PE and School Sport Funding
Primary PE and Sport Premium
PE and School Sport Funding – 2020-21
We believe that sport plays an important part in the holistic development of our pupils as it contributes to the health and well-being of all of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities go hand in hand with academic standards. Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. In addition for those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.
We have used part of the Sport Funding to purchase Gold Membership of the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership, which alongside our own school actions has enabled us to strengthen and improve our provision in the following ways:
· To hire qualified PE coaches to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE. Through this model we have been able to review our curriculum delivery of PE ensuring that our pupils receive a broad and balanced PE programme covering dance, gymnastics, games, multi skills and athletics. Teachers are present when coaches are delivering to ensure that they too are learning new skills, guaranteeing that the investment made is prolonged and future year groups will benefit from the expert delivery.
· To provide professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
· To buy quality assured professional development modules/materials for PE and sport. We regularly review the resources we need to best support our staff in delivering modules of PE.
· To attend sports competitions and increase pupils participation in school Games. We have or will be taking part taken part in a variety of sporting competitions this year including cricket, football, Gaelic Football, sports hall athletics, outdoor athletics, cross country,Boccia , Kin Ball, Lacrosse and swimming. Attendance at these competitions helps in building resilience in the pupils as well as improving health and wellbeing.
We also use funding to support the following areas.
· Swimming coaching of our year 3 pupils , with top up sessions for children in year 6 who have not reached the target of swimming 25 metres- teaching staff and LSO’s observe qualified swimming coaches and thus enhance their own expertise
· Enrichment activities at Bewerley Park outdoor education centre residential
· Dance teacher for year 6 production
· Competition affiliation fees
The Wider Curriculum
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.
In the summer term we will be holding a Sports Day in which we encourage participation of all children – this will have clear maths links as we will be encouraging children not only to participate but also to measure and record. All key stages also visit IM Marsh College for a sports activity day in the summer term where they access a variety of sports not usually available in school.
Beyond the School Day
Our school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and sports coaches. Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try different sports such as dance, gymnastics, football, circuit training, dodgeball, cross country, athletics, Boccia and Gaelic football.
Coaching and mentoring from a specialist sports coach has developed teachers’ ability and confidence in the teaching of P.E. and has provided specialised planning for teachers to build upon in future years. Staff will continue to receive training and development opportunities from our P.E. co-ordinator.
Children given more opportunities to participate in clubs that cannot be offered by school staff. When appropriate school staff can observe and support in afterschool clubs to develop their own skills and be able to deliver these clubs in the future.
We feel that Children will have a positive image of sport in the future and be more willing to participate when given the opportunity. As a result of this children will take part in more sporting activities and lead a healthier life by inviting more staff to attend and support the year 6 residential a greater number of staff will have the experience and confidence to plan and run residential experiences for the children so providing more varied opportunities for the children. Should any experienced staff leave school there will be new members of staff to replace them with residential experiences. Pupils who can
Swimming in Year 6
74% of pupils in Year 6 can swim 25 metres. 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 situation.