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Sports Premium

The 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 Sports 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.

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 2018/19 was £16,230. We have continued to use the funding to fund:
• Training our staff to be skilled practitioners in facilitating physical development and student’s physical wellbeing
• Boccia
• Accessible sports day
• Bowling trips
• Ice skating
• Ensuring the swimming pool is functional by replacing filters and ensuring water quality tests are carried out routinely
• Accessible PE resources
• Additional therapy support

The Sports Premium allocation for 2019/20 was £9468. We are continuing to use this funding to:
• Contribute to the cost of sporting activities, such as archery, Boccia etc
• Training our staff to be skilled practitioners in facilitating physical development and student’s physical wellbeing
• Additional therapy support
• Maintaining the woodland and other outdoor areas to provide opportunities for a range of physical activities
• 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
• Developing an assessment system to monitor and report on physical progress

Impact

The school has rigorous measures in place to track the progress of the Sports Premium students:
• 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, interventions are put in place.

Looking at the Impact

We regularly assess and analyse student progress. We have recently started using the Ingfield Holistic Assessment System to determine whether our students are making better than expected progress, expected progress or less than expected progress within an academic year. We have designed our own levels of achievement 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.