Sports Premium Funding
Sport at Our Lady of Ransom
We take sport very seriously at Our Lady of Ransom and want our children to be active and enjoy taking part in sporting activities.
Sporting Success at Our Lady of Ransom
September 2017 ~ awarded a GOLD Kitemark to recognise our commitment to high quality PE provision
November 2016 ~ awarded a 'Highly Commended' certificate in the Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards.
In the last year we have had the following sporting successes:
Southend Deanery Catholic Schools Netball WINNERS (November 2019 ~ 8th successive year)
Southend Deanery Catholic Schools Football WINNERS (November 2018 ~ 2nd year running)
Southend Deanery Catholic Schools KS2 Field event 2018 WINNERS
Southend Deanery Catholic Schools KS2 Athletics 2019 WINNERS (winners 9 out of last 10 years)
District Swimming 2019 WINNERS (4th year running)
Curriculum PE Provision
Our children are involved in a range of timetabled curriculum sporting activities throughout the week.
All of our teachers lead one PE lesson with their class each week.
In addition we employ a specialist PE coach, provided by the Castle Point and Rochford School Sports Partnership.
This coach provides PE teaching during Planning Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time for teachers,
ensuring that our children get the very best PE provision.
We provide excellent swimming teaching for every child in our school. Our children receive a weekly lesson in our school pool during the summer term. This ensures that our children are proficient swimmers by the time that they leave us at the end of Year 6.
Extra curricular PE
All children have opportunities to take part in PE activities at lunch time which are led by one of our specialist PE coaches.
Children also have access to an excellent range of extra curricular sporting activities, either before, during or after school.
In 2019-20 these include:
Netball Football (boys and girls) Karate Cross Country Fit Squad
Athletics Dance Fencing Cheer-Leading Tennis Tag Rugby
We have also introduced the following in the past three years:
A dedicated area in the playground (all weather surface) for the development of table tennis (three outdoor tables)
to increase pupils' activity at play and lunchtime all year round
Paid sports leaders at lunchtimes - Sports coaches from the Castle point and Rochford School Sports Partnership cover the lunch period each day.
They work alongside our Year 6 Play Leaders to organise games for children in the playground.
Zoning of the playground. We have restricted football to a particular area of the playground and have fenced off a football pitch with new equipment to make this timetabled activity special. The rest of the playground is now free for other playground games (skipping, skittles, hurdles etc)
Creation of a new 'Trim Trail'. Our Key Stage 2 children told us that they would really like to be more active at play and lunchtimes and that the best way of doing this would be to provide them with a challenging 'Trim Trail' on the school field.
A new Trim Trail was been designed to reflect their wishes and was officially opened
by Sarah Walker (GB Badminton player) at our Family Day on Friday 11th July 2014.
In the future we would like to use the Sports Premium to develop:
Creation of a link with Sustrans to provide Bikeability training for all children.
Use of the field adjacent to the school to provide a new range of sporting activities
(orienteering/geocaching, problem solving, cycling)
CPD for teachers
Targeted provision for pupils who do not take part in sporting activities.
Sports Premium Funding
In addition to our investment into the ‘Basic’ membership services provided through the
School Sport Partnership, we have also bought further support through ‘Enhanced’ membership.
This is a bespoke annual plan tailored to suit the specific needs of our school.
Our school is continuing to make a significant investment in PE and School Sport, beyond the normal
investment allocated through Sport Premium funding. We feel this to be important to the overall
development of the children and the understanding of health and well-being.
All year groups benefit from weekly curriculum lessons from a specialist member of the School Sport
Partnership team. We have built a strong relationship with this member of staff and feel that this consistency in
delivery will enable us to progress PE as a subject and challenge our students appropriately.
Further investment has been made into the extra-curricular programme on offer to our students,
lunch time sports activities are now on offer daily and our before/after school programme has
grown significantly as a result of this investment. Broadening the range of activities will allow us to
engage with more students.