The PE and Sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
PRUs do not receive the funding directly from DfE. The funding is given to the local authority and they determine how much is allocated.
Funding received for 2018/2019: £12000
How has the money been used in 2018/19?
Over the year, our pupils participated in tennis, football and multi sports lessons as well as street dance classes, all led by qualified coaches funded from the PE budget. Woodlands staff were able to hire a hall so that P.E. lessons could continue during the bad weather. The P.E. coaching has been very successful, developing our children’s coordination, communication, fitness and team work in addition to the specific sports skills.
We provided a term of swimming and water safety lessons for full time pupils attending both Woodlands and Pathways. The funding supported transportation, pool hire, coaching and swimming caps. This was an excellent experience for the groups of children that took part; for many of them it was their first outing to a swimming pool to have lessons. By the end of the course, all children were able to perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations, swimming competently, and most were able to confidently and proficiently swim over a distance of at least 25 metres. Funding was also provided for two members of staff at each site to gain the necessary swimming coach qualification.
We replenished existing equipment at all three sites. This was to update and offer more variety in all areas of physical education. As The Oaks playground is now a much larger area suitable for outdoor physical activity, it was fully kitted out with new PE equipment. The equipment on all sites was not only used during PE lessons but also each playtime to develop coordination, fitness, ball skills and communication, working together in pairs and in groups.
Finally, children on all sites enjoyed a day at an outdoor activity centre, participating in adventurous activities such as archery, climbing, crate-stacking, go-karting and challenge courses. These experiences again promoted team work, perseverance and confidence. Lots of fun and a sense of achievement was experienced by all.
Funding carried forward to 2019/20: £2700
How will the money be used in 2019/20?
We plan to provide the following:
- A term of swimming lessons for all full time pupils attending the PRU across all three sites. The funding will support transportation, pool hire, costs for weekly swimming lessons and a Support Teacher of School Swimming Course for one member of staff.
- Replenishment of existing equipment. All of the sites are in the process of ordering new equipment.
- External agencies to come in and provide services such as weekly sports specific lessons.
- Outdoor pursuits days for each site in the summer term.