From September 2013 each school received extra sports funding through PE and sport premium. Our funding amounts to about £8300 per year.
This year, 2016/17, the premium has continued to be used to provide a variety of after school clubs offered to age specific groups to enable the children to get the most out of them. They have enjoyed karate, cookery, tennis and football. We have purchased a variety of new PE equipment including basket ball nets, football walls and stages. The grant has also been used to improve our forest school and outdoor learning equipment as well as paying for a play worker for lunchtimes. We had an inspiring visit from an olympic swimmer, Amy Smith, who energised the children to action.
Last year, 2015/16, the premium has been used to provide a variety of after school clubs for the children. They have enjoyed karate, dodgeball, tennis, gymnastics, archery and yoga. We have also had a dance workshop for the children and the teachers and TAs are having a specialist training session on dance for younger children.
In the 2014/15 academic year we used this premium to develop our gymnastics provision and expertise. Children had the chance to get involved in sporting activities through clubs, teachers will be re-trained in gymnastics teaching for small children, and we will be working towards the new PE Quality Mark to replace our High Quality award.
The first year we used it in two ways which promise to have a long lasting and positive effect on the future learning and physical development of children at St Michael’s.
- to deliver high quality games lessons once a week throughout the school
- to support staff development in the delivery of PE.
1. All teaching staff are much more confident about teaching effective games lessons.
2. Children’s attitude to PE is very positive, as evidenced in questionnaires.
2. Our equipment is more suited to purpose.
3. Clubs lists show an increased take up of after school games activities.