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Sports Premium Funding

Future Sports Premium Funding 2017-18


Proposed Sports Premium Funding is now doubled and should be £17,000.00 over the year.


Core Aims 2017-18


*To provide free access to sports coaching for all pupils during the school day.

*To ensure high quality coaching nurtures talent and provides pupils with the skills they need to actively engage in sporting activities.

*To provide pupils with new and exciting opportunities to take part in physical activity.

*To maintain a safe play environment and high quality sports resources.

*To ensure staff are well trained so that they can assess pupils accurately and encourage progression.

*To continue to signpost pupils with particular skills or enthusiasm to local clubs and other opportunities to nurture and grow their talent.


How will we do this?

*Continue to buy into Sports Partnership Training and Coaching. Provide release time for our PE coordinator and continue to fund additional coaching through 54'Sport for all classes. This will include EYFS in the summer term. (£6000)

*Purchase new gymnastic mats (£1200)

*Fund the high quality Cricket Coaching connected to Penrith Cricket Club (£1000)

*Fund transport to sporting events including the gymnastic competitions, multiskills and Smart Moves. (£400)

*Pay for equipment inspections and additional resources as required. (£400)

*Fund a sports coach / play and activity leader to work for 2 hrs each lunchtime and at our general after school club to provide sporting activities that can then be accessed by all pupils. The coach will also be able to provide advice and ideas to the other colleagues that they are working with. (£8000)


The impact of this Sports Premium Funding will be reviewed in Sept 2018 and the exact amounts received and spent confirmed. 


Sports Premium Funding 2016-17


Total Funding: £ 8,540.00


Activities Undertaken in  2016-17:

*We provided safety padding for our new goal posts and our PE equipment has all been safety checked.

*We continued to provide high quality, locally provided locallysourced coaching sessions for all year groups but with at least weekly sessions for Year 2 pupils.

*We have renewed some of the outdoor play equipment that was becoming old and worn out. This included replacing the fittings for the canopy over the outdoor play area outside the Reception classrooms and installing new posts. It also included replacing the broken' soft tarmac areas and purchasing new basketball hoops to replace the ones on the walls that had broken.

*Pupils continue to have access to new types of physical activities/sports that relate to our topics e.g. Fencing and Archery. This year they also had a special scooter workshop day in year 2 which fitted in beautifully with the mechanical marvels topic they were studying at the time.

*We continue to pay for Sports Partnership Membership and actively engage in the multi skills, Smart Moves and gymnastic competitions they run.

*We reorganised the PE resources in the hall making them much more accessible and safe.

*We developed a partnership with our lunchtime play leaders and Newton Rigg College involving their PE students working with our pupils at Lunchtimes.

*Mrs Henderson attended training on the new assessment and tracking tool developed by the Sports Partnership to evaluate pupils progress in Physical Activity. We plan to use this to inform our end of year assessments in Summer 2018 following training for all staff being rolled out over the next academic year.

*In 2016 -17 we have offered more coaching and after school clubs than ever before. All age groups benefitted including nursery pupils. 


Actual Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2016-17

Following a full review of the coaching activities experienced by over 200 pupils and the spending of sports funding on various items requiring repair or replacement (see evidence of the 2016-17 Sports Premium Funding's impact listed below):


Safety During Sports /Physical Activity

The new organisation of the hall equipment has kept things tidier and reduced lost time accessing resources. Less replacement items have been required and pupils can now access most items independently and safely.

The repairs to the soft play area and the outdoor canopy has facilitated gross motor  physical / outdoor play especially in EYFS.

Replacement of outdoor storage cupboards have meant that equipment has been stored safely and pupils are still able to access resources independently during playtime.

The soft padding to goal posts has prevented any head bumps.  (NB: none have been reported in first aid logs since installation of pads)


Increased Access

There are more after school sporting clubs running than ever before and demand has increased significantly so that we often have waiting lists.

Our EYFS pupils accessed coaching in the summer and this included Nursery pupils for the first time. We have found that the pupils from our own Nursery who took part in the coaching have shown much greater stamina and resilience when faced with PE in reception. Pupils who are new to our school have required a great deal of support and encouragement from staff to help them develop the confidence they need to join in.

We were delighted with the impact of the lunchtime sports coaching developed in partnership with Newton Rigg. The pupils loved it!  Pupils who would have loved to stay for after school coaching but were unable to get parental consent to do so, could now access it. We also noticed an improvement in behaviour as some of our boys who liked to engage in fighting type role play games such as Ninja Turtles... found themselves drawn to the competitive elements of the sporting activities on offer.So great was the impact we decided to fund a lunchtime session ourselves after the project with Newton Rigg ended.


Nurturing Talent

We have won the Eden Ks1 Gymnastics Championship again this year and we went on to represent Eden at the County Championship.

"I felt very special" - quote from one of the pupils in the gymnastics squad after competing in the final.

