During the financial year 2015/2016 every school in the country has been given extra funding from the government to improve Physical Education in schools. The government saw this happening in a number of ways: the money could be used to give teachers and teaching assistants more training in teaching PE; specialist sports coaches could be brought in to help increase the skill levels of staff in delivering PE; money could be spent on facilities and equipment for PE and sport in school; more children would take part in PE, therefore reducing obesity levels in children and promoting healthier lifestyles. This money, £8000 per school, plus some extra depending on the number of children in your school, was initially for one year but has now been extended for a further 4 years.
At Lons Infant School we receive an amount of money to raise participation in sports, competitions and encourage healthy lifestyles. We have decided to spend the money in the following ways:
- collaboration with 3 local schools to fund a sports coach 1 day per week per school providing lesson delivery, staff training, lunchtime and after school clubs.
- membership to the school sports partnership
|What is funding being used for?||Cost||Impact|
|To deliver high quality PE and to develop staff confidence and skills in the delivery of PE.||£6000||Development of staff knowledge and staff confidence in delivery of PE.|
|To develop mindfulness and breathing techniques through yoga.||£3000||Assessment shows development of skills in both children and staff.|
|To introduce a wide range of sporting experiences throughout the academic year e.g. dance, gymnastics, swimming.||£1500||A full range of sporting experiences throughout the year develops a full range of skills.|
|To keep PE coordinator up to date through the sports partnership and training.||£600||PE coordinator kept up to date with developments and skills.|
|To train a staff member to administer the forest school programme across all year groups.||£1000||Level 3 completed and all children have access to high quality forest school experience.|
|What is the funding used for?||Cost||Impact|
|To develop high quality PE and to develop staff confidence and skills in the delivery of PE through working with sports coaches.||£8000|
|To develop mindfulness, breathing techniques and calming techniques through weekly Yoga sessions.||£3500|
|To introduce a wide range of sporting activities throughout the year (swimming, gymnastics, dance) and enter competitions with other schools.||£2000|
|To keep PE coordinator up to date through the sports partnership and training throughout the year.||£800|
|To train a sports leader for lunchtime||£500|