PE and School Sport Funding
The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding of £150 million per annum has been made available for the academic years 2013/4, 2014/5 and 2015/16.
In our school this amounts to approximately £8,875.
We have used the Sport Funding to purchase Everton Football Club which primarily gives us qualified sports coaches one day per week to work with both our pupils and staff to provide high quality PE sessions. Monitoring shows an improvement in the quality of delivery of PE lessons among all teaching staff since the funding began. The most recent monitoring saw all lessons being good or better. The funding has had a positive impact on the sporting experiences of our children in a number of ways perhaps most significantly by widening the participation element of sports competition for our children. We have entered lots of competitions and have given our children the experience of competing against children from other schools, whilst developing communication and team working skills. The funding has paid for transport to allow us to take part in these events across the city.
At Broadgreen Primary we are committed to providing two hours of high quality PE per week for all our pupils including games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and other outdoor education activities.
Our trust partners, Broadgreen International School, support us with the use of their swimming pool all year round for our Key Stage Two Pupils as well as providing a qualified swimming coach and life guard. Also this academic year BIS are providing further professional development for our staff in dance by providing a member of staff to teach our pupils alongside their class teacher.
Intra Schools Sports Competitions
We hold competitions within school at both lunchtime and during curriculum times. Our lunchtime supervisors organise weekly competitions for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils where classes will compete against each other in a variety of sports including football and basketball. Certificates for the winning team are awarded each week.
In addition we have held Athletics Tournaments between classes in the sports hall at BIS supported by sixth form students. Pupils have thoroughly enjoyed these sessions.
We take part in Sports Competitions using some of our sports funding to pay for transport.