P.E. Sports Funding
Sports Premium Funding 2017 – 2018
Our allocation this year is £18,000 Estimated
As you may have heard in the news recently, the funding is being significantly increased this year. We are waiting to be given our official amount for the year so in the meantime we have put our current allocation.
Teacher Professional Development
As in previous years, a staff audit of PE skills was carried out in September. Part of the allocation shall be spent on sending teachers on PE training courses over the year in the area that they need to develop or refresh.
‘Sharing Good Practice’ is a system used within the school and the PE Subject Leader is able to take PE lessons in various classes whilst the class teacher observes. This has proved hugely successful in the past and assists teachers in their teaching of high quality PE, not to mention raise their confidence. Money for supply cover will be used to release the PE Subject Leader from class to enable this to continue.
Teach School Sport
We will be continuing to employ Teach School Sport this year as we have done in previous years. We have noticed a huge improvement in the children’s abilities and skills during this time and want to continue to build on this now it is fully established. This company provide us with fully qualified coaches to work alongside teachers to develop their confidence and to give full support and training in the teaching of high quality PE to the children.
We have 2 coaches every week who work a full day each. They work with a year group for 6/7 weeks at a time providing a unit of work for that half term. This year they will work with all year groups rather than just a few for the whole year depending on the need of the teacher and the children. One of the coaches specialises in Gymnastics and Dance and so this skill will be fully utilized.
After School Clubs
We are still trying to extend our range of after school clubs this year with parents paying a minimal amount. A very small amount of the funding has been used to cover any shortfall in the cost of the club and the cost of the coach providing the club.
Change for Life Club
This club aims to increase participation in sport and physical activity by less active children in Year 3 and 4. This lunchtime club has proved very successful in previous years and we hope to run it again in the new year. Children are chosen to attend the club who we feel would benefit from it and no child that is invited to join it has to participate. The club will be run by Year 6 champions who had specialised training last year.
During all of the Spring Term, both morning and afternoon Nursery children will participate in a weekly movement session called Diddi Dance. We use our Sports Funding to pay for this. Diddi dance classes are designed to help younger children enhance their co-ordination and rhythm. Diddi Dance uses ribbons and hoops to help the children get the most from the music as well as using some other fun props. Dance themes include salsa, hip hop, tap and disco so the children also learn about lots of music and dance styles as well as having fun.
In the new year we shall be having the company Skip-Hop joining us for a few days to teach the children a wide range of skipping skills. We have used this company for many years now with very pleasing results. Most children can now skip in the school as a result of this and being given the opportunity to skip at both playtime and lunchtime every day. By using this company, we can build on previous skills learnt.
Bexley Primary Sports Council
We pay £100 fee from our Sports Funding to the Bexley Primary Sports Council to cover our continued membership. BPSC provides competitions for schools in the Borough for us to enter should we wish to. The fee covers the cost of trophies and medals that are awarded to participants in the competitions.
Miss Flynn, PE Leader, is available to answer any queries regarding PE and the use of the Sports Premium Funding.