Premium case study: Delamere Church of England Academy, August 2014

Impact role/PE spend- since September 2013 - Autumn Term

Background information- PE has always been a highly valued part of the curriculum. The school has always invested heavily in opportunities for children and we have an outstanding swimming programme. This has been improved this year - see below.

The school has appointed a Specialist PE Teacher (£27,140 NQT with on costs) whose role is to ensure all children from reception to year 6 have high quality PE provision (2 hours). Intra-school competitions have also been planned into the PE programme which has allowed 100% of children to take part in a competitive physical activity within school using the existing house system.

PE equipment has been purchased to enable high quality PE and sport across the school, with a particular focus on gymnastics (£1721.23). This will enable 100% of the school to take part in an activity which they previously had limited involvement in.

The PE teachers has enhanced the current 2 hours of timetabled high quality PE with the introduction of a daily wake and shake activity session (8.00-8.45am). Attendance ranges daily from 16 children (approx 10% of the school) to 30 children (approx 20% of school). The PE teacher also delivers lunchtime sports clubs three times a week (Tues- year 1&2, Wed- year 3&4, Fri- year 5&6).

The PE teacher has developed an after-school PE programme using both existing staff and external specialist coaches. There are a range of traditional (football, tag-rugby, hockey) and non-traditional sports/activities (yoga, boxercise, ju jit su) available every day of the week.

The percentage of children involved in after-school PE clubs is as follows; · Monday- 50.4% · Tuesday- 22.9% · Wednesday- 11.5% · Thursday- 29.8% ·Friday- 25.2%

Furthermore, the PE teacher has established club links in rugby, fencing, handball and netball which will be advertised to children via school website. This will enable continued participation outside of school.

During October half-term the PE teacher delivered a Multi-Sports course for KS1 and KS2 children at Delamere Academy. Here the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of individual and team sports during the school holidays. Seventeen children (12.9%) attended this three day course and Mr Freeman received excellent feedback from both children and parents.

“...Thomas has a brilliant time and the photos were great!!”

“...Thank you for sending the photos, they are great! The boys really enjoyed the different sports!”

“...Thanks for the photos, they are great…the kids had a great time and we will definitely be booking in for the next time”

The school has bought into the Tarpoley High School and Chester School Sports Partnership provision to enable a wide range of inter-school sporting activities and staff INSET opportunities (£1000). Delamere Academy has entered at least one team into every inter-school competition within both partnerships. This includes football, tag-rugby, cross-country, hockey and handball.

To date there have only been two opportunities for KS1 to take part in inter-school competitions (Cross-country and football). However, 62.5% of the infants have taken part in inter-school competitions at least once (many representing the school on numerous occasions).

Here is a breakdown of the involvement by each class in inter-school competitions: · Blakemere- 45% · Nunsmere- 83.3% · Pickmere- 84% · Linmere- 100%

The PE teacher and a teaching assistant have both completed a Level 1 Swimming Course allowing them to assist the external swimming instructors in delivering swimming lessons to the children. All children in KS1 and KS2 attend weekly swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. The children in Reception attend every other week. Here the school pays for transport, pool hire and instruction.

The school has employed expert advice from Steve Howland (S.I.P) who observed the school’s PE teacher teach a year 4 lesson. Amongst many positive comments an area for improvement which was cited was the use of small sided games to allow more active learning. This has been immediately implemented into the teaching across the school.

The PE teacher coaches and manages the majority of the school sports teams, however, he has enlisted the help of parent volunteers to run the girls netball team.

The children in year 5 have had the opportunity to take part in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities by attending on an overnight canoeing residential.

Due to the PE teachers involvement Everton Football Club a child in the school who was identified as being gifted and talented was given the opportunity to attend an Everton FC development centre and has now been promoted to the Academy and Finch Farm where he receives expert, intensive coaching and support.

Through the school’s involvement in the Chester Schools Sport Partnership the PE teacher has acquired a Combat Activities Kit through ‘Change 4 Life’ and will be using this to engage more girls into physical activity.