We are looking forward to seeing our girls and boys who have now moved on, competing in the future with North Lakes Junior School and Penrith Gym Club.


We have had excellent feedback from lots of professional coaches and we have succesfully managed to signpost pupils and families to clubs and opportunities in the wider community to continue nurturing pupils talent and enthusiasm. 

Penrith Cricket Club have had a successful season and their coach commented on the high percentage of players in their top squads who started playing cricket following initial coaching at Brunswick.

Our Football Coach selected a group of pupils showing particular talent and dedication to be mascots in the local "Big Game". It was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to be inspired by professional players whilst getting recognition for what they have achieved so far.


Pupil Voice (quotes from the pupils!)

Tell me about when the sports coaches come and work with you..

"I like it when the coaches do football at lunchtime we get to play a proper game, we don't annoy each other"

"I'm good at Hockey.. I can dribble it!"

"Can the coaches come to normal after school club and do sports cause I can only stay on Thursdays?"

"I didn't like it cause it was busy and I thought I couldn't do it ... but now I can do it -"

"Mum's taken off my little wheels now... I think Bikeability helped me not fall off so much!"


Sport Premium Funding 2015-16


Total Funding: £8,570.00


Activities Undertaken:

-Brunswick continues to buy into the local sports partnership.

- Year 1 Bikeability Programme delivered to 50+ pupils.

- Hockey Skills Programme for Keystage 1 100+ pupils.

-  New After School Hockey Club to run alongside the existing Football, Cricket and Gym Clubs.

- New After School Dance Club.

- New purpose built metal goal posts secured to football pitch.

- New shooting hoops x2 and large sack of lightweight balls.

- New Solid Gate to prevent balls going through onto the road / carpark.

- Additional Year 2 Sports Professional Coaching .

- Individual Smart Moves programmes delivered.

- New storage for bikes and scooters to cope with the increasing demand linked to the more active pupil population.

- New wall signs on the yard including skipping rhymes to maintain the pupils' new passion for skipping that has been fostered by the play leaders employed with the sports funding last year.

- EYFS coaching Hockey and Multi Skills 80+ pupils.

- Individualised Bikeability Programmes for SEN pupils.

- Cricket Coaching Keystage 1 100+ pupils.

- Dance Training Whole School 180+ pupils.

- Smart Moves Sessions EYFS 80+.

- Competitive Activities - including County Gymnastics and Multi Skills.




Increased Access:

This year EYFS pupils have had much more access to professional coaching at an appropriate level for their age. The majority of these EYFS pupils had never accessed out of school coaching or formal sports activities. Since running the coaching sessions approx 20% of EYFS pupils are now regularly accessing coaching out of school hours. Subsidised and fully funded places for pupil premium pupils has made sports clubs accessible for all. All our year 1 pupils have been able to move into year 2 being able to demonstrate good balance and coordination assessed through the Bikeability programme.

Pupils' Enthusiasm and Passion for Sport:

Requests for places at sports clubs increased significantly and we were faced with over subscription. We decided to run several sets of additional clubs to meet the demands over the year.  Gymnastics remains ever popular and we had another successful year as runners up in the County Finals. It was great to see past Brunswick pupils competing with North Lakes Juniors, illustrating that their passion for gymnastics was still flourishing.


Nurturing Talent:

Almost all of the pupils who competed in the Keysteps Gym competition have gone on to join local clubs. We have had great feedback from Penrith Cricket Club on the number and quality of players that have joined their teams as a direct result of the coaching they experienced at Brunswick. At their recent presentation night six former pupils received awards for batting, fielding and most improved player. In the Summer term 22 children aged 5-11 who are current or past Brunswick pupils took part in coaching sessions and games for the two under 11s teams. 3 of our pupils have been put forward for player pathway selection and possible district and county level cricket next season.

The use of locally based professional coaches has been really useful for sign posting pupils into existing clubs. Even some of our reception pupils have joined external clubs after invites from coaches working in schools. As the relationships with coaches is already established it makes it easier for our pupils to make those first steps to join a new club out of school. The coaches are happy because it is allowing them the opportunity to target and harness young talent.

In PE lessons we are observing a higher level of skill and control being demonstrated by pupils in team games and individual activities. Even at Lunchtimes we are seeing pupils applying skills and techniques they have learnt in previous coaching sessions in their free play.


Pupil Voice:

Pupils are delighted that we responded to their requests for hockey and dance clubs this year and the goal posts have been a huge hit. The children enjoy having the coaches in school and it is a great opportunity for them to receive specialist advice and support.  The pupils talk positively about the coaching they receive and many pupils comment on activities they are now accessing out of school. The smart moves 1to 1 and small group sessions have been very useful in building pupils confidence and self esteem. They have really helped pupils who would often opt out of sports an opportunity to succeed.  Pupils are keen to apply what they have been learning and it is evident in their play especially at lunchtimes. Pupils have loved the skipping reward and opportunity to take home the squirrel skipping challenge.


