At Chantry Middle School, we recognise the contribution of Physical Education and Sport to the health and well- being of our students. We believe that a personalised and varied Physical Education curriculum and extra curricular opportunities have a positive impact on other areas in school such as attitude, concentration, behaviour and academic achievement.
In the summer of 2018 we achieved the School Games Silver Award which demonstrates our commitment to ensuring high quality Physical Education and developing both competitive sports and healthy activity.
Our Primary School Sport Funding enables us to continue to extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more sports competitions and allowing all staff to access new resources and training to aid in the delivery of high quality Physical Education .
The Government have provided funding since September 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and the money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their students.
The Government vision for the Premium is:
A measurable and sustained improvement in school Physical Education and sport, underpinned by high quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity, and leads to healthier students who are more engaged across the whole curriculum. This will be the legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The vision is to be achieved through the completion of the following objectives:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional development in PE for generalists, so that all primary students improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports.
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of students, and maintain these into adolescence
- To increase the quality of ITT in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
- Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement
Each school with over 17 primary age students are allocated £16,000 plus £10 per pupil in Years 1 to 6. Chantry has received a premium of approximately £18,650 per year.
The money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their students, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
Possible uses for the funding include;
- hiring specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and engage the least active students by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change 4 Life clubs
- run sports competitions or increase students’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
The budget of £18,650 will be spent in the following ways;
- £2,800 is being used to buy in the services of the Morpeth and Ponteland School Sports Partnership through a Service Level Agreement. This allows us to access training for our PE specialists, support with student leadership and access to a range of inter and intra school events as well as the opportunity to take part in the Northumberland School Games in the Summer Term
- £13,000 towards employing an Apprentice Sports Coach to support the PE staff in specialist delivery of PE & Sport in lesson time and extra curricular activities, before and after school.
- £2,000 to employ external providers and sports coaches to deliver specialised sporting activities, which has included futsal, Martial Arts, cricket, basketball, rugby, skipping and orienteering coaches.
- £850 for equipment and resources
- Typicality of Teaching and Learning rated at least good with some lessons being outstanding. Students show high levels of enjoyment and engagement and behaviour is at least good.
- Training and support provided for our PE Subject Leaders through CPD opportunities e,g ‘life without levels’ agenda, making PE inclusive, improving subject knowledge and skills in games and netball umpiring.
- Our Morpeth & Ponteland School Games Organiser attends Regional & National Conferences for PE and shares good practice on her return at PE Subject Leader meetings.
- Increase in extra- curricular clubs on offer with increased uptake by students and increased number of school teams competing against other schools in the Morpeth Partnership, locally and regionally, with great success, including rugby union, football, netball, High 5 netball, athletics, cross country, cricket, hockey, sportshall athletics, badminton, volleyball, basketball, orienteering, handball, rounders, swimming, gymnastics and skipping. Currently all of our students take part in at least one extra-curricular activity during the year.
- Increased number of community sports clubs delivered in school including skipping, athletics, archery, futsal, tennis, badminton, karate and martial arts.
- Increase of community groups using Chantry’s facilities including the refurbished Chantry Sports Shed. The training shed is fully booked from 5pm every evening and the gym and hall are also used for bookings including athletics, netball, football and karate.
- All Year 5 students have a weekly swimming lesson for 45 minutes a week for approximately 13 weeks with the objective of all students being able to swim at least 25 metres. All Key Stage 2 students take part in our annual school swimming gala in the Summer Term. As a result of this in 2017/18, 93% of the year group could swim at least 25 metres by the end of Year 5.
- All Year 5 & 6 students have the opportunity to take part in Bikeability training
- All of our feeder schools Year 4 students take part in a transition Sports Afternoon in the Summer Term, prior to starting at Chantry in Year 5, supported by Student Sport Leaders
- All Year 5 students take part in Hoops for Health, skipping and judo taster workshops
- All Year 5 students take part in a team building day in September in school in association with Active Northumberland to develop group skills through various sporting activities, as part of their transition programme
- All Year 6 students take part in a team building day in June in Morpeth Carlisle Park in association with Active Northumberland to develop team skills through various sporting activities, as part of their transition programme into Key Stage 3.
- Increase in Sports Leadership opportunities for all our students, to have the ability to continue to lead first school competitions within Morpeth School Sports Partnership and at the Northumberland Games, including tri golf, multi skills, tennis and Quad Kids competitions. Leaders are also used to officiate at house matches.
- Greater awareness from students about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other activities that undermine students’ health through our PHSE programme.
- Awareness of how PE contributes to their understanding of social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
- Greater student enjoyment and achievement in PE, as competitors and leaders, in their performances in school and in competitions such as the Northumberland Games in Summer 2018. We won gold in the Under 11 Tag Rugby in the summer of 2018.
- We have developed our provision for children with special educational needs through the Active Kids Programme and inclusive PE lessons.
- Students have high self-esteem and sense of pride for their teams. All students take part in termly house matches, Swimming Gala, School Sports Day and Orienteering competition earning points for their teams and feel valued.
We aspire to further increase the opportunities for all our students in sport, regardless of ability, and try to achieve this by creating a unique personalised curriculum for them all . To help to achieve this we aim to;
- strive to achieve the Gold Award for the School Games by continuing to increase opportunities for students to take part in competitive sport.
- continue to provide opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills, learning to support each other, to plan, organise, manage and evaluate their own and other’s work
- continue to use student voice to listen to learners and to provide some extra curricular clubs based on their suggestions, and add to our diverse range of clubs on offer
- continue to develop strong links with local sports clubs and encourage children to take part in sport outside of school e.g Morpeth Harriers, Morpeth Rugby Club, Morpeth Riverside Badminton Club, Morpeth Netball Club, Morpeth Football Club, Longhirst Tennis & Cricket Club, Morpeth Swimming Club and Northumberland Orienteering.
- continue to promote the importance of taking part in physical activity as part of a healthy and active lifestyle and sustainability in later life, through twitter and instagram.
- continue to provide a healthy environment for pupils to learn, to deal with competition and how to cope with winning and losing, to abide by rules, to experience as working as a team and to develop communication and cooperation skills.
- celebrate learners’ successes regularly and make sure they feel good about themselves as a result of their participation in PE and School Sport through assemblies, school website, twitter, newspaper coverage and instagram