School Sport Premium
2013/2014 - £5,626
2014/2015 - £5,355
2015/2016 - £8,500
2016 /2017 - £9,211
PE and School Sport Premium
All children are encouraged to develop their sporting potential in activities such as gymnastics, games and dance, with a focus on swimming in Year 3. We run varied after-school sports clubs for those children who wish to take part, once they reach a suitable age. We develop children with sporting ability to compete in matches and tournaments in athletics, kwik cricket, football, tennis, volleyball, dance, tag rugby, swimming and netball.
At Bitham Brook we pride ourselves on our sporting reputation. Not only for our success across a number of sports but also our good sportsmanship and demonstration of the School Games values of:
For detailed information on our PE and Sport Objectives for this academic year please click on the link below:
PE and Sport Objectives 2016-2017
For detailed information on our Competition and Participation Record please click on the link below:
Bitham Brook Competition and Participation Record 2016-2017
How the school has used the PE and Sport Premium funding in previous years:
From April to July 2014 we used the funding as follows:
◾Two teachers attended Football Association training and gained their Level One Coaching awards;
◾We ran Energy Clubs for Key Stage One (after school) and for Key Stage Two (before school). Trained staff ran the clubs;
◾We ran after school football and kwik cricket clubs for girls and boys. Also mixed tag rugby and netball clubs;
◾We paid Matravers School £600 for PE support. This included some athletics coaching;
◾We paid Superstars to come in one afternoon per week to run sports activities for all Key Stage Two pupils, including an after school Unique Sports Club;
◾We paid Springboard Gymnastics to provide gymnastics tuition one afternoon per week for Key Stage Two children.
◾We paid for a coach to transport our children to the West Wiltshire Dance Festival in Bath. Our dance was one of only two chosen to be performed at the Opening Ceremony for the Wiltshire School Games at Marlborough College;
◾We bought gymnastics equipment (vault, springboards and crash mats to improve the level of coaching the children could receive. We achieved our highest ever finish in the West Wiltshire Gymnastics competition;
◾At the end of July we had a £3,000 rollover which has been added to the 2014/2015 allocation.
From September 2014 to July 2015 the funding was used as follows:
◾to continue to fund after school sports clubs;
◾to continue to buy in expertise and sporting experiences from Matravers School, including gymnastics and dance training for teachers;
◾to continue to pay Springboard Gymnastics to provide gymnastics tuition one afternoon per week to all year groups in blocks of 6 weeks;
◾to fund an after school Gymnastics Club (run by Springboard Gymnastics) to offer the experience of learning gymnastics to children who are new to the sport;
◾to fund return coach travel to Springboard Gymnastics once per term for the children who had been receiving tuition in school, so that they could experience their final session at a fully-equipped gymnasium;
◾to run a Rhythmic Gymnastics Club for more experienced gymnasts, with help from ex-2012 Olympian gymnast Francesca Fox. The club was free of charge, but Sport Premium funding paid for the gymnasts to attend 4 sessions at West Wilts Esprit Gymnastics Club in North Bradley.
◾to run Tennis sessions for all Year 4 pupils and an after school club in Terms 5 and 6, coached by Ron Marshall, to prepare for the annual Schools’ Tennis Tournament in June;
◾to buy in expertise to run Kwik Cricket sessions for all Year 5 pupils in Terms 5 and 6;
◾Two teachers attended the Run, Jump Throw Athletics coaching course. This will be introduced as a Scheme of work for Terms 1 and 6 across all year groups in 2015/16;
◾We paid for a coach to transport our children to the West Wiltshire Dance Festival in Bath;
◾We invested funds in improving our netball equipment (posts, balls and bibs). Our teams finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Westbury tournament. Our two teams sent to the West Wiltshire tournament finished 1st and 3rd which qualified us for the County Finals where we finished 6th;
◾Our investment in coaching the teachers led to our girls’ football team winning the West Wiltshire Finals and the boys’ as runners-up. Both teams qualified for the Wiltshire County finals where they finished 3rd and 6th respectively;
◾Our squad finished 3rd in the West Wiltshire Quad Kids athletics tournament which qualified them for the Wiltshire County finals where they finished 7th out of 16 teams;
◾We have invested some of the PE & Sport Premium funds on updating PE equipment and team kits due to ‘wear & tear’ and loss.
