Olympic Legacy 2014-2015

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 saw the impact of the Sports Premium Funding last year. In order to get best value and maximum input for our children William Ransom used the money for:

·         Enrichment of the curriculum with the addition of basketball and badminton.

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

·         The provision of teacher training to improve confidence and expertise in the new areas on offer  and in areas identified in our skills audit.

·         Buying into the ‘Sports Apprentice’ scheme. Through this we were able 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 our sports apprentice.

·         Entering even more intra school competitions, so 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 went to even higher levels of competition, regional and national.(School Games events)



How will the Legacy money be spent in 2014/2015?

 The school allocated the funding last year to maximise the benefits for staff and pupils and try to ensure a long term legacy. This year we wish to maintain the ‘in class’ support for teachers in the delivery of their PE lessons, 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 us to do this we need to retain the services of our sports apprentice Mr. Dain Sears. As he enters into his second year of training on the scheme, he is able to run clubs by himself and that frees up the member of staff who mentored him in his club delivery last year.

 He is now familiar with every year groups PE planning and has embedded himself in their 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-ordinator and the teacher who runs the Sports Leadership training and help to 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 Fun fit and their summer sports festival and supervise the organisation and running of the whole school sports day

 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 last year 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)