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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, the school subsidises the lessons, although parents are asked for a contribution.

Clubs

We offer a wide range of after-school clubs related to sport. Here 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

Partnership 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. In 2014 - 15, our teams reached the county finals in cross-country running and Tri-Golf.

Events scheduled for 2017 - 18 are:

Gifted and Talented sport day 

Year 5 and 6 hockey 

Year 1 dance (for all)

football tournament

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

Multi-skills events for Y3/4 at Cokethorpe

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.

Sports Grant 2017 - 18

We have been allocated £8485 for the academic year 2017 - 18. 

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 - £1000

We are subsidising swimming, enabling all of our children to go swimming for ten weeks during the year. Cost - £2300

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

We will buy new balls and other equipment. Cost: £500

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

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

We need to train members of staff to coach swimming. Cost - £100

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

We are saving money for new outdoor equipment in our playground. This will take money from last year's and this year's sports grant, as well as from the School Association and other fundraising. This year we are contributing £2620

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

Sports Grant 2016 - 17

We have been allocated £8480 for the academic year 2016 - 17.

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 - £1000

We are subsidising swimming, enabling all of our children to go swimming for ten weeks during the year. Cost - £2300

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

We have paid for a subscription to IMoves Dance, which provides resources, lesson plans and ideas, as we identified dance as an area where our teachers lacked confidence. Cost - £800

We have bought new balls and other equipment. Cost: £200

We have bought and updated more equipment for Forest School. Cost - £500

We need to pay for swimming training and DBS checks for RAF Brize Norton passes for our staff and volunteers. Cost - £300

We are subsidising an after-school club, led by our sports coach. Cost - £1240

We have paid for special events involving all our children, including BMX and preparing for a dance performance. Cost - £800

We are saving money for new outdoor equipment in our playground. This will take money from this year's and next year's sports grant, as well as from the School Association and other fundraising. This year we are contributing £1075

Sports Grant 2015 - 16

We have been allocated £8545 for the financial year 2015 - 16.

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 - £750

We have signed up for two years of professional cricket coaching for all our Year 5 and 6 children. This includes a club open to all children in Key Stage 2. Cost - £500

We are subsidising swimming more than last year, enabling all of our children to go swimming in smaller groups without increasing the cost to parents. Cost - £2300

We employed Graham Hand (see 2014 - 15) until the end of the academic year 2014 -15. This has given teachers more confidence to teach high-quality PE lessons. Cost - £829.32

We paid for supply cover and books to enable Mrs Rae to continue her training as a Forest School leader, ready to enable all our children to participate in Forest School (with children in the EYFS participating all year and others for one term only) from September 2015. Cost - £1100

The cost of preparing our outdoor area for Forest School and purchasing equipment was covered by the School Association and other donations (thank you!), but we paid for pond liner and fence posts to make the area safe. Cost - £483.41

We paid for two of our teaching assistants and one parent volunteer to be trained as swimming instructors, decreasing group size and guaranteeing that every child is taught swimming by a qualified adult. Cost - £500

As we have moved swimming to RAF Brize Norton (better facilities than Carterton pool, giving the children a better-quality experience), we needed to pay for additional DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks for some of our staff. (RAF Brize Norton would only accept DBS checks which were less than 3 years old.) Cost - £180

Mrs Fairhurst has been trained as an archery instructor and has purchased additional archery equipment (the school had some already), enabling an archery club to be set up. We decided to do this as it is a non-traditional sport, so should attract children who may not be interested in other sports, and it has been very popular (24 children in Summer Term and 12 in Autumn Term 2015, though others would have liked to participate.) Archery was also offered to all children and parents at the summer fete. Cost - £433

Sports Day required stickers and a new trophy. Cost - £21.57

We bought new helmets for the bikes in the Foundation Stage garden, so the children can be more active and use the bikes more. Cost - £90.73

New balls and other equipment have enabled children to have their own equipment in lessons rather than sharing. Cost - £191.78

We have invested in a new system of token collection for house points, including tokens and collection tubes. This is useful for sport, as children participating in lessons, clubs and other competitive activities can earn points for their house, and it is highly motivational for children. Cost - £597.20

Kids Marathon participation: we are challenging all our children to run a marathon in a year. Cost - £110

PE Primary website subscription, giving teachers ideas and support. Cost - £265

We provided free transport to a number of non-partnership sports events, also widening participation. Cost - £250

TOTAL - £8602.01

These investments are sustainable because: