PE and Sports 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
Key achievements to date
- High quality PE lessons with AFC Wimbledon sports coaches and subsequent links with the club.
- PE lead release time to support all of our teachers to teach PE and sports to high levels.
- High quality swimming sessions with South West Swimming for Years 3 to 6.
- Additional swimming sessions above the core offer of 10 sessions for Years 4 and 5.
- 'Fitcroft' a whole school initiative has been launched and is now embedded across the school - to make sure children lead healthier and more active lifestyle
- 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.
- Our pupils have the opportunity to take part in a range of external competitions
- We feel strongly that each of our achievements are sustainable and have the full backing of the SLT at Fircroft
- Strong links with sports clubs in the local area mean that our pupils take part in sports both at school and go on to enjoy activities and sports outside of school
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 our PE lead 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 provisions 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
- Improve upon our Sportsmark Bronze Award.
- Develop a whole school PE curriculum overview ensuring that skills and games taught across year groups follow a natural progression.
- Introduce intra school competitions linked to the PE curriculum overview to provide children with opportunities for competition.