School PE and Sports Funding
The Government continues to provide schools with grants to support and promote PE teach and provision in all schools.
The importance of Physical Education:
Physical Education (P.E.) develops pupils' physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skillfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process, pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and how to make choices about getting involved in lifelong physical activity.
We used this money to:
- Provide specialist PE teaching to all year groups on a half-termly basis with the specialist working alongside our teaching staff.
- Provide festivals on a half-termly basis for pupils to utilise their skills competing with children from other schools.
- Provide transport for pupils to travel to the festival venues.
- Provide high quality sports coaching in the form of lunchtime or after-school clubs for children in Year 1 – Year 4.
- Broaden the experience of sport in school with tennis, dance, basketball, dodge ball, unihoc, tag rugby and orienteering
- Provision of dance workshops to enrich curriculum teaching. West End Dance Co. provide whole school, topic-related experiences.
- Provision of new sports equipment: goalposts, ropes, hurdles, balls, hoops, bibs.
- Provision of playtime sports equipment: bats and balls, skipping ropes.
- Provide a team for the Y3/Y4 Football League in Prudhoe.
- Assessment tool to measure and record fitness levels.
The impact of this spending:
- All children in the school actively involved in high quality PE lessons.
- Teaching staff are receiving on-going training, learning from the specialists and becoming more skilled in the teaching of PE across all aspects of the PE curriculum.
- Increased fitness levels for all pupils – use of assessment tool to measure fitness.
- Teachers have the confidence to teach all aspects of PE.
- Increased numbers of children taking part in lunchtime PE clubs and after-school sports clubs.
- Greater variety of sports covered such as: orienteering, dodge ball, cricket, football, dance, gymnastics, tag rugby, cricket and rounders
- Children meet with children from other schools at the festivals and have the opportunity to take part in competitive games/sports.
- PE resources are plentiful and well maintained. New resources are purchased as and when they are needed.
- Children experience competition, including partaking in the Prudhoe Football League –winning, losing, taking part, hosting teams, developing team building and resistance as well as celebrating success.