All primary schools receive additional sports funding to develop sport and PE. Iford and Kingston CE Primary School received £17, 685 for the year 2018/19 and will receive £17,719 for the year 2019/20.
How did we spend the Sports Grant in 2018/2019
The budget for the financial year 2018/19 was as follows.
Specialist PE teaching £ 12,450.00
Lewes Schools PE £ 1,375.00
education equipment) £ 1,021.00
Albion in the Community £ 395.00
Playground equipment £ 389.00
Workshops and taster experiences £ 1,505.00
Breakfast club subsidy £ 945.00
£ 17, 685.00
The specialist PE teacher benefits the school in two main ways. Each class is taught by a PE specialist during the year. Additionally, the class teachers work alongside the PE specialist to develop their skills and expertise so that the quality of future teaching and learning is enhanced. The school also develops a library of planning for PE lessons, produced by the PE specialist, which can be used in the future. The opportunity to work alongside a PE specialist is particularly valuable for newly qualified and recently qualified teachers but benefits all members of the teaching and support staff. Additionally, this year the specialist PE teacher has been able to model the REAL PE scheme that the school will be using next year giving staff the opportunity to observe and lead some teaching using the resources and assessment framework.
Collectively, the Lewes primary schools buy time from one of the Priory School PE staff who gives a day a week to organise tournaments and competitions which children take part in. Sports include football and netball leagues, as well as cross-country competitions and other opportunities for pupils to take part in organised activities. This year pupils from the school took part in netball and football leagues and tournaments (winning both of them) as well as cross country events, a dance show, a swimming gala and athletics events. Training for teaching and support staff is also available.
As a school we are very well resourced for PE equipment and are able to teach a wide range of sports with enough equipment for a class of pupils to be fully engaged during the lesson. The Sports Grant is used to maintain this stock of equipment.
A small amount of sports funding is also used to maintain a stock of equipment for use at playtimes and lunchtimes, allowing children to practise skills and encouraging them to be active and engaged during playtimes and lunchtimes.
We also held an outdoor activities week in which all children took part in a variety of outdoor, co-operative activities to develop team work and partnership skills.
Children in Y5 and Y6 swim on a bi-termly basis and the school is very successful in ensuring that that all pupils meet the requirements set out in the National Curriculum with the vast majority going on to significantly exceed them.
Extra-curricular provision at the school is also popular with football clubs, a dance club, a yoga club, a gym club and two netball clubs. Additionally, there is a Forest School Club which operates twice a week and involves children being active and outside in all weather.
Around 40% of children are involved in clubs outside of school hours and many of these have been directed to out of school hours activity through involvement in PE or extra-curricular activities organised by the school. Each tear we run a number of taster sessions for different sports and try to make sure that there is an opportunity for children to follow up the experience by going to a local club. Taster opportunities this year include badminton, rugby, archery, skipping nad circus skills.
In 2018/19 we maintained the link developed with Albion in the Community which offers specialist sports coaching, including CPD, to classes around the school, as well as addressing areas such as numeracy and PSHE through physical activity and sport.
We continued the link with Badminton England to provide high quality coaching for children in KS2, with the potential for pupils with a particular interest to be directed on to clubs in the local area.
The provisional budget for the financial year 2019/20 is as follows:
REAL PE subscription fee £ 8,195.00
(2 years and including CPD)
Specialist PE teaching £ 3,072.00
Lewes Schools PE £ 1,436.00
education equipment) £ 1,850.00
Workshops and taster sessions £ 2,100.00
Staff CPD £ 566.00
Breakfast Club subsidy £ 500.00
£ 17, 719.00
How we plan to spend the money in 2019/20
A significant shift in the use of the PE grant is the move to using the REAL PE scheme. The scheme approaches PE from a number of angles and focuses on six strands: creative, physical, cognitive, social, personal and health and fitness. All staff will be trained in the use of the scheme which has already been modelled in the previous academic year, and will have access to the resources and assessment materials. More information can be found at https://www.createdevelopment.co.uk/real-pe/ . The specialist PE teacher will continue to spend some time in school to support the implementation of the REAL PE scheme.
We will continue to take part in the Lewes area competitions and festivals which offer an exciting opportunity for pupils to engage in formal competitions.
We will continue to offer taster sessions for a variety of sports and particularly those where local clubs offer a pathway to children taking up the sport more regularly.
The stock of PE equipment will continue to be maintained with a focus on high-quality equipment for both curriculum PE sessions and for general use in the playground and at Breakfast Club.