We are delighted to be able to enhance our provision using the PE and sport premium grant. Last year, 2017-18, the premium of £13,155 was 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 enjoyed karate, cookery, tennis and football. We bought a variety of new PE equipment including basket ball nets and football goals. The grant also helped us improve our forest school and outdoor learning equipment as well as paying for a play worker for lunchtimes. We arranged a visit from an Olympic athlete, which had the effect of inspiring the children to achieve and enjoy their PE.
This year, 2018-19, our grant amounts to £16,601. We are using it to continue to provide a lunchtime play worker, refurbish some of the tired play time equipment and help with the increasingly popular after school clubs. Most of the grant is being used to support the school in the development of a brand new multi-purpose hall. With this comes new sports equipment such as climbing frames, trim trails, balls, hoops etc. This will be ideal for gymnastics, dance, performance and indoor games, and have many other purposes – we can’t wait for it to be completed in January 2019!
Here is a further breakdown of this academic years spending:
After school clubs £500; lunchtime play worker £2200; B&T club shortfall £900; £7,000 allocated as contribution to multi-purpose sports hall for equipment such as the climbing frame, projector for drama and sports, food serving area to encourage independence with eating healthily and for ease of removing tables for PE; £3000 towards sand play area for early years; £1000 for nurture space improvements; £1000 towards children’s gardening tools, outdoor play equipment etc.; £500 on new indoor PE equipment; £500 on training.
1. All teaching staff are much more confident about teaching effective games and dance lessons. (This has been further enhanced by our recent Street Dance day – 20th November 2018)
2. Children’s attitude to PE is very positive, as evidenced in conversations with children as we capture their voice.
3. Lunchtime play is enjoyable and purposeful for all children.
4. Our equipment is more suited to purpose and will suit the older KS2 children as well as our EYFS and KS1 children.
5. Clubs lists show an increased take up of after school games activities.
The sustainability of our strategy is shown in the year by year improvement in children’s attitude to fitness and well being. We are establishing a culture of activity leading to healthy, happy lives.