PE funding for our school
What is it and how should it be spent?
Following on from the original grant awarded as the legacy of the London Olympic Games, we have been award additional funding year on year. Below is guidance on how this money could be spent;
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE;
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs;
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport;
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport;
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games;
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport;
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs; and
- Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Over the last year we have been successful in increasing participation in sports not only for training but also for competitions. We have also achieved considerable success in these competitions. This has been facilitated largely by Mr Bailey who often has given up his own time to attend events. Also many other members of staff have run after-school clubs for training and participating in leagues. We have used the grant to allow teachers to be released from school times to take children to events. However much of the success relies on teachers volunteering their time. We also have a very supportive group of parents who help coach and have youth coaching qualifications. To all these people we are extremely grateful as their commitment offers fantastic experiences to the children.Other areas of expenditure are listed in the Sports 2014-2015 (see web page).
This year we will again receive funding throughout the year for sports. The same criteria apply as in previous years. We plan to use the funding as listed below;
As recognition of all this success we were awarded the School Games Silver Mark for Schools. This year we will work towards a gold award.
What have we done and what are the results?
- Release time for PE co-ordinator to monitor quality of learning and teaching in sports, to attend network meetings to facilitate inter-school sports competition and to facilitate intra-school house competitions
- PE Association membership which includes entry into a range of competitive sporting events (eg. primary schools’ swimming gala, ESFA football cup and local primary schools’ league, tag rugby tournament, the Festival of Youth Sports) and also two enrichment activities (a whole school taster day for a new sport and an event for more able sports children)
- PE equipment maintenance and new equipment costs resulting from PE audits
- Outdoor activity equipment to support our new Forest schools’ programme
- Teacher development in curriculum time, play leadership training for pupils at lunchtimes and after school opportunities provided by Future Stars
- After school and lunchtime sports clubs provided through external coaches
This year again we will also rely on teachers and parents volunteering their time to run the after school clubs.
Below is the way the money is to be spent this year. The total amount awarded is £8855 given throughout the academic year in tranches.