How we plan to spend this year’s School Sports funding of £8990
|Knowsley Schools Sports Partnership – to increase participation in inter school competitions||£1150|
|Gymnastics coach to work with teachers – to improve the teaching and learning of gymnastics.||£2000|
|Little Superstars coach to work with EYFS staff – to develop the teaching and learning of fundamental skills.||£1000|
|Extra swimming teachers for Year 3 and Year 4 swimming lessons and Top Up swimming for Year 6.||£1040|
|Staff training||£ 300|
|Staffing costs for lunchtime change4life clubs – targeting less active children, and extra curricular sports clubs.||£1500|
|Dance coach to work with teachers -to develop their skills in teaching dance.||£1000|
|New equipment and resources||£1000|
The government has allocated School Sports Funding to improve PE provision in primary schools. At St. Luke’s Primary School we have used the funding to develop teaching and learning in PE, increase pupil participation in competitions and increase the number of extra curricular sports available.
How we spent last year’s School Sports funding of £8850
|Knowsley Schools Sports Partnership – to increase participation in inter school competitions||£ 950|
|Gymnastics coach worked with teachers – to improve the teaching and learning of gymnastics.||£2000|
|Little Superstars coach worked with EYFS staff – to develop the teaching and learning of fundamental skills.||£1000|
|Extra swimming teachers for Year 3 and Year 4 swimming lessons.||£ 400|
|Professional development opportunities for staff – to improve the teaching of PE||£ 300|
|Transport costs to take children to competitions||£ 300|
|Supply cover costs for teachers to attend PE training and competitions.||£1000|
|Staffing costs for extra curricular activities||£1900|
|Purchased new equipment and resources to develop PE and extra curricular sports.||£1000|
The impact of last year’s funding
More children participated in inter school competitions. As a member of Knowsley School Sports Partnership we entered a greater number of competitions and tournaments including, Boys’ Football, Girls’ football, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics and Tag Rugby.
More children from Reception to Year 6 participated in extra curricular sports activities. These included Gymnastics, Athletics, Boys’ Football, Girls’ Football, Judo, Basketball and Dance.
Specialist sports coaches worked alongside our teachers to improve the teaching and learning of PE in Gymnastics, Dance, Football, Tag Rugby and Multi Skills.
Years 3 and 4 developed their swimming skills in blocks of swimming lessons.
We purchased new resources to improve the teaching and learning of PE and to encourage active playtimes.
- A wider variety of sports, offered to all children during PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs, encourage active lifestyles.
- Change for Life clubs encourage less active children to participate in physical activities.
- New playground equipment encourages children to be more active during playtimes and dinnertimes
- Increasing the number and range of competitions within school and between schools has raised the profile of sport in our school.
- Training opportunities for staff supports their professional development and continues to improve the teaching of PE in our school.