PE – Government Sports Premium Funding
As part of the Government’s initiative to raise the status and standards of sport in schools, for 2018/9 we will receive £16,760. The school uses this in several ways to enhance the learning of sports in school and improve teachers skills in teaching sport. We belong to the Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership who run training for staff alongside sports festivals and resources. The school have also paid for professional coaches from S4A Sports Ltd to teach sports all day on a Tuesday. Each class has an allocated time to work with the coaches developing a wide range of skills. The class teachers have the opportunity to work alongside these coaches developing their skills and supporting the delivery of high quality PE throughout the school. Staff have been trained in delivering “Real” PE and resources for the scheme purchased. Funding is also used for transport between schools for inter-school activities. Some damaged or old PE equipment has also been replaced and investment has been made in new items to extend the range of sports offered.
The impact of this additional funding is that staff are being upskilled by working alongside sports coaches and will be able to use their new skills in the future; children receive sports tuition from specialist sports practitioners; children have a much greater opportunity to participate in events that build an understanding of being a team member. This helps them to recognise the value of participation, as well as the thrill of competing, whilst keeping perspective and accepting the outcomes.
With regards to swimming, for the 2017/18 Year 6 cohort, 13 out of the 16 pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. All Yr 6 pupils are able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.