PE and Sports Premium Strategy 2016
Following the success of the 2012 Olympic Games the Government announced ring-fenced funding for the improvement of the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision within all primary schools.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding.
The funding for our schools is approximately £8000 + £5 per pupil.
Families are aware of our tradition of providing excellent sporting experiences and opportunities for all our children and we believe that this funding will allow us to enhance our provision further.
This funding is being used to employ specialist PE and Sports teaching. This is allowing us to raise the profile of PE - developing further the quality of teaching and learning within our broad, rich and engaging PE Curriculum; enhancing Professional Development for our staff. Our Sports Team coordinate sports competitions across our school and local schools as well as developing the quality and increasing participation of pupils in our after school clubs.
Across the Academy we ensure that all pupils benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able pupils are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; we will continue to subsidise swimming lessons in KS2 in order to support all families financially. We participate in both competitive and non-competitive sporting events. Some of these events provide opportunities for some pupils to compete at county or elite levels.
Our extra-curricular programme offers varied seasonal opportunities in all areas of Physical Education. We see these additional experiences as extensions to all children’s national curriculum programmes of study. The extra curriculum programme is open to all children of all abilities. The ethos is one of enjoyment with meaningful coaching and teaching so that children acquire skills, tactics and morals of fair play and respect.
The teachers deliver this programme and we invite qualified coaches to support in the delivery of a wide range of activities provided. Our school teams have been very successful in local and county competitions, providing children with valuable experiences of competing at higher levels. We evaluate the impact of our funding use throughout the school year to monitor pupil progress and value for money. Every student shall be physically educated - that is, shall develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate in physical activity, understand the short and long-term benefits of physical activity, and value and enjoy physical activity as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle.