Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
PE & Sports Premium Report
This statement details our school’s use of Sports Premium funding for the 2022 to 2023 academic year.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing. Physical activity helps to increase self-esteem and emotional wellbeing, and lower anxiety and depression. Children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
Our core objectives are:
- To encourage all pupils to be active.
- To raise participation in sport within school for all pupils.
- To promote sport values through all activities: conduct, participation, passion, respect, teamwork, determination, self-belief and honesty.
- To support good emotional well-being through targeted activity.
- To promote healthy lifestyle choices within school and the wider community.
Total budget for 2022/2023 Academic year
We have used the sports premium funding to allow long-term sustainability in sports provision to improve the quality of Physical Education for all of the children in our school. We employ a full time sports coach to work with children both in PE lessons and in extra-curricular sports lessons.
Teacher Development and Training
Having a fully qualified sports coach allows opportunities for upskilling our staff through CPD support, to ensure high quality delivery of PE sessions. All pupils receive two 45 minute PE lessons a week. One is taught by the class teacher and the other by the sports coach.
Teachers are observed by the sports coach and PE co-ordinator on a termly basis to check that skills are being taught effectively and progression is being made. Additional development and CPD sessions run after school and during staff meetings to show new skills, techniques and lesson plan ideas when required. This is also where knowledge and new correct coaching practice, learnt from courses attended by the coach, are passed on to the rest of the school.
School PE Curriculum
Our PE co-ordinator (a teacher at the school) regularly liaises with the sports coach to develop the planning, teaching and assessment of PE to ensure there is a strong PE curriculum. The PE curriculum starts in Early Years and flows through all year groups up until Year 6. There is a clear progression of skills throughout each year group, shown through assessment grids completed each half term for each sport. This gives a clear understanding of which children are below, on target or exceeding expectations for PE for every sport we teach.
Nursery - Introduction to basic sports to introduce the children to sports and PE before they arrive in Year R.
Year R – FUNdamentals of movement, basic ball skills, dance and gymnastics
Year 1 -6 – Football, tag rugby, hockey, netball/basketball, rounders/scatterball, athletics, dance and gymnastics
Swimming lessons are provided in the Autumn Term at the local swimming pool for each child in Year 5.
A wide range of after school clubs are available such as multi-sports, football, tag rugby, fencing and ultimate Frisbee. These free sports clubs are held four times a week and are run by our sports coach. Additional sporting events are held regularly throughout the school year. Regular inter school competitions involve all pupils from Years 1 to 6. We have implemented an inter school sports competition system from Years 1 to 6 that group all children and siblings into one of four teams (Blue, Red, Green and Orange). At the end of every half term all children take part in mini tournaments scoring points for their teams, with one winning team scoring the most points overall at the end of the school year. Pupils have attended 50 different sporting activities in the year 22-23 with a mixture of sports such as football, rugby, netball, basketball, badminton, and sports hall athletics, coming 2nd or 3rd in majority of these sports.
PE Ambassadors and Sports Captains
At Park View we have trained PE Ambassadors and Sports Captains. In these roles, the children learn coaching skills and support PE Staff when hosting tournaments and sports matches involving other visiting schools. It gives them a sense of responsibility and helps them to pass on the skills they have learnt to other children during play times.
Our sports coach offers opportunities for college and university students to complete work experience and teaching practice placements; gaining further knowledge of PE teaching, by teaching lessons alongside the coach.