In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of sport provision. Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase children from 1st September 2013.
In 2017 the Sports Premium was increased. Our allocation this year is £19,490
- purchase P.E. kits for all our children so that every child participates in all lessons.
- double our sports provision from Premier Sports, employing another sports coach to run P.E sessions in the afternoon.
- arrange for groups of children to undertake a weekly programme of Forest School in Birkenhead Park.
- maintain three video screens, two external and one in the school entrance area, which play short films including exercises at lunchtime for the children and messages to learn about healthy lifestyle.
- introduce circuit training each morning at playtime.
- continue the teeth brushing scheme in Foundation Stage and Year 1.
- enter more competitions and escort the children to these events
In our Year 6 cohort 76% met the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Click on the link below to view our action plan for 2018-2019:
Primary PE and Sport Premium Action Plan
Our school was allocated £19,490 for the year 2017-2018. We used the funding in the following ways:
- Family fitness courses- These were enjoyed by all families who participated as shown in their feedback
- Farm to Fork events- The children have an increased awareness of healthy diet choices and more children are willing to try new food
- Tooth Brushing- It is too early to see the impact of this but all children in Foundation 2 were in the routine of brushing their teeth after lunch in school every day and this will continue in year 1.
- Curriculum Support from Premier Sports- 84% of the children from Year 1 to Year 6 were at or above expectation in Physical Development at the end of July 2018.
- CPD- Staff confidence has grown in the delivery of high quality P.E. lessons
- Extra Curricular clubs and events- 59% of the children attended a school extra curricular club during the school year and 37.5% represented the school in competitions and events