During 2016-2017 academic year our school received £9060.00 in funding from the School Sports Partnership.
As a school we are passionate about encouraging the children to take part in as many sporting opportunities provided to them as possible, as we think this is fundamental to the advancement of both their social skills and sporting ability. To make this possible for all students, regardless of their parents’ financial position, we are committed to providing a variety of free after-school coaching opportunities in a range of sports.
In 2016-2017 the PE & School Sports Grant allocation was £9060 and was mainly used to employ a dedicated sports teaching assistant, Mr Matthew Clarke, to work at lunchtimes and during PE lessons to:
* assist 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, as well as leading a variety of sports activities in PE lessons, to model good practice
* to provide a focused multi-sport programme for all pupils during 2016-2017
* to provide a range of additional multi-sports clubs after school for all key stages, to allow children to try out and experience sports activities that they may wish to take up in the future
* to organise and encourage children to take part in active and enjoyable activities during lunchtime
* to provide support with and accompany children to inter-school competitions, in a variety of sports
A small amount of the allocation was used to purchase new resources, to ensure that Mr Clarke has the equipment needed to provide a wide variety of opportunities at lunchtime, during lessons and after school.
The replenishment of resources is crucial to the ongoing development of sport within our school; the children need lightweight, safe, working equipment to assist their progression and development from EYFS through to Year 6.
How do we know if this is making a difference?
Teachers monitor the progress of all of our pupils in school on a half-termly basis. Input from Mr Clarke has meant that he can provide input in to the achievement of pupils. TAs monitor progress alongside teachers during lessons and observations are collected using photographs, video, notes and feedback. We reflect on the progress of individual children over time to ensure they are developing physically, learning new skills and enjoying PE & Sport. We also monitor the content, planning and structure of lessons, to ensure that children are provided with the opportunity to meet their year group expectations in PE.
The primary purpose of this funding is to ensure that all children participate in PE & Sports activities that are challenging and promote a healthy lifestyle. The activities currently being provided are working well and children are responding enthusiastically to the various activities due to the quality of teaching. Teaching staff benefit from the role of Mr Clarke and this is enhancing and extending the PE & Sports activities that the school provides and has led to increased engagement of the pupils in a wider variety of sports.