P.E. and Sports Premium
We are delighted to announce that we, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the second year running and for the 2022/23 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
What is P.E. and Sports Premium?
In recent years, the Government have provided funding to all primary schools with the specific aim of improving the provision of P.E. and sport. Our children enjoy participation and competition - they work hard and recognise that keeping fit and healthy is a life-long goal. Our PE curriculum is broad and balanced, we 'signpost' talented individuals to different provision and we enter local, regional and national competitions when we can, often successfully!
Our allocation for the school year 2023-2024 is £16,850
The allocation is calculated according to the number of children on roll in the school. P.E. and Sports Premium money is used to encourage increased participation in P.E. and sporting activities that help promote a positive attitude to developing children’s health and well-being.
How we used our funding for the 2022/23 academic year?
We continued to:
Provide cover for staff and fund transport to increase participation in local competitions.
Provide quality assured materials for P.E. and school sport.
Buy into the Small School Sports Partnership ensuring children can participate in local events with other schools; staff are aware of all sporting activities and training available locally.
Fund the use of Lancashire's PE scheme and App to plan, teach and assess children's progress in PE
Ensure children use running track in order to maintain and improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.
Purchased a climbing frame for the playground to promote risk taking and climbing.
We enhanced our provision in 2022/2023 by:
- Providing high quality sports teaching for all children while improving staff teaching skills in P.E.
- Increasing the number of tournaments attended by children and the number of different children participating in these.
- Developing bike skills and confidence in partnership with Learn to Ride and Bikeablity
- Increasing opportunities for Reception and KS1 children to participate in sport both at school and off-site.
- Providing extra opportunities for children to experience different sports such as Skateboarding,Golf, Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball by inviting coaches from local clubs in to school.
- Promoting play and participation by training ‘Play Leaders’ who will consistently lead physical activities and games for other children in school during playtimes and lunchtimes.
The impact of this investment has been:
- PE lessons are active, engaging and challenging. The children follow an agreed programme of learning and all are encouraged to achieve well.
- Working alongside PE coaches and by attending CPD courses, staff have developed their understanding and skillbase for teaching and learning in gym, dance, swimming and outdoor education. This builds capacity for the future.
- Making use of the Lancashire PE app, lessons are clearly planned and sequenced - allowing children to clearly progress in their PE skills.
- Recently purchased equipment such as indoor and outdoor climbing equipment has added an element to PE sessions and playtimes, further developing climbing, balancing and gymnastic skill.
- All children in KS2 have had the opportuninty to swim - for a number these were their first swimming lessons. This continued provision will enable more children to be safe and confident in the water.
- Our running track has encouraged children to be more active at playtimes and lunchtimes as well as being a resources to enable to learn more effectively using the outdoor provison. It has made our school a hub school for the local cross country competition.
- For detailed anaylsis of the whole school impact of PE and Sports Premium funding, see further documents available on the links below.