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.
No sporting competitions took place in the academic year 2019-20 or so far in 2020-21
In the previous year we 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.
The percentage of Year 6 children who can do the following always nears 100%:
~ swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres
~ use a range of strokes effectively
~ perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
it is not possible to publish these figures at present due to restrictions on swimming lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic
Extra curricular PE
All children have opportunities to take part in PE at lunch time which are led by one of our specialist PE coaches.
Children also have access to a range of extra curricular sporting activities, either before, during or after school.
In 2019-20 these included:
Netball Football (boys and girls) Karate Cross Country Fit Squad
Athletics Dance Fencing Cheer-Leading Tennis Tag Rugby
No extra curricular activities have been able to take place the academic year 2019-20 or so far in 2020-21
We have also introduced the following in the past three years:
A new all weather running track to enable all children to run 'The Daily Mile throughout the year.
A dedicated all weather surface for playing table tennis (three outdoor tables)
Sports coaches from the Castle point and Rochford School Sports Partnership to cover the lunch period each day. They work alongside our Year 6 Play Leaders to organise games for children in the playground.
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.