During the financial year 2017-2018 the Sport Premium Funding for Ashperton Primary is £17500. The purpose of the Sports Premium funding is to develop the quality and breadth of PE in school and to increase the sporting opportunities available to all children. At Ashperton we are committed to providing positive sporting experiences so that children go onto live healthy active lives.
An overview of how the Sport Premium funding has been committed is as follows (a full breakdown can be found below).
Approximately £4000 will be committed to play time equipment and the appointment of a playtime leader to encourage and deliver play time games.
Approximately £2400 has been spent purchasing Real PE program and training for all staff, which has been implemented to provide high quality PE experiences for all children. The training has increased staff knowledge and increased confidence in delivering high quality PE experiences.
Approximately £7000 continues to be spent on employing specialist coaches to promote a passion for sport through delivering a wide variety of quality after school clubs.
Remaining money has been allocated to transport for a wide variety of fixtures and swimming pool hire to provide KS1 and EYFS children the opportunity to access swimming lessons as well as KS2.
Ashperton regularly competes in local KS2 fixtures with great success.
Annually Ashperton qualifies for the Winter and Summer School games in netball, tag rugby, rounders and athletics.
This year a swimming team have qualified for ESSA national swimming finals in Sheffield.
Ashperton host bi weekly netball fixtures as part of the cluster schools mini league tournament.
Throughout the Key Stages we have regular fixtures in netball, football, tag rugby, hockey, rounders and cricket.
At Ashperton we have strong school club links with local clubs for cricket, rugby, football and hockey, with some coaches assisting in the delivery of after school sessions.
On an annual basis we enter the cross country trudge at JMHS, taking first place this year.
At Ashperton we celebrate sporting achievements inside and outside of school in the form weekly assemblies.
In Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to compete for their school house in weekly house matches in netball, football, hockey, tag rugby and rounders.
In Year 6, children have the opportunity to apply to become a Sports captain for their respective house. Successful children are responsible for selecting and rotating house match teams, and writing small articles for the termly newsletter to inform parents of the many sporting achievements inside and outside school.
To encourage and raise awareness of sport and leading a healthy and active lifestyle Ashperton takes part in annual Sport Relief activities. This year pupils at Ashperton walked, ran or jogged a mile a day for a week, and as a school we attempted to cover the 4480 miles to our link school Karanghi in Tanzania.
Currently in Year 6:
93% can swim 25m
96% can use a range of strokes
96% can complete a safe rescue
At Ashperton Primary Academy, we have invested significantly beyond the support of the Sports Premium to further develop the PE and Sport provision at the Academy as well as implement the Childhood Obesity Strategy through the provision of a Multi-Use Gaming Area, (MUGA). We have invested in excess of £160 000. We are also committed to long term maintenance costs and surface replacement costs.
We have chosen a surface that can be used for play time use as well as for sport as those specified by sports governing bodies are not suitable for all footwear types and warranties will become void.
The impact of this development is as follows;
• The location of the MUGA was currently under-utilised. Due to high demand for its use, the drainage of the sports field was poor and the field couldn’t be used for long periods of time, especially in the winter months. Therefore, given the unpredictable nature of the UK’s weather, the MUGA allows the Academy to utilise this previously under used area to undertake a wide variety of physical fitness activities/sports in a greater range of weather conditions.
• More curriculum based PE/Games lessons for classes and groups, as the facility will be able to be used for longer periods and for a wider range of sports. This will include hockey, netball, tennis, basketball, mini football and tag rugby training.
• It enables the Academy to provide high quality experiences for children through high quality surfaces and by attracting high quality coaches.
• The facility is used to host tournaments for local schools, thereby extending its impact.
• The facility is available to the Academy’s Early Years Foundation Stage to increase the scope of their activities in a controlled environment.
• This project benefits our pupils, local schools and in time, the local community. Through providing high quality facilities that enable year round use, users benefit from the physical and mental wellbeing derived through enjoying participating in sport and physical activity. High quality facilities directly impact on the quality of education in terms of PE.
Access to facilities such as this is very difficult for people, especially children in rural areas. We feel that this facility impacts very significantly on the lives of many children and adults, and will provide opportunities that would otherwise prove very difficult to access.