The government has allocated Primary Sports Funding to all primary schools with the aim of improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, increasing participation in PE and sport so that all children develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. We use the funding to improve the quality of teaching in PE and to promote healthy lifestyle choices that will contribute to pupils' well being. Our current PE and sports premium allocation for this year is around £9000.
We have completed an audit of staff training needs and secured the support of specialist teachers. We have produced a training plan for the year and ensured all teachers have up to date policies and plans. The school has a good range of resources and this will be added to with guidance from the subject specialists.
The specialist teacher for PE Jeff McEvoy (Deyes High School) has worked with the PE co-ordinator to analyse the skills audit and map support to be provided. He is now delivering training units, working alongside teachers and TA's in each year group (see programme).
Our school employs a Sports Leader whose role is to lead structured play activities and coordinate Year 6 play leaders during school lunch times. In addition to this, the Sports Leader coordinates a number of extra-curricular activities,
E.g KS1 multi-skills and girls only circuit training.
We have developed a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the year groups and each class, from Reception to Year 6, take part in, up to, 2 hours of PE each week. The planning of PE has been supported by the specialist teachers bought in through our PE & Sports Premium Funding.
Young Leader Training
This year we have trained our Y6 children to become play leaders. These children will then work with younger children during lunchtime. This will add to the time that the children are active each week.
We have developed an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, including football, multisports, gymnastics and dance (see wow sports).
We regularly audit the PE equipment and make sure it is fit for purpose. We use some of the funding to ensure that the staff and coaches have the suitable equipment to delivery high quality school sport.
Children from Year 1 to Year 6 have the opportunity to take place in inter school competitions through our partnerships with Chesterfield High School and MADCOS. In addition to this, all children take part in competitions through our half-termly intra-class competitions. The results of these competitions feed in to our whole school House Teams (each named after famous Olympians). We are currently introducing sport reporters to attend competitions. These children will report on the competitions by using iPads to take photographs and video the action. They will also be supported on writing an article to go on the school sports newsletter.