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Sports Premium 

In 2016 - 2017 the school once again received a sports premium allocation of £8690. We had a small amount carried over from the previous year, making a total of £11,047.   We recognise the importance of ensuring this funding provides a direct and sustained improvement in sporting provision for our children at Aldermaston.  With this in mind the funding was invested in the following ways. 

  • To ensure sustainable impact of the funding two teachers new to our team attended the Real PE training course and one other teacher attended the Real Gym course and they now have the confidence and skills to deliver gymnastic lessons and PE lessons fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements. The scheme of work provided with the training has also ensured the teachers can assess the children to monitor progress and identify areas for development. All teachers delivering PE have now been trained in the Real PE scheme of works. 
  • High quality training in a course on developing leadership skills.  This was a new scheme of works which develops children’s leadership skills through PE with the outcome of providing the pupils opportunities to lead and deliver small events and competitions.
  • Skillforce – this is a national charity that champions resilience, self-confidence and good character, which we recognise as fundamental to the education and future success of all our pupils.
  • Specialist coaches who work alongside class teachers (NOT used as PPA cover but provide effective teachers’ professional development as well as quality provision for children) We also employed a specialist coach to run extra after school clubs and attend competitions, allowing us to enter an increased number of events this year. 
  • Membership of a schools sport partnership providing access to training, specialist coaches and tournaments.
  • Inter-school tournaments incorporating a wide variety of sports for boys and girls: mainstream (football, tag rugby, cricket, athletics etc.) and less mainstream sports (e.g. bowling, canoeing, orienteering,) to enthuse children who may not be attracted to, or have the opportunities to participate in more mainstream sports.

Looking forward to 2017 - 2018 we will continue to invest in training for all members of staff to ensure a good coverage of all sports and areas of PE.  We will also continue to work alongside specialist coaches to improve delivery of these sports.

We will be looking into purchasing specialist equipment for our SEN pupils and replacing some smaller pieces of equipment necessary for delivering engaging PE.