Sports Premium at St Wilfrid’s
PE and sport play a crucial role in our life at St Wilfrid’s.
We passionately believe that physical education and sport contribute to the overall development of our pupils, and that they also have a positive impact on young people’s learning journeys across a range of subjects. By getting active, our children get fit and acquire the crucial basic skills of agility, balance and co-ordination. They also increase their confidence and self-esteem, while learning about key values such as teamwork and how to compete fairly and respectfully.
Sport Premium Funding spending (2015/16)
Figures are up to date, as of March 21st 2016
Payment to York School Sports Network (£2,700)
- participation in York-wide KS1 and KS2 tournaments against other city primary schools (including: football, hockey, rugby, netball, golf, tennis, athletics, swimming, rounders, gymnastics, basketball, hockey and cross country running. A, B and C teams all feature, allowing us to apply for Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award in summer 2016. We have attained Silver for the last two years.)
NOTE: St Wilfrid’s has attended every after school, inter-school tournament organised by YSSN for the last three years, except one. This was a KS1 netball event (March 2016) that clashed with a parents’ evening. We were instrumental in setting up an inaugural KS2 basketball tournament, the first of which took place in 2015 at York High. As a result of our regular participation in YSSN events, in 2014 we were able to successfully apply for a Sport England grant of £30,000 through the Primary Spaces fund. This enabled us to buy a small MUGA for our playground. We currently do not have school playing field at our city centre location. However, we have recently launched a campaign (Free Our Field) which aims to secure a section of land from an underused council car park adjacent to our playground.
- membership of the Youth Sport Trust for training to upskill our teachers (including: PE subject leader courses, first aid, tennis, golf, Change For Life mentor training as well as literacy and PE)
- use of a specialist sports coach to support and upskill teachers in curriculum time as well as Yr 6 playleader training and lunchtime and after school clubs (three half terms a year; 12:30pm to 4:30pm) In Easter term, this coach is being used to target inactive children in Years 3 and 4 during curriculum time through Change 4 Life sessions.
- access to coaches who come to school during curriculum time (such as Paula Bird, from York Athletics Club, Chance to Shine cricket and YCFC futsal)
Payments to coaches for after school and lunchtime clubs (£2,630)
Football (former FA coach Dave Scoreby, who works with KS1 during lunchtime and curriculum time. He also takes an after school club for non-footballers – children who like to play but who don’t play for a club. He aims to get these children into clubs and has done so with several pupils) – £100 a half day, weekly for six weeks. £600
Football (qualified coach Olly Bird, who works with the KS2 footballers.) – 12 sessions @£20 per session. (£240)
Football (York City FC coach Julie Tate, who works with girls from KS2. Our girls’ team was set up by YCFC last year during a term-long programme.) – £200 a term for one term. (£200)
KS2 Tag Rugby (Olly Bird) – 6 sessions @£20 per session (£120)
KS2 Hockey (Olly Bird) – 6 sessions @ £20 per session (£120)
KS2 Sports Hall Athletics (Olly Bird) – 6 sessions @ £20 per session (£120)
KS2 Cricket (with Yorkshire CC Chance to Shine coach Rachel Hildreth, who also works for half a term with our Year 5/6 classes) – £300 for a half term (includes 50 free tickets for children to attend a summer T20 match at Yorkshire CC)
KS2 Fencing (with Harrogate Fencing Club) – 6 sessions at £200.
Yr2 and KS2 Zumba dancing (with dance teacher Emily Barrett) – 12 sessions @£20 per session (£240)
Yr2 and KS2 Cheerleading (with dance teacher Elizabeth Lord) – 12 sessions for £200
Yr1 Tri Golf with Yr6 helpers (with YSSN specialist sports coach Rachael Webster) – part of YSSN payment
KS2 Tri Golf (with Rachael Webster) – part of YSSN payment
KS2 Basketball (two sessions a week with York University basketball coach Christopher Taylor) – 12 sessions @ £20 a session (£240)
KS1 and KS2 tennis with coach Andy Crockett, with volunteers from York Disability Network. They demonstrated partially sighted tennis to children in an assembly. (One term at £150)
KS2 Netball (led by a team of parent volunteers) – no charge
KS2 Street Dance (with dance coach Elizabeth Lord) – 12 sessions for £200.
