School Sport at Kilburn Junior School
Physical Education and school sport play a very important part within our ethos and we are committed to giving all pupils at least 2 hours of high-quality PE and sport every week. We also ensure that children access opportunities both inside and outside the curriculum, believing this has a positive influence on concentration, attitude and academic achievement.
The school works closely with numerous organisations that support the provision of school sport and we have forged close links with the local School Sports Partnership and Premier Sport and a network of other schools keen to engage and compete in sport.
The school has made links to local clubs and talented children are signposted there in order to develop their skills, potential and talent in the future.
We provide opportunities for children to participate in a wide range of sports; cycling, swimming, football, archery, fencing, triathlon, netball, cricket, rounders, tennis, hockey, basketball and athletics are just a few.
Our main aim is to give children the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities, believing that a taster will precede specialisation at a later age. We do encourage team membership and take part in local competitions. Fostering team spirit is part of a wider idea about taking responsibility and supporting our friends. Whilst demanding a certain level of commitment to teams we never forget that sport in meant to be enjoyed. We make it fun!
The School Sport Premium
The Sports premium was introduced in March 2013 by the government as a fund to be specifically used for the improvement of the provision of physical education and sport in Primary Schools in England.
The government provides £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil which totals £18,200.
Although the fund is specifically designed for the improvement of the provision of sports, the school has the freedom to choose how it is spent. The ultimate goal is for all students leaving primary school to have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity.
How do we use the Sport Premium to support out Ethos?
We are part of the Amber Valley Schools Sports Partnership (AVSSP). AVSSP is a not for profit organisation that specialises in delivering high quality Physical Education and School Sport. They were established in 2008 and have developed a reputation for providing professional services. They offer a broad variety of high quality PE and sports coaching, which fulfils the new curriculum requirement.
Through this partnership, we are able to offer children the opportunity to engage in competitions against other schools in the local area and to access high-quality coaching to enhance the children’s learning in PE.
- The PE specialists make sure that all clubs are inclusive and that every child has the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities. They provide extracurricular activities all year round creating opportunities for schools and children to participate in new sports throughout the sporting calendar.
- AVSSP have a strong team of PE specialists that meet minimum standards of deployment:
- Recognised National Governing Body level 2 coaching certificate
- Safeguarding and protecting children certificate
- Enhanced DBS (CRB) Clearance
- Emergency First Aid Certificate
- Full Insurance Policy
As an affiliated Amber Valley School Sports Partner school we benefit in a number of ways:
- We are allocated 3½ hours of coaching each week of the school year.
- We have access to different specialist coaches in different areas.
- Our specific sports coach coordinates an extra-curricular club each week, inclusive for all pupils.
- Our coach works alongside our lunchtime play leader to provide activities at lunchtimes for all pupils.
- Qualified sports coaches work with teachers directly – this not only helps the children learn from a specialist coach but also allows the teacher to develop CPD to then further enhance future lessons.
- Schemes of work are provided for the school which assist staff with their planning.
- Inter-school competitions are provided for pupils.
- Specific competitions are provided for children with special educational needs
- Pupils have the opportunity to engage in the Bikeability cycling programme at both level 1 and 2.
Other Initiatives to Promote PE and School Sport at school
In addition to our membership of the AVSSP, our committed staff provide a range of other opportunities for pupils.
Year 6 pupils undergo a training programme to enable them to provide physical activities for pupils within school at lunchtimes and also support pupils at the local infant school. This programme then feeds in to the Sport Leader Programme at secondary school. Through involvement in the Mini Leader the programme, pupils earn points, which they are rewarded for at the end of the school year.
A programme delivered to Y3 pupils to develop understanding of the importance of making sensible food choices and taking regular exercise.
Pupils in year 3 and 4 take part in a weekly swimming lesson for one term each year.
All pupils engage in the Derbyshire County Council School Swimming Programme where they have the opportunity to learn different swimming strokes, develop confidence in and around water and learn about the dangers of water locally and nationally. Pupils also learn how and why to use appropriate survival and self-rescue skills if they fall in by accident, or get into difficulty and knowing what to do if others get into trouble.
Of the 2022 Year 6 cohort:
60% of pupils could swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
73% of pupils could use a range of strokes effectively.
90% of pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
As an affiliated member of Amber Valley School Sports Partnership pupils are given access to the Bikeability Cycling Programme ( the modern day equivalent to the cycling proficiency scheme) in which they are taught basic riding skills at Level 1 and the skills to ride safely in the road at Level 2.
Following a successful Big Lottery application, the school purchased bikes and runs a very successful cycling club after school where pupils are given the opportunity to develop their cycling skills, take part in competition Cyclo-cross cycling and are encouraged to participate in Go Ride cycling.
One of our staff members is a registered British Cycling Coach and coordinates cycling throughout the school. He also offers sessions for pupils and their parents at weekends, which have been greatly received.
Due to the high profile of cycling in school, pupils have been County Team and individual champions on numerous occasions in recent years.
Pupils are given the opportunity to attend an outdoor adventurous residential week at the White Hall Centre near Buxton where they are able to sample a range of activities including: caving, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, cycling, orienteering and rock scrambling. Year 6 pupils also attend a camp out at a local campsite during the summer term, an experience that we are looking to replicate with other year groups.
Year 4 pupils have the opportunity to spend a night under canvas, camping on the school field and engaging in numerous outdoor activities during the summer term.
Pupils across the school engage in a range of outdoor activities through the Trailblazer Programme. These sessions encourage and promote team building, problem solving and the development of social skills and confidence.
Whilst pupils are given the opportunity to engage in traditional sports in school, we also provide opportunities for pupils to try minority sports through our archery and fencing club. They are also given the chance to try disability sports such as boccia and goal ball.
During the school’s celebration assembly on Friday, pupils are awarded with the Kilburn Junior School Sport’s award when they have represented the school on three occasions during the school year in an interschool competition. Their photograph is also displayed on the School Sports Board as a way of celebrating their effort in representing the school and raising the profile of competitive sport in school.
To measure the success of School Sport Premium you would expect to see the following indicators in school:
- Increased engagement of pupils in regular physical activity
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Champion School Status 2019-2020
Rob Shaw, from Amber Valley School Sports Partnership, presented the children with a rosette recognising our second-place position (out of 75 schools across Amber Valley), in the Champion Schools Initiative.
Champion Schools is a participation-based award, recognising schools who have provided the most competitive sporting opportunities for their students to take part in against other schools.
Here at school we are lucky to have a such a dedicated staff who go the ‘extra mile’ to provide opportunities for our children.
As a school, we provide extra-curricular clubs every night after school which help generate interest and enthusiasm around sport, whilst providing meaningful activities for the boys and girls.
The engagement and participation of pupils in school sports clubs and competitions is tracked annually in order for us to target specific pupils and groups. Data is collected via a simple electronic survey and then shared with all school stakeholders. The results of our most recent School Sports Survey can be viewed by clicking on the link below.