PE & Sports Grant Funding 2017-2018
The PE & Sports Grant is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to improve PE & Sport participation and ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles. In 2017-2018 the PE & Sports Grant allocation of £9060 (plus any additional funding)will be used to employ high quality coaching staff from One Goal, a specialist PE and sports provider, and Artis, who use the performing arts to ‘physicalise’ the curriculum:
This will impact on children by:
- assisting teaching staff in developing their teaching skills in aspects of PE & Sports with a view to improving the quality and level of provision across the school
- providing a focused programme of dance for all pupils
- to provide a range of additional after school multi-sports clubs to allow children to try out and experience sports activities
- make learning more physically active through the performing arts
- impacting on the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of our children through boosting achievement, improve speaking & listening skills and building confidence and self-esteem
- creating the interests and habits needed in later life to maintain an active lifestyle
- opportunities for pupils in KS2 to participate in an outdoor activities day experience
How do we know if this is making a difference and has a sustainable impact?
Teachers monitor the progress of all our pupils on a half-termly basis. We consider the progress of individual children over time to ensure they are developing physically, learning new skills and enjoying PE & Sport. Our children tell us that they enjoy the various PE & Sports activities that we provide and that they benefit from the additional coaching sessions.
The primary purpose of this funding is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate in PE & Sports activities that are challenging and promote a healthy lifestyle. The activities provided over time have worked well and children responded enthusiastically to the various activities due to the quality of coaching. Teaching staff clearly benefit from the professional input from the coaches and this has enhanced other PE & Sports activities the school provides. The development of teaching staff has allowed us to build capacity and ensure sustainability through their enhanced skill development.
The number of sport related after school clubs run by teachers is also an indicator of the impact of how the PE and Sports Grant is spent. Throughout the year we have clubs for Year 5 and 6 boys football; Year 5 and 6 girls football; Rounders; Year 4 Netball; Year 5 Netball; Year 6 Netball and Cross-Country. It is also reflective of children’s engagement the number of clubs that have to be separated by year group or gender due to demand exceeding capacity for a single club.
We understand that healthy lifestyles are about more than just what happens in school and that habits formed in childhood directly impact on the lifestyles children form as adults. As such, and as part of our continuous work on SMSC, we encourage participation in physical activities outside of school.
Please visit Change4Life for more information about activities in our area.
For further information about the levels of activity children should take part in please visit the NHS physical activity guidelines for young people.
PE & Sports Grant Report 2016-2017