PE is taught to pupils every week- each class has 2 lessons minimum. Teachers and other qualified Teaching Assistants lead these lessons and we also buy in time from Sports Coaches-a coaching service provided by Norwich City, the Community Sports Foundation.
Our PE lessons cover all aspects of the National Curriculum; there is a focus on team games, physical skills, gymnastics, dance & athletics in every year group.
Our vision: ALL pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
Key indicators for us to show that this is vision is achieved are:
1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity- kick starting healthy, active lifestyles
2. the profile of PE and sport being high across the schools and being used as a tool for further whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills from all staff teaching PE and sport
4. broader opportunities to engage in a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
5. increased pupil participation in competitive sport
Primary School PE and Sport Premium Funding
We believe that PE, sports and extra-curricular clubs play an important role in promoting social inclusion, encouraging healthy lifestyles and building self-confidence.
What is the Sports Premium?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England. This means that both schools will receive approximately £9000 every year and from 2018 this should double to £18,000 approximately per school.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated based on the number of pupils in Years 1-6. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of Funding
All schools have to spend the sport premium on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. Our aim is to maintain the quality and quantity of sports and afterschool clubs we alreday have here, promote inter and intra school competitions, as well as to broaden opportunities for pupils to try different activities.
This year, the vast majority of funding received was allocated to the purchase of specialist coaching staff and services from the Community Sports Foundation (CSF).
Use of funding
The money is used in every year group, so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum as well as providing extra-curricular sports during lunchtimes and running afterschools clubs. These have been and continue to be our priorities:
- Purchase specialist coaching staff and services from the Community Sports Foundation (CSF)
- To pay for a sports coach during lunchtimes.
- To fund staff to run afterschool clubs.
- Continuing professional development and network meetings for PE subject leaders.
- To pay for resources to be replenished, expanded and renewed.
Outcomes of Sports Funding in our schools:
- Increased engagement and confidence of all pupils to engage in regular physical activity to help kick-start healthy active lifestyles
- The profile of PE and sport has been raised across both schools through the use of specialist coaches, increased opportunities for participation, increased awareness of available activities in and around the local area
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils i.e. archery, golf, street dance, karate, baton twirling
- Increased participation in competitive sport
- CSF use a range of motivating strategies to help with behaviour and achievement and to contribute towards pupils’ cultural, social and spiritual development.
- Increased motivation and involvement in lessons due to Sportasaurus star of the week procedures used across both schools.
- Participation in unique football competitions against other CSF partnership schools.
Future Outcomes of Sports Funding
- In addition to clubs, Sports’ Leaders training will be provided from Sept 17 to our older children so they can facilitate sports games and activities during lunchtime whilst developing their own leadership skills.