P.E. and Sport Premium - Westbourne Primary
The Department for Education continues to allocate a PE and Sport Premium for primary schools aimed at making additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport that schools offer. Westbourne received £19,890 over the year from September 2017 to August 2018 to improve participation in extra-curricular sport further and to drive standards and progress in curriculum P.E. lessons. The anticipated funding amounts to £19,890 for the financial year 2018-2019.
This year the grant has been used to develop Mr Jiggins, the school P.E. Co-ordinator and Sports Coach. He has successfully completed his National Association of P.E. Level 6 course. This course was specifically designed to upskill primary school teachers, HLTAs and TAs to become P.E. specialists. By the end of the course, the delegates are able to raise standards through high quality P.E. teaching in their school.
However, to ensure the course has maximum impact at Westbourne, Mr Jiggins, under the direction of Mr Miracapillo (Headteacher) and Mr Regan (Extended Curriculum Leader), will share his new expertise with all staff by team teaching high quality P.E. lessons once a week in every class, specifically looking at gym skills, hockey, tennis and pupil fitness. Mr Jiggins will also carry out administrative tasks associated with the school’s competitive sports teams and non competitive clubs, under the direction of Mr Regan.
The sports grant has allowed cycling to be a key focus. Children from years 4 through to year 6 have taken part in the National Bikeability scheme. They worked hard with outside tutors and received a range of awards according to their competency on their bicycles. 100% of the Y4 children completed the 'Bikeability' / 'Balanceability' course. This scheme has run again in this academic year with 100% children having completed it - 24 children learned to ride a bike for the very first time!
Through the P.E. and Sport Grant, we have ensured that every pupil takes part in at least two hours of P.E. a week, with many children doing far more. New sports and skills, such as hockey and tennis, have been introduced from Reception, as well a a 'daily mile' (twice a week) walk in the same Reception groups. Last year, three quarters of our children were involved in a sports club after school and over half of them represented Westbourne in an inter-school sports event. Participation in sport is extremely high and success in inter-school competitive sports fixtures is celebrated regularly with the whole-school community. Moreover, the school has organised a series of sports festivals (Handball, Chess, Table Tennis, Hockey and Indoor Athletics) with local school to widen even further participation in a non competitive environment. The children are keen to achieve their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum badges, awarded by Senior Leaders when they represent the school respectively: 5 times, 15 times, 30 times and 40 times during an academic year! In the year 2017-18, 105 children have received the Bronze Award; 36 children the Silver Award; 3 children the Gold Award and 1 child the Platinum Award!
This year we have introduced the Sports Boy and Sports Girl Award, presented to a Y6 boy and a Y6 girl for their outstanding contribution and attitude to sports throughout their time at Westbourne.
Photos of the numerous events children take part in can be seen on our website: Children - Gallery.
During the last year, Westbourne children won an impressive array of trophies in Sutton and Surrey school events as well as representing Sutton itself in the London Mini-games; trophies and photos of these events can be seen outside the Headteacher’s office in the School’s achievement display. More can be viewed on our website.
Mr Jiggins has trained up a team of Sports Leaders from Year 2 and Year 6. Our Sports Leaders are prepared to give up their playtimes to run a range of different activities for other children and ensure that everyone is happy and has a friend to play with.
Each term, we run over forty extra-curricular clubs. These usually include: Girls’ Football, Dance, Table Tennis, Basketball, Boys’ Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Tag Rugby, Indoor Athletics, Tennis, Multi Sports, Cricket, Yoga, Sports Media, Hand Ball, Rounders, Quad Athletics, Dodgeball, Cross Country and Cycling.
Over the year Westbourne has focussed on the 21st Century Legacy project ‘Be the Best you can Be’. This has become a school motto for all the children. Visit its website to learn more: www.21stcenturylegacy.com.
As a result of this wealth of initiatives, the school has gained its 5th consecutive Gold Kitemark as recognition of its outstanding PE and Sport provision. This year will be aiming for Platinum!
The school is planning to increase whole-school participation in active sport even further by introducing Fitness Challenges for all children on a daily basis. The aim in to promote lifelong health and fitness habits in all children, whilst tackling identified needs to reduce children's levels of overweight and obesity.
Swimming - with regards to the 2017/2018 academic year requirement for schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations, the data for Westbourne Primary School is as follows: 95% of the Year 6 children have fulfilled the above-mentioned criteria after being assessed by our swimming teachers.