P.E and Sports Spending 2017/18
The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding for schools with 17 or more pupils has been increased to £16,000 plus £10 per pupil.
In our school this amounted to £18,430 for 2017/2018.
At Middlefield Community Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
We have used part of the Sport Funding to purchase the 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 pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport and for the cost of cover to release them from class for the time needed. Teachers from both Key Stages are able to request training in a field they are less confident or the PE coordinator can suggest and make the booking.
- To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school Games. We have taken part in a variety of sporting competitions this year already and have booked onto several other competitive events. These include Basketball, Football, Sportshall Athletics, Dodgeball, Dance, New Age Curling, Cricket, Tri-Golf, Boys & Girls Football and Cross Country. The amount and variety of sports we compete in is increasing steadily each year. Attendance at these competitions is building resilience in the pupils as well as improving health and wellbeing. They are always a positive experience and are celebrated on our school website. In the school Assembly following the event, children are rewarded with the LSSP provided certificates and their success is shared with the rest of the school. This creates a buzz around school and encourages other children to get involved. As well as participation and success being rewarded, we uphold the School Games Values and promote the Code of Conduct. These are ‘Determination’, ‘Honesty’, ‘Passion’, ‘Self-belief’ ‘Teamwork’ and ‘Respect’.
- Specialist PE support staff to deliver lessons throughout part of the week in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Teachers are always 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.
- For external ‘Playground Buddy’ training from an LSSP representative.
- Lunchtime staff to receive additional training on games and activities that can be played during a lunch break.
Our commitment to sport during curriculum time and extra-curricular has helped our school achieve the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Gold award this year.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive a minimum of 1 hour per week of high quality well-planned PE.
Over the year each child will participates in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming in Years 2/3/4/5/6, Athletics and Outdoor & Adventurous activities in Years 2/3/4/5/6. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres.
The Wider Curriculum
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.
During our residential visits, children are given opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include orienteering, assault courses and team-building.
In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports Day for EYFS, KS1 and Key Stage 2.
Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of activities available and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example disability sport awareness sessions for children in Year 5 and bikeability cycle training for Year 5 and 6 children.