How we spend our grant:
The Government has provided additional funding for PE and has committed to continue this funding. This is intended to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The Funding, provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to primary school Head Teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
- In 2013 - 2014 we received £8,180.00
- In 2014 - 2015 we received £8,000.00
- In 2015 - 2016 we received £8,000.00
- In 2016 - 2017 we received £8,170.00
- In 2017 - 2018 we will received £8,170.00
We aim to create a happy, stimulating environment where all children are provided with opportunities, to plan, participate in and evaluate their physical education.
This will enable St Michael’s Primary School to promote a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and the outdoors environment.
We believe that PE in a safe and supportive environment, is vital to a child’s physical and emotional well-being and development. A high quality, PE programme ensures that children’s needs are at the forefront whilst encouraging them to realise the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.
We aim to do this by promoting a life-long love of sport, physical activity and the outdoors through the following objectives:
- Thorough application of PE Programme of Study, utilising expert coaching wherever possible
- On-going high quality CPD for staff
- A range of physical activities during playtimes, such as introducing Huff & Puff resources to Key Stage 1 as well as upgrading the playground.
- A variety of after school clubs to target all interests and abilities, including tennis, cricket and Moki keep-fit.
- Providing links to community sports clubs
As children move through primary school, they must develop their physical and cognitive skills in order to lead and develop sport later on in life. This can be aided by providing numerous sporting events to not only ignite interest but keep that interest alive.
In order to do this we have committed our 2017-2018 Sports Funding of £8170 to the following:
- Providing swimming lessons and transport for KS2 pupils - £1400
- Providing expert sports coaching & on-going CPD for the year across KS1 & KS2 - £4500
- Providing curriculum time coaching for Y1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 - £700
- Buying into a local competition calendar - £500
- Improving outdoor access facilities for EYFS - £650
- Development of assessment and impact monitoring - £200
- Enabling outdoor activities and associated transport - £500
With the increased SSG in 2017-2018, we aim to:
- Introduce WHISkids Programme - Well-being support for children
- Develop a greater range of outdoor and adventurous activities in the local environment.
- Improve the PE storage facilities to enable better access to equipment.
In terms of impact, we see that all of our children have a very positve attitude towards PE and competition. They are generally very keen to take part in all physical activties and are always particularly enthusiastic when involved in inter-school competition. Participation in extra curricular events, including more adventurous outdoor activties and overnight stays, is always close to 100%.
We are pleased to be able to report that in 2017, 100% of Year 6 could swim at least 25 metres. Our current Year 6 children can also swim at least 25 metres.
We believe that the SSG has enabled us to build a bank of expertise, skills and experience within our staff that will enable us to continue providing an exciting and diverse range of physical activities for years to come. This sustainability of provision is one of the most valuable aspects of the SSG.