Physical education will form an important part of your child’s education and the school has developed this area of the curriculum dramatically over recent years.
Opportunities exist both within and outside the school day, through the curriculum and via out of hours provision.
Uniquely, amongst local schools, your child will benefit from the onsite heated swimming pool, which is in use between April and October each year. Our playground has markings for football and netball and whilst the school does not have its own playing field, the local village playing field is used in the summer term and as a base for our annual 'Sports Day'.
The school has been in receipt of additional government funding specified as 'Sport Premium'. Each school in England has received £8000 plus £5 per child on roll. Schools are free to spend the Sport Premium as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for all the pupils within their responsibility. This extra funding must be spent on Physical Education and school sport. The following information has been produced which sets out the amount of Sport Premium we have receive, how we intend to use it and its intended impact.
Below is a summary of how much money will be received by Walgrave Primary School, and how we intend to spend the money, and the impact we hope for.
Further information about what the funding is designed for is available here.
Objectives of spending the Primary PE & Sports Grant:
· To improve the provision of PE and Sports at Walgrave Primary School
· For PE provision to be judged as good/outstanding by external monitoring
· To broaden the sporting opportunities and experiences available to all pupils
· To develop a love of sport and physical activity for all children to carry forward in life
· To encourage healthy, active lifestyles for all pupils
Sport Premium Funding
2016 - 17
*exact amount to be confirmed
· £500 for teacher release to enable staff to attend CPD / training courses. (inc. swimming training).
· £1000 for teacher’s to attend training / CPD courses / work alongside professional coaches (Tennis, Saints rugby, cricket and gymnastics).
· · £500 for the cost of running a Change for Life Club Sports.
· £500 to purchase resources and teaching materials. Including Olympics w/s topic and Olympic Day.
· £5,350 for providing pre-school sports clubs. Clubs will continue to run for the remainder of the year on a paid basis. This project is designed to give chn a ‘taster’ of the clubs to decide which ones they would like to take up. Gymnastics, Athletics, Hotshots Basketball, Dance Fitness & Freestyle Soccer will all be available as breakfast clubs for the children to participate in.
· £650 for the organisation / participation in competitive sports opportunities. This could include venue hire, cost of coaches to deliver the events, transportation to events etc.
· Improved confidence and subject knowledge for staff in NC areas for PE.
· As above, particularly in sport specific areas when working alongside expert coaches in the subject.
· Access to resources, courses, and assessment & training materials.
· Encouraging chn to participate in healthy, active lifestyles, particularly those who are less engaged with physical activity. Building teamwork skills.
· Improved confidence and enjoyment of chn engaging in physical activity. Providing all chn with the opportunity to try new sports clubs, with the aim of encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity.
. To be used in the delivery of high quality PE lessons. CPD opportunities for staff and to encourage chn to become enthused for sport.
Impact - numerous children have now joined external sports clubs through lesson and morning club enjoyment.