PE and Sports Grant 2016-17

Twiss Green Community Primary School - Sports Premium Funding

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is used to improve the quality and breadth of PE.  Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Twiss Green’s allocation this academic year is £8908.  £5708 has been used to employ a specialist PE teacher who works in school each week alongside class teachers in Years 1-6, the aim being to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE. Simon Dow of Active Soccer also delivers an after school multi-skills club for children in Key Stage 1.  In addition he offers sports coaching during the holidays and will be using the school site for this later in the school year. £1700 has been used to buy into a Service Level Agreement provided by the Local Authority.

LiveWire, Warrington School Sport Partnership and The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation work together to provide schools with high quality support and a menu of opportunities, including:

  • Teaching and learning support
  • Pupil achievement and progress
  • Staff training and support
  • Assessment and planning
  • Health and well being
  • Safe practice in PE and sport
  • Competition

It provides targeted training for school staff.  In recent years the staff have had access to Real PE training for all staff.  The school’s PE Subject Leader attended a three day course and all class teachers attended year group specific training.  One of our HLTAs and another teacher have taken responsibility for the implementation of Real PE in Key Stage 1 and Years 5 and 6 - this has had a significant impact on the children’s skill levels.  In Years 3 and 4 Real PE is delivered by the class teachers.

A number of teaching staff at Twiss Green take a keen interest in sport and as a result run the following after school clubs:

  • Football
  • Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Running

Funding has been used to purchase new kit and to pay for transport to a number of tournaments and competitions.  It has also been used to pay for supply cover so that class teachers have been able to take small groups of children to other tournaments, including tennis, rugby league and athletics.

Weekly cricket coaching sessions are available during the summer term for children in Key Stage 2 provided by the Cheshire Cricket Board.  In addition the children in Year 3 and Year 4 will receive coaching this year in rugby league from Warrington Wolves coaches.

Each year at Twiss Green a whole school Sports Week is organised by the PE Subject Leader.  Coaches in a range of sports come into school to work with the children.  This summer the sports on offer will include:

  • Aerobics
  • Golf
  • Judo (one of our staff is a Judo coach and has represented her country at international level)
  • Rugby League
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Cricket

In the summer of 2016 during Spots Week the ‘Daily Mile’ was trialled and proved to be great success.  As a result of this the Daily Mile was introduced as a whole school event taking place at least three times per week.

Children in Reception are involved in a daily ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ activity which is planned and delivered by their class teacher (who has a degree in dance).  They are joined two or three times a week by children in Year 1 and Year 2.

This is enabling all our children to be engaged in extra physical activity and to reflect on the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.