Sports Premium Funding

At Stoke Park Schools, we believe that there are no limits on what children can achieve in their lives when they build upon a strong foundation of inspired teaching which enables children to discover their own unique interests and talents and to develop these to a high standard so that they become lifelong sources of expression and enjoyment.

Therefore, we strive to provide our children with expert coaching and high quality role modelling to enable our children to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance in sport and dance.

The school delivers the full National Curriculum for physical education ensuring broad experiences for all children. However, in addition, PE and sport at Stoke Park goes beyond the National Curriculum as we specialise and emphasise three key areas: dance, gymnastics and football.

These curriculum areas are all taught by specialist teachers/coaches who have performed at a high level or professionally. As a result, children benefit from very high levels of technical instruction as well as being inspired through high quality role modelling by the teacher/coach.

Our objectives for these areas are:

Ballet & Dance

  • To equip pupils with the techniques and skills to enable them to dance with a high standard of technical competency and creativity
  • To develop pupils’ skills so that they are in a position to access formal ballet qualifications
  • To develop high levels of strength, flexibility and stamina

Gymnastics

  • To equip pupils with the techniques and skills to enable them to perform gymnastics with a high standard of technical competency
  • To develop pupils’ skills so that they are in a position to access and attain national gymnastics award
  • To develop high levels of strength, flexibility and stamina

Football (extending to Rugby for Year 5 and 6)

  • To equip pupils with the techniques and skills to enable them to perform team sports with a high standard of technical competency and tactical understanding
  • To develop pupils’ skills so that they are in a position to participate and compete at school level, inter school level (the majority) and representative level (gifted & talented)

High levels of participation are secured for all pupils as all children work through their Gymnastics National Proficiency Awards on a weekly basis. All children participate in Dance or Ballet three terms per year, with the opportunity to further develop their skills and take formal qualifications in after school clubs. Games is also taught three terms per year, with the opportunity for all children in Years 1-6 to attend a football club to receive specialised coaching. In Years 5 and 6, children can attend a rugby club (delivered by a former Bristol Rugby Player) to further enhance their talent in playing invasion games.

In addition to high levels of participation, children have been able to perform to a high standard in all of these areas.

Notable achievements

Dance

St Paul’s Carnival Best School 2009

St Paul’s Carnival Best School 2010

Stages Gala performers 2013

Stages Gala performers 2014

Harbourside Festival Winners 2014

Stages Gala performers 2015

Ballet

In 2015, we started to teach ballet as part of the curriculum to introduce another genre of dance and widen children’s ability to express themselves through this art form. In a short space of time, our children have made amazing progress in learning this highly complex and technically demanding form of dance.

In term 6 of 2016, some of our ballet dancers took their first professional ballet exams where they were assessed by an external ballet examiner. We were thrilled to find out that all the children passed with flying colours.

  • All 22 Year 1 pupils got Highly Commended for their Pre-Juvenile exam, which is the highest possible result at this level.
  • The 7 Year 2 and 3 pupils who took the Primary Grade exam received Distinction, which is highest possible grade at this level and needs over 85% to be achieved. Grace Stoner and Dante had the highest percentage at 86%.
  • The 5 Year 2 and 3 pupils who took the Primary Classwork Assessment exam received Commended, which again is the highest possible grade at this level.

Football

In 2014-15, the football team played 19 matches, winning 15 games, drawing 2 and only losing 2 matches. Their great play resulted in the school winning two North Bristol tournaments and reaching the semi-finals of the Bristol section of the English Schools FA competition.

So far in 2016-17 the football team:

  • Has reached the quarter- finals of the Bristol Coronation Cup.
  • Is currently in 2nd place in the St. Bede’s North Bristol football Championship.

In addition, Year 3/4 team finished 4th out of 14 teams in their North Bristol Competition.

Gymnastics

The National Proficiency awards start at Level 8 and progress to Level 1. Since 2012-13 children have reached the following levels:

 

60 children achieved Level 8

22 children achieved Level 7

57 children achieved Level 6

5 children achieved Level 5

So far in 2016-17

Reception – all working on level 8

Year 1 – 11 completed level 8

Year 2 – 27 completed level 8

In addition in 2015, we entered two teams in to inter-school competitions. The Year 3/4 Team won the North Bristol Y3/4 Gymnastics competition. Our B-team also came sixth in this competition demonstrating our strength in depth. As regional winners, our Year 3/4 then went on to compete against the other regional winners from the West of England and came second in this competition.

In 2016the Year 3/4 Team retained its title, once again being crowed North Bristol Team Champions. In the regional competition, Stoke Park finished 3rd.

 

The sports premium funding (£8853) contributes to the employment of specialist coaches in gymnastics and games. In addition to delivering high quality teaching, this funding is also used to support the professional development of specialist staff as they work alongside the professional coaches.