PE and Sport Premium
‘To challenge ourselves to be the best PE, sport and health learners we can be’
This year Hatherley Infant School will be focusing on the following points in order to improve the provision of PE and sport for our children:
- Having provided many children with the opportunity to increase their levels of physical outdoor activity last year by running successful outdoor learning clubs, we are planning to undertake the second phase of the development of our ‘Forest School’ area. We are seeking advice on how to maximise the use of a small space and the PE lead will undertake training in order to gain a ‘Forest School’ Leader qualification. Children will be able to work as a team, problem solve and gain key skills through a range of outdoor activities such as den building, outdoor crafting and fire making.
- We are up-skilling all teachers by providing them with crucial CPD in both dance and yoga. Every teacher will have the opportunity to work alongside dance and yoga specialists in order to plan for and deliver an effective, balanced curriculum.
- We are increasing the range of sporting opportunities offered to our children. Taking account of pupil voice through our School Council meetings, we are including opportunities for children to participate in swimming, football, zumba, outdoor learning, boxercise and cricket.
- We are investing in the purchasing of high quality physical activity equipment to be used throughout the school during PE lessons, lunch times, break-times and in the Early Years provision.
Curriculum – at Hatherley Infant School We focus on developing six key abilities:
- Children’s personal, social, physical, cognitive and creative skills as well as teaching them the importance of health and fitness.
By teaching PE in this way, all children are able to succeed. In each engaging lesson they are given opportunities to improve their fundamental skills, make important decisions about their own learning as well as evaluate themselves and others in positive ways.
Sports and PE funding
In September 2017, the Government announced significant, new increased funding for all schools for physical education (PE) and sport. It is crucial that as a school, we follow government recommendations and focus on the following areas:
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – 30 mins per day
- Raise the profile of PE and Sport across the whole school
- Increase confidence, knowledge and skill of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increase participation in competitive sport
Key actions for this year:
- Undertake ‘phase 2’ of the Forest School area development. PE lead to gain official ‘Forest School’ leader accreditation.
- Develop staff confidence in teaching dance and yoga through professionally led CPD sessions for all year groups
- Increasing range of extra-curricular opportunities for all children
- Updating and investing in new equipment for all physical activity
- Continuing affiliation with GSSN for extra-curricular activities, competitive sport opportunities and continual CPD for the PE subject leader
Please follow the link below for a summary of how we have allocated the funds for our school this year. We will post an evaluation at the end of the school year so we can tell you what impact the initiatives have had on standards in PE and sport across our school.