Sports Funding 2016/ 2017
The Government has provided us with approximately £8890 in additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (P.E) and sports in primary schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how to do this.
Our elite sports teams have had great success this year in the competitions we have entered. The Gymnastics team came 1st and retained the cup in the West Worthing event, the boys coming 1st in their event. Sadly the Southern Partnership finals in Littlehampton, for which the team qualified, were cancelled.
The indoor athletics team was joint winner of their event at Durrington High school and the Quadkids team came 3rd in their event at Chesswood Primary school.
The Year 2 Football team reached the quarter finals in the Football festival at the Orchards Junior School.In the Summer term all the children took part in a carousel of multi skills activities in a fundraising event for the NSPCC.
We have employed the services of a PE apprentice from Worthing College this year. Lucas Santos Rodrigues has been timetabled to work across year groups and across PE strands to support teachers and provide expertise. This has increased children’s enthusiasm and there has been extra support to motivate them. This initiative has not only developed the children’s skills but also provide professional development for the teachers through part team teaching.
The PE apprentice has been involved in the training of elite athletes for competitions resulting in successful outcomes: Year 2 gymnastics cup winners; Year 1/2 Indoor athletics cup winners.
The Children’s progress is monitored closely and interventions and support are put into place as necessary.
Teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence to deliver curriculum has improved.
Mr. Rodrigues has also successfully worked with a group of 15 Sports leaders from across Year 2, teaching them the skills needed to work with other children and run PE activities.
They were able to use these skills in the NSPCC fundraising event and the school sports day (Sunshine day).
Our current P.E provision provides children with two sessions (2 hours) of taught physical education per week – one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor sessions currently follow the Val Sabin scheme of work to ensure coverage, progression and extension for higher attaining children.
We are looking to allocate some of the sports funding this year with a view to laying astro turf. So that the surfaces can be used for sporting purposes all year round.
All classes have had the opportunity to work with external sports coaches who provided taster sessions in archery and tennis and the children were encouraged to join outside clubs if they would like to pursue these sports.
We have offered the following active clubs this year, all of which are full, all interested children receiving a place
- Archery (Autumn term)
- Cross Country
We have funded places on the Cross Country club in order to encourage children to develop a healthy lifestyle.
This academic year (2016 – 2017) we entered the following locality events and competitions:
- Year 1/2 Multiskills
- Year 2 Dance club
- Year 1/2 Gymnastics competition
- Year 1 Indoor athletics
- Year 2 Indoor athletics
- Year 2 football
- Year 1/2 Quad kids (athletics)
We also entered the Go Run for Fun event when every child in Year 2 ran a mile.