St Lawrence CE Primary School
PE FUNDING STATEMENT
What is the PE and sports premium?
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. St Lawrence CE Primary School will receive a total 0f £17,550 across the year paid in two instalments.
A statement from the DFE PE and Sports funding 2017-2018 explains the purpose of the funding in more detail.
‘The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.’
Examples of how the funding can be used are as follows:
How does this affect our school?
To make the most of this opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to further support them in the delivery of high quality PE and games lessons. We have employed a specialist teacher to work across works the 11 schools teaching PE/sports providing new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our teaching staff and provides a wider of range of opportunities for the children. For example voer the past two years, Leo has creating orienteering opportunities at each of our 11 sites.
to use all of my experience to provide and develop new, exciting and challenging lessons for all in the cluster.
What are the aims for this role?
The 3 main aims of my job are:
1. To increase teachers’ confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons
2. To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use
3. To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other
4. To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school
Leo also organises a wide range of extra curricular opportunities for the 11 local schools in partnership with our two local secondary schools. There is a calendar of events that are planned in advance for the children to attend. Thee opportunities are open to all children and include; cross country races, swimming galas, dance competitions and sports events.
How is the rest of the money going to be used?
In addition to employing a cluster PE teacher the school has employed Premier Sports company to run a range of after school PE clubs for our children to participate in. These clubs vary from term to term depending on the interests of the children. Decisions regarding the clubs on offer are decided through discussion with the children. Clubs are offered to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. The clubs presently include football, multi-skills and fancing
Breakdown of planned spending:
Cluster PE teacher - £6000
After School Sports Clubs - £ 11,000
Impact of sports funding:
The teachers at St Lawrence School have developed their skills and expertise at teaching a whole range of sports including orienteering, gymnastics, basketball and tennis having been supported by Leo Maliphant on a regular basis.
The majority of children at St Lawrence attend after school sports clubs. Many are now part of clubs run by associations in Alton and the surrounding towns for example: swimming, gymnastics, football and cricket.
In collaboration with Leo Maliphant the school introduced the Golden Mile. All children regularly take part in this programme.
Leo Maliphant has organised a range of interschool competitions including swimming galas and cross country races which many children have participated in.
Children from St Lawrence attend swimming lessons in Year 3. This is followed up in Year 4 if they are still unable to swim 25 m.
In Year 6 all children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m with a range of strokes. They have some experience of self rescue.
The PE provision will be constantly under review to make sure it is put to best use over the coming years. The school hopes to continue to employ Leo Maliphant so that expertise in teaching PE continually improves. The school provides all after school sports clubs free to all children.