers learning from sports coaches in how best to provide for all pupils during gymnastics sessions.
Improved equipment, purchased from grant funding and available to all, enabled teaching of a greater range of gymnastic activities leading to a raising of standards in Key Stage 2 statutory requirements
An enhanced swimming programme for Year 4 pupils has enabled a greater percentage of pupils to reach end of Key Stage requirements by the end of Year 4.