We believe P.E. and sport are an essential part of every child’s development. We endeavour to provide high quality physical education and sporting opportunities for every child, equipping them to lead healthy, active lifestyles as well as providing the children with the necessary skills of good sportsmanship, to strive for excellence and not be discouraged if they do not win.
We aim to offer a balanced program and a variety of activities to provide all pupils with the opportunity to develop a broad spectrum of skills whilst enabling them to develop acceptable fitness levels. We want to raise the aspirations of every student as well as the determination and enthusiasm to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle in future years.
In the 2016-17 financial year our Sports Premium allocation was £8871.
The funding for 2016/17 was spent in a similar way to previous years.
Membership of Milton Keynes Sports Partnership
The use of sports coaches to further improve the teaching of particular aspects of the PE curriculum.
Running a range of Sports Clubs for all year groups throughout the school
Covering the costs of supply teachers when staff are attending PE courses
A continuing programme of sports taster sessions to encourage children to explore new sports they may not have been able to access before.
Hosting a “Healthy Eating & Fitness Week” which included several workshops around both topics. This is a whole school exercise.
The impact of these initiatives
Our pupils have had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of festivals and competitions during the year, including The MK Cross-Country Championships and MK District Athletics. Two of our children qualified for the National Cross Country Trials in Leicester in February 2017. The Olympics have even been mentioned for one child!
We have also taken part in smaller, local tournaments, including Badminton & Dodgeball and our Year 3 SEN children have been given the opportunity to participate in a gymnastics coaching session hosted by MK Springers.
We further demonstrated our commitment to improving standards in swimming by giving our Year 3 children the opportunity to swim more frequently. This included our more able and talented children, who could already swim over and above the national expectation.
Staff have all been given the opportunity to attend courses to improve the quality of their teaching.
We have been able to raise the standards of our most able sporting pupils, and broaden the range of sports they have participated in. However, our team selections still include pupils who show regular commitment and enthusiasm, not just the very most able. Teams regularly include SEN and FSM (free school meals) pupils.
All our sports club remain free of charge, and are therefore easily accessible to all of our children.
In the 2017-18 financial year our Sports Premium allocation has been doubled and is likely to be £18,000.
Details of plans for spending for this allocation of money will be updated in the near future.