The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school by selecting the link below.
Sports Premium funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport with money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
At St Wilfrid’s we strive to teach all our children the importance of healthy and active lifestyles. We aim to provide sporting opportunities that all our pupils can participate in, as we recognise the importance of PE and sport, not only for developing a healthy body but also for developing healthy attitudes towards others, through sportsmanship and fair play.
The Sport Premium Funding for our school for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 is £8611.
The money was used to work with the following sports specialist:
We employed Kyle Swankie, research informed practitioner from Education Enterprise Legacy as a part-time PE specialist to teach alongside staff, modelling good practice and developing their competency. All staff will benefit from the experience when the PE provision has completed its cycle of observation, application and evaluation. Lessons provided are high quality and inspirational and aim to develop all children’s knowledge and skills, whilst encouraging a healthier, more confident approach to life.
As part of this programme we have developed our PE planning so that it is varied, progressive and differentiated, catering for all levels of ability so every child can become engaged with sport and experience success.
Chance to Shine Cricket Chance to Shine coaches – in our case Darren Brown – develop the knowledge and skills of teachers through regular contact during sessions. Staff are required to be present during all school sessions which take place during curriculum time and to sign a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to confirm their commitment.
County Cricket Boards connect club or community coaches to local schools. Last year they delivered cricket coaching sessions in just over 3,500 primary schools, with three-quarters of the 50,000 coaching hours carried out during curriculum time.
Last year one of our Year 6 pupils joined the Under-13 squad and represented Durham Cricket Club as a mascot at an international game.
We strongly believe that the impact this programme has had on our children is great and that they are not only trying a new sport, but are being taught to play hard, but play fair.
We agree wholeheartedly with this initiative which aims to give children a good sporting attitude; ‘We want children to play sport competitively, but in the right spirit and we strongly believe that cricket is ideal for teaching young people respect.
Respect for team mates, respect for the opposition and respect for officials.’
The impact of these initiatives is:
- A progressive, differentiated PE curriculum which pupils both enjoy and which offers a wide range of challenges across the year so that all pupils can participate, make progress and achieve success. Children’s confidence and enthusiasm for sport has increased as a result.
- Well trained staff who can teach the comprehensive PE curriculum with improved confidence and competency.
- Children have had opportunities to take part in a wider range of sports and activities, so all children can find something they succeed at in PE.
- Children’s social skills have improved through direct teaching of sportsmanship and fair competitiveness.