The Government announced that from September 2013 schools will receive an additional £8,500 [plus £5 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years old] to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Suggested uses for the funding include:-
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport.
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport.
- Buying into a school sport partnership through existing School Games Organisers.
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs or after school clubs run by teachers or coaches.
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school competitions.
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport.
In the academic year 2016 - 2017 we will receive approximately £9287.
Our priorities this year are to:-
- Continue developing staff skills and knowledge. Focusing on inexperienced staff and staff with little experience of curriculum delivery
- Develop a Healthy and Active lifestyles training programme aimed at children and their families who have been identified.
- Embed a school sporting ethos promoting the positive effects of HA lifestyles and sport.
- Enrich the number of activities within curricular programmes including alternative/off site provision.
- Continue to increase the numbers of competitive opportunities children receive. Begin to measure success at events.
During the academic year 2015 - 2016, Cherry Fold Primary School received £9278 and we used the funding to:-
- Buy in to the Burnley Sports Partnership.
- Provide specialist coaches to work alongside staff within PE lessons.
- Provide professional development opportunities for staff.
- Pay for specialist coaches to deliver extra-curricular clubs.
- Develop the role of Young Sports Leaders, enabling them to deliver lunch-time games for KS1 children.
- Provide more places in extra-curricular clubs.
- Increase the amount of competitive sporting opportunities and success available to all children.
- Pay for transport to and from competitions.
- Increase participation and success in competitions.
- Purchase new equipment and resources.
Curriculum sporting opportunities may included cricket, Tennis, Badminton, Football, Tag Rugby, Rounders, Hockey, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming, Bikeability and Orienteering.
Extra- curricular sports clubs to be run this academic year include:- Multi-skills, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Gymnastics, Tennis, Netball, Football, Dance, Badminton,
Tag Rugby, Football, Athletics, Multi-skills, Handball, Indoor Football, High Five, Tri Golf, Cricket, Kwick Cricket, Orienteering, Tennis, Change For Life, Basketball, Netball, Indoor Bowls, Tee Ball and Boccia.
Inter-school competitions to be entered this year include: - Sports Hall Athletics, Football - BFC, Football League, Orienteering, Tag Rugby Y5/6, Tag Rugby Y3/4, Cricket (mixed), Animal Olympics, Tri Golf, Girls Football, Cross Country, High Five, Kwick Cricket, Inclusion Events and Cluster competitions.
The Impact of S.S.F 2015 - 2016
- We employ two full time sport coaches to work alongside school based staff to provide high quality, fun and engaging PE sessions. Supporting and extending different groups of children.
- Staff expertise and confidence in teaching PE has improved through support from our SSCO. Staff throughout school, from EYFS to Year 6, have been targeted and the information cascaded to all staff members where appropriate.
- Children’s skills and performance in a variety of different activities have shown improvements.
- A range of extra-curricular activities offered 5 days a week across the school, targeting children with low self-esteem and those that are less active.
- A greater understanding of ‘healthy lifestyles’ through different activities, Healthy Hero’s and Change For Life clubs.
- Extended the provision and sustained increased participation and involvement in after school clubs and competitions.
- Children who were not engaged in physical activities were targeted and have this year freely signed up to extra-curricular activity.
- Equipment and resources are now available to enable children to participate in a variety of different activities during curriculum time, free time and extra-curricular activities.
- Appropriate behaviour at play and lunchtimes has improved due to the input of the Behaviour/Sport Workers.
- Staff CPD and professional development opportunities attended – standards of teaching improved.
- Developed a fully inclusive PE curriculum, including competition.
- Children meeting learning objectives, self-esteem and confidence has improved. This has increased the amount of children meeting or exceeding national expectations for their year group.
- Stemming from the work done last year we have applied for the School Games Mark and achieved GOLD status - the highest award possible..