Primary School PE Funding

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of sport provision. Funding is allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase children from 1st September 2013.

Our school has been allocated £8,640 for the year 2014-2015. We are using the funding in the following ways:

  • Work with Woodchurch High School to develop our PE provision with specialist staff teaching P.E. to children from Year 1 to Year 6.
  • We have increased the number of extra-curricular sports clubs such as:
    • Breakfast and After School Clubs
    • Dance
    • Multi-sports
    • Zumba
    • Kids Excel
    • Cross country
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
  • Key Stage 2 Swimming
  • Subsidise residential course – Year 4&5 Barnstondale Trip; Year 6 at Oaklands Outdoor Education Centre.
  • Use of Woodchurch High School Sports Facilities.
  • We employ specialist qualified sports coaches from SFA Sports to run these clubs.
  • We have set up sports competitions and events between schools and use funding to release staff for these events.

The impact so far has been apparent in the increasing number of children taking part in extra-curricular sports clubs and the children’s progress in P.E skills through the use of qualified sports teachers and coaches.

The impact of our P.E provision is reflected in:

  • The development and extension the skills of the pupils in specialist areas such as gymnastic
  • Positive PE learning behaviours
  • Teacher subject knowledge
  • Lesson structuring with mini-plenaries to share and develop content
  • Engaging under-performing boys
  • Performance of school sports teams as part of the competitive element of P.E.

These include:

    • Football - Year 5 team still competing in the Corgi Cup
    • Rounders – 2014 Woodchurch High School Tournament
    • Hockey – Year 5 team reached the regional finals of the Sainsbury’s Games
    • Basketball - 2015 Woodchurch High School Tournament
    • Cross country – Year 4 won bronze in the Wirral Cross Country Relay
  • Reinforcing Christian Values

The cost of our P.E provision this year comes to a total of £16,655 with the additional £8,015 coming from our school budget.

Our total spend exceeds the allocation. The impact so far has been apparent in the increasing number of children taking part in extra-curricular sports clubs and the children’s progress in P.E skills through the use of qualified sports coaches. We have also seen an increase in attendance.

The overall impact this year will be measured by end of year results and attendance.