Sport Funding & Impact 2016/17

National context:

The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

At Miserden Primary School

We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally and socially through a range of activities that support, challenge and enhances their whole development. We believe this can be achieved through engagement with PE and sport. We have identified specific setting and small school issues with the aim of removing any barriers to opportunities and increasing participation in sport. The range of activities extend beyond the school day and have included:

  • Extra-curricular clubs including, football, circuits, tag-rugby, archery
  • Involvement with inter school competitions:
    • Cluster events –Archery, football, cricket
  • Links with local and national sports clubs/Associations - Cheltenham Town Football Club, School Games.
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities including residential visits and Forest School activities
  • Annual sports day - every child participating as part of a team throughout event

The allocation for Miserden Primary School Primary:

  • 2015/16 - £8249
  • 2016/17 - £8222

The school prioritised the following actions for PE development 2016/17:

  • Further increase the range of after school sports clubs, and participation levels within them.
  • Employ Forest School Leader to lead weekly outdoor learning for the whole school.
  • Additional PE training for new staff.
  • Ensure resources meet the needs of curriculum.

Impact of actions:

  • Pupils have developed positive attitudes to PE and competed in a range of sports.
  • There has been increased participation in clubs and activities.
  • Pupils have achieved successes in school cluster events, especially Football.
  • Pupils have weekly outdoor and adventurous learning sessions.
  • Equipment and resources have been audited and new purchases made.

Priorities for 2017/18:

  • Use sports coaches to deliver high quality PE.
  • Further develop the staff knowledge and confidence through working with coaches.
  • To develop links with partner schools to enrich sports provision.
  • Review curriculum planning to ensure a full and broad coverage.
  • Extend the range of after school sports opportunities.
  • Develop the expertise of the new sports coordinator.