Primary PE and Sports Funding

 

2017-2018

In the 2017-18 academic year, Cloughwood Academy received £16,500 PE and sport premium, which was spent as follows:

Fitness/Boxing sessions – £710
Swimming lessons – £2,087
Gymnastics – £180
Contribution towards playground development – £14,000 (Total cost – £36k)

TOTAL £16,977

This premium has had a huge effect on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. Pupils have engaged in fitness programmes and sports that they might not normally have the chance to do so, such as boxing, fitness and judo classes. All primary pupils attended swimming and gymnastics lessons throughout the year which the school was able to fully fund through the PE/Sports Grant

New equipment and clothing encourages a positive and professional attitude from the children. They learn to appreciate and take care of their kit and feel part of a team.

The development of the primary playground has more than doubled the area that the pupils have for PE and break times. There is a brand new ‘kick-about’ area where pupils can play football, basketball and cricket, as well as climbing frames and other play equipment, enriching the pupils physical education at school.

 

2016-2017

In the 2016-17 academic year, Cloughwood Academy received £5,500 PE and sport premium, which was spent as follows:

  • Judo coaching – £750
  • Fitness/Boxing sessions – £795
  • Swimming lessons – £2,210
  • Gymnastics – £140
  • Sporting Equipment – £1,682
  • Outdoor education activities – £200

TOTAL £5,777

This premium has had a huge effect on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.  Pupils have engaged in fitness programmes and sports that they might not normally have the chance to do so, such as boxing, fitness and judo classes. All primary pupils attended swimming and gymnastics lessons throughout the year which the school was able to fully fund through the PE/Sports Grant.

New equipment and clothing encourages a positive and professional attitude from the children. They learn to appreciate and take care of their kit and feel part of a team.

All coaches have team-taught with existing staff, helping them develop their skills to ensure that these improvements are sustainable. The activities chosen are tailored to suit the children’s interests and attitudes. They also dovetail with the skills and qualifications of specialist PE teachers in the senior school. This enables fluid progression for the children moving into year 7 and heading towards GCSE. Key units taken by the children include Trampolining and Mountain biking.

Going forward into 2017-18, the new cohort of children will follow a similar curriculum with developments and improvements tailored to suit their own particular interests and skills. This will ensure the long term development of teaching skills and provide a continued return on capital investment in equipment.

Working alongside specialist coaches and making use of high quality support from the Hartford PE cluster ensures teachers and support staff continue to improve their teaching and understanding of outstanding PE and sport.

 

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