KS2 Fitness and Real PE (with Rachael Webster) – part of YSSN payment
KS1 Gymnastics (with Rachael Webster) – part of YSSN payment, during curriculum time (Jan/Feb)
Yr 3 and 4 Hockey (with Rachael Webster) – part of YSSN payment, during curriculum time (Sept/Oct)
Whole school lunchtime MUGA training: two representatives from each class come up with games to play in our new MUGA (with Rachael Webster) – part of the YSSN payment.
Year 3 and 4 Change For Life sessions (targeting non-active children who have not signed up for clubs, led by Rachael Webster, during curriculum time.) – part of YSSN payment (April/May)
KS2 karate (with local coaches GKR) – fully pupil funded
Children are charged £1.50 per after school session (roughly £9 per half term, to help subsidise the cost of coaches.) This allows us to offer a wide range of sports to get as many of our children active as possible. Sports such as basketball, street dance and fencing set up after specific requests from pupils in feedback questionnaires. Also, charging makes school sports clubs sustainable and not reliant on long term Sport Premium funding. Lunchtime sessions for KS1 (30mins) are free. Many of our coaches do assemblies prior to starting their sessions so as to encourage maximum participation. For Easter half term (April to May 2016) we will have three different lunchtime or after-school clubs taking place in school every day. We have also linked up with our feeder high school, All Saints, and they are sending their sports leaders to us to help with after school clubs, which means we can offer spaces to more pupils.
The % of active children, those attending a lunch or after school club, from Year 2 upwards, currently stands at 90%, up 5% from last year, 10% from previous year. (This figure stood at 30% pre School Premium funding).
This has led to St Wilfrid’s winning the Active York School of the Year award in 2014 and 2016. We were one of three schools nominated for the award in 2015. Our current pupil role is 270.
Other recent notable achievements at competitions include:
- 3rd place in the whole of York in the York KS2 Primary League football tournament (2014/5)
- Runners up in the YSSN KS2 tag rugby tournament (2015)
- Runners up in the Peter Feasby city-wide KS2 hockey tournament (2015)
- 4th in the city in the Sports Hall Athletics finals (2015)
- Finalists in KS1 hockey and football finals
- Sending 7 runners to the North Yorkshire cross country finals at Dalby Forest (2016). Our previous highest number of runners sent was 4. (We sent 70 runners from KS1 and KS2 – nearly 1/5 of the school – to the heats at York Racecourse.)
- Achieving 3,000 miles (from York to Rome) as a whole school in the Golden Mile running initiative. Many of the lunchtime runs were organised by Yr6 playleaders.
- Three footballers on the books of York City and three girls in the girls’ elite development squad.
- Two cricketers in the North Yorkshire cricket academy.
- 20 children invited to run with Dame Kelly Holmes at the opening of a new athletics track at York University.
New Equipment (£90)
10 new basketballs – needed for extra numbers in new basketball club. (£30)
10 new netballs – needed for extra numbers in netball club. (£40)
60 new tri-golf balls – needed for Easter 2016 clubs (£20)
Staff Training (£400)
KS1 and KS2 Real Gym training with resources (£400) – links into whole school Real PE scheme of work purchased last year with Sport Premium funding (£3,000). This focuses on improving fundamental skills of agility, balance and co-ordination through fun games and activities. It also provides pupils with small step improvement targets, making assessment easier for teachers. St Wilfrid’s was nominated for an award by Real PE for our innovative work improving PE in school using the scheme of work. Coaches who come into school liaise with class teachers so children work on fundamental skills through different sports. This means every week children have an hour of Real PE working on key skills and also an hour sport-led session, which will focus on the same key skill (eg: improving balance through football; agility through hockey.)
One-off Events (£800)
Mobile Climbing Wall for KS2 (£300) – in playground all day
Mountain Biking for KS2 (£200) – all day for Year 5s
Den Building for KS1 (£100) – 2 days for KS1
KS1 and KS2 Bike It bike and scooter sessions with Sustrans officer (free). Bike equipment sales in the playground after themed bike/scooter events (eg: Christmas bike decorations) raised £200. This has been spent on two balance bikes for Reception.
Free Test Match visit to Headlingley – England v New Zealand (8 members of the cricket team watch the match and play on the pitch at the interval)
Payment so boys and girls teams can take part in diocese-wide Catholic Cup football tournament in Middlesbrough – May (£30)
Payment to take part in city-wide football league tournament (£30)
Whole school skipping day – every class had a workshop and then whole school assembly. Fed into playleader training. (£120)
Payment to help set up a Catholic primary cluster KS2 netball league in 2016/7, initiated by our team of parent volunteers (£20)
Total spend so far (as of 21/3/2016): £6,620