Sports Premium Funding 2016/2017
Schools are allocated a sum of money to improve the quantity, quality and breadth of Physical Education and School Sport provision for all children. At Balladen Primary School the Physical Education and School Sport Premium has made a huge impact.
We continue to evaluate the current strengths of the school to implement plans
for improvement. We employ Mr Stanton every afternoon as Sports Coach. He teaches
every child throughout KS2 the skills and knowledge needed to take part in various
sports such as: football, netball, basketball, tennis, badminton, handball, volleyball,
Key Stage 1 teachers are delivering lessons using the new, safe gymnastics equipment we have purchased. Gymnastics was an area of Physical Education we felt needed improving. We have had Glenn Swindlehurst, Head of Lancashire P.E., deliver a course on teaching gymnastics to all of our class teachers.
We continue to send our staff on various C.P.D courses. For example, Miss Sutcliffe
and Miss Finnerty have attended a cheerleading course; Mrs Ashman has attended a
gymnastics course and Mr Stanton has attended courses on: badminton, netball, hockey,
We continue to employ qualified coaches in school to work alongside teachers to increase their subject knowledge and confidence when teaching Physical Education and School Sport.
Miss Hall has completed the Level 5/6 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism. She continues to ensure the teaching of Physical Education and School Sport is of high quality and the progression and continuity of our pupils’ learning is on track. (£925)
We still buy into the Rossendale Sports Partnership. (£1654)This provides the school with training, in school coaches and most importantly access to the competitions. We are proud to have entered every competition provided and we have finished in first or second place on the league table for the last three years.
We continue to run our school minibus. This makes everything we do possible. It is used to attend every Level 2 competition, for outdoor and adventurous activities and for swimming. (£2500 p.a.)
We continue to raise the self-
We pay for pool hire and a qualified swimming teacher to provide swimming lessons for our Year 4 class. Our aim is to ensure that all our pupils can swim at least 25m by the end of KS2. Miss Hall also attended a swimming course to assist with the teaching of swimming. Although swimming is part of the curriculum, we have decided to run able, gifted and talented swimming sessions.
We have entered the Inclusive Games again this year. This enables children with SEN, MLD, SLD and physical disabilities to get involved.
We have engaged our least active pupils in sport by differentiating the class, encouraging them to join after school clubs and join a Change4Life Programme.
We have established links with outside clubs. For example we have paid for our
previous Year 6 class to go skiing at Ski Rossendale and we have taken our cross
country team to Marl Pits to use the running track and grounds. Thinking about our
able, gifted and talented pupils, we have links with Haslingden Sports Centre for
tennis, where we have sent a Year 4 child. Haslingden Girls’ Football Club has taken
on four of Balladen’s girls. After three girls were noticed at the Level 3 Cricket
Competition, we arranged for them to go to the Lancashire Girls’ Cricket Academy.
One of Balladen’s boys (with a physical disability) was encouraged to take up table-
We have helped fund new nets at Haslingden Cricket Club and we now have access to use them.
We have encouraged children to get involved in new sports such as boccia and kurling; we have purchased the equipment needed to take up these new sports.
We employed Caroline Callaghan to train our Year 5 play leaders. These children encourage younger children to get involved in various playtime activities.
We run after school clubs. These have included street dance, dodgeball, zumba,
We run fun-
We have taken our previous Year 6 class to the Chill Factore, where they experienced new sports such as sledging, tobogganing, skiing, climbing and team building activities.
Next year, we are employing an Apprentice Sports Coach. He will assist with lunchtime sporting activities, afterschool clubs, swimming, outdoor and adventurous and physical education lessons. (£5000)
We have spent some of the funding on an onsite orienteering course. (£300)
We plan to enhance our playgrounds with playground markings for both KS1 and KS2 and purchase more equipment that will encourage and enable our children to enjoy active play. (£6000)