Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Sports Development Grant
You may have read about the additional government funding announced back in March 2013 of £150 million to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in Primary schools. The funding to cover the academic year 2015-2016 equated to a lump sum of £8000 plus an additional allocation per full time pupil. At Stokenchurch Primary our allocated budget was £0,226 which was invested invested in our children’s PE. In response to this extra funding we have looked at ways of ensuring the money will both improve our provision in the short and long term.
In 2015 - 2016 we have allocated monies to the following developments:
- We funded an additional PE coach from a local organisation called 'Ignite Sports' to work with all children in games lessons from Year 1 to Year 6. The coach, Mr Tatford, worked alongside our school staff in one hour games lessons timetabled to run on Monday (Year 5 and Year 6), Thursday (Year 3 and Year 4) and Friday (Year 1 and Year 2) afternoons. The aim was to support not only the quality delivery of PE in those games lessons but equally help develop the skills of our staff which will continue to have an impact on other PE lessons currently timetabled and all PE in the future. The coach develops plans for these sessions using our PE curriculum map and sends his plans to staff to discuss at their PPA sessions prior to the lessons themselves.
- As part of our purchased package the coach from Ignite Sports provides after school clubs from 3.30 to 4.30 for children from Year 1 to Year 6 covering a wide range of sports activities. There is an additional cost to parents for these clubs.
- PE was also offered as part of our PPA provision taken by a specialist teacher (Miss Goodall covering gymnastics and dance) and our own PE Coach (Mr Williams) providing two additional 30 to 40 minutes PE each week along with weekly class timetabled sessions in the hall taken by class teachers
- Mr Williams also runs a wide range of sports clubs on four nights of the week for Years 3 to 6
- We have invested funds into our PE resources adding last year a range of new playground equipment to stimulate children's play and chosen by pupils through our school council
- The school also continued to purchase PE kit for staff to wear when taking PE lessons to promote the value we attach to quality PE provision within the school and match the expectation we have on pupils on wearing appropriate clothing.
For 2016-2017 we have an estimated budget of £10,180 and have planned to continue all the above arrangements with the following amendments and new additions:
- Mr Williams our PE coach will be adding to our provision at both playtimes for Key Stage 1 and 2 setting up sports activities in the hall at breaktime such as table tennis or badminton for 25minutes. At lunchtime he is timetabled to cover supporting lunch play from 12.00 to 1.30p.m. providing a variety of structured sports activities for all age groups which he will personally run. So far we have seen much excitement as children have taken part in tennis, cricket, football among a wide selection of sports and skill development on the main playground run by Mr Williams.
- In September he will continue to partially support PPA for F2, Y1 and Y2 providing PE sessions. I n addition he will supporting all PE lessons for all Key Stage 2 working alongside staff challenging our pupils and extending their sporting skills.
- Mr Williams will also be working with children who have support plans that include developing gross motor skills in early morning sessions on Monday, Thursday and Friday.