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As well as Physical Education lessons, children at Brize Norton take part in a wide range of sporting activities. 

Swimming

We are unusual in that all our children go swimming every year, because we consider swimming to be a vital life skill as well as an enjoyable experience for all. Each class goes swimming for ten lessons at the swimming pool at RAF Brize Norton. In order to keep the cost down for parents, and because the number of lessons offered to each child goes well over the National Curriculum expectations, the school subsidises the lessons with the PE and Sports Grant, although parents are asked for a contribution.

Within our current Y6 cohort:

Number who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 9

Number who can use a range of strokes effectively: 9

Number who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-bases situations: 5

Clubs

We offer a wide range of after-school clubs related to sport. Here are the clubs we ran in 2017 - 18:

Football

Gymnastics

Knights of Sol

Cross Country

Key Stage 2 mixed sports

Archery

Tag rugby

These are the clubs we ran  in 2016 - 17: 

Key Stage 1 mixed sports

Key Stage 2 mixed sports

Multi-skills

Archery

Football

Gymnastics

Team games

Special events

Over the year, every child takes part in at least one sporting event with other schools, many of which are organised as part of the Burford Partnership. Most of these events focus on participation and having fun, and there are some extra events for specific groups of children which are competitive, leading up to county finals. 

Some of the events scheduled for 2018 - 19 are:

Gifted and Talented sport day 

Year 5 and 6 hockey 

Year 1 dance (for all)

football tournaments for Y3/4 and Y5/6

Year 4 dance (for all)

Year 5 indoor athletics (for all)

Year 5 and 6 netball tournament

Year 3 multi skills (for all)

Year 5 and 6 tag rugby tournament

 sports day for non-participants

Year 5/6 cricket tournament

Year 5/6 quad kids

Year 2 Ultra Olympics

 Foundation Stage Multi Skills

Hockey Christmas festival at Cokethorpe

Every year we have at least one sports-based special event in school. In 2017 - 18 we had a BMX workshop day for all children and our now-traditional PE Wow Day, in which children in mixed-age groups tried a range of sports: tennis; archery; scootering/skateboarding; gymnastics; kuk sool won; street hockey

Sports Grant

As part of the 2012 Olympics legacy, all schools are given money to spend on PE and school sport. This is how we have are spending it this year, and how we spent it over the last financial year.

PE and Sports Premium 2018 - 19

We have been allocated £17010 for the academic year 2017 - 18.

A full document showing the reasoning behind our spending choices and evaluating impact is available for download at the bottom of this page.

We are contributing to the Burford Partnership sports fund, enabling all our children to take part in at least one sporting activity with other schools. Cost - £1480

We are subsidising swimming, enabling all of our children to go swimming for ten weeks during the year, including providing additional staff. Cost - £4759

We provide additional staff to enable Forest School to be available for every child. Cost - £6012

We subscribe to the PE Primary website, which gives teachers ideas for teaching PE. Cost - £265

We will buy new equipment for Forest School. Cost - £500

We are funding members of staff to lead cycling proficiency, offered to all our Year 5 and 6 children. Cost - £450

We are subsidising a range of after-school clubs led by outside agencies. Cost - £1000

We provide a member of staff to co-ordinate Play Leaders. Cost - £166

We provide workshops led by outside agencies as part of our PE Wow Day. Cost - £600

We will buy new sports equipment. Cost - £900

We will subsidise minibus transport, enabling us to take part in events outside the Burford partnership. Cost - £198

We will provide time for the PE subject leader to monitor the quality of teaching. Cost - £180

We will provide a targeted activity for children with low participation rates. Cost - £500

PE and Sports Premium 2017 - 18

We have been allocated £17010 for the academic year 2017 - 18. 

We contributed to the Burford Partnership sports fund, enabling all our children to take part in at least one sporting activity with other schools. Cost - £1000

We subsidised swimming, enabling all of our children to go swimming for ten weeks during the year. Cost - £1180

We subscribed to the PE Primary website, which gives teachers ideas for teaching PE. Cost - £265

We bought new balls and other equipment. Cost: £500

We have bought and updated more equipment for Forest School. Cost - £250

We funded members of staff to lead cycling proficiency, offered to all our Year 5 and 6 children. Cost - £450

We subsidised a range of after-school clubs led by outside agencies. Cost - £1050

We have trained all our Year 5 and 6 children to become Play Leaders. Cost - £100

We ran events for the children who do not regularly participate. Cost - £240

Our Play Leader staff lead has half an hour a week for planning. Cost - £166

We asked a member of staff to run a Change 4 Life club involving children who do not regularly participate. Cost for half an hour a week planning time - £166

We took a group of Year 5/6 children on a camping trip including walking up Snowdon. The school is borrowing minibuses and covering the cost of petrol and insurance. Cost - £200

We contributed money to our new playground equipment. Cost - £10000

Sports Grant Impact

Our teachers report feeling much more confident in planning and teaching high-quality PE

Every one of our children participates in at least one inter-school sporting event during the year, with all the older children and many others taking part in more

Every one of our children has ten swimming lessons a year

We have a wide range of sporting clubs, accessible to all at little or no cost

All our children take part in Forest School, improving their physical confidence as well as their knowledge and appreciation of the outdoors, and developing their ability to take risks

Sports Grant Sustainability

These investments are sustainable because:

we are investing in training and resources for our staff, to build their confident

we are purchasing equipment which can be used for years to come

Other items (e.g. participation in cricket and partnership sports events) are not sustainable in themselves, but they increase motivation and involvement, making it more likely that children and parents will want to continue in future

Swimming is sustainable because we now have sufficiently trained staff, and staff with passes allowing them access to the RAF Brize Norton swimming pool