POTTEN END C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS PREMIUM GRANT 2016-17
The purpose of the grant is to ‘fund improvements to the provision of physical education (PE) and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils’.
In the year 2016-17 Potten End C of E Primary School was awarded a grant of £8845. Priorities for the development of sport and physical education in school were identified and then funding was allocated accordingly.
Priorities identified for 2016-2017:
- Continued skills development for upper KS2 pupils (move from first school status to primary and first Year 6 class)
- Access to large outdoor space for track, field and game events (due to reduction of physical space at school owing to building work)
- Developing the outdoor space for activities in lessons and at playtimes (playground markings for games/sports pitches etc.)
- Use a proportion of the funding on transportation to allow pupils to take part in events that they would not be able to otherwise.
- Purchase sporting equipment to develop the range of activities that are on offer within the school.
- Focus on coaching opportunities to raise the profile and skills within inter-schools competitions
- Long term development of staff to increase confidence in delivering quality PE sessions
- Energisers (dances to music) to take place every day, that will motivate pupils, raise energy levels, improve cardiovascular fitness.
This money is budgeted to be spent in the following ways:
- Specialist PE coaching (in lessons and also offering free extra curricular clubs) £3940
- Membership costs for DSSN (Dacorum School Sports Network) £880
- Sporting equipment and team kits £900
- Payment for lease of Village playing fields for sporting activities (taking place during the school day and extra-curricular) £100
- Transport to sporting events £120
- Playground markings (sports pitches and activities for break and lunch times) £2590
- Additional staffing costs for supervision at sports field/sporting events £200
- Total predicted spend £8730
Benefits to pupils:
- Access to specialist teaching in order to develop their sporting ability
- Additional equipment to support sessions taking place both within the school day and extra-curricular clubs
- Increased opportunities to enter and access inter-school events
- Free clubs offered across year groups to encourage participation in before/after school activities
- Specialist coaching used to develop specialist skills (both for adults and children)
- Healthier lifestyles (more activities at playtime etc.)
- Happier children with more highly developed confidence
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Develop a love of sport and improve emotional resilience.