What is Sports Premium?
The PE and sport premium is a government funding stream designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, or in cases where schools do not follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), the number of pupils aged 5 to 10.
Summary of Impact
Boundary Primary School has celebrated many successes as we have used the Sports Premium funding to continue to extend the range of extracurricular clubs we offer our pupils, develop a new curriculum within school, broadened the breadth of our curriculum, develop physical activity opportunities during break times and provided professional development and training for teachers.
Boundary has continued to offer a broad range of extracurricular clubs this year and we have continued to developed our programme by offering further clubs such as table tennis and indoor curling in the last academic year. Attendance at extracurricular clubs continued to improve throughout the year, with 48% of pupils in Autumn term attending clubs, which then increased to 68% of pupils in the Spring term. The extensive extracurricular programme, which we offer, has allowed an increased number of children to gain hours towards their Children’s University awards.
This year Boundary has committed to developing a broad curriculum and extracurricular programme, offering children many opportunities and raising their aspirations. As a result of these developments we have been able to take part in an increased number of interschool competitions and festivals across Blackpool. This year has been one of our most successful as we have attended the following events:
- Blackpool’s first ever KS1 multi-skills festival.
- KS2 Boys football teams continued to play and progress in the local school league.
- Years 3-6 Indoor Athletics teams were very successful this year as the year 3 and 4 team finished in the top four schools.
- The Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics team competed in the semi-finals and won the shield for their competition.
- Key Stage two children attended dance festivals and workshops, such as the Bollywood Workshop.
- Our Year 5 and 6 basketball team came second in the local competition.
- The Year 3 and 4 children participated in a basketball festival.
Alongside the inter-school competitions we have also held a number of inter-house competitions across school. We held the following events, which provided all children in school with the chance to compete against their peers:
- KS2 hockey
- KS2 football
- KS2 dodge ball
- KS1 and KS2 multi sports competitions linked to Sports Relief.
- Virtual School Sports Week.
- Weekly Virtual Sports Competitions.
At Boundary our curriculum has developed further with the purchase of the Primary PE Passport app and Scheme, which has supported us in providing children with a broader and more engaging curriculum. This new scheme has also provided school with the ability to make PE interactive and creative. Alongside this app we have also been using the Teach Active scheme, which supported teachers in providing active cross-curricular opportunities. Teachers have continued to receive training and a range of CPL to ensure pupils receive high quality PE lessons.
As we continue to broaden the opportunities this year our EYFS children took part in a 6-week balance bike programme aimed at developing children coordination, balance and ability to control a bike. A Bike ability course was also delivered to our Year 6 children teaching them about maintaining their bike and cycling on roads safely. Year 4 received a programme of work on healthy living with Blackpool FC’s Fit 2 Go team and even won the Blackpool Fit 2 Go quiz.
At Boundary we are passionate about keeping children active especially at break and lunch times. The installation of a pirate ship in the KS1 yard and a gym in the KS2 yard has provided children with extra opportunities to keep active. We also continue to promote our Boundary Miles and celebrate the distance we cover each week. Within KS2 children are able to take part in organised activities such as netball, football and parachute games. These have helped children to maintain and keep active for 60 minutes a day, while taking part in purposeful play and competition.
Boundary’s commitment to keeping children active is reflected in the awards we have maintained and gained this year. We have maintained our School Games Silver Award, gained the School Games Virtual Award and the School Games Term awards for our commitment to inter school sports.