PRIMARY SCHOOL PE AND SPORT FUNDING
The PE and Sport Allocation is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
Since 2013 the government has been providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January.
It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.
The table below shows how the funding is planned to be spent this year 2015-2016 and what the impact of this funding has had so far.
Physical Education is at the heart of the curriculum at Bolshaw Primary School. Children participate in indoor and outdoor physical activities on a weekly basis. Our physical education programme, which fully meets National Curriculum requirements, includes coaching in a range of sports, such as, Gymnastics, Dance, Football, Rugby, and Cricket.
This year every school has received additional £9,600 funding for PE from the government as a result of the Olympic legacy. We are using the funding to enhance our P.E. curriculum, to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, and to strengthen and extend our sporting community links. We participate in the Stockport Schools Sports Partnership, which provides training for staff and helps to organise sports competitions with other local primary schools..
Competitions take place throughout the year both within and outside of school. Bolshaw Primary School has taken part in cluster competitions in Rounders, Football, Netball, Athletics, Rugby, Cross Country, Hockey and Athletics. Our football teams also compete in various competitions against local schools – we have seen a number of our players go on to play for professional clubs in recent years.
The Sports premium funding has allowed us to establish strong, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs and provide additional competitions outside of school, for example, infant football at Manchester City.
Year 6 participate in an annual High Quality Adventure and Teamwork residential course at PGL in Shropshire, which allows children to participate in climbing, abseiling, archery, and various problem solving activities. Our Year 4 children visit Tattenhall pursuits centre in Derbyshire for an overnight stay at the hostel. The children take part in team games, sketching, a walk to Dovedale Stepping Stones, and making sculptures from wicker.
We hold an annual sports day, held in June. KS1 take part in events such as the 10m sprint, skipping, football dribbling, and egg & spoon race. KS2 have a more competitive edge to their sports day with a 400m relay amongst the variety of activities.
Bolshaw Primary School have also introduced and have hosted the Heald Green Community Cluster Cup football competition. Ten schools take part every year and the event is refereed by Powerleague. Each team played at least four games in the round-robin, with semi finalists receiving certificates, and winners receiving medals.
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