PE Premium at Ronald Ross
Additional Government funding for PE and Sport with the aim of improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in primary schools has now been pledged through to 2020.
Ronald Ross will receive £8,900 per year over the next four years. The planned use of the PE and school sport funding at Ronald Ross will be effective in improving and sustaining high quality PE and sports provision. It will ensure that our pupils benefit from an on-going legacy of enriched sport, exercise and healthy living.
Please click here for details of how we spent the PE Premium 2015-2016.
Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of PE and sport and are now actively considering the effectiveness with which schools are using their additional funding. The impact of this funding is being assessed in the following ways:
• Achievement across the PE curriculum;
• Increased participation in competitive school sport;
• Personal health and well-being amongst pupils;
• Improved learning behaviour within PE in the school.
Increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels of which they are capable. (Emphasis on positive attitudes towards healthy, active lifestyles.)
Funding will be used to enable Ronald Ross Primary School to:
• Employ specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE;
• Provide cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport;
• Employ expert advice to evaluate the school’s current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement;
• Encourage regular inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages;
• Purchase specialist equipment to introduce non-traditional sports to the school;
• Pay for transport and access to indoor leisure facilities.
To date, Ronald Ross has used the budget in a number of ways to improve provision for pupils as well as professional development for staff:
• Improved/replaced old resources with newer, more appropriate equipment (including new football kit and netball equipment for the netball team).
• Many courses have been attended throughout the school year by various teachers, often run by or organised Nick Miller, the Wandsworth School Games Organiser, based at Southfields Academy, with whom we have built a strong relationship. The courses include:
- Primary Football
- Matalan TOP Sports
- Primary Quicksticks Hockey
- Primary Tennis
- Inclusion & SEN in Primary PE
• Participation in numerous inter-school tournaments, including:
- PPSSA Football (Weekly)
- PPSSA Netball (Weekly)
- Maurice Fulcher Trophy (Annual indoor cricket tournament)
- Wandsworth Primary Schools Cricket League (April - July)
- PPSSA Cross Country (Annually)
- Wandsworth Quicksticks Hockey Tournament (Annually)
- Chelsea FC, Fulham FC and AFC Wimbledon Football Tournaments (Annually)
• Participation in intra-school tournaments/activities:
- Sports Week (Dance, Hula-hooping, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics)
- Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative
- Football (KS2)
- Cricket (KS2)
- Ball Skills (KS1)
- Netball (KS2)
• We also have good links with King’s College Wimbledon. Every Friday afternoon, Year 6 travel to their school grounds to take part in PE and sport led by the sixth form pupils. All Key Stage 2 children take part in a Sports Day organised by King’s each summer and Year 5 take part in the Open Doors Project, a week of sport run by Year 11 & 12 pupils from King’s and Ricard’s Lodge.
The measures taken so far, as well as those planned for the future, will have a lasting impact on the quality of the PE that our children receive and align with the Government's aim of additional and sustainable sports activities for our children.
If you have visited Ronald Ross in recent months, you will have seen how our school building is being transformed. This is an exciting time in the life of our community but, until the re-building programme is finished in 2017, it is constraining our ability to deliver a full PE programme.
We continue to focus on providing good quality teaching for children and improving the skills and experience of current teachers, as well as providing some funding to subsidise after school clubs for children.
Consistent with our aim to further develop the skill set of our teachers and provide ongoing CPD, this year we are delighted to be working with the coaches from AFC Wimbledon Foundation through their Premier League Primary Stars programme. This programme is designed to address all the key PE milestones, not just football-linked, across KS1 and KS2.
• Our PE co-ordinator attends the Wandsworth PE Forums, where the Wandsworth PE community meet to discuss current issues, share good practice and ideas and receive updates on national and local legislation and events.
• With a focus on improving provision, we identified dance as an area that needs specialist input. Consequently, we have employed a dance teacher to work alongside class teachers in dance lessons for half a term each. The dance teacher is also leading an after school club.
• This year, Ronald Ross will participate in the following level 2 sports competitions:
- PPSSA Football
- PPSSA Netball
- PPSSA Cross Country
- Wandsworth 5-a-side football
- Wandsworth Hi-5 Netball
- Wandsworth Primary Schools Cricket League
• Sports week will run using the same format as the last few years, with a week of intra-school competitions culminating in Sports Day (with thanks to our friends at St Michaels for the use of their field).
- Cricket Nets @ Southfields Academy
- Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative
• We have also kept our links with King’s College Wimbledon, with Year 6 children visiting every Friday afternoon to participate in sport, led by sixth form pupils from the college. The Open Doors project is also scheduled to take place for Year 5 pupils later in the summer term.
• We have also invested in 5-a-day.tv; an online resource with 5 minute workout exercise videos and two minute relaxation videos. All classes have access to this and are expected to use this regularly, ideally to begin the day or any other time they see fit within their class. This allows all children to be exposed to fun, daily exercise within the school.
• We are delighted that our panathletes came away with gold medals having won the South West London semi-finals of the Primary Panathlon Games. This amazing achievement means they will represent Wandsworth in the London finals at the Copper Box Arena at the Olympic Park on 26th April.