Sports Grant


Principles.

To ensure that our children see physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle and as part of everyday life.

The children should see physical activity as fun and see it as something that is available throughout the school day.  Be that by joining in with high quality PE lessons taught by highly skilled practitioners; after, before and at lunchtime clubs; or high quality break-time provision.

We as a school will cater for all abilities and interests by listening to our children’s preferences as to what sports we offer.

Provision & Impact

Training

- We have spent part of our PE grant on training members of staff.  This has improved both the confidence of staff and improved our ability to provide good quality teaching.

Outdoor Environment
- We have spent part of our grant on improving the outdoor environment for our Nursery children by replacing a role play area with a clambering net that will allow for gross motor development.
- We would also like  to install a multi-skills area in our playground.  Which  will be used during PE lessons to encourage a greater range of agility skills.

School Clubs

- We have employed two coaches from Link4Life to provide sporting activities once a week in teatime and breakfast clubs, this has both increased our children’s participation in physical activity and has raised attendance at teatime club.

Minority sports

- Link4life tennis coach to provide curriculum support.  This was extended to an after school club.
- We have improved our equipment resources for table tennis by providing a Butterfly Table Tennis kit to use for a lunchtime club.
- We have provided a Lacrosse coach for Unit 4.  This has been observed by members of staff, thus helping with their skills and knowledge. We intend to set up some lacrosse matches with local schools.
- We have also provided some smaller basketball nets that will allow younger children access to targeted practise.