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What is Sports Premium Funding at Red Oaks?
What is Sports Premium Funding at Red Oaks Primary School? April 2020


Evidencing the Impact July 2020

Evidencing the Impact July 2019

Evidencing the Impact June 2018

Sports Premium 2015-16 report,
2016-17 Action plan + impact report

Sports Premium 2014-15 report

Get active club: One of the new Sports premium initiatives has been the establishment of a Get active club at lunchtimes. Great activities and new friends for all.
See the photos
Cricket after school club: Another great new initiative from the Wiltshire Cricket Board - Curriculum enrichment and a new after school club.
See the photos

What is Sports Premium Funding at Red Oaks Primary School?
The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they prioritise this.

From September 2013, schools were asked to show how they have spent their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors' handbook'. Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Amount of funding
Red Oaks Primary is allocated funding per academic year depending on the exact numbers of pupils.

How has the funding been allocated so far?
We have continued to improve the level of sports coaching at school by employing specialists to demonstrate the individual sports of Rugby, Football, Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Cricket, Hockey , Netball, Basketball and Tennis . This has up-skilled all teachers concerned and additional funding has also gone into boosting basic equipment levels. We have continued with the Golden Mile initiative which is aimed at quantifiably measuring all children’s basic fitness levels throughout the school and remeasuring at 4 monthly intervals.
The remainder of the grant is being allocated to funding a number of after-school clubs covering a range of sports activities and boosting participation in both these and outside local clubs.

The impact of Sports Premium funding;
The impact has been quantified through entry/exit reviews of children and staff, measurement of national awards gained (i.e Gymnastics) , improved levels of teaching skills and quantifiable results as shown with the Golden mile.
It is easy to see that we are offering a wider range of sports activities due to employment of additional coaches and we feel that initiatives such as the Golden Mile will give us more solid quantifiable data on which to judge the impact. Each of the initiatives will continue to be reviewed and the impact assessed. This will guide us on whether we continue with each of the initiatives in each year as we look to other ideas to improve the provision of PE and sport and look at more diverse sports. This current year we have introduced the New PE Passport i-pad based teaching resource, which provides a comprehensive teaching package and progression of skills across all age ranges and disciplines. We can include assessment and observations as well as track children’s progress with this new scheme.

Each class is timetabled for two lessons of Physical Education each week. The nature of P.E. includes team games, gymnastics, athletics and dance. Emphasis is placed upon the teaching of a range of ball skills at an early age i.e. throwing and catching, batting, kicking and uses of rackets, bats and sticks. In addition we have a fully timetabled Fundamentals program, skipping, skateboarding, table tennis and keep fit equipment available during all playtimes. There are good facilities for sports at Red Oaks Primary School. There are 2 well-equipped school halls and good sized playing field, as well as one large, outdoor hard core M.U.G.A.
Throughout the year P.E. lessons are taken outdoors. Traditional team sports - five-a-side Football, Netball, Cricket and Rounders are played with the older children.
After school activities include football, rugby, hockey, netball, athletics, dance, martial arts and gymnastics.
The school welcome community use, and we are pleased to note that amongst our regular users and providers are local martial arts groups and Swindon Supermarine Rugby club.
During the year we have continued to work closely alongside our local secondary school at Abbey Park and as part of the trust we have engaged in many joint initiatives where their sports leaders have led many initiatives and supported inter school competitions as well as the loan of facilities.
We hope you find our site informative and interesting and welcome feedback at any time. If you would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact the school office any time. If you require paper copies of any information on our website, please ask at the office.

Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
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