SCHOOL P.E. & SPORTS GRANT
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for P.E. (Physical Education) and Sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sport provision. Funding will be allocated to all mainstream and state funded schools with a primary phase from September 2013. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sport provision, including increasing participation in P.E. and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels they are capable of.
Schools must spend their funding in improving their provision of P.E. and sport. The table below shows our P.E. and sport allocation for the current year and how we intent to spend the funding. The table also shows the funding for previous years and the impact this has had.
Staff at Westfield have indicated that they would like further support when teaching Dance and Adventurous Outdoor Learning. This has been a common theme from discussions with other schools.
We are currently seeking CPD opportunities to develop our staffs skills and knowledge in these areas.
These questionnaires have highlighted that all children enjoy Physical Education because it allows them to exercise and improve their health. They enjoy the games, however wish there were more lessons or longer lessons. The children would like more/ better equipment. The majority of children knew their strengths and weaknesses in P.E, whilst they all knew how to live a healthy lifestyle. The younger children wanted more information on how to live a healthy lifestyle, whilst the older children were happy with the knowledge that they had.
It was evident that there were a range of activities being taught across the school. The children highlighted that they would like to try new activities such as: karate, climbing and cross country.
All children knew what sports clubs the school offered, whilst only a small proportion of the children attended them, compared to the number of children that would like to. Most children indicated that they would like clubs to run at lunch times.
From the results of the questionnaire, we are currently re assessing the P.E timetable to allow Physical Education lessons to be extended. As well as new equipment being purchased to allow physical education lessons to be taught with ease.
In Key Stage One PSHE lessons will be tailored to provide children with more information on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Lunch clubs are currently in the planning stage. More details to follow.