Since September 2013 the school has received additional government funding specified as ‘Sports Premium Funding’. This extra funding must be spent on improving the provision of Physical education (PE) and Sports in the school.
In 2016/17, the school received £9,344 in sports premium funding. It was decided that to benefit the pupils, the funding would be used for the following outcomes:
- To improve sports facilities and equipment.
- To increase the number of participants in sporting events.
The school bought into the North Kirklees School Sports Partnership (NKSSP). This partnership organises sporting events for pupils, which includes multi-sport activities with other schools in Kirklees.
Children have had the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular sporting activities, during the school day, at lunchtime and also after school. These have helped to develop the children’s skills and fitness. Due to the fact that many of the extra-curricular sporting activities were held during school time, it allowed pupils who cannot participate after school to attend.
Throughout the year the school has also taken part in sporting events such as Sports Hall Athletics where transportation has been provided to and from the event - enabling all selected children the opportunity to attend.
Last academic year:
- Key Stage 2 pupils were given the opportunity to attend a football match at Old Trafford Stadium to watch Manchester United v. Fenerbahce. The trip was very successful and all the children and staff who attended had a fantastic time!
- Groups of children from KS1 and KS2 attended a number of Sports Hall Athletics events throughout the year. The children learnt new skills and met many other children from the partnership schools.
- Young Leaders School Sports Training – A group of gifted and talented Yr5 and 6 pupils attended a course aimed at developing confidence, leadership, organisational and communication skills. They were given the opportunity to meet and work with pupils from neighbouring schools and devise a range of practical activities and competitive games.
- Project ability Festival – Children went to Batley Sports Centre where they rotated around a circuit of various physical activities to challenge and develop their skills.
- Bike ability training - A group of pupils from yr5/6 were taught skills of how to ride a bike safely on local roads.
- Change 4 Life Festival – Reluctant PE participants were selected to attend the C4L festival at Batley Sports Centre. The children were given the chance to experience different types of sports games with other similar children.
- Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a full day of cricket coaching where they learned the skills of batting, bowling and fielding from two experienced and professional cricket players. A group of children were selected on this day to take part in the Kwik Cricket qualifiers against other neighbouring schools.
- Cricket coaches who held a sports session at school selected a group of children to compete against other local schools in the Cricket Qualifier.
- Throughout the year, the children had the opportunity to sign up to the following after school clubs: Football Clubs, Martial Arts Club, Multi-Sports Club, Exercise Club, Movement Club and Skill-development Club.
- Year 5 children were provided with the opportunity to apply for a Sports Leader position, a role that would involve leading sports and games at lunchtimes in year 6. The children underwent an application process where after showing initial interest, 20 pupils were shortlisted to be interviewed by a panel of staff members. 10 children were successful in securing a position as a Sports Leader.
- Skillforce – Since the beginning of the academic year, year 5 children took part in The Junior Prince’s Award, a Skillforce programme that is nationally recognised for sports leadership, first aid and navigation. It involves an extensive and various range of activities that aim to develop confidence, resilience as well as leadership and teamwork skills. It helps young people to enjoy and value learning, whilst acquiring skills for life.
The programme is a unique combination of reflective learning and practical activities, which enable learners to connect with their goals and aspirations, whilst helping them to value their own skills.
Programme content includes:
- Teambuilding and problem solving challenges
- Team sports
- Outdoor pursuits, including camping out for a night
- First aid training
- Navigation skills
- A social action project
- Material on Remembrance and respect in which learners complete a log book to record and reflect on their achievements.
- Mission Active - All Year 4 children took part in the North Kirklees Mission Active week focusing on health and sporting opportunities with cross-curricular links.
- Girls Cricket Tournament – This took place at Mount Cricket Club; the girls had a fantastic day and won 3rd place!
- Skillforce residential to Kingswood: Dearne Valley – Children from Year 5 were given an exciting opportunity to camp at Dearne Valley, Kingswood. They took part in a range of activities including: rock climbing, problem solving, navigation, bushcraft, fire-lighting and many more. It was an amazing, action-packed adventure for all (including the teachers)!
- Sports Day at Hyrstlands Park – For the first time, Warwick Road School carried out their Sports Day at Hyrstlands Park and it was a huge success! Well done to Yellow House who were the overall winners and thank you to the parents who attended.
For the 2017/18 academic year, the school have received a further £9,344 in sports premium, which will be used to:
- Offer pupils the opportunity to try various sporting activities.
- Improve/replace outdated resources.
- Encourage the development of healthy and active lifestyles.
- Contribute towards the Skillforce programme and the Junior Prince’s Award for year 5 children
Forthcoming Events / After-school clubs
- Year 1/ 2 Multi-Skills sessions
- Sports Hall Athletics
- Sports Leader Training
- Boccia & New Age Kurling
- Kwik Cricket
- Mission Active
The impact of this provision has been:
- Increased take up of extra- curricular activities with children taking a wider interest in sport generally.
- Higher achievement in weekly PE lessons, with children displaying skills taught in coaching sessions. In addition children are becoming more competitive and will compete against other house teams during sports events like the Sports Day.
- Increased participation in competitive school sport with further links being made with neighbouring schools for after school competitions.
- Improved personal health and wellbeing. Children with weight issues targeting for mentoring and additional coaching sessions.
- Positive attitudes and behaviour towards sport and learning with ‘Sportsmanship’ qualities displayed during competitions.
- Impact of the Skillforce programme – All year 5 children have spoken very positively about the Skillforce sessions and always look forward to the next one. The programme has been successful in developing the children’s understanding of the importance of skills such as teamwork, and the strengthening of trust, courage and resilience and enjoyment of outdoor adventurous activities. Many of the year 5 children, having been taught about discipline in the armed forces and have applied these skills whilst on the residential, moreover, they are now applying this skills to school, for example; improved speaking and listening, communicating better with their peers and concentrating more in their lessons
We aim to continue to develop the schools clubs, both lunchtime and after school. We will also continue to provide a balanced PE Curriculum to enable and encourage pupils to adopt a healthy lifestyle and find a sport they will enjoy. In addition we will be providing teachers with skilled coaches to work alongside them to enhance their skills.