PE and Sports 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:
- As a school we are looking to promote and increase activity during breaktimes, playtimes and school after. A play cooridinator will work alongside the PE lead and player leaders to promote active playtimes by offering a range of activities and area which will alow children to have positive experiences. These areas will include forest schools, den building and ball games.
- We will continue to offer high quality CPD opportunities through GSSN and other external partners, to enable teachers to observe good quality teaching.
- To develop teachers’ CPD and confidence in the teaching of yoga and gymnastics.
- To continue to provide popular extra-curricular clubs and from school council offer new ones.
- To develop the knowledge of the PE subject lead so they feel confident about the role.
- To audit equipment used by children during break times, lunchtimes and PE lessons to make sure equipment is of a high standard and useable.
- To take part in extra-curricular experiences which had been previously moved / cancelled in the previous year.
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
- PE lead to gain confidence and understanding of the role.
- Use funding to develop the role of an active play coordinator.
- 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.