Within both schools of the Holy Cross Federation, we strive to provide our children with High Quality, wide ranging, inclusive, yet challenging, PE and School Sport opportunities that will inspire them to continue their learning beyond the classroom and their time spent here with us. Whether this be through taking part in school based and local community clubs, supporting them to lead healthy, active lifestyles or through participation at local competitions. We encourage every child to fulfil their full potential and ‘Be the Best that they can be.’
In September 2013 the Government in England started providing funding to Primary Schools to support schools in providing High Quality PE and School Sport. This funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of physical education and sport for all their children. It has recently been announced that this funding will continue until 2020. This funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on physical education and sport provision in schools.
We are delighted to announce that the funding this year has been doubled, each school will receive £16,000 plus £5 per pupil. This funding should be spent to improve provision in three key areas:
From September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
Each year, following audits and self-reviews, particular areas are highlighted as needing to be developed within PE and School Sport. Below is an outline of what the funding was spent on during the 2018/2019 academic year, what was done and the impact it had.
Both schools across the Federation have benefited from this funding in many ways:
Wormegay received £16, 150
Money from the budget should be spent to support the three following areas:
School Sport Provision
Healthy and Active Lifestyles
*Provision of afterschool clubs – KLCF, Badminton, Rugby, Spy Club, Healthy Eating, Multiskills and many more.
*KS1 participation in Active Festivals – also supporting CPD for staff
*Funding towards yr3/4 residential trip
*Sports coach provision at lunchtimes
* Extended club provision since 2017/18 with 3 nights of the week having Sports Clubs
*Widened the breath of sport that the children are involved with outside of school
*100% of the children have attended a sports club at some point throughout the year.
*Widening understanding of how to lead a healthy active lifestyle
*Provision of different activities for the children to try.
*All children attended the residential trip – increased confidence, personal development and team work between the children
*Structured led activities at lunchtimes – increased participation.
*Support with delivery of curriculum for the teachers to undertake CPD
*West End in Schools day – cross curricular – Dance and English
*Able to continue to provide High Quality provision for the children whilst enhancing CPD opportunities for staff.
*Provide children with alternative opportunities
*access to large gym apparatus
*Cross curricular activity
*Attendance of TA at cluster/ partnership meetings
*Attendance at PE conference
*Buy in to new CPD support programmes
*First Aid training for additional staff
*TA shadowing HLTA to support CPD in supporting children within PE sessions
*PE subject leadership mentoring
* Widened range of knowledge of opportunities to use within the delivery of HQ PE
*Upskilling HLTA into potential leadership of subject
*Equipment has been audited and updated where necessary
*Equipment has been purchased to support the widening range of sports being taught.
*Resourcing to support Physical Development in EYFS curriculum
*School now has all the necessary equipment for teaching across the range of sports
*Observations have shown that children are using appropriately and that enough equipment is available.
*EYFS – more opportunities for activities involving PD – GLD achievement in this area was 3/5, with 4/5 making expected or better progress
|Festival/ competition participation||£2277.50||
*Transport for children to participate in festivals and competitions
*Cost of participation in OMNEs games, Active Kids, Cluster competition
*All children have attended either a festival or competitions through the Active Kids and OMNEs games.
*OMNES games giving opportunities to children who wouldn’t usually participate in sport.
*Provision of High Quality PE teaching
*Attendance at festivals/ competitions to enable children to attend
*Staff attendance at CPD
*Staffing to support club provision
*All PE lessons are taught by a qualified person – therefore high quality PE
*All PE lessons and clubs are fully inclusive to all children
*Children have been supported to attend the different festivals and competitions where needs may have previous prevented them from doing so.
*Upskilling HLTA into potential leadership of subject
This year, Wormegay achieved the gold school games mark.
This coming academic year, the funding will be used to support:
All children within Yr6 achieved the curriculum goals of being able to swim 25m and perform safe, self-rescue techniques.