Olympic Legacy 2015-2016

William Ransom has looked at the impact of the 'Sports Legacy' funding and set their goals for the new academic year.

What is the impact been so far?

Pupils and teachers at William Ransom have seen the impact of the Sports Premium Funding over the last two years. In order to get best value and maximum input for our children, William Ransom used the money for:

– Enrichment of the curriculum with the replacement of worn out equipment.

– Buying quality assured professional development modules, materials and training for staff and pupils.

– Accessing teacher training to improve confidence and expertise in areas identified in our skills audit.

– Buying in a lacrosse coach to support teachers in the delivery of the sport at curriculum and club level and aid professional development.

– Employing Mr Dain Sears, a ‘Sports Apprentice’ for a second year, to support PE lessons. This enabled the school to offer more sports clubs and every age group benefitted.

– Increased numbers of inter class competitions took place at the end of units of work. Once again this would not have been possible without the support in PE lessons by Mr Dain Sears.

The school entered every intra school competition offered by the North Herts Sports Partnership. More children were given the opportunity to represent the school at the next level of competition. Because many of the school teams did really well at local level, they progressed and went to even higher levels of competition. (At regional level in netball, mini-tennis and Boccia and table tennis and lacrosse at national level. These were School Games events

This academic year 2015-2016, the school  wants to maintain the ‘in class’ support for teachers in the delivery of their PE lessons, to continue to provide a wide range of interesting and relevant extracurricular clubs for all age groups and maintain the levels of involvement in competition.

To enable William Ransom to do this the school needs to retain the services of Mr Dain Sears as a Sports Teaching Assistant.  He is familiar with the PE planning of every year group and has embedded himself in its delivery, alongside the class teachers. He has extended his own knowledge of the competitive events that the school enters and is instrumental in helping to coach teams and prepare them to compete.

Mr Sears will continue to support the PE co-ordinators and help to run the Sports Leadership training and ensure that the ‘sports leaders’ manage play time groups effectively. He will continue to help with planning and running of inter school competitions. He will help with the planning and running of the Key Stage 1 autumn term ‘Fun Fit’ and their summer sports festival and supervise the organisation and running of the school sports day.

Mr Sears will run football club with Mr Maranian and support him with the administrative side of this role. He will continue to send out and collate the extracurricular club letters and inform teachers which children in their classes are involved in clubs. He will also run several lunch time clubs throughout the week and support individual pupils with practising identified physical tasks.

Through membership to the North Herts School Partnership, funded once again by the Legacy money, teachers will continue to access training and the school will have free access to competitions.

How will the impact be measured?

– By closely monitoring the number of children taking part in extracurricular activity. This will be compared to past years and those that are not choosing to participate will be identified and their needs listened to and addressed.

– By adding some new activities to our provision to give greater diversity and encourage children’s interest in new sports.

– To increase participation, activity levels and competition in PE and school sport so that all pupils develop more positive attitudes towards healthy active lifestyles.

– To engage the wider community in developing positive attitudes towards healthy active lifestyles.

– To further develop school-club links and exit routes for participation and excellence.

– To access as many festivals and competitions to give more children the opportunity to take part (Intra-school, inter-school, School games and County/National finals)