Sports Premium

The government has announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

Please click here to access the government website.

 

P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Foxfield. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

 

We are therefore delighted to be able to use the second phase of sports premium funding for the years 2015 - 2016 which is £6,105 to support the development of PE and school sport in the following ways;

 

  • To contribute towards the funding of our P.E Teacher
  • Fund new sports equipment
  • To increase participation levels in inter/intra competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
  • School understands and values the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as tool for whole school improvement
  • Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport, increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all
  • Enable all classes now access 2 hours of high quality PE every week
  • Enable more girls to build their confidence to participate in sports by taking part in a ‘girls only’ after school sports and competitions
  • Provide access to range of diverse sports after school such as Taekwondo, Fencing and Street Dance
  • More children are taking part in extra curricular sports clubs than previously, with 15 different sports clubs taking place every week. Every day we have 1 sports club in the morning and 2 sports clubs after school
  • Provide 1 to 1 support at afterschool clubs, for those students who need it. This has meant that afterschool sports have become more inclusive and more children are able to enjoy the activity in a safer environment
  • Provide quality assured professional development opportunities for teachers, enabling quality teaching and learning for all children
  • The additional funding has allowed for the specialist PE teacher to team teach with the class teacher and provide CPD and modelled lessons in a range of sports. Teachers have commented that they now feel much confident and prepared for teaching P.E. Some of the comments include:

 

  • ‘The P.E lessons from Mr Metcalfe are really good and my subject knowledge is improving with every lesson.’

(3 Almond)

  •  ‘Team teaching with Mr Metcalfe has really helped developed my confidence and my ability to plan and deliver quality   P.E lessons.’ (5 Cedar class teacher)

 

  • The feedback during P.E lesson observations has really helped me to plan logical progressions and effective ways to differentiate and challenge our children.’

(4 Acer class teacher)

  • Micheal Peate (captain of the year 6 football team) said ‘since Mr Metcalfe started at the school we are learning so much more in our P.E lessons. We also have more opportunities to take part in competitions outside of school which is really fun and allows us to put our skills into practice.’