From September 2015 to July 2016 we continued to use the funding as before. In addition:
◾We continued to fund Tennis sessions coached by Ron Marshall in Terms 1 and 5. In Term 5 the children in Year 4 received tennis sessions to prepare them for the annual tennis tournament in Trowbridge in June;
◾Instead of Gymnastics we focussed on Dance this year and bought in the expertise of Caroline Newman, a professional dance teacher who has worked across West Wiltshire for a number of years. She taught each class for one hour per week for a term and ran an after school club in the Spring and Summer of 2016. She helped us to prepare our entry for the annual West Wiltshire Dance Festival;
◾We ran Gymnastics sessions for children in Years 4 to 6 of all ability levels during Terms 3 and 4. These were run by Jenny Clinch, one of our teachers, who has completed a qualification in gymnastics coaching funded from the PE & Sport Premium;
◾ We employed local coaches to run tri-golf and Kwik Cricket sessions for Key Stage 2 pupils in the Summer Term;
◾We committed to supporting the Youth Sport Trust Peer Leaders scheme. Ten of our older pupils have training from the Youth Sport Trust and were involved in supporting younger children at lunchtimes to become more active and engaging more with PE and active lifestyles;
◾We had some playround markings put onto our play areas, which the children are enjoying, particularly the fitness trail and the dartboard! Our Peer Leaders talked to the designers to come up with a plan which incorporated all of their ideas. The project was funded jointly by the Sports Development Grant and a very kind donation from FOBBS;
◾We set up a School Sport Organising Crew to help:
◾relaunch a ‘house’ competition;
◾Organise an Olympic themed sports week in June 2016;
◾Prepare to be Peer Leaders in 2016-17;
◾Be a ‘pupil voice’ for PE and School Sport;
◾Maintain and update the Sports noticeboard in the hall;
◾The SSOCrew was co-ordinated by two Year 5 pupils who received training to be Bronze Ambassadors.
◾Our Cricket Club members took part in the Chance to Shine Spirit of Cricket Open Day at Lords Cricket Ground on 17th May when they took part in a range of cricketing and educational activities such as playing cricket on the main outfield, cooking lessons in the Lord’s kitchens and tape-ball cricket in the Real Tennis Court. The focus of the day was to promote the MCC Spirit of Cricket message of ‘Play Hard, Play Fair.’ Members of the England Women’s Cricket Team were on hand to answer questions and assist with the coaching! The coach travel was funded out of the Sports Development Grant.
◾We invested funding to provide resources for improving children’s speed of reaction. We identified a need across the school and teachers will receive some INSET training on how to use the equipment and to share ideas.
How the grant has made a difference:
◾The grant has enabled us to provide sporting experiences for children who would otherwise not have had them and has enabled them to try out a variety of different sports;
◾We have had access to sporting expertise and experiences provided by Matravers School;
◾The after school Springboard Gymnastics Club has been aimed specifically at children who had no previous experience of Gymnastics outside of school;
◾All of the children who have taken part in the sessions with Springboard Gymnastics and the after school Gymnastics Club have gained BGA Badge Level 8. The badge and certificate have been presented to the children in our weekly Celebration Assemblies, to which parents and carers are invited;
◾The after school Rhythmic Gymnastics Club has been aimed at children with previous experience of gymnastics and has given them the opportunity to train with a former 2012 Olympian gymnast, Francesca Fox;
◾Our girls and boys football teams have gone from strength to strength and our girls have been West Wiltshire Champions for 4 years out of 5. Our girls and boys football teams both qualified for the Wiltshire County Finals held in January 2015;
◾Many of our Year 3 children, who go swimming once a week throughout the whole of Year 3, have learned to swim and have gained distance badges and certificates; Bitham Brook are current Wiltshire Swimming Champions;
◾ Bitham Brook were Wiltshire Swimming Champions in 2013 and 2014;
◾Our athletics squad has qualified for the Wiltshire County Games for the last 3 years;
◾Our netball team has qualified for the County finals for 3 years out of 4.