Sports Premium 2017-18
As part of the ongoing Olympic legacy the government has provided schools with funding to be spent directly on school sport provision. Gilded Hollins is expecting to receive £18,070 for the academic year 2017-18. The purpose of the funding is to improve the quality of sport and PE for all primary aged children.
At Gilded Hollins, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our pupils.
For the fourth year in succession, Gilded Hollins has secured the prestigious Sainsbury’s Gold School Games Mark for excellence in the provision of P.E. and school games. This award is dependent on high percentages of pupil participation across the whole school, encouraging pupils to not only take part in the actual sports, but to also organise and referee events. We are the only primary school within our consortium of Leigh, Lowton and Golborne (LLG) schools to boast this accolade.
To further encourage participation we award ‘Spirit of the Games’ bands to pupils to recognise their endeavours in taking part, and in playing in the correct spirit. Categories for the bands include Honesty, Teamwork, Self-Belief, Passion, Determination and Respect. A lunchtime ‘Change For Life’ club has also been set up to encourage selected pupils who do not usually partake in sports events, and we have set up a Sports Crew of pupils who work in partnership with the PE subject leader to improve PE by ordering equipment, choosing after school clubs and advertising / reporting on school events.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing sports professionals, entering into competitive sports competitions, buying equipment and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
This year we are using the majority of our funding to work in partnership with The P.E Academy. Experienced, qualified coaches deliver Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for our teachers. This quality training ensures sustainability by enabling our teachers to work closely with coaches in observing, team teaching, planning jointly and learning from the good practice they see. This CPD in P.E. and school sport will ensure ongoing improvement in standards and inspire our children to reach their true potential.
In addition, we have invested in a high quality skills-based curriculum 'Real P.E'. This has involved two afternoons of teacher training and brought to school new resources to further support learning across the P.E. curriculum.
At Gilded Hollins we actively encourage competitive sport. We enter a range of inter-school tournaments throughout the year and regularly represent Wigan Local Authority at the Greater Manchester Games.
Examples of the tournaments in which we participate are: Football, High Five, Dodgeball, Rugby, Tag Rugby, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cross Country, Rounders, Cricket, Volleyball.
We also run a number of extra-curricular clubs to encourage wider participation. Where appropriate, the cost to individual pupils to attend these clubs is met through the Pupil Premium.
This year we have also used our Sports Premium funding to form links with Lancashire Cricket Club through employing a coach to work in school.
Clubs that have been offered in school this year include: Multi Skills, High Five, Rugby, Athletics, Dodgeball, Football, Dance, Cricket, Gymnastics, Fencing, Judo, Cross Country.
Additionally, outdoor activities such as orienteering, kayaking, scrambling, high wire climbing and team building are the focus of our annual Year Six residential. This year we attended Winmarleigh Hall near Garstang, Preston.
Throughout the course of the year at Gilded Hollins the children will be given access to the following sports:
We are also an active member of the LOGOS (Lowton and Golborne Schools) Sports Cluster. This organisation is made up from a group of primary and high schools working together to improve the sporting experiences for primary aged children in the local area. The cluster aims to provide children with the opportunity to represent their school in sporting festivals and competitions against other schools.
How is the money being spent this year?
We have invested £7,500 in our partnership with The P.E. Academy. We have further invested £2,500 in 'Real P.E.'
The PE Subject Leader has been allocated £500 to invest in PE equipment. This will provide funding that can be specifically targeted at areas for development highlighted in the subject leader’s evaluation of their subject.
Funding has also been earmarked to provide for classroom cover for teachers attending PE training courses. A better trained staff will have the skills to deliver new and existing sports at a higher level.
A further £500 has been set aside to provide transport to sports tournaments. This will ensure that Gilded Hollins pupils continue to have the opportunity to take part in competitive sports against pupils from other schools.
Our longer term ambition is to fund the creation of a bespoke track within the school grounds specifically for the delivery of our Daily Mile. Currently, classes undertaking the Daily Mile use our Key Stage playgrounds.