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Ivy Lane School

Ivy Lane School

Sports Premium


Sports Premium Funding at Ivy Lane Primary School

At Ivy Lane School we have always prided ourselves on the wide range of high quality activities that we provide to keep our children active and healthy. We promote a positive learning atmosphere so that all children participate in and enjoy PE and a more healthy life-style whilst maintaining a healthy approach to competition. We realise its potential for the promotion of ‘Learning for life’ skills that we believe can make a positive difference to the children’s lives.

Some of the Sports Premium funding has been targetted on professional development and further training for teaching staff in areas of the PE curriculum in which they are less confident . Each Class teacher will get the opportunity to develop their skills and reflect upon their own practice over a 6 – 8 week programme using modelled, shared and observed teaching approaches.

Further information about the School PE & Sports Grant from the Dept for Education.

Provision at Ivy Lane

Ivy Lane prides itself on its extra-curricular sports provision which includes:

Football (KS1, KS2 & Girls)
Cricket (Summer)
Various Dance – from cheerleading to Morris
Tag Rugby
Mini Rugby
PE Boost & PE Plus

Athletics Club
Road Running Club
Olympic Throwing club
Sticky Fingers (YR Dance & movement)

We aim to promote ‘Healthy Competition’ by regularly entering inter-school competitions and playing fixtures against cluster schools. Our aim is to further develop this by building upon our annual sports day to include house competitions in a variety of different sports. Additionally we are keen to further explore the local community using local secondary schools and linking with community sports groups to further expand the clubs and sports available at Ivy Lane. We have links with: Chippenham Football Club, Chippenham Rugby Club, Chippenham Harriers, Corsham Running Club, The Olympiad Sports Centre, Bath Rugby Foundation and Swindon Sports Partnership.

 key purpose of the sport premium

The Government is providing additional funding to improve the quality of PE and sport for all children. The funding can only be spent on PE and sport provision in schools.

Possible uses for the funding include:

1.  Hiring specialist PE teachers/qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE.
2. New or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
3. Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
4. Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
5. Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the Sainsbury’s School Games.
6. Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
7. Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.



Increased Participation Curriculum & Non-Curriculum Activities.
Sport has always been at the heart of Ivy Lane School. The introduction of Real PE, a fundamental skills based scheme, has allowed transferable skills to be taught throughout the curriculum along with traditional sports. Outside the curriculum we offer at least 14 sports clubs across the school year, which are available to all children throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. These clubs are run by teachers and are always a very popular element of Ivy Lane life.

Participation and success in competitive school sports.
Healthy competition is embedded within the ethos of sport at Ivy Lane School. Intra school competitions include house football and netball competition days along with the traditional sports day. Furthermore Ivy Lane enters a variety of inter school competitions throughout the year covering a range of popular sports.

Partnerships with other schools and organisations.
A strong relationship between Ivy Lane and the other surrounding schools is further developed through membership of the Chippenham Partnership of schools. Regular meetings are held to develop a range of activities and sporting events for all children across Chippenham. Many children at Ivy Lane have benefited from attending these events, which look to not only support the development of sport but also maintain and promote healthy lifestyle choices in life.

Sport and Health

Strong cross-curricular links help the children at Ivy Lane to see the benefits sport can make as part of an active, healthy lifestyle. The ‘Mile a day’ initiative was supported across Chippenham with the participation in the ‘Run for Rio’ programme. Furthermore the school has teamed up with Bath Rugby and their healthy eating educational packages whilst our teaching of Physical, Social, Health and Emotional education (PSHE) allows children to further create links between healthy eating and exercise. Additionally, our friday Running Club for Y4-Y6 children helps to engage the children in a mind-set focused on healthy living.

Sport for all – Inclusion.
Ivy Lane recognises that sport can change, enrich and develop the lives of children. Exposure to a variety of sports, activity days, whole school events and programmes across the county allow children to see the power of sport and the variety of ways they can access this. New opportunities are provided through: Squash, Swimming Plus sessions, Young Leaders, All Active Academy, Talent Team, PE Boost and gymnastics. These are just an example of the variety of ways Sport is made available for all at Ivy Lane School.

Traditional and Alternative Sporting Activities
At Ivy Lane School, we love to introduce children to a wide variety of sports, allowing them to see that there is more to sport than just football and rugby. Participation in squash, hockey, gymnastics, cheerleading, run clubs, volleyball are just some examples of the sports that have been made available at school. However, Ivy Lane still prides itself on the promotion of traditional sports across the academic year both within and outside the curriculum. 

CPD (Continued Professional Development)

Mr Johns is our PE Subject Leader and attends regular meetings with the network of schools to share good practice and to provide training.