The government has been providing funding of £150 million per annum since the academic year 2013/2014. Every school in the UK has received £8000 plus an additional £5 per pupil. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is only to be spent on sport and PE provision in schools but each school has the freedom to choose how they do this.
In 2013-2014, Collingwood Primary School received £9,155.00
In 2014-2015, Collingwood Primary School received £9,325.00
In 2015 - 2016, Collingwood Primary School received £9,429.00
In 2016 - 2017, Collingwood Primary School received £9,395.00
As part of this initiative, Collingwood Primary School has been looking closely at how we can improve our provision of PE and sport in order to meet the requirements set down by Ofsted and the curriculum.Our funding will be used to help all children, regardless of sporting ability, continue to receive a high level of PE provision.
Our funding will be used to help all children, regardless of sporting ability, continue to receive a high level of PE provision.
We use our funding for:
- Specialist sports coaches to work alongside existing staff within both KS1 and KS2. The coaches demonstrate good practice, so that a legacy can be put in place once the funding ceases. The philosophy is that the teacher observes, supports and then delivers the techniques shown, so that in the future the class teacher can continue to deliver high quality PE lessons.
- High quality training for staff.
- Transport to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our school.
- High quality resources that will ensure all children are able to participate for sustained periods of time.
- Extra curricular sports clubs for all children across the school ran by specialist coaches.
- Healthy lifestyle sessions delivered by outside agencies.
- Providing incentives directly linked to school attendance.
The funding has had a significant impact on the popularity and provision of our sporting clubs with more PE clubs being offered (by staff and coaches) and more children participating in them. Children are rewarded for their commitment to clubs in an effort to ensure they experience the extra coaching or teaching for the whole term, rather than give up after a short period of time. This is particularly important in sport when time, effort and commitment are paramount to success and achievement. As a result, through a wide variety of clubs offered since the introduction of the additional funding;
- Over 1000 places have been filled and successfully completed (this figure is a rising trend) since the introduction of the funding.
- 400 (last year 2016/17 this figure was 320) of these children have attended and completed a sports club ran by our specialist coaches, which includes our Gifted and Talented pupils.
- Our success in sporting competitions has also improved, most noticeable in rounders, cricket, netball, hockey and football with school teams reaching the final stages of competitions and indeed winning many of the matches played.
- During the academic year of 2016/17, 91% of our children from Year 1 up to Year 6, took part in an extra-curricular club. 72% of those children chose to take part in an extra-curricular sports club
P.E. is undertaken right throughout the school and is the most important activity leading towards good physical co-ordination and agile movement. To be excused from PE for a longer time would require a note from a doctor. Correct kit is essential: plimsolls, black shorts, yellow polo shirts (available with the logo at a cost of £7.50 from the school office) It is an enjoyable subject and all children are to take part unless a note from parents is produced. All jewellery must be removed and clothing named. Children should not wear ear-rings until they are old enough to remove them themselves. In line with health and safety guidelines, only small studs must be worn at school. Older children will take part in organised games, athletics and swimming. Currently we have school teams in football, netball, cross county, hockey, rounders, cricket, and athletics.