Everyone gets a go-we play in all the tournaments on offer. We may be small but we dream big and we play as a TEAM
IMPACT OF SCHOOL SPORTS FUNDING
The government provides additional funding of £150 million per annum 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 Sport - is allocated to primary school head teachers.
At Snape Community Primary School the money is being used in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality of sports and P.E. for all pupils.
We monitor the impact of the spending through:
Discussion between staff.
School council discussions.
Records of children attending events.
For details of Sports Premium expenditure please click on the links below:-
Inclusion in Tournaments All KS2 children wishing to take part in inter-school tournaments have had the opportunity to do this. In spite of low pupil numbers, the school has entered two teams (A and B) in several tournaments, such as tag rugby and hockey. The “A” Hockey Team reached the county finals in 2015. The team achieved ninth place (out of 253 primary schools in Suffolk). Above are our TAG RUGBY team who won the Tag Rugby Tournament in March 2016 and have now got through to the county finals.....This is an exceptional achievement for a school with just 35 pupils.
Athletics and Basketball The children also took part in indoor and outdoor athletics tournaments during the last 12 months and also entered 2 teams into a basketball tournament.
Here are our very jolly (and victorious) Tag Rugby team with mixed ages because everybody gets to try out-we're a TEAM
Danny Laws (School Sports Co-ordinator for Leiston/ Saxmundham) says: “Snape School’s commitment to PE and Sport is above and beyond the average for schools in the area and of its size nationally. They have invested heavily in staff time and resources to give the children a wonderful offer both in curriculum time and out-of-school-hours learning. The high quality teaching and instructing is paying dividends as Snape School regularly finishes in the top half, or top, in the local cluster competitions, despite being at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to student numbers. There is never a competition that Snape fails to enter because of lack of numbers or interest.”
Silver Mark Snape School has raised standards and has now been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Silver Mark. Very few schools have been successful in achieving this award. This is a Government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. The award recognises the quality of PE on offer for all pupils.
CPD Whenever external coaches are used, they work in partnership with the school’s own staff, developing sustainable staff skills, for the long-term benefit of our pupils.
CPD for TAs The school has a TA with PE qualifications. The Gym Course helped him to further improve his lesson management techniques across all aspects of PE and not just gymnastics. It also enabled him to improve his medium term planning to build up children’s skills over a series of weeks in PE lessons and in after-school clubs.
CPD for teachers : The PE course has had an impact on most PE lessons delivered by our NQT. The course has enabled him to develop confidence and knowledge particularly in dance and skills development in gymnastics. The shallow water course has ensured that staff have the knowledge and skills necessary to teach pupils swimming in shallow water. This year we have taken an extra teacher along to our swimming lessons, and this has enabled them the opportunity to observe and develop their skills. Teachers and TAs often teach in pairs, developing each other’s knowledge and skills.
Inclusion in Residential Activities: Funding has helped to ensure that all children in years 4 and 5 take part in an Activity Residential. All children in Y5 and Y6 were included in visit to Lee Valley Olympic Velo Park in 2015.
Sustainable Enthusiasm for Activities: Every child in the school is involved in activities that can foster life-long habits and interests: Swimming for all year groups, fencing, Bowling etc.
Healthy Lifestyles and Eating: All KS2 children benefit from visiting a nearby kitchen to learn to cook meals using local seasonal produce. Many children taste “new” fresh foods as part of this project.
Free Access to Snape School Clubs eg PE Club, Yoga Club etc.
Daily Structured Activities The school has been able to continue with a rota of structured PE activities for all children, which operates every break-time and lunchtime, including football, basketball, dodgeball, running games, skipping, circus skills, balance and co-ordination activities, throwing, catching etc.
Links with Sporting Clubs The school is developing its links with local clubs and several children play for local teams