Schools are allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and the school must decide how best to use the money to improve the breadth and quality of PE and sport provision, including increased participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Our Primary PE and Sport Funding for 2019/20 was £18,410, there was also a carried forward figure of £7,021 from 2018/19 increasing the total spend this financial year of £25,431. This carried forward amount is specifically to purchase playground equipment.
At St.Leonard’s we decided to use this money to:
Continue with our specialist P.E teacher support, who leads and organises extra-curricular activities and competitions at a cost of £2,984 P.E through the curriculum including mathematics and awareness of healthy eating, from an outside provider, at a cost of £325. We also buy into the ‘South Ribble Schools Sports Partnership’ at a cost of £4,025 for skilled coaches that model teaching and learning for teachers who teach P.E in our school and also offer after school clubs. Youth Sports Trust (additional planning tool) £200 was purchased. Training for welfare assistants £200. We have also had new playground markings to include ‘A mile a day track’ on both the infant and junior playgrounds at a cost of £3,439. We have purchased playground exercise equipment on the junior playground costing £4,765. We will also be purchasing a new play structure on the infant playground.
- Use of a specialist coaches to work alongside teachers
- Professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport
- Tots on tyres (reception/year 1 children: riding small bikes to develop balance and coordination).
- Dance from the Heart: increasing dance skills and improving knowledge about healthy living whilst raising awareness about The British Heart Foundation
- KS2 School games, competitions and festivals, events in local clusters and progression to county finals
- Cross curricular Healthy Eating lessons
- KS1 extra-curricular activities multi skills, football, tennis, athletics
- KS1 Inclusion events
- Yoga/ well-being (transition work) in year 2 and 6
- Scoot Safe
- Bike ability, Bike ability fix
- KS2: extra-curricular clubs: orienteering, fencing, rugby and tennis
- Membership of Youth Sport Trust for CPD
- £7,543 will be carried forward into 2020/21to be used for the development of the playground in KS1 as this work was unable to take place due to COVID 19 lockdown.
- Improved teacher subject knowledge from P.E further CPD regarding PE scheme of work.
- Increased extra-curricular activities. There has been continued take up of these activities for key stage 2 and increased opportunities for KS1.
- Teachers have had more support from specialist coaches.
- P.E lessons have been observed and are at least good.
- School participated in all events organised through the School Sports Partnership and won many competitions.
- THE GAMES GOLD AWARD sponsored by the Youth Sports Trust
- Provided a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
- Provided a variety of P.E resources.
- Had a Healthy Schools week to promote physical well-being and healthy lifestyles.
- Provided more opportunities for SEN and disadvantaged children.
- ‘Active Fit for 15’ time timetabled daily for all classes to provide an extra opportunity
- School council involved in providing increased opportunity for all children relating to health and well-being.
- To continue an ‘Active time’ schedule throughout school to increase activity levels using activity Trail, static gym equipment, playground markings already installed.
- To continue to maintain teachers Subject Knowledge through CPD.
- Employ a specialist PE/sports coach to work exclusively at our school in an afternoon and to provide extra-curricular provision for both key stages in line with COVID guidance for schools.
- To provide well- being opportunities by purchasing Mind up training and resources in order to match our PE curriculum intent.
- To continue to promote health and well-being through activities such as Yoga.
- To continue with ‘Sports/cross curricular Week’ inviting inspirational, sporting visitors into school to promote a passion for sports/health and well-being.
- To develop the outdoor play area on the infant playground with either a new climbing frame or outdoor exercise equipment similar to that installed on the junior playground.