Schools are allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and the school must decide how best to use the money to improve the breadth and quality of PE and sport provision, including increased participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2013-14 was £5167.
Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2014-15 was £8266.
Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2015-16 was £8495.
Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2016-17 is £8516.
During 2016-17, at St Oswald’s RC Primary School, we have decided to use this money to:
- Employ qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
- Each class to receive a dedicated 6 hour block of specialist gymnastics coaching throughout the year. In addition, an after-school gymnastics club held on a weekly basis for 1 additional hour. We now have a core of twelve children who enter gymnastic competitions.
- Qualified multi-sports coach to deliver 3 hours curriculum time per week and 2 hours after-school coaching per week. This term, athletics, tag-rugby, football, dodge-ball are sports that have been covered.
- Each class to receive a dedicated 6 hour block of specialist dance coaching throughout the year. In addition, an after-school dance club held on a weekly basis for 1 additional hour.
- Pay for transport, pool hire and instruction to provide swimming lessons for our three KS2 classes throughout the year.
Targets to achieve for 2016-17
- Increase the quality of PE Lessons so that all pupils access at least 2 hours of quality PE teaching every week
- Aim for all pupils to be able to swim at least 25m by the end of KS2
- To provide diverse and quality sports after-school club provision.
- To arrange inter-school sports competitions utilising the 3G pitch facility
- An increase in the number of pupils taking part in after school sport
- the increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
- development of a fully inclusive PE curriculum
- the growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
- the improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
- links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
- the greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
- Quality of overall provision to improve so that all teaching in this area is at least 'Good' or better.
- Lasting development of professional expertise of staff teaching Physical Education activities
Due to the success of the way the money was used in 2015-16, we have decided to use the money in similar ways during 2016-17.