At Orchard, we clearly recognise the highly valuable contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. An outline of our sporting successes in can be read in the documents at the bottom of this page. In 2014 we were delighted to win the FA Nations Cup - in effect the FA national school girls champions. 

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our highly successful provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

The School has achieved the Silver School Games Award.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is currently continuing to provide funding for primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil - here at Orchard that will mean around £10,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
For the academic year 2016/17, Orchard Junior School will receive £10,030. This allocation of funding will be spent in the following ways:
  • Subscription to the New Forest School Partnership for sports.
  • Maintain regular training for staff of the Real PE scheme; 2 further teachers being trained this academic year. This will be cascaded as new training or refresher to all teaching staff through INSET.
  • Qualified PE coaches/ teachers for curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
  • Ensure inclusivity to all extra-curricular sporting and residential activities.
  • Providing release time for PE leaders to monitor quality of PE provision.
  • Change4Life clubs.
  • Contribution towards sustaining the Oppie Club at Calshot.
  • Contribution towards running and maintaining school mini-buses to ensure all pupils access to participation.
  • ...engraving costs for all the fantastic trophies we win!!!!

 

The Impact of the Sports Premium:

 

Our Primary School Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing specialist coaches and training for staff.

Due to the school’s coaches, Orchard pupils in Years 3-6 receive regular PE lessons of a high quality. Additionally, we make use of supplementary coaching packages  throughout the year for football and tennis. The employment of the coaches ensures a consistent and specialist delivery of the PE curriculum throughout the school year. We maintain very good links for Noadswood Academy next door, a sports specialist school. We make use of their facilities and PE staff where possible and where timetabling allows; in the past this has enabled us frequent use of their fully-equipped gymnasium and astro-turf pitches.

 

The sport provision offered at Orchard Junior School has been awarded the Sainsbury’s Silver Kitemark.

Extra-Curricular Clubs:

Our specialist sport coaches, and our teachers, deliver a huge number of free or subsidized extra-curricular clubs which the Sports Premium supports.

After School Clubs - all sports are provided for boys and girls. Below is a list of sports that run as a club at Orchard. Timetable for the clubs changes termly, and is posted on our school website under the clubs tab – you can see that by clicking here. 

  • Football
  • Cross country
  • Indoor athletics
  • Outdoor athletics
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Sailing (Oppie Club run at Calshot)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Fencing
  • Karate
  • Multi-skills
  • Tag rugby

Attendance figures for clubs:

Our PE leaders surveyed the whole school in December 2016. This information will be made available once it has been analysed.

Early indications show only about 12% of each of Year 5 and 6 do not regularly take part in any organised physical activity on a regular basis, either as an extra-curricular activity in school or out of school.

Any fee associated with Pupil Premium children is paid for by the school.

 

The School is a member of the 2016-2017 New Forest School Sports Partnership (NFSSP).

 

In the 2015-16 year, Orchard entered many competitions as part of the NFSSP calendar of events.

At the competitions, Orchard pupils won a total of 6 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals which meant we came fifth of the New Forest Primary Schools Medal Table 2015/16 – see medal table below (out of 35 schools).

Medal Table New Forest Sports 2015-2016

 

Rank

School

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1

Abbotswood

22

13

5

2

Marchwood


12

16

7

3

Brockenhurst

9

5

13

4

Hale

6

6

5

5

Orchard Juniors

6

6

4

6

Hordle

5

3

3

7

South Baddesley


3

1

6

8

Wildground

3

1

0

9

Bartley

2

3

1

10

Lymington

2

2

2

11

Ringwood

1

1

3

12

William Gilpin

1

1

2

13

Blackfield


1

0

4

14

Our Lady and St Joseph

1

0

2

There are 35 schools in total who take part in the New Forest competitions.

 

Of particular note for 2015/16 are:

  • Year 3/4 County Runners up at Tennis at the County Championships
  • 5th Placed in the County at Basketball at the County Championships
  • 3rd Placed boy in County Championships Cross Country Running
  • Year 3/4 Girls Football – New Forest Champions
  • 1st placed boy and 3rd placed girl in New Forest Cross Country Running
  • 3rd Placed in the Netball League and Quarter Finalist in the New Forest Cup Competition


More details can be read in our sports page of our 'Apple Pie' - please click the appropriate document below.


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Chris Parker,
18 Nov 2015, 04:19
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Chris Parker,
18 Nov 2015, 04:14
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Chris Parker,
6 Oct 2016, 00:41