PE and Sport Premium

Brookside School received £9000 during the years 2013-14 & 2014-15 from the DFE’s Sports Grant. This funding is ring-fenced and, therefore, can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.

Brookside Primary School has decided to use the money to

  • support and engage the least active children in physical activities
  • increase the opportunities for intra- & inter-schools competition and festivals
  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • increase pupils’ participation in sport and physical activities
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject
  • employ specialist coaching to support children and teaching staff
  • investing in Rushcliffe wide school sports leadership to enhance access to competitions, festivals and coaching expertise

Impact of the Sports Premium

Registers confirm that all pupil premium children, SEN children and children within KS1 & KS2 took part in sport and competition. The range of activities and opportunities was expanded from previous years and included KS1 inter-schools inclusion festival (led by Brookside’s Y5 pupils), Sports Link festivals (at East Leake Academy), swimming & gymnastics. Children from YF though to Y6 all received specialist racket coaching from January through to July.

All children from Y1 to Y6 have participated in both intra- and inter-schools competitions. Competitions included tag rugby, athletics, netball, football, basketball, gymnastics & cricket. In addition, children have taken part in a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities (distance hiking, Forest Schools, Robinwood outdoor adventure), UK Skate accredited coaching in ice skating and attendance by over forty of the school’s pupils (Y1 – Y6) in specialist coaching at the Nottingham Squash Centre. The Squash Centre activity was featured within Nottingham’s Evening Post.

All teaching staff attended Inset training on developing children’s skills at racket sports and dance. Teaching staff have worked alongside teacher of squash/ racket sports during spring & summer terms. Knowledge of subject has been enhanced significantly. 2014/15 will see diversification in bat/ racket & ball sports the children will engage with, while teachers now have the firm grounding to lead activities and learning in the area.

The range of intra- & inter-schools competition and festivals will continue.