At Arboretum Primary School, we love taking part in PE and trying out new physical activities. We always try our hardest and know how important it is to be physically active.
We are very pleased and proud to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Kitemark by Your School Games for all our hard work in PE and sport.
Our PE vision.
All our children enjoy PE. They have developed the motor skills to perform a variety of physical activities. They are knowledgeable in physical fitness and are motivated intrinsically to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle.
Plan for PE premium:
Arboretum Primary School works really hard to provide lots of different extra-curricular opportunities, both before school, at lunchtime and after school.
Extra-curricular clubs include: football, goal-keeping, circuit training, karate, dodgeball, netball, dance, basketball, tag rugby, athletics, cycle club, multi-skills, cricket and gymnastics.
Alongside this, we are working hard to provide more competitive opportunities for all pupils. So far, children have competed in football tournaments, dodgeball tournaments, tag rugby tournaments, netball matches, a fundamentals- festival and a dance competition. There are many more events planned for the rest of the academic year such as: parents versus staff fixtures, staff charity events and staff versus pupil matches.
PE and Sport Grant
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport, to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1
September 2013. A typical primary school now receives as of this academic year £16,000 plus £10 for every child on roll annually. Funding has continued for 2018/19 and has remained the same as last year.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
In 2016/17 our school received: £ 9,897.00
In 2017/18 our school will receive: £ 20,200.00
In 2018/ 19 our school will receive: £20,200.00
This is how we are using the funding:
Employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE
Providing professional development for staff to lead after-school sports clubs
Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport
Paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions and to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competition
Buying into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives
Employing expert advice to evaluate the school’s current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement
Providing training for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at break and lunchtimes and providing the resources
Employing a local coach to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site
Forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision
Establishing a system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages
Introducing new initiatives such as basic movement skills in the Early Years Foundation Stage and developing young sports leaders in Key Stage 2
Replenishing hall and MUGA with resources to provide high quality PE lessons
Providing ASA swimming training for members of staff who teach swimming lessons
This is the impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision:
Increased participation of girls in after school clubs
Increased participation of inactive children.
Increased opportunities and participation for SEN children.
Staff attending training and INSET over the year to increase confidence in PE lessons
Sports clubs attending regional competitions
Increased engagement with county-wide competitions
Attendance at the Great Big Dance Off regional competition
Key Stage 2 Mini Leaders to support with lunchtime activities and extra-curricular clubs
Increased Daily Physical Activity for all children
Increased number of after school clubs on offer
More activities available during school holidays.
Increased links to local sports clubs.