Primary Sports Funding
Hello and welcome to the Sports Premium section of our school website. Below you’ll find information about why we, at Brownhills West, think primary sport is so important, including how and why we receive the funding we do, and what we do with it.
Mr Briley (PE Coordinator)
In April 2013, as a legacy of the Olympic Games 2012, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for PE and Sport.
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sports
At Brownhills West we have developed an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. Our allocated funding for this year is £8,610.
Our priorities mean that the funding for 2014-15 will:
- Provide high quality professional development aimed at providing staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach PE and sport effectively.
- Develop a timetable of after school clubs which engage pupils in a variety of sports.
- Ensure that, as a school, we are appropriately resourced in order to deliver engaging and high quality PE lessons.
- Provide opportunities for our pupils to engage in Sporting activities during school holidays and beyond the school day including football and street dance.
- Provide training for all lunchtime supervisors so that physical activity is integral to lunchtime provision.
- Provide transport to and from sporting events.
Impact of funding to date (October 2014):
- As a result of effective modelling and individualised support, the quality of PE teaching is now at least Good across the school
- Support and training provided to lunchtime supervisors has increased participation in physical activity during lunchtimes
- A new scheme of work has ensured that skills are taught in sequence so that they can be applied through a game or composition
Update February 2014:
Miss Clarke, our PE leader, has been working with Mr Shakesheave of Progressive Sports. Together they have observed the teaching of PE across the school and developed a new scheme of work to further strengthen our provision. In the coming weeks, Mr Shakesheave will be team teaching with staff to support their subject knowledge and skills.
We have also used our Sports Funding to employ a play worker who will be working to engage pupils in physical activity during lunch times.