PE and Sport Funding  2014-15

PE and Sport Funding - DfE Guidelines

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

How Berrymede junior school will be focusing the funding

Continue development of Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Healthy break times and combat levels of obesity.

We have decided this to carry on with the success and development of Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA), maintaining our successful links with Westway climbing and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).  These links will support children in having an active break and lunch time as well as providing opportunities to show perseverance and self-motivated learning.

To achieve this four members of staff will be trained up to become climbing instructors which allow more children to experience climbing at Westway.  The school traverse walls will be refitted to be adapted to the children’s new abilities and ensure that every child is challenged. The handhold exchange will continue to ensure the children have new problems every term. We will also be entering the local bouldering competition again as well as enter the National Youth Climbing series.  Cross curricular links will be permanent features in the traversing walls which will allow children to explore the areas of maths and geography at break times. More clubs will be available to children related to OAA.

Joining the Featherstone School Sports Partnership.

This will allow staff access key training and development opportunities.  The school will be able to link with national initiatives and programs likes the Change for Life Scheme, become an affiliated member of the Youth Sport Trust and pilot programs for the School Games. The children will have access to a wide range of level 2 inter school competitions which leads into level 3 competition and have the opportunity to show case their ability to become leaders in the sporting field. The school will also be supported by a member of the SSP to implement new Real PE scheme of work into year 3, develop staff teaching, monitor child progress, evaluate the schools use of government funding and plan targets for the school to succeed this academic year.

To encourage children to try new activities and increase club participation.

This year we will be working with the School of Korean Martial Arts again to offer Whitagu to all year 3 children and run a club for the year 5/6 children after the successful tournament held last year. Staff will also have the opportunity to train to be Whitagu coaches.; Hapkido will again be offered as an after school club and the school will be hosting its first inter school Hapkido tournament.

On the success and interest of the schools dance group last year the school have hired a specialist dance teacher to come in and run a dance club all year in a lunch time. Every child will have the chance to audition for the squad. When the squad is chosen they will practice for local and National competitions. It was also suggested by parents that the children perform at the local carnival which we hope to achieve this year.

We have also created a link with gymnastic group ‘Move a Muscle’ who will be running a club at the school and providing more competition opportunities for our children.

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