Sports Premium Funding 2014- 2015

Brunswick School received Sports funding of £8,255.00 in this financial year. 

The money has been spent on a variety of resources and coaching activities. (Please see the list below)

* New bikes, trikes, scooters and cars for promoting pysical development in Nursery and Reception Outdoor Play sessions as well as for use during Keystage 1 lunchtimes and playtimes.

*Continuation of the cricket coaching and clubs for over 100 pupils in keystage 1. We employ coaches from Penrith Cricket Club.

*New Gymnastic Equipment including a low height Balance Beam.

*We have continued to buy into the Local Sports Partnership and benefit from participation in multi-skills, basic moves and gymnastic competitions. We also recieve specialist coaching throughout the year in a variety of different sports.

*New Hockey Sets.

*External floodlights over football pitch.

*A range of new outdoor play equipment eg: light weight balls, hoops, stilts.

*Subsidising after school coaching and clubs to make it more accessible to families.

*Cheerleading equipment.

*Supporting the employment of two skilled playleaders who actively encourage physical activity and team games at playtimes and lunch breaks.



*Increased Access:Pupils are involved in a much wider range of sporting clubs in and out of school. We have had such a demand for our football club we now run two seperate clubs. The football club can run for longer due to the external floodlights extending the use of the playground through the Autumn and Spring Terms.

*Nurturing Talent: We have developed strong links with local providers and actively signpost talented and ethusiastic pupils to specialist coaches who can continue to nurture their skills. Local football, gymnastic, dance, cheerleading, hockey and cricket clubs are just some of those that have members from our school. This year a small group of our reception pupils were directed to Penrith Hockey Club who were really impressed with their talents. (Unfortunately, they cannot accomodate them until they are at least six years old due to insurance issues and staffing requirements.)

* Pupils Enthusiasm and Passion for Sport: Pupils continue to love gymnastics, this is due to the school's investment in high quality equipment and coaching. We have had the largest ever number of Year 2 pupils attend the Gym Squad Trials this year and it was a tricky job deciding which pupils will represent the school this year. We achieved 3rd  place in the County Finals and have significantly increased the number of pupils who now attend the local Gymnastics Club at Penrith Leisure Centre.

*Pupil Voice:The children have all commented on how much they are enjoying lunch and playtimes with more structured sports and physical activities on offer through the playleaders and supervisors. The vast majority of Keystage 1 Pupils can now skip and compete with each other at break times. The children are more active and talk freely about enjoying running and skipping. They love having music outside and are often seen dancing and cheerleading around the outside sound system.


Future Plans

To look into providing our own Hockey  and Dance Club to accomodate our youngest pupils.  The pupils have requested new football goals as yet again the plastic ones have broken.


Sports Premium Funding 2013 - 2014

Brunswick School received Sports funding of £5023 in the financial year 2013 - 14.  This money is available to use in connection with the provision and delivery of sport within the school. 

The Grant has been spent on joining the local Sports Partnership which delivers a wide range of opportunities for the children to experience. e.g. gymnastics, football, multi-skills, dance, cricket.   The Sports Partnership has access to a wide range of professionally trained coaches and timetable a variety of events throughout the year which our pupils have access to.   Staff  benefit from working alongside professional coaches as this develops their own skills and expertise.  So far this year our pupils in Key Stage 1 have taken part in dance programmes, multi-skills sessions, football coaching, and professional gymnastic experiences through our engagement with the Partnership.

The money has also enabled us to employ a Teaching Assistant who is a fully qualified sports coach to deliver high quality coaching on a weekly basis to the children in Key Stage 1.

We have  been involved with Cumbria Cricket Ltd's 'A Chance to Shine' programme.  A professional cricket coach came into school to coach the children in cricket and also offered an After School Club which proved very popular.  We have signed up to the programme which will start again in the Summer term.  



The Year 2 Gymnastics Team have won their heats in the first two rounds of the Key Step Gymnastics Competition organised by the Sports Partnership and are through to the County Final which will take place on the 3rd April 2014.

The school also won six free gymnastic coaching sessions with two fully qualified gymastic coaches.  This meant that all three KS1 classes have had the opportunity to use the gymnastics equipment at Penrith Leisure Centre under the guidance of their coaches.


Pupil Voice

We have been talking to the children and are delighted to find there has been a significant increase in participation in out of schools sports and physical activities.  Pupils report that they are getting better at a variety of different sports and their skill levels and technical expertise has improved as evident in lesson observations.

In response to pupil and parent demand we have sourced a professional football coach to run after school sessions.  This will increase participation in out of school sports activities for at least 30 pupils. 

We are currently surveying parents re the provision of sports opportunities at school and if/how it has had an impact on the children out of school.  Results will be used to inform future plans.


Future Plans

To improve and enhance physical development and sporting skills for our Early Years Pupils.