At Aveton Gifford Church of England Primary School, we believe that developing children's confidence, by providing opportunities to be creative, co-operative and competitive as individuals, groups and teams will promote a positive lifelong attitude towards an active and healthy lifestyle. It will contribute to whole school improvement, both academically and socially to assist in developing every child's potential to be the best that they can be.
The aim of promoting PE and School Sport is to:
- Increase participation in physical activity both within and outside of the curriculum time.
- To make all physical activities inclusive to all.
- To develop self esteem and confidence.
- To promote positive behaviour and raise attainment.
What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an 'Olympic Legacy'.
Where does the money come from?
Sports Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children on roll (Years 1-6) plus an additional flat rate. It has been indicated that schools will receive this funding for two academic years (13/14 and 14/15). Because the funding has been allocated for academic years rather than financial years, the funding allocation goes across three financial years.
How has the money been spent?
Aveton Gifford Church of England Primary School has been using the Primary PE and Sport Premium to develop high quality teaching and learning opportunities.
A specialist PE Consultant has been employed to raise the standards of PE and School Sport. As a result:
- An action plan was created as a result of a PE and School Sport Audit.
- Teacher's PE teaching skills and confidence have improved as a result of regular professional development, whereby they observe and work alongside the PE Consultant and also PE teachers from Kingsbridge Community College. In addition PE courses have been attended.
- All children now have access to varied PE activities due to a new broad, rich and engaging curriculum. The curriculum is progressive with clear learning objectives and outcomes.
- Inter-School competitive school sport opportunities have increased as a result of regular participation against other Kingsbridge Learning Community primary schools in festivals and competitions, such as a swimming gala, football festival and indoor athletics meeting. The netball team finishes runners-up in the Learning Community competition and qualified to play in the district finals. After-School Clubs, such as tag rugby, football, multi-skills and netball also contribute to increased participation.
- Intra-School competition has also increased. There are now regular opportunities for the children to compete against each other in their 'houses', for example, orienteering and team building Outdoor and Adventurous Activities which enables the school to now apply for the Sainsbury's Kitemark School Games Award.
- Year 5 and Year 6 have been trained to take responsibility for Daily Physical Activity at Break and lunch times.
- The school playground has been redesigned, with new multi coloured lines for games such as mini-tennis.
- New sports equipment has been received and organised in the newly constructed PE shed, which will give all children the opportunity to learn confidently and successfully.