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Welcome to Ruskin Junior School

PE at Ruskin Junior School

Purpose of Government Funding for Primary PE

Ruskin Junior School receive funding from the government to spend on developing our provision of PE and sport within Ruskin Junior School.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we, as a school, have the freedom to choose how we do this.

Possible uses for the funding, as suggested by the government, might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running  sport competitions, or increasing pupil’s participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

PE Sports Funding: Review of Academic Year 2018-2019

Sports Premium Spending 2018-2019

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy active lifestyles
    • Last year 87% chose to access at least two extra hours of physical activity across the academic year during after-school clubs and participating in lunch-time competitions. Many of these chose to take part regularly achieving well over the extra two hours required
    • A number of classes take part in ‘the mile’ every day – the children always complain if for whatever reason a day is missed. Feedback from the children suggest that they really enjoy it and were excited when they were put into classes with teachers that complete it
    • Any children that become disengaged are invited to a fun PE intervention group led by Mr Robertson on Fridays and given the opportunity to choose what after-school clubs we run
  • The profile of PE and sport is being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
    • During the celebration assemblies Mr Robertson and Mr Edmondson hand out a sportsman of the week, with an explanation as to why they have been awarded it
    • Our boys’ football team defied all odds by making it to the Swindon School’s Cup Final last year where they were narrowly beaten by Abbey Meads on penalties - they also finished joint second in the league
    • The year 6 Netball team have become an established group and are enjoying their weekly matches
    • A squad representing year 3 and 4 took part in a football competition at Futsal and thoroughly enjoyed their experience, winning a number of matches
    • Sports leaders have become a commodity that Mr Robertson couldn’t live without, as they continue to lead coaching sessions, organise lunch-time activities and help teachers to set-up for PE
    • Miss Musty-Jackson’s and Miss Wakefield’s dance troupe are continuing their hard work this year, and are looking forward as always to their upcoming performances
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
    • Mr Robertson will work alongside every teacher to plan, teach, assess and evaluate teaching and learning throughout a series of 6 lessons. During this series, the teachers will get the chance to observe him teach; plan with him; experience the assessment system, and be taught to use it; and teach lessons with guidance from him if required
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
    • After taking suggestions from the children we are currently offering the popular after-school clubs of gymnastics, dodgeball and American Football. We have offered many sports ranging from the ‘traditional’ to track cycling, cross country and ultimate frisbee as we strive to make sure there is something on offer for every interest. Note for parents, if you have any requests please don’t hesitate to get in touch
  • Increased participation in competitive sport
    • As mentioned earlier, we currently have teams competing with other schools in the fields of dance, netball and football
    • At lunch-times the children have the chance to join in with a number of sporting activities, which include: 3 a’side football and sports coaching from the sport leaders
    • Last year we organised and held a football tournament for year 5 and 6 children, where we invited other schools from local area to attend and compete
    • Not only do we have an athletics based sports’ day in the summer, but we now also have the ‘House Sports’ Cup’ - where with a focus on sportsmanship, the children will compete with other house teams in: football, tag-rugby, netball, dodgeball and hockey