Every school is given extra funding (based on the number of children on roll) from the Government to improve physical education (PE) in schools. The Government see this happening in a number of ways:
2020/2021 (allocation of £16,548, plus a carry forward figure of £4,783 from 2019/2020 - total allocation of £21,331)
This funding will be spent on:
Total = £20,700
2019/2020 (allocation of £14,800)
What was the funding used for?
To develop high quality PE and to develop staff confidence and skills in the delivery of PE through working with sports coaches
Staff developed skills in athletics, dance and gymnastics coaching. COVID-19 meant that sessions stopped in March without the full programme being taught.
To develop mindfulness, breathing techniques and calming techniques through weekly yoga sessions
Yoga was successful with the children and staff found the children engaged well and became more focused on physical wellbeing. This again stopped before the full programme was completed.
To introduce a wide range of sporting activities throughout the year e.g. swimming, gymnastics, dance and enter competitions with other schools
Children had experience of dance, gymnastics and athletics until March 2020. Swimming was cancelled due to COVID-19.
To keep the PE coordinator up to date through the sports partnership ad training throughout the year.
PE coordinator attending training where appropriate and kept up to date with latest developments in PE.
To train a sports leader for lunchtime
Books were purchased but no external training took place due to COVID-19.