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.
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.
- 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.
- enter more competitions and escort the children to these events
- hold mental health sessions for our youngest children each week
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 2019-2020:
Our school was allocated £19,490 for the year 2018-2019. We used the funding in the following ways:
- Purchased P.E. kits for all children. Now every child participates in all lessons of P.E.
- Doubled our sports provision from Premier Sports, employing another sports coach to run afternoon P.E. sessions. As a result Dance was taught to three year groups by a specialist teacher and teachers were able to observe sessions and continue the good practice.
- Arranged for groups of children to undertake a weekly Forest School programme in Birkenhead Park. Many children were able to benefit, improving teamwork and leadership skills and enhancing well-being.
- Maintained three video screens, two external and one in the school entrance area which play short films. Children have been able to take part in daily exercises at lunchtime and both children and parents have been exposed to messages about healthy lifestyles.
- Introduced circuit training each morning at playtime. This has helped to increase concentration in lessons. There has been an especially noticeable improvement in concentration of children who have ADHD.
- Continued the teeth brushing scheme in Foundation Stage. Children are now more aware of the importance of oral hygiene and care of their teeth.
- Entered more competitions and escorted the children to these events. An increased participation in representing our school in sporting events.