PE and Sport Funding Impact 2017-2018
The government has provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual school’s census in January of the preceding academic year.
Purpose of 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.
Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, funding. Ofsted have strengthened the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE is assessed as part of the school’s overall provision.
Physical Education – Aims and Objectives
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities.
Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. The aims of PE are:
• to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination;
• to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
• to develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
• to increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
• to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
• to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
• to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success;
• to increase participation rates in school and outside of school.
PE and Sport Funding Report 2017/18:
Mr Jonathan Reyes will continue to provide high quality specialist input for pupils form Year 1-4.
We also hope to provide lunchtime club through Premier Sport, who will facilitate a variety of sporting activities across both key stages including street dance and dodgeball.
After reviewing last year’s use of the money we decided to continue with the employment of sports specialists, not only had this been effective in up skilling teachers it also allowed for the continuation of high quality coaching to be implemented across a wide variety of year groups; as well as the continuity and development of specific skills within those specific year groups. The allocated Sport Premium money was also spent on providing high quality PE teaching through specialist sports coaches in Tennis and across year 5 and 6 with Mr Gomez teaching Handball and athletics to years 5 and 6 as well as the related development of teaching staff present in those lessons. This also allowed for a link to be kept with Emmanuel School and helped with transition at the end of year 6.
Due to an increase in funding over the course of the year, this allowed us to delve further into broadening children’s engagement in a wider variety of sports including Archery, Climbing and table tennis, each with their own differing levels of impact across the school.
Mr Jonathan Reyes will continue to provide high quality specialist input for pupils form Year 1-5 as well as developing teacher CPD for those specific year groups. Similarly, we will be using the teaching pack from Commando Joes to support teacher CPD as well as children’s team building, problems solving and outdoor learning skills.
Due to the problems around the school mini buses, they will no longer be in use for this academic year thus much of the sport premium money will be spent on transport to allow children to get to the events throughout the year.