SPORTS FUNDING 2016-2017

Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1st September 2013.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This work will be linked to the curriculum, including visitors such as; fitness trainers, school nurse, so that it promotes an understanding of healthy lifestyles.

Examples of how this funding might be spent have been set out by the Department for Education and by Ofsted. In addition, Ofsted’s most recent physical education survey, ‘Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all’, identified a number of common weaknesses and set out a series of recommendations for the improvement of PE in primary schools. Further guidance for schools, including case studies of good practice is available on the Department for Education website.

We have been allocated £8,625 for the period September 2016 to August 2017.

The funding will be used to:

  • Offer all children the opportunity to be instructed by specialist sports coaches.
  • Provide opportunities for our children to compete in sporting events with other local primary and infant schools.
  • Continue to provide quality-assured professional training in order to further improve teaching and learning in PE.
  • Provide a range of after school and lunchtime sports clubs to allow children to experience a variety of different sports including athletics and develop their social skills by partaking in various playground games.
  • Purchase resources and equipment that enable us to provide a range of sporting opportunities in lessons, at lunchtimes and as after school clubs.

 

We currently offer after school and lunchtime clubs such as athletics, playground games, Yoga and Dance, which are provided by teachers and specialist sports coaches.

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