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Priory Church Academy PE & Sport Funding

Click here for the Department for Education link to the Primary School’s Sport Funding page.

What is the PE & Sport Funding?

The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding – due to the success of this it has continued into 2015/16. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

 

How we spent the PE & Sports Funding in the 2014/15 school year.

  • Improve our outside environment in-order to support the teaching of PE, as well as providing a stimulating and inviting area for children to engage in physical activities during their break and lunch times (areas for activity) – phase 1.
  • In partnership with other local primary schools within our cluster, we continued to register with oPEn (Outstanding PE Network). Through joining this network a variety of different training opportunities, resource materials and support was made available.
  • After school sports clubs were continued for all phases within the school.
  • Extra swimming sessions in UKS2 to boost children’s’ confidence and skills in the water before KS3.

How will we be spending the PE & Sports Funding in 2015/16 and who will benefit?

Following our previous spend, our priorities and needs continue to be the playground and the ‘sporting’ school environment.  Alongside continued CPD opportunities through oPEn (Outstanding PE Network) and intra-school competition a new direction was decided upon.

Intentions for next year: every year at Stanley Head, the Year 6 children really enjoy the opportunity of trying different sports and activities and say that they would like to do more canoeing, archery, climbing, etc. Something such as a climbing/ bouldering  wall, for more adventurous PE and independent exercise, is something that will be researched for the future.

 

The following table shows how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2015-2016.

2015/16 – Allocation £9575
Priory Objectives –

·         To ensure that teaching of PE is of a good to outstanding quality, which enables effective skills development for all pupils.

·         To provide a range of opportunities and activities for children to increase participation in PE.

·         To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of how PE helps them to stay fit and healthy.

Rejoin the Outstanding PE Network

In partnership with other local primary schools within our cluster, we will rejoin ‘oPEn’ (Outstanding PE Network).  This will enable us to access support and training opportunities provided by the ‘oPEn’ Network to further improve teaching and learning.

Sports Clubs

Partly thanks to prior funding, our school already offers a range of sporting after school clubs, accessed by children in every phase of the school. These clubs will continue to run as before.

There are also extra sports clubs run by teachers this year too.

Provide opportunities for children to compete

Our PE & Sport coordinator will arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, alongside offering our more gifted children the opportunity to compete against other children from other schools at a higher level.  It is not new for Priory pupils to represent the town and city teams, we feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.
This year our PE & Sport coordinator will also put things in place to encourage more intra-school competition (using our in year teams system)

Provide training for lunchtime supervisors to introduce playground games at lunchtimes

Lunchtime Supervisors who engage with children’s play can transform lunchtimes. At Priory, our Lunchtime supervisors will be trained further to offer children a positive play opportunity during the lunchtime break.

Continue to develop the role of Playground Leader

Playground leaders will be trained to support the children. The children will help each other to really get the most out of their break and lunch times.

Extend the use of the house team system to inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages

Our annual Sports Day is the end of year whole school sporting event where family and friends are welcome to come along to join in the fun and lend their support.  We will extend the use of the house team system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages throughout the year.

Develop outside area (physical activity/ sports/ active play)

Phase two of playground development – to encourage active play and support children to independently take part in physical exercise.

Budget ( £9575 ):

£26,500 Playground and sports field developments – continued cost/ follow up phase from previous year

£1500 to join OPEN (Outstanding PE Network)

£500 contributions to clubs/ external sport coaches

COST as needed for supply cover for CPD and staff release to take part in inter-school competitions in school time £660 extra swimming sessions to prepare less confident swimmers for KS3

Success criteria:

•    A wider range of sporting activities available

•    Greater confidence in planning and delivery of PE lessons

•    All areas of the PE curriculum are at least good

•    Increased after school clubs and participation in PE and Sport – links with specialist organisations and coaches

•    Pupils have greater opportunities to participate in competitions

•    Pupils who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential

How we spent the PE & Sports Funding in the 2013/14 school year.

It was agreed that the funding should be used to benefit all children at Priory, regardless of sporting ability. Funding was used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We felt that this was a suitable starting point in order for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and the physical development of our children.

In turn we used the funding to pay for, and to subsidise, a number of different resources.

  • An outside agency was bought in with the intention of providing high quality PE sessions for the children, alongside valuable CPD opportunities for our staff.
  • In partnership with other local primary schools within our cluster, we joined oPEn (Outstanding PE Network). Through joining this network a variety of different training opportunities, resource materials and support was made available.
  • New schemes of work were purchased to support the planning of PE.
  • New after school sports clubs were set up for all phases within the school.
  • Extra swimming sessions in UKS2 to boost children’s’ confidence and skills in the water before KS3.

 

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