Sports Premium 2015 - 2016
At Roe Green Infant School and Roe Green Strathcona School (RGI/RGS), we value the importance of regular exercise and a balanced diet in order to ensure a healthy lifestyle. We focus on exercise and healthy eating in many parts of the curriculum, including Physical Education, PSHE, Science and Design Technology.
What have the School Council found out?
The school council are of the opinion that physical activity and sensible diets will help Roe Green children to keep fit and healthy. They thought that facilities such as after school clubs, inter-school events and in-house competitions would help increase the children’s confidence, team spirit and friendship circles. The School Council also felt that new equipment and specialist PE teachers would help to enhance their physical skills and fitness levels.
The sports funding will be used to support some of these targets.
- To develop a stimulating PE Curriculum for all pupils and teachers.
- To increase the levels of competitiveness in school games and inter-school sports competitions.
- To develop pupils well-being and motivation for physical engagement during play times (Huff and Puff).
- To raise attainment across the curriculum with a particular focus on P.E.
Current PE Provision at RGI/RGS
- PE is taught in our creative curriculum and also in PE lessons, which include dance, gymnastics and invasion games including tag rugby, basketball, football, hockey, cricket, tennis and badminton. Sport Premium funding has enabled us to purchase the relevant equipment for these sports.
- Swimming takes place in Year 3 and 4 and is taught by an external swimming coach at Harrow Leisure Centre.
- Inter-school sports competitions take place with Infant cluster schools and have included football, tag rugby and kwik cricket.
Swimming lessons started in May 2015 for Year 3 children at RGS. From September 2015 both Year 3 and Year 4 children have continued to have weekly swimming lessons. The impact of swimming for keystage 2 children at RGS has been immense. The children are continuing to learn how to swim and 25% of the children are now independent swimmers. In addition to this they are learning other skills such as taking responsibility for their own belongings and managing their time effectively.
Sports premium has also enabled the teachers to go on a number of courses with a focus on increased activity levels in PE lessons. The continued liaison with sports coaches in Brent has prepared teachers within the PE faculty to carry out staff insets. In October the first training took place enabling the staff to become more confident in the strategies they are using during their PE lessons and to increase the activity levels of children.
Following on from the success of the previous years' inter-school tournament, we hosted an inter-school football tournament for year 2 children on Thursday 10th December 2015. This event was attended by four other Infant schools and teams from both RGI and RGS. The children and staff from all schools thoroughly enjoyed the event and the tournament gave the children an opportunity to test their skills in a competitive environment.
On Tuesday 15th March 2016 members of the PE Faculty went to Mount Stewart Infant school, to carry out Tag Rugby training for both staff and pupils at the school. This enabled the pupils at the school to familiarise themselves with the rules of the game in preparation for the tag rugby tournament.
Following on from the success of the football tournament, on Tuesday 22nd March 2016, RGI hosted a Tag Rugby tournament that involved four partnership schools. The event was a huge success and we will continue to host and attend other events during the academic year including Kwik Cricket and Mini-Olympics.
In the academic year 2014 - 2015 we became part of the Brent Bike Project. Children at RGI had the opportunity to learn how to ride simple balance bikes and then were able to cycle into school. As part of the project children were able to bring their bikes into school to be checked by an expert and repairs were carried out if necessary. Staff and parents were given the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike. The project has proved to be very successful, with increased interest in cycling to school and will continue over the next two years.
Sports Funding 2015 - 2016
Kingsbury SSCO £1,300
PE Equipment £873
PE Resources £2,250
Organisation and running of Events £1,000
Swimming at RGS for YR3/4 £2,000
PE Teacher £15,423
Balance Bikes are funded by the Bike it Project
Bike Shelter is funded by the Bike it Project