PE and Sports Premium Funding

What is Primary School Sports Funding?
For a number of years the government has allocated additional extra funding to all primary schools in order to improve PE and Sports provision for all pupils so that they develop pupils’ ability to understand and work towards achieving a healthy lifestyle. This year has seen the School Sports Premium increased significantly and the total sum allocated for the academic year 2017-18 is £18200

At Middleforth CE School we believe that Physical Education develops pupils’ competence, confidence and skills, and it also helps to promote a positive attitude towards active and healthy lifestyles across a range of areas. It applies to all children, regardless of age, gender, race and faith and is inclusive to children of all abilities. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide pupils with increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies and also, to develop their understanding and appreciation of what it means to be healthy. We feel that sports and extra- curricular clubs play and important part in the development of these attributes and in recognition of our work in this area Middleforth CE has qualified for the SILVER Sainsbury’s School Games Mark in 2017.

As a result of existing, continued and future provision:

  • All children have access to a broad balanced, inclusive PE curriculum.
  • Subject leader attends CPD relevant courses and School Sports Partnership updates. Staff at school are informed of relevant details and information.
  • Specialist coaches work alongside teachers to deliver high quality lessons and increase their subject knowledge and confidence.
  • Monitoring of pupil progress through class based assessment on age related attainment in KS2 and Fundamental Movement Skills in KS1.
  • Timetabling of PE Curriculum so that all children have an indoor and an outdoor session each week (2hrs per class).
  • Membership of the South Ribble School Sports Partnership.
  • Competition aspect of SSP bought into so that children can experience competitive sport including local football and netball leagues
  • Participation in L1 competition through KS1 and KS2 inclusion events
  • Membership of the Youth Sport Trust
  • Ball Yard has been marked with a running track so that all children in KS1 and KS2 can participate in ‘The Mile a Day’ challenge.
  • Children in Y5 and Y6 who have not achieved the statutory requirements in swimming will be given access to an intensive top up swimming programme.
  • The school grounds will be mapped out and new resources for a fully accessible Outdoor Adventurous Activities will be purchased.
  • Forest Schools Training for two members of staff will be funded through the additional Sports premium budget so that access to Forest Schools can be maintained in the KS1 and extended to KS2 in the near future, thereby utilising the resources that we already have, extending provision and developing CPD for other members of staff and allowing children in kS2 the opportunity to develop and learn following a Forest Schools curriculum.
  • A new sports kit will be purchased so that our children can participate in full kit in local Level 2 competitions and leagues.
  • Trained adult playground leaders will be employed to support children and develop healthy lifestyles and attitudes.
  • Balance bikes will be purchased in EYFS/ KS1 to support the development of control and co-ordination
  • Outdoor storage will be purchased to ‘house the additional resources that will be purchased and to ensure that the resources in the PE store are safe, accessible and tidy.
  • Resources to support the curriculum delivery will be purchased and stock will be replenished
  • Children will continue to be offered opportunities to develop their skills and fitness through outside coaches and extra -curricular clubs.

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