“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.”
Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold Medal swimmer.
PE and Sport Funding
The government have provided funding of £150 million per annum across the UK. Money is ring-fenced and intended to increase participation and improve quality of provision for all children. Each school receives £8000 plus £5 per child. This funding has been promised for 3 academic years and could possibly continue under a Labour government until 2020.
At Lewannick School we give pupils access to a wide and varied sport curriculum which aims to provide at least 2 hours of high quality physical education each week.
The school will also develop new systems for assessing and recording progress according to new government guideline for assessing pupils without the use of levels.
The school will investigate and instigate better use of the school website to report, report and showcase sport and PE across all year groups and involving multiple aspects from competition to pupil and parent views.
Our PE Development Plan identifies 6 key objectives on which we will spend the additional funding:
- To improve access to a wider range of sports; to widen experience, stimulate interest and develop new skills
- To increase opportunities for more pupils to attend after-school clubs
- To extend the provision of swimming; its assessment and any potential award scheme
- To improve awareness of sports and PE events and issues; sharing and raising the profile of pupil achievements
- To widen and increase participation in local and county competition
- Professional Development of staff in identified areas of need
The following document details progress on areas of development:
All areas that we have invested Sports Premium funding into were allocated with future sustainability in mind. Staff have been trained to deliver high quality PE and provide more opportunities for current and future pupils. Through coaching, pupils have shown an aptitude and interest in a range of sports. This has encouraged them to attend local clubs and develop their skills and interests further, sustaining the impact of the funds beyond the school gates.
Spending of the Sport Premium Grant for the academic year 2015/2016 at Lewannick is set out in the table below. Each funding allocation addresses one or multiple objectives as identified above.
The following document details the impact of this spending for 2016/2017:
The impact of the sports premium funding will have a long term lasting effect and impact on Lewannick Primary school. The use of the money to hire professional sports coaches has had a massive impact to date on staff confidence and abilities to teach a variety of high quality PE across the school. We intend on continuing to build on this CPD to enhance and enable all teaching staff to deliver high quality PE. The use of the money to date has had a great impact on the sustainability of high quality PE, and will continue to improve PE throughout our school.
|Total Funding for PE and Sport for 2015/2016||£8565|
|Plymouth Argyle (range of sports)||£3000|
|Launceston College Sports Partnership||£600|
|Boys Street Dance||£250|
The following document details the impact of this spending:
|Total Funding for PE and Sport for 2014/2015||£8565|
|Launceston College Sports Partnership||£600|
Swimming provision has been extended to provide an additional swim instructor and include Years 1 and 2. Transport costs have been subsidised to ensure equal opportunity and provide more sessions, working towards specific targets and associated awards. There is the additional aim to increase the numbers of children who can swim 25 metres and raise awareness of life preservation/water safety. All pupils will receive recognition of swimming attainment in the form of a scheme badge or specific certificate.
Children who are able to swim 25m are then given the opportunity to develop and learn lifesaving skills. The children will learn a range of water safety survival, self rescue and life saving rescue skills, understand hazards and how to stay safe in a variety of environments. It will also build the children’s
- self confidence
- communication skills
- social and teamwork skills
- swimming ability
- health and fitness
Health and Wellbeing
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Launceston College Sports Partnership
Each year, in consultation with members, a full programme of events is planned and organised, enabling the partnership to provide numerous and wide-ranging opportunities for pupil participation in festivals and competitions; locally and potentially regionally and nationally where successful.
Pupils gain access to facilities and equipment which we are not able to provide at Lewannick.
There is opportunity as teachers and leaders to meet and share information, resources and access to training.
Plymouth Argyle Community Trust provide specialist coaching in a range of sports. Although Argyle are known for football, they teach a range of sports throughout the year. They also provide teachers with some additional support, as staff have been able to work alongside the coaches and observe the practices of the specialists working with our children. All the children in the school have the opportunity to be taught by an Argyle specialist.