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Funding for Primary School PE and Sports

The aim of this funding is to improve the Physical Education (PE) and Sports programs offered by primary schools.

Although the funding is allocated to primary school Headteachers, it is to a great extent, ‘ring fenced’ – this means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools. You can read more about this under the action plans below. 

 

Purpose of the funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, though how we do this, remains our decision.

 

At St Margaret’s C of E Junior School

We spend the funding in the following ways:

  • Provide a specialist, qualified PE sports coach to teach our pupils a wide range of sports during curriculum time and after school clubs.
  • Paying for professional partnership which provides development opportunities for our teachers in PE and sports.
  • Increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games (for example Mini Youth Games).
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
  • Purchasing new equipment and replacing existing equipment and apparatus.

 

Sport at St Margaret’s C of E Junior School

St Margaret’s C of E Junior School is fortunate to have a sports PE specialist, Mr McGurk, who takes each class for at least an hour a week. As well as this, he runs a number of extra-curricular clubs and makes strategic decisions on further specialist provision for Gifted and Talented pupils.

 

At St Margaret’s we tend to focus on one sport per term from Year 3 to Year 6. Sports will include netball, rugby, basketball, hockey, cricket, football and athletics. As well as skill and technique, an emphasis is also placed on enjoyment, fair play, and sporting behaviour.

 

As from this year, we will be taking each class to Splashes Leisure Centre to undertake swimming lessons. They will have a group of 5 lessons and be instructed by two trained coaches. The vast majority of our pupils leave this school being able to swim at least the 25 metres (which is the expected standard).

 

The school also buys into the Howards Sports Partnership which provides opportunities for further coaching and training for our teaching staff as well as Play Leader training for our oldest pupils, leading to sustainability of higher quality sports provision as well.  This impacts on the quality of Physical Education children receive at St Margaret’s C of E Junior School and additional playtime activities to engage pupils during the lunch session.

 

We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our pupils.

 

PE and Sports Grant Action Fund 2017/18

2017/18 Grant:  £11 428

 

Breakdown of expenditure

 

Initiative

Spend

Support funding of swimming coaches at leisure centre for all year groups

£5000

Howard Schools Sports Partnership

£1150

Curriculum equipment purchase

£450

Supply cover for staff leading MYG’s and competitions

£820

Holiday clubs

£500

Specialist in-house sports coach

£2900

Specialist external sports coach

£450

To provide additional equipment for sporting activities during lunch breaks

£150

 

 

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.


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