Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

The government allocates funding jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This is called PE and sport premium funding.

2017-18 grant value is £19680. In 2016-17 Menston received £9785.

How we are using the Sports Premium Grant in 2017-18 to improve the quality and breadth of our PE provision:

  • Employ a specialist PE teacher to work alongside and train teachers in years five and six to develop their subject knowledge, expertise and confidence in the teaching of PE. This builds on  the training provided for teachers in year groups 1-4 over the last two years.
  • Subscribe to the local School Sports Partnership to access competitions  and matches. This will give our children opportunities to swim, to play dodgeball, basketball, netball, cricket, handball and rounders in competition with other local schools. We will also use the grant to enter boys and girls for the astroturf football leagues. Last year our year 6 girls became the Wharfe Valley Astroturf league champions for the second year running!
  • Employ school staff to organise and then to accompany teams going to these competitions.
  • Employ an additional coach to deliver sessions at lunchtimes linked to the Ilkley Grammar School Multisports League and to prepare football teams for the astroturf league matches.
  • Employ a Health Mentor from the company ‘Evolve’ who will work in Key Stage Two to train staff to deliver high quality Outdoor and Adventurous Activities to broaden our PE offer. The mentor will also provide sporting opportunities to targeted groups before school, at lunchtimes and after school.

Please click here for the overview of how the grant is allocated for 2017 – 18

Please click here for the overview of how the grant was allocated for 2016 – 17

How we used the Sports Premium in 2016-17 to improve the quality and breadth of our PE provision:

  • We employed a specialist PE teacher to work alongside and train teachers in years three and four to develop their subject knowledge and confidence in the teaching of PE. This specialist teacher worked closely with staff, developing expertise, following on from his work with Key Stage One staff in the previous school year.
  • We subscribed to membership of the local School Sports Partnership to access competitive events and matches. This gave our children opportunities to swim, to play dodgeball, basketball, netball, cricket, handball and rounders in competition with other local schools. We used some of the money to buy into the above leagues and also to enter boys and girls for the astroturf football leagues. Our year 6 girls became the Wharfe Valley Astroturf league champions for the second year running!
  • We employed school staff to organise and then to accompany teams going to these
  • An additional coach was employed to deliver sessions at lunchtimes linked to the Ilkley Grammar School Multisports League.

What was the impact of the use of the Sports Premium Funding in 2016-17?

We developed our staff’s ability and confidence to teach high quality PE lessons. The children’s core access to PE within the curriculum has therefore been enhanced.

We have encouraged increasing numbers of our children to be active, happy and competitive within a supportive framework which develops and celebrates their sporting talents while giving opportunities to children of all abilities.

As a result of this funding we increased the number of opportunities available for our children over time. This includes opportunities to participate in PE and sport at lunchtimes and outside of the school day.

We always prioritise participation and the pastoral and personal development of children through sport. We work hard to encourage sportsmanship, good manners, empathy and acceptance of others. We want children to love sport and to treat each other and opponents with dignity and respect whether they win or lose.

We manage to do all this because our families help us. They work with us, helping us to get our children to and from the various events. They also back up our high expectations of sporting participation and behaviour. Our families also understand that while we want to involve as many children as possible we can’t include every child every time, but that over time we will include as many as possible.

To summarise:

This funding helped us to improve both our quality of teaching and to widen the range of our sporting provision for children. We have worked to provide sporting opportunities- especially competitive ones for our children. We have established a tradition of friendly, competitive participation in a variety of sports.

We are a school that values sport and PE because:

Children enjoy it because it’s fun to do.
It helps them to develop healthy lifestyles.
If taught well, it develops their social skills, their humanity and empathy and it teaches them how to persevere and be resilient.