Implementing the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding in our school.

As a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games, the current Government has committed to give every Primary School funding to develop Physical Education and competitive sport until 2020.

In our school we are using our funding to focus on improving the quality and breadth of PE  both now and long past the funding ending.  We are collaborating with other schools to share practice and ideas.  In particular, we are making improved partnerships with other local special schools and working within a newly formed special schools PE consortium.

 

We are working hard to:

Increase the amount of competitive sport in which our pupils participate with other special schools.
Make links with other community sports providers.
Develop additional activities for pupils, outside the curriculum.
Encourage our pupils to improve their leadership skills through sport.
Provide greater opportunity for continuing professional development in the physical curriculum for our staff.
Better support the full range of different physical needs within our school.

 

This means we are able to bring PE and sports specialist teachers and coaches into school to work alongside class teachers in lessons and also facilitate special events. For example, teachers and support staff have received training in delivering Tai Chi adapted for a special school setting.  Many others have been able to attend in-depth training in delivering the FIZZY programme. This is a graded and measurable activity programme working on the three specific areas of balance, ball skills and body awareness.

Special activities for pupils over the past year have included inclusion in the inter-school Panathlon Challenge event as well as Athletics, Boccia, Golf, and Tennis. Some pupils, who find taking part in team based sports difficult, are currently participating in weekly AthleFIT sessions using a circuit training approach and hosted by external providers Motiv8sport. Others have attended archery sessions at the Arethusa Venture Centre.

In this way, our pupils will gain new skills and experiences and teachers will learn new techniques and knowledge to aid them in teaching sport and PE.  Our long term aim is higher quality lessons and improved learning across the school.  Although the Primary PE and Sports Premium is aimed at primary aged pupils, we believe this initiative will positively impact our whole school.

 

2015/16 Allocation

The Foreland School received £9,845 for its 2015/16 Primary PE and Sport Premium allocation.

This was allocated as shown in the chart below:

Intervention

Rationale/Intended Outcomes

Cost

Hydrotherapy Sessions

Pupils benefit from this non weight bearing exercise. Promotion of relaxation. Cardiovascular fitness (heart and lungs). Muscle strengthening. Increase in range of motion of affected joints. Improved circulation.

1374.13

Tai Chi

Staff training in Tai Chi.

£323.65

Motiv8 Sports and Development Sessions

Combines elements of athletics with a programme of keeping active. Accessible by all pupils and students regardless of disability.  

£920

School Panathlon Games Attendance

Inter-school tournament. Funding for   travel to and from event.

£70

FUNS Programme Training

Training in fundamental movement   skills. Improvement in a child’s Personal, Social and Emotional skills, confidence to play and interact with other children and encourages greater active play.

 

£590.80

Football Coaching

Staff attendance at disability football coaching.

£25

Staff Training – Fizzy Programme/attendance

Fizzy is the gross motor skills programme, focusing on three areas; balance, ball skills and co-ordination. Promotion of the use of muscles and improved skills

 

£378.13

 

Total Spend

£4,186.71

 

Total Income

£9,845

 

Difference

+ £5,658.29

       

 

Impact / Outcomes

Pupils across all year groups have made progress in PE, largely due to the enrichment activities provided through the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

58% of Year 2 and 57% of Year 3 pupils have made 1 or more levels of progress in Physical Education over this academic year.  

Please see ‘Physical Education Comparisons 2016’ document below.

 

2016/17 Allocation

The Foreland School has been allocated £8,305 for the financial year 2016/17 for its Primary PE and Sport Premium. However, we also have a rollover of £5,658.29 which means that the school has a budget of £13,963.29 for this financial year.

This money will be used in the following ways:

 

 

 

 

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