Sports Premium 2019-20

Dashwood Banbury Academy Sports Premium funding

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At Dashwood Banbury Academy we understand that play, sport and physical activity hold the key to not only our pupils’ well-being in the physical sense, but also in terms of their mental health. We are aware that living in the 21st century, our pupils often struggle with their mental health whilst contending with the pressures of social media, test stress and shifts in personal relationships. In addition, the Youth Sports Trust (2019) states that ‘one in five children are now classed as obese by the time they leave primary school’. Our key priority is to support our pupils to discover for themselves the joy of movement and activity; to use sport’s transformative power to benefit every pupil.  

Dashwood Banbury Academy understands that the PE and School Sport Premium funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport or to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we, as a school, already offer. We are passionate about providing our pupils with opportunities that go beyond academic and support them in the discovery and development of new interests and talents. We are passionate about developing each child’s individual character; confidence; resilience; independence; and their physical and mental health. For this academic year (2019/2020) we aim to make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years by maximising the sustained impact of the premium by:  

  • using qualified sports coaches to work with and mentor teachers to ensure the delivery of a broad and high-quality PE curriculum
  • through our North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership affiliation, provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and school sport more effectively.
  • through our North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership affiliation, attend 100% of Level 2 competitions and festival competitions
  • introduce new sports or activities in our after school club offer and encourage more pupils to take up sport at a local community club
  • make improved links to community clubs to increase the number of pupils, and their families, remaining active outside of the school day and increase pupils’ opportunity to develop their talents and interests. We endeavour to offer a wide-range of opportunities beyond the expected that use sport and physical activity to develop our pupils’ exemplary character
  • extend the offer of physical activity at our new Dashwood Banbury Academy Youth Club
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions – run Level 1 Intra-Aspiration Family and Inter-Year group competitions for ALL
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games – Silver School Games mark received 2018/2019
  • encourage family engagement and understanding; and community and social bonding between participating families through innovative programmes – Chance2Shine Cricket and the FAST initiative. Develop community links and signpost children to community clubs through After School opportunities and Level 2 competition.

In response to The Childhood Obesity Plan that was launched on the 18 August 2016, Dashwood Banbury Academy are committed to finding solutions that help ensure that our young people are moving their bodies. The report states that nearly a third of children aged 2-15 are overweight or obese. Dashwood Banbury Academy understands that tackling childhood obesity requires us to take action. At Dashwood, we are committed to ensuring that our pupils participate in at least 30 minutes active curriculum time outside of their 2 hours of Physical Education and weekly swimming lessons (KS2). The 30 minutes daily exercise, during curriculum learning time is made up of a range of activities that are designed to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in our young people: The Daily Mile, Go Noodle; NHS ‘Train Like A Jedi’ and Active Maths.

The PE Lead has developed a deep understanding of how to ensure all our pupils at Dashwood Banbury Academy leave us for secondary school as physically literate young people. Through CPD with the North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership and working on projects with the Youth Sports Trust, Dashwood is providing a PE curriculum, School Sport and extra-curricular opportunities for all through physical literacy. This approach motivates pupils and gives them the confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides our children with the movement foundation for a lifelong participation in physical activity. The lead has achieved the level 5 and level 6 accredited Physical Education Leaders qualification.

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This full document reports on:

  • Impact review of previous academic year 2018/2019 
  • Dashwood Banbury Academy Sports Premium Action Plan/Vision for 2019/2020.
  • School Sports Premium funding 2019/2020. Awaiting confirmation of Dashwood Banbury Academy funding for the current academic year 2019/2020.