The government have provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. However, schools will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Goldsworth Primary School receive approximately £9770 per annum to improve provision of PE across the whole school.
As a result of this funding, PE is a priority on our School Development Plan and we have been proactive in seeking out ways to improve the opportunities for all pupils at Goldsworth.
In 2016/17 Goldsworth will assign a portion of the funding to:
|Increased further Employment of Specialist gymnastics teacher||Continued high quality provision of gymnastics across the whole junior school and now Infant School too. Goldsworth’s teachers working alongside the specialist, develop teaching and learning and subject knowledge within gymnastics. All children access the gymnastics curriculum and benefit from 2 teachers in the room team teaching the skills of each lesson. Employed specialist provides expert focussed support to all children taught. Profile of gymnastics remains high across the school; a very successful (very well attended) daily lunchtime gymnastics club continues to run. School gymnastics team compete successfully for the school at local events.|
|Surrey KS1 Star Mark Application (silver award)||Helps in the creation of a bespoke PE development plan to further improve provision in PE and school sport. Plus recognition for our current PE practice in KS1 in the following areas:
|Purchase of sports equipment required by Specialist PE teacher||Infant children all engaged in high quality activity carousels (5-12 different stations) ensuring a good grounding in all the core fundamentals (co-ordination, balance & agility) as excellent preparation for their transition to sport in Junior school. Activities chosen and equipment purchased, maximise opportunities for a variety of physical exercises amongst all who participate and promote self- improvement in all skills facilitated. Also the importance of health & fitness is promoted throughout all lessons taught.
Within Juniors, all children have the necessary equipment to maximise the effectiveness of PE teaching; whole class sets of footballs, netballs, rugby balls, hockey sticks etc guarantee all children are engaged in physical activity for the duration of a games lesson and fundamental ball skills and ball control sit at the heart of all sports taught.
|Speed stacks sets purchased||Speed Stacks introduced as a wet play resource to work on children’s co-ordination, agility, concentration and team work during wet play times. Equipment also used during Games lessons in times of very inclement weather so that effective games teaching can take place in the classroom.|
In 2015/16 Goldsworth assigned a portion of the funding to:
|Further continued Employment of Specialist gymnastics teacher||A year 6 teacher now able to teach gymnastics independently as specialist in their own right plus all of the Impacts detailed in previous year’s statement. There will be continued high quality provision of gymnastics across the whole junior school.|
|Be the Best You Can Be Campaign||An inspirational speaker will inspire children to ‘BTBTCB’. Children develop their own goals (long term and Short term) in a sporting and whole school context. Children track their success against the targets set to achieve each goal. Language of BTBYCB becomes integral to all school life and its ethos is maintained throughout.|
|Purchase of indoor athletics equipment||Diversification of sports offered. Wet weather sports activities readily available. Profile of indoor athletics raised – equipment used in games lessons to diversify teaching strategies. School club introduced. Children will be competitive at District Level. The equipment is Ideal for a focus on health and fitness for use across the curriculum.|
|Purchase of table tennis equipment||Further diversification of sports offered and opportunity to access physical activity. Table tennis club introduced after school. Potentially an evening table tennis club to be set up forging links with the local community.|
|Purchase of lacrosse equipment to begin lacrosse teaching in Infant school and a lacrosse club after school||Further diversification of the sports on offer here at Goldsworth. Children will have access to more high quality physical activities outside of lesson time. Increased opportunities for pupils to experience competitive physical activity and try something new. Infant children to get a taste of competitive sport.|
In 2014/15 Goldsworth assigned a portion of the funding to:
|Continued Employment of Specialist gymnastics teacher||Goldsworth’s teachers develop teaching and learning and subject knowledge within gymnastics. All children access the gymnastics curriculum and benefit from 2 teachers in the room team teaching the skills of each lesson. Employed specialist provides expert support to years 3, 4, 5 & 6 teachers. Profile of gymnastics has vastly improved and will hopefully continue to improve; a very successful (very well attended) lunchtime gymnastics club continues to run. School gymnastics team competes for the school at local events.|
|Training on Val Sabin gymnastics curriculum (Early years and year 1 & 2) and purchase of planning for both key stages||Skilled teacher supporting other teachers in understanding of KS1 gymnastics curriculum. e.g. Team teaching with other teachers to develop the quality of their delivery of gymnastics. KS1 gymnastics sessions prepare children effectively for the specialist training they receive in KS2 through well developed and planned curriculum implementation.|
|High quality training on implementation of newly purchased dance curriculum||New Curriculum with effective cross-curricular links rolled out across all key stages.|
|REAL PE continuation||All teachers have an improved bank of knowledge and skills to draw on when teaching PE. A focus on the fundamental skills of balance, agility and co-ordination introduced into all warm up activities and referenced in the teaching of all team sports. There will be improved peer, self and teacher assessment opportunities when assessing fundamental skills.|
In 2013/14 Goldsworth has assigned a portion of the funding to:
|Staff development working with a specialist teacher. Focusing on developing teaching and learning and subject knowledge within gymnastics.||Skills of the teachers and the quality of the PE lessons will be increased. Children will enjoy gymnastics and participate in local competitions. More children will attend external clubs.|
|Organised high quality training on different sports for all teaching staff.||All staff have a firm grasp of the fundamental movement skills essential to physical activity, how to teach them and assess children’s progress through different sports.|
|Training to take place in Mini Red Tennis so a club can be run and a team can participate in a local competition.||Children will have access to more high quality physical activities outside of lesson time. Increased opportunities for pupils to experience competitive physical activity.|
|Buy into a local partnership with Winston Churchill School to provide greater opportunities for children to participate in competition.||Increased opportunities for pupils to experience competitive physical activity.|
|Joined the Youth Sport Trust Applying for the Quality Mark in PE.||Youth Sport Trust provides support, CPD and a network to share good practice with other school’s nationwide. The Quality Mark in PE will allow Goldsworth to demonstrate that it is a high quality provider of PE.|
|Introduce the real PE scheme of work across the school.||Teaching staff will have an improved bank of knowledge to draw upon when delivering lessons to ensure PE is high quality across the school.|
If you have any questions regarding the funding or it’s allocation, please contact the PE Co-ordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org.