PE & Sports Grant Funding 2020-2021
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.
Funding is at a rate of £16,000 + £10 per child in the school and is given to school in two lump sums.
In 2019-2020 the PE & Sports Grant allocation was used to :
- Employ high quality coaching staff to enhance the PE curriculum
- Provide an enhanced range of outdoor learning experiences for the children including : forest schools activities for our EYFS and KS1 pupils, day visits for Key Stage 2 pupils to an outdoor learning centre, training of a member of school staff in Forest School Leadership and the development of an outdoor fitness trail on the school site for our KS1 pupils.
- The introduction of new ‘try your hand’ taster sports clubs to encourage pupils to have a go at new sports including fencing, table tennis, volleyball and badminton.
- The employment of ‘play leaders’ to encourage structured play and games at lunchtimes.
- Provision of a ‘Gifted and Talented’ football club to provide coaching for selected pupils.
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
- 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 KS1 to participate in Forest Schools Activities and to be active in the outdoor environment
- opportunities for pupils in KS2 to participate in an outdoor activities day experience
- introducing pupils to new sports in which they may excel
- providing high quality coaching to extend and develop our most able footballers
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.
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.
Swimming at Greenhill Primary School
Our swimming provision currently takes place in Year 4.
Any children who cannot meet the end of KS2 requirements then have the opportunity for catch up sessions in Year 5.
Currently all of our year 6 pupils are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.