During the academic year 2015/16 the Government gave every Primary School funding to develop Physical education and competitive sport. Spring Grove School received £8,905; which was £8,000 and £5 per child in Years 1 to 6. In our school we used this funding by working with the Pennine Sports Partnership to:
- Increase the amount of competition sport in which our children participate.
- Make links to other community sports providers.
- Develop additional clubs and activities for children, outside the curriculum.
- Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport.
- Give extra support in PE to our most talented children and include those with special needs in sport.
£6600 of the money was spent on bringing PE and sports specialist teachers and coaches into work alongside class teachers and support staff in lessons. In this way, the children were able to gain new skills and experiences and teachers and support staff were able to gain new techniques and knowledge which aided them in teaching sport and PE.
Some of the money was used to buy coaches for after school clubs. The aim of this was to increase participation in sport and competition and broaden the children’s awareness and experience of different sports and promote a healthier lifestyle. Also we have used some of the money to purchase new resources so the children have a wide variety of equipment to enhance their learning. A small amount of the funding was used to transport children and staff to competitions and sporting events. In addition to this part of the funding was used last year to employ a full-time specialist support staff member, to assist in the delivery of the PE curriculum.
The long term aim is higher quality lessons and improved learning for all children. The children will make more progress through the school and therefore become more competent and confident in all aspects of Sport and the P.E. curriculum.
In this academic year 2016/17 the school will also receive a similar amount of funding and will be utilising the money using the same strategies.
Total expected or above 160
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