Sports Premium Funding 2017-2018
At Newton Ferrers Church of England Primary School, we believe that Physical Education and School Sport plays an important role in helping us to fulfil this statement, enabling children to live and active and healthy lifestyle, and live out the 2012 Olympic values. Not only does it equip young people with physical literacy while supporting their physical development, movement skills and body confidence, but it also contributes to their physical, mental and social well-being.
Physical Education and School Sport at Newton Ferrers Cof E Primary School
Our aims at Newton Ferrers C of E Primary School are to:
- Nurture happy, confident children and staff, where all are willing and encourage to ‘have a go’.
- Develop lively and enquiring minds, valuing creativity and first hand learning experiences
- Promote equal opportunities for everybody to achieve their best in all areas.
- Promote a lifelong love of learning.
- Recognise positive achievement and behaviour.
What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and School Sports activities they offer their pupils. The funding will continue for the 2015-2016 academic year.
How has the Sports Funding been used to support Physical Education and School Sport at Newton Ferrers Church of England Primary School?
A specialist PE Consultant has been employed to develop high quality teaching and learning opportunities for both children and adults to raise standards of PE and School Sport. As a result:
- A revised action plan has been created as a result of a follow-up audit of PE and School Sport provision. This has given an overview of progress made which provides a focus for development.
- Increased regular professional development has been provided for teachers to develop their PE teaching skills, whereby they plan, observe and work alongside the PE Consultant. Teachers agree areas of focus that include confidence, subject knowledge, lesson structure, assessment and planning for progression.
- A new curriculum map has been created to give all children access to rich and varied PE activities. The map, alongside planning documents, provide progressive learning objectives and outcomes and opportunities for assessment.
- Teachers and children are more aware of learning objectives and outcomes which contribute to successful learning.
- The school is affiliated to the Youth Sport Trust. The funding has been used to provide cover to release a teacher for professional development in PE focussing on leadership to take responsibility for PE and School Sport provision.