PE and sport premium for primary schools
The school received £8,900 through the PE and sport funding allocation for 2015/16. Our aim has been to ensure that the funding has been deployed to achieve long term, self sustaining improvement. To that end, we have invested in the professional development of staff as well as providing qualified specialist coaches to work alongside teachers and to offer additional extra-curricular opportunities. We have given more children more opportunities to take part in competitive events (in both intra- and inter-school competition).
St. Mary's Cockerton School has once again been awarded the School Games Mark Gold Award for 2017- 2018. It’s the second year running that school has received this games mark. This highly prestigious award, recognised by Ofsted, reflects the importance we place on PE and Sport at school, as well as the hard work and efforts of the staff and of course the pupils. We plan to continue to enhance the curriculum by providing many more exciting PE and Sport activities in the next academic year.
A special thank you to Mr Ruston, Sport and PE Co-ordinator, for his hard work in securing the award.
The award recognises schools':
- Overall vision for PE, physical activity and school sport
- Quality of PE
- Quality of school sport
- Quality of physical activity
- Use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning.
Initiatives that school has undertaken
- School Sports Gold Package
- Partnership with Mowden Park Rugby Club
- Level 3 PE course for a Teaching Assistant
- Resources for Young Sports Leaders
- Gymnastics Club
The PE Subject Leader and Headteacher prepare a PE and Sport Premium Funding Action Plan each year. This sets out the way in which the school intends to invest the premium for the benefit of all pupils. The Plan identifies improvement expected against five key indicators:
- engaging all pupils in regular, physical activity
- raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE
- providing a broad experience of a range of sports and activities for all pupils
- increasing participation in competitive sport
The impact of the PE and Sport Funding is that:
- Each child receives at least 2 hours PE and sport each week
- Children are very active in lessons; they enjoy challenges and recognise when they are developing new skills
- Sports Leaders implement a rota of activities across all year groups
- Teachers deliver high quality lessons
- TA extends role in delivering PE and supporting teachers
- Change for Life Club* increases confidence, self-esteem and participation of targeted children
- More children participate in competitive sport
- The range of sports offered is increased
- Displays, newsletters and presentations promote and celebrate competition
- Additional resources are purchased to support the teaching and learning of PE
- There is a wider range of after school clubs offered to children.
*Change 4 life is a national initiative to encourage physical activity with a positive attitude towards healthy living and eating. In school, we engage pupils in year 3 and year 4 who may not enjoy traditional competitive sport, may have a negative view of sport or PE, or would benefit from understanding and thinking about healthy living. Each week, pupils enjoy a range of fun physical activities using different equipment to that which they have in PE, we also talk about healthy living, healthy eating and they enjoy sessions about food and nutrition such as making smoothies. Our Year 6 Sports Leaders are key to making this club fun and accessible - they plan and deliver the physical activities which gives them an opportunity to broaden their experience and understanding of healthy lifestyles beyond competitive sports.