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 2015/6. Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary aged pupils.
At St Anne (Stanley) C of E Primary and Nursery School we believe that sport plays a crucial role contributing to the health and well-being of our children. We also believe that sporting excellence and participation go hand in hand with academic standards. We have used the Sport funding to purchase membership of several leagues in the city and in neighbouring authorities, which alongside our own school actions has enabled us to strengthen and improve our provision in the following ways:
- To employ a full time sports specialist teacher to deliver PE.
- To support and engage the lease active children through new/additional sports and health clubs.
- To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school games.
- To buy quality assured professional development modules/materials for PE and sport.
- To provide places for pupils in sports clubs that take place either before or after school and during lunchtime breaks.
All year groups from Nursery to Year 6 receive one session of P.E. that is delivered by a specialist. This enables them to plan and deliver a scheme of sports and clubs that progressively develop our children.
Our specialist P.E. teacher provides regular training for staff. This year teachers across the key stages are able to observe and team teach alongside our specialist teacher on a weekly basis. Regular training for teachers will be provided regularly throughout the term.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are committed towards ensuring that all children receive high quality well planned PE lessons and opportunities.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming in Years 3/4/5/6. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres. This grant has also helped enable us to provide a free swimming programme for children targeted by the criteria of this grant. At present 100% of children fitting the criteria have benefitted from this specialist tuition.
The Wider Curriculum.
PE and sport have a high profile in our school and permeate many aspects of school life. We have regular school sports days each year. We also offer extra opportunities for sporting activities before and after school and during lunchtimes.
During our residential visits, children are given opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include
orienteering, climbing and assault courses. Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of activities available and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example, Everton football club holds training sessions in school. Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills.
The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and/or sports coach. Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try many sports such as tennis, football, multi-skills, hockey, cricket, rounders, skipping, bench ball, dodge ball, basketball, tag rugby and athletics.
We enter a wide range of competitions.
St Anne (Stanley) C of E Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing an increasing range of opportunities for children to participate in high quality sports games and PE activities.
Please click on the links below to find how the funding is allocated.
Academic Year 2019-2020