As part of the Olympic legacy all primary schools receive dedicated funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision.
The aims are to develop an enjoyment of sport and physical activity and to promote healthy lifestyles.
There are five key indicators to measure the success of the programme;
- The engagement of ALL pupils in regular physical activity
- The profile of physical education, sport and physical activity (PESPA) being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
At our federation we use some of the additional funding to employ specialist sports coaches. The impact from a sports coach working with our staff has been increased subject knowledge for teachers alongside improved confidence and competence. Staff have been able to observe the specialist teachers teaching but also teach alongside them thus refining their own skills. Long and medium term plans have been modified to reflect this new competency which will improve future PE provision. Pupils have been very positive about this enhanced provision and the learning they are benefiting from.
All children have benefited from this provision but it also allows us to target any children who show a particular talent, gift or passion for a sport. This has inspired and enthused the children and take up has been high. There has also been increased participation, and success, at inter school competition level. In Year 5 all children have the opportunity to learn to swim, 81% of children were able to swim 25m unaided in 2018-2019.
Further information about the level of funding we receive in both schools, how the money has been spent and its impact, plus plans for the coming year are available in the relevant school's policies section.