Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government has made a commitment to invest over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.
The government has chosen to invest in Primary School Physical Education and School Sport for 2013-2015. They have done this by offering each primary school £8000 plus £5 per pupil to be spent in any way the school thinks best to improve the teaching and learning of PE and School Sport in their individual school.Schools and academies determine how best to spend their allocation.
We have decided to spend our allocation in the following way:
We now have a fully qualified sports coach organising and managing lunchtime ‘FITBOD’ activities, ensuring maximum pupil participation in both KS1 and KS2. Some of the funding has been used to increase the range of extra-curricular activities and subsidised a number of these. Our local sports partnership has provided training and support for teachers in delivering dance and gymnastics in both key stages to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The provision of inter-school competition has continued to be provided as part of the SLA with Outwood Grange Academy.
Please access the link below for the detailed action plan 2015/2016
• Children from year 1 to year 6 accessed a wide range of after school sports clubs (eg. Streetdance, Dodgeball, Cricket, Athletics, Hockey, Rugby…) which had been subsidised to ensure maximum participation. Club numbers ranged from 20 – 50 pupils for each individual club per half term! Children increased awareness of active and healthy lifestyle.
• Children were enthused and motivated when trying different sporting activities delivered by specialists and professional sports people (eg. ‘Tigermania’ Programme – rugby, ‘A Chance to Shine’ – cricket, FA Tesco Football Programme…). Opportunities for staff CPD.
• 56 pupils in year 6 were trained as sport leaders through leadership programme led by SSCO and 2 pupils were trained as Sports Ambassadors. Effective running of lunchtime sporting activities as a result enabling pupils across school to access additional physical daily exercise.
• Children from KS2 competed in inter-school competitions (eg. benchball, rugby, football, seated volleyball, athletics, hockey..)
• Purchase of high quality PE resources and equipment to ensure delivery of quality PE sessions/activities.
• Staff increased skill and proficiency in the progressive teaching of sport (eg. cricket, rugby and football) with a future vision of addressing dance and gymnastics in 2014/15.