Mrs J Moore
© Bedwell Primary
"The school has used the additional funding for primary school sport effectively... As a result, the quality of teaching and learning in physical education is good."
The Sports Premium was introduced two years ago to promote school sports across the country. Bedwell received £9025 in additional funding last year, which we used on a wide range of activities, including:
- Swimming - Year 4 swim every week, while booster sessions for Year 6 will take place during the summer term for all children who cannot currently swim 25m.
- Street Dance Clubs - after school for Year 5/6 (29 children) and during lunchtimes for Year 3/4 (32 children) and Year 2 (24 children)
- Fit for Life Club – targeting children in Years 3&4 who do not attend after-school sports clubs, and run by our Sports Apprentice.
- Trampolining Club - an after school club targetting children in receipt of Pupil Premium in Year 4 (20 children). During the Summer holidays, additional sessions were also run, offering 2 hour sessions to groups of children in Years 1, 3, 5 & 6.
- Year 1/2 Football Club during lunchtimes, with sessions run by our Sports Apprentice (50 children).
- Fencing classes - run in six week blocks, which have currently been attended by 42 year 4/5/6 children.
As a result of all of the above, in addition to our wide range of existing sports clubs, the number of children attending sports clubs rose from 121 children in September to 185 in January - meaning that 84% of children at Bedwell were attending an out of hours sports club provided by the school.
The schools has also worked with the Stevenage Sporting Futures Team as a 'Sports Premium Plus' school, employing and training a Sports Apprentice and taking advantage of high-quality training on offer. Since Christmas, all staff have been involved in a series of training sessions focussing on the teaching of gymnastics, followed-up by team teaching with the trainer and lesson observations in the summer.