What is it?
The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of the funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Key achievements this year/ What worked well:
To increase the participation of physical activity for all children.
In addition to a dedicated 2 hours PE and strong after school sporting opportunities we have introduced active lunch times where children are given the opportunity to learn new skills, use a variety of equipment and work together in team situations. We have increased our uptake of interschool competitions.
To have a better focus on KS1
KS1 have attended multi-skills festivals throughout the year. The children are much more engaged in physical activity on the playground with active lunchtimes.
To train sports leaders form years 5 and 6.
An additional 10 children have been trained as a SSCO crew. They are encouraged to take warm up sessions during PE and to raise the profile of sport across the school.
To look at the curriculum and resources.
Curriculum and equipment has worked well. The class teachers feedback has been positive and that plans are easy to follow and put in place. New gymnastics mats have been ordered to support gymnastics and dance elements of the curriculum.
Sports coaches have been employed to help train and add CPD opportunities for staff. These have been targeted at areas of the PE curriculum in which staff have felt less confident and have been well received. This will continue into next year.
To obtain the Sainsbury’s School Games Kite mark by the end of the academic year.
The Bronze award has been obtained this year and work is continuing on achieving the silver award with higher participation in outside competitions and an increased percentage involved in after school sporting activities.
What will change next year:
* To set up a ‘change4life’ style club targeting those less active children. Work on solving issues around inter school competition attendance outside school hours.
* A targeted KS1 after school sports club focussing on key skills. A running club aimed at all ages and abilities to include KS1 children and demonstrate role modelling by KS2 children.
* SSCO will organise and run a sports hall athletics session once the weather has warmed up and the playground can reliably be used. This will feed in to them assisting with active lunchtimes.
* To ensure that the curriculum supports and precedes inter school competitions. To add more intra-school competitions in a variety of sports to again support inter school comps.