The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include: • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Ombersley Endowed First School At Ombersley Endowed First School our overall aim will be to improve the quality and breadth of PE provision for all children raising achievement and ensuring a lasting impact. We have developed an action plan in order to do this.
Objectives for 2013/14:
1. To provide quality professional development for teaching staff to enhance their skills, in identified areas.
2. To provide consistent good quality PE teaching throughout school. This will involve the use of quality sports coaches for teaching PE lessons in Key Stage 2, working alongside the class teacher so that both children and teachers can develop their skills even further.
3. To join with schools in the Droitwich Schools Sports’ Partnership to employ a specialist sports teacher to organise competitions and festivals.
4. To work collaboratively with other schools in the pyramid, local clubs and outside agencies to further develop PE and sport opportunities for all children.
5. To audit and enhance resources ensuring children have access to high quality provision to enable them to develop their physical skills and well being.
6. To increase the provision for gifted and talented children, through the use of specialist coaching and inter school sporting competitions.
7. To organise a Sport’s week to raise the profile of a range of sports.
8. To refresh and develop playground markings so as to increase activity at Lunch times.
9. To train Year 4 children as Play Pals.
Ombersley Endowed First School is committed to sporting excellence for all pupils.