The continued provision of additional government funding for PE and sport has enabled the school to provide a range of additional activities for PE this year. We have therefore chosen to provide pupils with opportunities to experience a range of new and different physical activities aimed at stimulating an interest in continuing physical activity into adulthood. We are also continuing with the provision of specialist PE teaching. This year, the teaching assistants will receive coaching to enable them to support the assessment observations needed by the teachers, and to better support the pupils in their activities.
The 2014-2015 allocation to this school is £7630 and is being spent in the following ways:
Specialist PE teacher £4000
Tennis £ 570
Energy Club £ 998
Cyber coach £ 100
Transport £ 200
The surplus remains unallocated to enable the flexibility to provide other activities, opportunities, training or specialist equipment or visits that will be sought during the year.
The funding for the last year was spent on specialist PE teaching and coaching for the teachers, transport to inter-schools events, new equipment and improvements to the school’s facilities and staffing for extracurricular activities.
The children have had access to high quality PE provision for a minimum of 2 hours per week and the opportunity to participate in our lunch time Energy Club. This has meant that the children have had a longer, more intensive session of sport which has resulted in their gross motor skills improving and an increased enjoyment in physical activity. The provision of the specialist PE teacher has resulted in improved confidence for the teaching staff and improved knowledge of pupils’ skills, needs and progress in PE. The opportunities for participation in competitive activities with larger groups of children have enabled the children to see and experience a wider range of activities and abilities amongst other pupils of their own age.