PE and Sport Premium
The school receives funding, every academic year, to improve PE and Sport Provision. It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
Total Sports Premium funding for 2019/20 = £18,940
Key achievements to date
- Play Leader development – our play leaders have been trained to run activities at play times and lunchtimes. This has improved pupils’ abilities to work with other pupils, explain rules and take on a position of responsibility.
- Focus on girls’ sport has had a large impact – our girls are confident sportspeople and high numbers of girls take part in a wide range of all sports.
- We have widened the range of after/before school clubs and have ensured that every pupil who is eligible for the Pupil Premium has access to one club free of charge each term – this has significantly increased the number of children choosing to access a sports club in their own time.
- We have taken part in a range of external competitions throughout the year.
- We feel strongly that each of our achievements are sustainable and have the full backing of the SLT at Fircroft
Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need
- Ensure all staff are confident in teaching and delivering high quality PE resulting in higher quality learning. Outstanding practice in PE is developed through working with Primary PE Specialists (Moving Matters) who model, team-teach, observe, assess, plan, and prepare with staff.
- Improve systems for tracking pupils swimming to ensure we meet national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. Consider additional ‘top up’ swimming sessions for those in upper Key Stage 2 who are at risk of leaving primary school behind Age Related Expectations (ARE).
- Introduce more active provision at lunchtime to increase the number of children engaging in movement e.g. portable speakers in the playgrounds to engage pupils who do not want to participate in the team games
- Extend the number of clubs available for younger pupils
- Develop whole school PE map to ensure curriculum coverage
- Create a progression document for the knowledge and skills in PE to help non-specialist teachers ensure they teach at the correct pitch
Please click the link below to view our PE and Sports Premium Funding Strategy Summary for 2019 - 2020. The full report will be published in July 2020.
Please click the link below to view our PE and Sport Premium Funding Strategy for 2018 - 2019.