Funding for P.E. and Sport in Primary Schools
The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. The funding will be used specifically for the development of P.E. and sport for the next two yeard. The school has engaged the support of Humber Sport Partnership (HSP) and is actively working in collaboration with the ‘Family of Catholic Schools’ in Hull. The informal relationships between the schools and HSP will lead to a concerted effort to ensure that all pupils in local Catholic primaries receive similar opportunities within PE and that there is a consistent, mutually beneficial drive to raise the standards in the teaching of PE in the schools.
St. Mary Queen of Martyrs has been granted £8770 over the next two years and funding will be used in years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 to improve P.E. and sport in the school in the following areas:
Professional Development of Staff
• Sourcing of local coaches to support every PE activity planned across the school’s curriculum.
• Any additional staff training opportunities as they arise such as Matalan TOP Sports, Change 4 Life, Youth Sports Trust.
• Part of the funding will be used to purchase a range of equipment to allow our pupils who have a wide range of specific needs to access the PE curriculum at their own level.
• The funding will allow the replacement of aged or damaged equipment AND the introduction of new sports to the curriculum.
• An element of funding will allow school representatives to compete in Level 2 competitions and higher.
• Funding will also be made available to support individuals (working at a high level of performance), to enable access to external opportunities such as county trials when a cost is involved.
• Develop 'club links' (local rugby, netball, football, gymnastics clubs etc) so that children can be offered an accessible pathway in order to develop outside of the lessons.
The intended outcomes from the funding are:
1. Ensuring pupils become physically literate and enabling them to access a lifelong participation in physical activities
2. Improving teacher/pupil monitoring & assessment as well as 'continuous professional development' opportunities for the staff to enhance knowledge and confidence in teaching P.E.
3. Promoting social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress and raise attainment (as per the Department for Education guidelines)
4. Increasing the quality of our teaching across a broad and exciting PE curriculum through which ALL pupils will have wide-ranging opportunities to embrace and enjoy physical activity.
5. The school,children, parents and the sports coaches working together continuously in order to maximise the potential of every participant to be the best that they can be.
The P.E. Co-ordinator and School Business Manager will endeavour to keep up-to-date public records to demonstrate the current allocation of the PE premium funding.