PE and Sports Premium
The PE and Sports Premium is allocated to primary aged students to improve the quality of the PE and Sports activities offered. Schools have the freedom to spend the premium, which is additional to the school’s underlying budget, in a way they think will help to support the quality and attainment of the physical development of our students, as well as sporting activities.
At Ingfield Manor School, we have a number of ways to ensure that the money is spent wisely and produce excellent outcomes. Through our termly physical objectives and evaluation of the physical annual review targets, we are able to monitor the effectiveness of the use of this funding. Therapists and teachers continuously monitor the progress of student’s physical abilities, both within the daily motor learning programme and throughout the school day. When progress isn’t as expected, interventions are put in place.
In deciding how to spend the Sports Premium in any year, the school takes into account:
• the analysis and needs of the cohort of Primary aged students.
• meeting the day-to-day needs of each learner
• offering a breadth of sporting activities where there is clear evidence of impact;
• the expectations of the Governors in providing best value for the spending of public money.
• careful monitoring of impact of Sports Premium on its recipients.
PE and Sports Premium Funding
Ingfield Manor School is a Conductive Education school for children and young people with motor neurological impairment, such as cerebral palsy. Therefore, a large part of our curriculum is the development of physical skills and all children take part in daily motor learning programmes to develop active, purposeful movements. These skills are then embedded throughout the whole school day, working towards greater independence in mobility, activities of daily living and to ensure physical well-being. It is important that all our children have opportunities for changes of position and place throughout the day, as well as active stretches and opportunities to weight bear when appropriate.
The Sports Premium allocation for 2019/20 was £9468. The way this money has been spent has been affected by the pandemic and has been used to provide:
• Training our staff to be skilled practitioners in facilitating physical development and student’s physical wellbeing, including running the The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Conductive Education, which is designed to enhance the professional development of support staff within Conductive Education
• Boccia sessions (when we were able to have visitors on site)
• Accessible PE resources, such as large inflatable balls, balls with bells in, curling and Boccia equipment
• Additional therapy support
• Training for rebound therapy
• Ensuring the swimming pool is maintained by replacing filters and ensuring water quality tests are carried out routinely, even though there have been limitations on its use due to Covid
The Sports Premium allocation for 2020/21 is £16,230. We are continuing to use this funding to:
• Contribute to the cost of sporting activities that can be carried out in Covid secure ways, including resources for whole school sports day
• Training our staff to be skilled practitioners in facilitating physical development and student’s physical wellbeing, including continuing to run and support our staff through the The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Conductive Education
• Additional Rebound Therapy training so more staff are qualified to lead sessions
• Hoist to enable access to trampoline
• Purchase appropriate moving and handling equipment to enable students to safely access the trampoline as independently as possible
• Maintaining the woodland and other outdoor areas to provide opportunities for a range of physical activities
• Ensuring the swimming pool continues to be functional by replacing filters and ensuring water quality tests are carried out routinely
• Purchasing resources and training to support our students, who are mainly wheelchair users, develop their independent mobility and develop core strength and stamina, as well as spatial awareness.
• Purchase equipment to enable students to be as independent as possible
• Enable students to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities through residential trips, when able due to Covid restrictions
The school has rigorous measures in place to track the impact of the Sports Premium on our primary students’ progress:
• physical objectives are set, evaluated and reported to parents termly
• physical annual review targets are set, evaluated and reported to parents/carers and other key stakeholders
• therapists continuously monitor the progress of student’s physical abilities, both within the daily motor learning programme and throughout the school day, through our transdisciplinary approach.
• teachers set physical targets within their lessons, which the students and staff supporting them reflect on their progress at the end of the session. This information is contained within the student’s workbooks and shows their journey.
• when progress isn’t as expected, individualised interventions are put in place.
Looking at the Impact
We regularly assess and analyse student progress. We have development the Ingfield Holistic Assessment System to enable us to track the progress our students make. By designing our own levels of achievement, we have developed a shared vocabulary that is used throughout the school to provide an accurate and relevant measure of progress for all students.
We will ensure that improvements are sustainable by continuing to commit funding to support our therapists and ensuring the equipment available to each individual student is appropriate.