Sports Funding Report 2016-2017
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The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding of £150 million per annum has been made available for the academic years 2013/4 and 2014/5.
At Kirkdale St Lawrence Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
We have used the Sport Funding to purchase the gold membership of the Liverpool School Sports partnership, which alongside with our own school actions has enabled us to improve our provision in the following ways:
A wide range of activities are delivered in school that aim to engage and inspire all of our children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours of high quality, well planned PE.
Over the year each child will participate in games, gymnastics and dance lessons. Children in Years 2, 4 and 6 each have a ten week block of swimming lessons. The government aim is that all children will leave school in Year 6 being able to swim 25 metres. Top up lessons are also provided for children in Year 6. In addition to this we also have a twice weekly Wake Up and Shake Up aerobic session which increases children’s activity and fitness levels so that they are ready to learn. The children who attend our school breakfast club also have access to a range of sporting activities daily delivered by our support staff and qualified coaches.
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.
In the summer term we hold our annual Sports Days in which we encourage participation of all children and the school council are involved with the planning and delivery of the Sports Day. Medals and trophies are awarded to individual children and house teams across Key Stage 1 and 2.
We hold an annual Health and Well Being week and liaise with local agencies and outreach services to provide support and advice to our children and parents. Keep fit sessions are also held for parents during our themed weeks.
Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of activities available and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example Everton Football Club have delivered training sessions in school and encouraged our pupils to attend further training outside of school time.
Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills.
We had a sponsored marathon keep fit session during the last week of the summer term to raise money for a school team kit to wear when we attend competitions. All children and staff took part and we raised £243.89.
Click here for Thank you letter from Miss McArdle.
Our school is keen to provide a variety of extra curricular activities throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and sports coaches.
Children have the chance to try many sports including dance, football, judo, Zumba, multi-skills, cricket, basketball, dodgeball and rounders.
We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children what clubs they would like to see included during the year. We also monitor participation and check uptake against gender and free school meals.
We enter a wide range of competitions and events and have had many successes.
Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.
To hire two qualified sports coach to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE
To pay for professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff in PE and sport
To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school games
Years 5 & 6 Indoor Athletics
Year 2 Gymnastics
Years 5 & 6 Basketball
Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6 Quicksticks Hockey
Year 2 Matball
Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6 Waterpolo
Years 5 & 6 Dodgeball
Years 3 & 4 Dance
Years 4, 5 & 6 Football
Year 5 Pop Lacrosse
Year 2 Tennis
KS2 SEN Strike Golf
Years 4, 5 & 6 Cricket
To buy quality assured resources for PE and sport
To provide places for pupils at a lunch time sports club and after school club
To provide places for a sporting residential.