Celebrating the best uses of the Primary PE and Sport Premium across Birmingham
These awards will recognise schools that have innovated and endeavoured to provide improved outcomes for pupils using the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
All primary schools in Birmingham receiving the grant can be nominated for one of three awards:
– Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives
– Whole school improvement
– Increased participation in competitive sport
Round 1- County awards
Applications will be judged at a county level. Winners will receive county level awards and be entered into the West Midlands regional awards. Deadline for applications to be confirmed.
Round 2- Regional awards
Winners of the Birmingham awards will be up against winners from the other five West Midlands County Sports Partnerships (Active Black Country / Sport across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) / Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wreakin / Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport (CSW Sport) / Sports Partnership Herefordshire Worcestershire).
Round 3- National awards
Winners of the West Midlands regional awards will be put forward to the national awards to compete against winners from other regions. TBC
These awards are a celebration of good practice in utilising the premium, recognition on a local, regional and national stage.
Guidance for the nomination submission
Who can nominate:
Any school receiving the Primary PE and School Sport premium is eligible to nominate or be nominated for an award;
• The school (teacher, support staff, governor etc.)
• A parent / extended family member
• A partner of the school (local authority, academy sponsor, school games organiser, coaching organisation etc.)
• All nominations must be received by Friday 28th April 2017
• West Midlands regional winners will be shortlisted on 3rd May 2017
Before applying, ensure that your submission:
- Is innovative
- How has the school delivered something additional which is ground breaking and original which other schools can learn from?
- Is sustainable
- How has the school ensured that the impact of an additional intervention can be maintained after the grant is no longer provided?
- Impacts on pupils – this is crucial if your submission is to be successful
- How has the school ensured and measured (evidence will be required) that pupils benefit from the intervention?
Applications will be considered more favourably if the following are referenced:
• Transition (i.e. how pupils will continue to benefit when they move on to secondary schools)
• Social mobility (i.e. how pupil's future prospects have or will be improved)
• The school's journey from under-performing to over-performing in your chosen area
Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitative evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.
Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on their pupil's engagement in physical activity or health improvement activities.
This could include:
• increasing activity levels of the least active pupils,
• engaging pupils who do not enjoy PE lessons,
• targeting pupils who are overweight or obese,
• working with pupils who do not usually participate in extra-curricular sports clubs
• collaborating with parents, the community or faith groups to raise the profile and importance of physical activity
Whole school improvement
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils in and through PE, including other curriculum subjects and priority school development areas.
This could include:
• an identified priority through the whole school action plan or SEF (for example attendance, parental engagement or behaviour)
• increased attainment in other curricular areas directly attributed to the grant
• development of other PE and sport outcomes (for example confidence, resilience or SMSC)
• comprehensive enhancements to the PE curriculum which consider pupil's backgrounds and circumstances
• impact on pupils' personal development, behaviour and welfare
Increased participation in competitive sport
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant increasing pupil participation levels in competitive sport. The impact of this on pupils should be clearly stated.
This could include:
• entering competitions which are accessible for all pupils
• identifying competitions to attend which are linked to curriculum, extra-curricular and community sports clubs
• providing more opportunities to groups of pupils including girls, SEND, BME or other targeted cohorts
• introducing and providing opportunities to compete in different sports, not usually on offer
Once the winning school from each category has been chosen they will receive a plaque acknowledging their achievement as well as the choice of a half day athlete visit or a half day media team into the school to document the good work, producing a 2 to 3 minute video that can be used by the school.