Primary PE and Sports Funding
The Government announced that is providing funding of £150 million per annum from 2013 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sports, and will see money going directly to primary schools (Middle deemed Primary) to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The rationale is that it will capitalise on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Purpose of Funding
Schools have to spend the PE and sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, we will have the freedom to choose how we do this.
Improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision
Provide CPD for staff to improve provision
Provide opportunities for children to access different levels of competition
Increase the levels of participation in extra-curricular activities both in and out of school to promote healthy lifestyles
Provide opportunities for children to try new sports and activities
Sports Funding Received 2015-2016
|Total Allocation £9465.00||Money Spent|
|Total Carry Over (April 2016)||£4221.79|
|Pyramid Competition Manager||£737.00|
|Sports Coaches / Clubs||£2165.00|
|Equipment, Transport and REsources||£1441.21|
Measuring the Impact
|Provision provided||Actions||Evidence of impact|
|Dance curriculum workshops||A dance company employed to deliver cultural, street and creative dance workshops.||Talking to children and watching lessons has shown: pupil’s enjoyment of dance, increasing teacher competence and confidence at delivering curriculum dance and an increased level of participation in dance clubs. Having a qualified dance teacher that can work with staff has also improved the quality of planning and resources in place.|
|Transport||Coach bookings to competitions (school games and district events)||Having transport to take large groups of pupils to competitions has enabled the children to take part in a range of competitions with schools in the area. In most cases, the pupils taken have qualified through to the next round of competitions. This allows the pupils to experience competitive sport at a high level.|
|Equipment and kit||Sports equipment has been purchased to replenish old equipment and aid the teaching of sports/activities in PE lessons/extra-curricular clubs. |
PE kit has been purchased to reduce the amount of non-participants.
Rewards have been purchased as an incentive for competitions
|New equipment has been bought to replenish old equipment so that all pupils and teachers have the high quality equipment and resources they need to teach a wide variety of sports and activities during PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.
Purchasing some school PE kit has helped to avoid pupils not taking part in PE lessons or extra-curricular clubs just because they haven't got any kit to wear. The kit system in place, allows pupils to not panic if they have forgotten their kit and know that they can borrow one and still take part. It has also reduced the amount of non-participants in PE lessons.
Medals for competitions have provided children with an incentive and a sense of achievement. The children love receiving a medal/reward for their teamwork, performance and good sportsmanship. Having rewards in place encourages other children to want to succeed and get involved in sport.
|Pyramid Competition Manager||Employed a Pyramid Competition Organiser||Children now have more opportunities to experience real competition against other schools in the area. This has helped them to develop their sportsmanship as well as identify their strengths and weaknesses in that particular sport. These competitions are in addition to the annual district and county competitions offered and allow teachers in the pyramid to choose what competitions they want organised for their children. So far, we have taken part in volleyball and hockey tournaments which are two sports the children rarely get to compete in. As well as providing more opportunities for competition, it also allows the schools in the pyramid to build stronger links which could lead to future competitions and events.
|Sports Coaches / Clubs||Four external coaches employed to run extra-curricular clubs. As well as an internal coach to run a sports breakfast club.||In addition to the extra-curricular clubs ran by teachers, we have also employed some external coaches to run some specialist sports clubs. With both the teachers and external coaches running clubs, we are able to offer the children a wider range of extra-curricular activities, including: netball, football, rugby, fitness (zumba/urban rebound), dance, table tennis, boxing, indoor athletics, hockey, dodgeball, cricket and gymnastics.
Recently, we have also introduced a daily breakfast sports club. This aims to provide another opportunity for children to be physical active, whilst preparing them for the school day. Talking to the children and teachers has shown that pupils are enjoying the new club and feel more alert and ready to learn in their lessons.
A variety of clubs has significantly improved the number of children attending clubs as the different activities appeal to different children (see table below for figures).
The clubs are not only there to build teams and play competitions but also to encourage children to keep fit and offer a chance to perform to an audience.
Witton Middle School
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