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Sports Funding

From the academic year 2013-2014, the Government introduced additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools.

IMG_0547The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health & Culture, Media & Sport. It is ring-fenced and can only be spent on provision of PE and sport. Schools have the freedom to choose how they spend it.

For the academic year 2015-2016, the funding allocation is £8,526.

Below is an overview of how we have decided to use this funding since it’s inception.

We have employed a specialist PE teacher to:

  • Teach PE in every year group
  • Establish a programme of paired teaching, where the specialist works with every class teacher to deliver a dance unit
  • Ensure our participation in cluster sports festivals
  • Organise inter-house competitive sports matches
  • Run after school PE and sporting clubs: high fives, gymnastics and cricket
  • Update delivery of the PE curriculum
  • Organised for Teaching Assistants and children to attend The Change for Life course
  • Overhaul and revamp sports day
  • Create an inventory of PE resources and identify gaps
  • Arrange for our Able Gifted and Talented (AGAT) children to attend a moderation morning at a feeder secondary school
  • Creation of Sports Leaders
  • Procure appropriate additional resources including gym mats and sports kit

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 The impact of this is:

  • The quality of PE delivery has increased significantly
  • Non-PE teaching staff have increased confidence to deliver both gymnastics and dance units
  • The range and quality of resources available to all year groups continues to improve
  • Children now have opportunities to take part in more competitive sports
  • An increased number of children are participating in after school clubs
  • Children experience a greater range of both cooperative and competitive activities during sports day
  • Staff are now more able to access equipment and resources
  • AGAT children are more formally recognised
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) for both PE specialists and non-PE specialists

You can find out more on the government policy: sports participation here

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St Michael’s C of E (Aided) School, Aldbourne